In this little blog, I tend to be a little less than fully serious.

However, today needs to be different.

Late yesterday we learned of the death of Ken Rudolph ’05. Ken was involved in a fatal car accident. That’s all I know…

Ken was a strong, conservative voice on campus. Self confident…he turned around the Commentary, the conservative publication on campus, in my humble opinion. Ken put integrity back into the entire process.  Integrity is the most important trait a gentleman has – if one doesn’t have integrity, nothing else really matters.

I didn’t know Ken that well – but that’s OK. He was a Wabash man, through and through. He loved this place and relished the academic exchange of ideas that frequently centered on politics.

God called Ken home-way before his time. Ours is not to try to figure out why. Ours is to celebrate Ken’s life, to be there for his family, and to remember that a healthy exchange of ideas is the foundation of a real liberal arts college. Ken knew that and we are better because he cared enough to speak up.

God’s speed, Ken Rudolph – save me a place.