Thank you from a lucky alumnus

15 September 2021
By Hendrik Hartog ’70

Dear President Byerly,

It sounds like we are very lucky to have been able to recruit you to take the presidency. Thank you for agreeing.

I loved my time as a Carleton student, and I remain convinced, even after 45 years teaching at prestigious schools and law schools, that I was incredibly lucky to have gone there. It changed my life, for the better. The liberal arts education I received, along with the egalitarian and inclusive community I experienced and participated in, gave me a vision of how to live a life as a responsible and thoughtful human being.

With all best wishes,

Hendrik Hartog ’70
Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor in the History of American Law and Liberty, emeritus