Indiana College Shelves "Star-Spangled Banner" in Favor of "America the Beautiful"
By Samantha Abernethy in News on Aug 24, 2011 9:00PM
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The official change was announced in a letter [PDF] from the school's president, James E. Brenneman:
Conclusion: Though some may or may not agree with the alternative recommended here, I call now on each one of us to move beyond this decision and turn our attention to other important matters before us. May God help Goshen College become one of the most welcoming places on earth for all who come to our campus.
The small school has ties to the Mennonite Church, and it only started playing the national anthem before sporting events in March 2010.