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Week Eight Letter From the President

Dear Fellow Chautauquans, Welcome to the eighth week of our 146th Assembly. We’ve just come off a week centering on the notion of grace in our world. I’m grateful to Krista Tippett and her “On
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Week Seven Letter From the President

President Michael Hill Dear fellow Chautauquans, Welcome to the seventh week of our 146th Assembly. I have been waiting for this week for more than a year. The broader concept of grace has been on
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Week Six Letter From the President

President Michael Hill Welcome to the sixth week of our 146th Assembly. Writing these greetings to you each week gets harder and harder. Half the time I want to celebrate what we’ve just experienced in
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Week 5 Letter From the President

Welcome to the fifth week of our 146th Assembly. It’s hard to believe we’re already at the midpoint of our annual convening. I’m grateful for the first four weeks of inquiry but even more delighted
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Week Four Letter From the President

Welcome to the fourth week of our 146th Assembly. From last week’s exhilarating experiences in partnership with National Geographic Society, we now turn to a different kind of exploration, namely what our world and society might
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Week Two Letter From the President

President Michael Hill Welcome to the second week of our 146th Assembly. It has been such a joy to spend our opening week with so many Chautauquans and to welcome all those who are joining
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A final Column from the President

“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” — Henry David Thoreau I have been thinking a lot about our friend Thoreau since
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Week Nine Column from the President

Welcome to Week Nine of our 145th Assembly. I cannot believe that we’ve reached the end of our summer season so soon! And while we are always sad when our time together comes to a
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Week Eight Column from the President

Welcome to Week Eight of our 145th Assembly. Every year, as president, I have the luxury of picking certain themes because I think they are “mission critical,” and this week is the one that fits
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Week Seven Column from the President

Welcome to Week Seven of our 145th Assembly, and what an incredible week it’s going to be. If you are joining us for the first time, you are among a record-setting crowd that will be
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Week Six Column from the President

Welcome to Week Six of our 145th Assembly. It’s hard to believe that this week marks the two-thirds point in our season. We have experienced so much in the first five weeks, and I’m excited about
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Week Five Column from the President

Welcome to Week Five of our 145th Assembly. What an exhilarating week we’re leaving. Normally in this column, I start right off with “what’s to come,” but I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge
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Week Four Column from the President

Welcome to the fourth week of our 145th Assembly, where we move from “The Art of Play” to one of the most pressing topics facing our nation and our world today. Much has been written
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Week Three Column from the President

Welcome to the third week of our 145th Assembly. The first two were ideas-packed feasts, exploring both “The Life of the Written Word” and the thought-provoking concept of “American Identity.” If you’ve been with us
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July Fifth Column From the President

During this week when we are discussing diverse and potentially polarizing issues associated with American identity, some members of our community are wrestling with the issue of identity in America in a very personal way
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