Happy Mandela Day everyone! Mandela day is conveniently on Nelson Mandela's birthday. Today he turns 94 years old. This South African holiday is meant to motivate people around the world to change the world for the better. Mandela was in prison in 27 years and was free for 67 years. This year the holiday asks for everyone to dedicate 67 minutes of their day to help make the world a better place.
Today we had Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu on campus to help us celebrate. Tutu is very well known in South Africa as a humanitarian. He has dedicated his life to fighting against AIDS, poverty, racism and was a leader against the apartheid. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984. He is 80 years old but is still as charismatic as ever. Tutu had the whole campus excited for Mandela Day and it was an honor to be in his presence on this special day.