Nathan O. Hatch: What I told Vice President Mike Pence

This essay ran as a guest column in the Winston-Salem Journal on May 17, 2020.

Last week, I was invited to a conversation with Vice President Mike Pence and 13 other college and university presidents across the country to discuss what it will take to reopen campuses in the fall.

We talked about all of the considerations — public health and safety concerns, testing availability, robust containment measures and economic impact. We shared the various struggles and contingencies we are all working through. We agreed that universities are vital economic and innovative engines in their communities. And we admitted that there are no easy or predictable paths along this uncharted way. Read More »

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We Are Still In

Reflections on the study of climate change and the environment on June 7, 2017.

Today, Wake Forest University affirms our commitment to addressing the threats posed by our changing climate.

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The Arnold Palmer I Knew

As published in the Old Gold & Black on Sept. 30, 2016.

I remember the first time I visited Arnold Palmer in Latrobe, Pa. I walked around his office, taking in the displays of memorabilia that ...

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What I learned from Fr. Ted Hesburgh

Reflections on the death of Father Ted Hesburgh

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Recruiting Talent in Higher Ed

As published by Inside Higher Ed.

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