Otselic Valley recently hosted a sensitivity training assembly for 9th-12th graders with guest presenter Dr. Lyosha Gorshkov from Colgate University. His background in history and political science and his early years in the former Soviet Union informed discussion about those we may think of as "other." "Society is not yet at a point of sensitivity and tolerance," he said, "but I'm not challenging your beliefs, just stating the facts about what's in our society." So where to begin? History and vocabulary. We hope this training will help students better understand others' perspectives and feelings, because all are welcome here.