May 3, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Remembering Father Daniel Berrigan

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To the Editor:

I’m happy to have seen some remembrance of the life of Father Daniel Berrigan in Tuesday’s Sun. I am disappointed, however, that aside from a few references to historical events of public record, The Sun seems not to have researched its own archives for a more substantial account of Dan’s time at Cornell. Writing as someone who was here at the time — and there are many besides me still in Ithaca — I can say that his example as man of conscience, poet and priest had a major influence on my education and life. I can only hope that today’s students encounter such great souls on their own journeys.

Peter Fortunato, Arts and Sciences ’72

  • Will Hotel ’70

    I have known only a couple of people with real moral courage, and Dan was one of them. He is a ‘saint’ in my book.