It cannot have escaped anyone’s notice that cherry trees are in bloom. For some, allergies are an unwelcome companion to – but also a reminder of – the abundant visual beauty.
We are moving ahead strategically as a State University with a plan that calls for us to “build shared culture.” Central to that aim is the excellence of faculty teaching, scholarship and service. On Friday we had two examples of how we are building that excellence.
Today is the first step on a journey for many of our students, reminding me of that Chinese proverb that “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. I hope this day’s step for our students is a happy and joyful one too, and I congratulate you on being there with them as they take this first step or continue back on the pathway of learning
Two weeks into the Fall semester, as students and faculty settle into new schedules and we begin to get a clear picture of our enrollment, it is worth focusing on the human element of higher education. The stress factor is palpable, or as all-too-common social media memes might put it, “the struggle is real.” Yet Continue reading