I have the honor today to delivering the keynote address at the school’s 12th Annual Conference on America’s Founding Principles and History. This year’s conference is entitled Hail to the Chief (Justice): An Examination of the Evolution of the Supreme Court. My address is entitled “Chief Among Equals: A Comparative Analysis of Chief Justices In History. It will be held in the Gaines Theatre at 3 pm.
CNU has become a world-class educational institution with a particularly impressive history and political science faculty. Its growth is truly one of the great academic success stories. Opening its doors in 1961, it was meant to be an extension of The College of William & Mary. However, the faculty and administrators steadily built up the school and, in 1971, became a four-year college. The institution attained its separation from William & Mary in 1977 and has a beautiful campus with new facilities and a highly motivated student body and faculty.
As an academic, it is a joy to go to a campus like CNU. You can feel the energy and pride of the school. What is particularly exciting is to see the intense identification with the school among its growing alumni.