Doris Kearns Goodwin: Learning from past presidents in moments of crisis

Last Saturday I was at the Student Leadership Conference, thinking about things like what a University is good for. Well, one of the things that came to mind is the opportunity to figure out the right balance in your life as it relates to things you are passionate about.

This thought also reminded me of this talk (which we also presented at the Terry talks). It’s beautifully done. I wish I could prepare lectures like this…

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David (@ng_dave) is Faculty at the Michael Smith Labs. His writing has appeared in places such as McSweeney's, The Walrus, and He plans on using Terry as another place to highlight the mostly science-y links he appreciates. In fact, if you liked this one, you might also like his main site generally - this can be found at