By Andy Powell
For the Mountain Advocate
Union College alum and Pulitzer Prize nominee Mary Stanton likened one’s course through life to that of an eagle “riding the winds of change” and urged students to take flight in the world.
Stanton was the featured speaker at the spring convocation at Union College. She returned to campus after 42 years, the latter of which have been spent as a civil rights journalist and author. Her 1998 book, From Selma to Sorrow: The Life and Death of Viola Liuzzo, was nominated in 1999 for a Pulitzer Prize.
Stanton told students that in order to fly, eagles are poised with great flexibility while in air. As the current of wind changes, so does the eagle’s pattern. Eagles soar, they drift and they glide, she said.
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