Past Presidential Colloquia
The Presidential Colloquium is now organized by the Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics. Please visit the Rutland Institute's website for information on colloquia from the 2002-2003 academic year onward.
Presidential Colloquium 2004-05
"Patriotism, Politics, Protest"
The 2004-2005 Presidential Colloquium, "Patriotism, Politics, Protest," was organized by the Rutland Center in partnership with the Center for Electronic and Digital Publishing.
Presidential Colloquium 2001-02
"Science and Values: New Frontiers, Perennial Questions" and "A Brave New World in Time of War"
The theme of the Presidential Colloquium for the academic year 2001-2002 was ""Science and Values: New Frontiers, Perennial Questions." Although Presidential Colloquia usually span the academic year, after September 11, the Colloquium theme was changed to "The Brave New World in Time of War," in order to reflect the unfolding political events after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. View the colloquium magazine (edited by Drs. Donna Winchell and Wayne Chapman, from the Dept. of English, and Dr. Dan Wueste, from the Dept. of Philosophy & Religion), a condensed collection of the various speeches and ideas voiced during the colloquium events held throughout the academic year. You must have Adobe Acrobat to view the publication. Acrobat can be downloaded free from Adobe's website, www.adobe.com.
Presidential Colloquium 2000-01
"The Idea of the University"
The theme of the Presidential Colloquium for the academic year 2000-2001 was "The Idea of the University," and the colloquium itself was organized by Drs. Donna Winchell, from the Dept. of English, and Dr. Bill Maker, from the Department of Philosophy & Religion. View the magazine for the colloquium (opens in a new window; to view the magazine, you must have Adobe Acrobat, which can be downloaded free from Adobe's website, www.adobe.com).
- "The Road to Mama Day," presentations by Gloria Naylor on October 24 at 8 PM (Brackett Hall auditorium) and October 25 at 2 PM (Brooks Center)
- "Defending Human Cloning: A Rough Road Ahead," presentation by Gregory Pence on November 8 at 8 PM (Brooks Center)
- "The Idea of the University: The Corporate University or the High Seminary of Learning?" by Jennifer Washburn
Fall 2000 (November 8-14)
In a series of Colloquium events that ran from November 8-14, 2000, faculty and alumni provided both history and memories of Clemson University. In addition, students participated in a poetry contest and writing program associated with the Colloquium.
- "A Brief History of the University," by Jerome V. Reel Jr.
- "The Idea of a Land-Grant University," by James R. Fischer
- "Where We Have Been: Personal Reflections on Clemson's Past," by William H. Hunter, Mable Wynn, and Earnest "Whitey" Lander Jr.
- "What's Next for Text: Seeing and Saying in Digital Expression," by Richard Lanham
- Student Writing
- "The Last Campaign," by Skip Eisiminger