By Bridgett Colling
Student Commission President Alex Morgan has personally declared that tomorrow, May 20, 2011, is this year’s Day of Gracious Living. But don’t grab your beach gear too fast – this date has not been approved by the Kalamazoo College administration.
Morgan posted the announcement on his Facebook page this afternoon, stating, “Tomorrow, Friday, May 20, 2011, is my choice for DoGL. While I cannot require you to leave your classes for the beach, I encourage you to take part in the tradition and allow your students a day off from the 22-week marathon that is winter and spring quarter at Kalamazoo College. Also, please go see Tommy! You won’t get an email, so spread the word.”
According to Director of Student Involvement Brian Dietz, an official campus announcement will be sent from the Provost’s Office on the DoGL date decided upon by the administration. There will also be an update on the Hornet Hive.
Read Morgan’s full announcement to Kalamazoo College faculty below:
Kalamazoo College Faculty,
Since 1977, Kalamazoo College has honored the tradition of Day of Gracious Living (DoGL). Since that time, DoGL has taken on several different meanings for different people. For some, it is a day to relax, hold work for another day, and enjoy the beach. For others, it is a day of service and a day to give back to the surrounding community.
While DoGL hasn’t always been a tradition sanctioned by Student Commission, today it is our tradition to share with the Kalamazoo College community.
Tomorrow, Friday, May 20, 2011, is my choice for DoGL. While I cannot require you to cancel classes for the day, I encourage you to take part in the tradition and allow your students a day off from the 22-week marathon that is winter and spring quarter at Kalamazoo College. I know many of you have already built this day into your syllabi for the quarter, and I appreciate your support. If you have any questions for myself or Student Commission, please let me know.
Thank you for all you do for our Kalamazoo College community, and thank you to those that have been supportive of my decision.
Alexander MorganPresident for Student Commission