Presidential Blog

On Adaptation, Change and Impact: A Testimonial in the Making

The Sunday Briefing - March 29, 2020 Dear colleagues, Is the COVID-19 emergency an “opportunity of a lifetime for enacting positive change in higher education,” as one observer recently commented in the Chronicle of Higher Education? That is just one of the questions...

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Coronavirus Now: A Parable, A Dream, and Some Lessons!

The Sunday Briefing - March 22, 2020 Dear colleagues, I had a scary dream the other morning that bears on our situation now. Like most humans, I need sleep. And like most, I do not sleep long or well. So early this past Tuesday morning, I forced myself to go back to...

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None of us is exempt: An Essay of Hope!

The Sunday Briefing - March 15, 2020 Dear colleagues,   What is the best advice that you have ever received? If you are reading this I am sure you are wondering about this question in the midst of the uncertainty generated by a global pandemic that for the moment...

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Meet Kiwi the Alien

Meet Kiwi the Alien

The Sunday Briefing - March 8, 2020 Dear colleagues, If you have not felt some stress lately, you have an uncanny ability to glide above or below the fast-moving social and political forces that are cascading throughout our lives. Most universities, in response, are...

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