Saint Mary’s students gather for lecture on the lawn
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Saint Mary’s College students gathered for a watch party on the lawn Wednesday night.
They heard a recorded conversation between Tara Westover, author of the best-selling book, Educated: A Memoir, and college president Katie Conboy.
In her book, Westover talks about being kept out of school as a kid.
She eventually left her family, overcame the odds, and went on to earn a Ph.D. from Cambridge University.
More than 40,000 people from around the world tuned in to watch.
“Tara’s book has spoken to people across the world. I think part of it is that people love a story of success, people love a memoir. But also her message about the importance of education, I think that’s really communicated to people from all walks of life,” says Laura Williamson Ambrose, organizer and professor.
Westover had been scheduled to speak on campus, but due to COVID-19 she did a recorded interview instead.
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