While summer reading is normally light or frothy stuff for the beach, one of the more widely reviewed books of this past summer, Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to A Meaningful Life, was nothing of the sort.
The concept is simple: Rent a car from the university motor pool and enlist a bus full of energetic students to tour Ohio. Together, we bring a piece of this great university to the people of this great state.
June 26 marked the culmination of a 46-day period during which we celebrated the sesquicentennial observance of three actions taken during the Civil War that today hold enormous promise as a model of international development and hunger alleviation for the 21st century.
As a result of Lincoln's vision, a national department of agriculture was formed. Now, the USDA should lead the way in reviving a national gardening effort now. And we should all answer the call to service by participating.