The Search for Common Ground and the Common Good
Keynote Address by Mark Curnutte
Mark Curnutte, social justice and minority affairs reporter at The Cincinnati Enquirer, will deliver the keynote address. It will touch on his experiences in Cincinnati's marginalized communities and in Haiti, where he has worked extensively among the poor, minorities and immigrants. Author of "A Promise in Haiti" (Vanderbilt University Press), Curnutte will talk about the people he has met in these communities and how their lives are affected, both positively and negatively, by the attitudes and actions of the larger society. Curnutte, 51, is an Illinois native and 1984 Miami University graduate who has worked 20 years at The Enquirer. In addition to social justice and issues of race, Curnutte for nine seasons covered the Bengals and NFL for The Enquirer.
We are excited to feature this presentation as a kick off for our new core curriculum. It is our hope that Mr. Curnutte’s keynote will stimulate our faculty and students to consider ways that our community can promote the search for common ground and the common good. The morning presentation will begin a day of faculty & student sharing their scholarship and achievements.