The New Dog

Dear Orange Friends:

Ruth and I have been adopted by a new dog. She is a rescue and is now seven months old; we think she is a Terrier/German Shepherd mix. I’ve attached a picture.

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Middle States Accreditation

Dear Orange Friends:

Earlier this summer, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education reaffirmed the accreditation of Syracuse University, commended the University on the quality of the self-study process that produced the reaccreditation, and notified us that our next evaluation visit will occur in the 2026-2027 academic year.

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Celebrating the Shaws

Dear Orange Friends:

Over several days in late April, the University celebrated the achievements, contributions and legacy of Chancellor Emeritus Kenneth “Buzz” Shaw and his wife, Mary Ann.

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“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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