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The Record October 2014


Forming Men: What Works

Dr. Thomas Sowell once wrote, “Each generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.”

How to guide these uncivilized youths into becoming good men and good citizens was the theme of the recent “What Works” conference on educating young men, held in Crawley Forum on July 25, 2014. The conference was an off-shoot of the What Works book published this year by the College. Authors, professors, and others led the discussions with school administrators and educators, explaining realistic guidelines on how best to prepare young men to lead dutiful, virtuous lives.  Full story...

Follow Me: The Rise of ROTC

In the summer of 1776, sixty-five Hampden-Sydney students joined the president and faculty to form a militia company to fight for Virginia's independence from Great Britain. 

Since then, the military and the College have regularly crossed paths in times of both war and peace. From the War between the States to 21st-century fights against Islamic radicals, Hampden-Sydney boys have repeatedly stood up to defend their homes and liberty. Today, students are carrying on that tradition in great numbers through the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).  Full story...
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