Making a Difference at Home and in the World

August 26th, 2009 by Bridget

August 26, 2009


Good morning.  It’s wonderful to see you all.  And once again we have sounds of construction outside and the sense of renewal and expectation as students arrive and begin to move into the residence halls.  It is astonishing for me to realize that this is the fourth time I have been privileged to address you in this forum, as we look forward to the coming academic year, to making a difference in the lives of students who will themselves make a difference, in a ripple effect impossible to measure but critical to recognize and to treasure.

Two Hundred Years of Educational Partnership

August 27th, 2008 by Bridget

August 27, 2008

Good morning.  It is wonderful to see you all here together as we begin our new year.  Next door we have a powerful reminder of our past and present as we see the scaffolding and hear the sounds of Rounds Hall being preserved and enhanced.  (We actually had hoped it might be enhanced a hint faster – impatience being perhaps a common trait of academics – but in this case we may be aware of our renewal into October.)  On the other hand, the slate and copper are glorious in the sunlight, and a central campus symbol is being renewed for generations of students.  This week, we finish preparations for thousands of those students.

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