“I” vs. “We”

Dear Orange Friends:

It took me a while to learn that a school thrives in large part because of many key folks—people who are not visible to many of those we serve, but who are well known by our faculty and staff because they do essential work well every day.

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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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Giving Day Message

Dear Orange Friends:

Tomorrow is a first for Syracuse University. At 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, October 17, we will launch Syracuse University’s first day of giving.

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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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