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One College Athletic Department That Gets It

In an age of Penn State, Syracuse and all the other schools that have found their way into the news for the wrong reasons, Middlebury College in Vermont has a tradition to be proud of.

It involves Middlebury athletes picking up Richard Varno, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, and bringing him to games.

And as you can see in the video, the whole tradition began with one person — one — noticing that two people needed help and deciding to pitch in.

This is not a new story, but it’s a refreshing one at this time of year and in a climate where schools need to look at their values.

It’s a reminder that one person can make a difference.

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