Winter Convocation

Dear Orange Friends:

This week we welcomed 250 new undergraduate and graduate students and their parents, families, and friends at Winter New Student Convocation. The Convocation takes place the Saturday morning before spring semester classes begin. It was held in Setnor Auditorium at Crouse College.

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Fort Drum

Dear Orange Friends:

On Nov. 11 of last year—Veterans Day—Syracuse University was honored to host Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, commander of the 10th Mountain Division, as our guest at Syracuse Football’s annual Military Appreciation Day at the Dome.

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Teaching

Dear Orange Friends:

In late October, I had the opportunity to teach a weekend class in negotiation. I have taught this class each semester, alternating between the Whitman School of Management and the College of Law.

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Celebrating University College

Dear Orange Friends:

On the evening of Oct. 8, 1918, Syracuse University became one of the first universities in the nation to open its doors wide to “non-traditional” students. That night, 18 evening courses met in downtown Syracuse. They attracted hundreds of students who wanted to earn a bachelor’s degree but who—unlike traditional undergraduates—had to work all day or could not afford to pay full-time tuition.

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Coming Back

Dear Orange Friends:

At Syracuse there are many opportunities all year for Orange friends to return to campus. One of the best of these I have seen here—or at any University—is the Coming Back Together reunion, known as CBT.

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Supporting Our Community

Dear Orange Friends:

From the hurricane winds and torrential rains that have ravaged Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to the earthquake that has crumbled buildings in Mexico, we are seeing devastation that is difficult to comprehend.

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