What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the Sun?
Do you have a dream deferred, now that you are nearing the end of your freshman year? And what about the charge of idealism and the high expectations you brought here last September; what shape are they in? How does your university adventure look to you at this point?
We are here today because you have applied to be appointed Ohio Fellows. The objective of the Ohio Fellows program, as I understand it, is to help you realize your potential for service in the public interest. It is not concerned with what vocation you choose for your life work. But it assumes that, in your work or outside it, you want to make a social contribution ...