Havelicity: The Core Lecture
Written by Bwog Staff
In their last time formally together until graduation 2009, sophomores were treated yesterday to a lecture by Grandfather Havel, who has done and written many wonderful things, and composes beautiful sentences…but may not have been the best choice for a CC lecturer.
“I don’t like my English. I am not sure if it is understandable. Sometimes I hate it,” he began, in his low gravelly voice. For 20 minutes, he told of the struggle against the Communist regime in the former Czechoslovakia, occasionally launching into Czech, which was translated. Find comments on the speech here.
Bwog overheard some speculation before the speech:
Guy: I wonder if Havel has a Facebook…You could just poke him…
Some other guy: Wait–this lecture is going to be a musical right, like a rock-opera?
And a narrative cartoon by Blue and White artist in residence Rachel Lindsay:
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