"Most of the reading we do these days tends to be highly superficial," Cornell's 10th president Hunter Rawlings told some 200 people in Goldwin Smith Hall's Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium Nov. 18. "It is the idea of Googling something, or as John McCain would say 'doing a Google,' to find some information that you need for a particular purpose."

Dr. Hunter Rawlings III has built an impressive record as a professor of classics and administrator at the University of Colorado, Iowa University and, most recently, at Cornell. As the 10th President of Cornell University, and interim President from 2005-2006, he strengthened the school's commitment to academic excellence and shaped Cornell into much of what we know and love today.

The Last Lecture series is sponsored by the Mortar Board National Honor Society chapter at Cornell.

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