From competition to compassion, a university president leads the way

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Tori Murden McClure, president of Spalding University in Louisville, Ky., poses with a replica of the rowboat she used in 1999 to become the first woman to row alone across the Atlantic Ocean. She had just spoken to fellow presidents of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 4, 2015. Religion News Service photo by Adelle M. Banks

Tori Murden McClure, president of Spalding University in Louisville, Ky., poses with a replica of the rowboat she used in 1999 to become the first woman to row alone across the Atlantic Ocean. She had just spoken to fellow presidents of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 4, 2015. Religion News Service photo by Adelle M. Banks

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(RNS) “Each of the world’s religions has some variation of the golden rule,” she said in an interview. “I really see that the greatest part of education is to recognize that in many important ways you are me and I am you.”