When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers - so many caring people in this world.

-Fred Rogers (via dearworld)

Our thoughts are with those in Colorado affected by the shootings. A somber reminder to look for, cherish, and be a helper. 

Maybe a few cardigan sweaters on campus today were in memory of, let’s be honest, one of the best neighbors ever. Also cool fact— he was our ‘93 Commencement speaker! 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISTER ROGERS!

PBS legend Fred Rogers would have been 84 years old today. He passed away in 2003.

Fred Rogers was a pioneer in children’s television who created a place where children feel safe, respected and cared for.

For more than forty years Mister Rogers has served as a trusted guide to help children learn about themselves, their neighbors and the world around them.

Watch vintage Mister Rogers clips on PBS Video