Author John Green Brings Hope for Humanity to UM Fall Convocation


by University of Mississippi, Our Mississippi Home

OXFORD, Miss. – Despite gloomy on everything from climate change to the , bestselling author John Green told students in the University of Mississippi’s first-year/transfer class that he remains hopeful about the future, encouraging them to help move mankind forward.

Green spoke to some 4,000 students Tuesday (Aug. 23) evening as the keynote speaker for the university’s annual Fall Convocation at The Sandy and John Black Pavilion at .

“I really believe that hope is the correct response to the strange goal of human consciousness,” Green said. “Humanity in general, and you in particular, are good news. I know not everything is trash. I know there is cause for hope.”

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