Who’s Who, Who’s Nothing? Musings on Change, Leadership, and a Merit Badge for Partying, from the Inimitable Hansford Epes ’61
Two posts ago, I mused a bit on the nature of change at Davidson. Well, Hansford Epes ’61, registrar and professor of German and Humanities, has both me and Ralph Waldo Emerson beat on such musings, and then some. I like hanging with Hansford. He makes me feel smart. Wry. Urbane. Witty. Etymologically correct. Classical. A classic.
Hansford’s been around these hallowed halls a good while now, and what’s more, he’s been at or at least near the forefront of many changes at Davidson—like, say, computers, or, I don’t know, Humanities—that make his perspectives especially valuable to us moving forward.
Herewith, Hansford’s remarks from this spring’s ODK induction ceremony, which he has graciously agreed to share here. Enjoy. Feel smart.