Donald Kells, college postmaster
The war in Iraq and whether we should pull out, employment.… There are just so many issues.
Marissa Drehobl ’09, Stuart, Fla.
The issues of global warming, the environment and the sciences. I’m really looking forward to what the Obama administration is going to do to raise the awareness level of the average citizen on scientific research, what needs to be done and what is being done. I hope there will be more funding in the future for initiatives like stem cell research.
Peter Crowley, professor of geology
Our economy is having serious problems at the moment, and—now, I’m not an economist—but it seems to me that confidence is a big part of it. Somehow creating continued confidence in the economy—that to me is Obama’s biggest challenge.
Molly Mead, director of the Center for Community Engagement
I think restoring faith in America around the world is the most important thing to do—more important than the economy, more important than anything else. We need to reestablish ties with people we’ve alienated or who have lost faith in us. I don’t think anything else in the world will work until that happens. If we care, for example, about the economy and we want other nations work with us to do something about it, they have to have some belief in America.