Happy Holidays

Dear Orange Friends:

Sometimes it takes moving away to fully appreciate what you’ve left behind. Certainly, that is true of Upstate New York and the holiday season.

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Election Day

Dear Orange Friends:

In partnership with the Student Association, the University is working to ensure that students who are registered to vote locally know and understand where they can vote tomorrow. In addition, the Student Association is sponsoring buses to transport students from campus to their polling place and back.

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True Citizenship

Dear Orange Friends:

Recently, I met with several editors from the Daily Orange to discuss a number of important issues facing our campus. Their last question asked for my thoughts on what was accurately described as one “wild” presidential election.

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Hidden Treasures

Dear Orange Friends:

There are a lot of hidden treasures at Syracuse University. Often they are the people who make the University work for all of us, and who quietly do a great job without often being noticed or thanked.
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Unique Students Mean a Strong Syracuse

Dear Orange Friends:

Welcome to one of the most inspiring weeks of the year at Syracuse University. Thousands of first-year and transfer students will arrive on campus this week. Everything is new. Everything is about possibility. Each of our students brings a story, a biography, that is absolutely unique.

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“Young People These Days”

Dear Orange Friends:

Earlier this summer I was on a flight and the middle-aged woman next to me spent most of the time lamenting “young people these days.” I don’t talk much on planes, and I spent the flight trying to come up with a rejoinder that would not simply prolong the complaint. I wish I could have seen into the future and told her about two experiences I had just this week.

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