Letters

Building Up Each Other

Welcome Back Message emailed to students, faculty and staff on August 22, 2017

Response to 1/27 Executive Order on Immigration

This message was emailed to students, faculty and staff on January 30, 2017:

Welcome Back Letter, Spring 2017

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

Welcome to 2017 and a promising new semester! As was noted by many news outlets, social media channels and other sources in the past several weeks, we said goodbye to a great number of people in 2016. Some we knew by the characters they portrayed or the songs they wrote; others we knew for the fame they had achieved; and still, there were a few – like Arnold Palmer – who we knew as family. This loss of many brought to mind New York Times columnist David Brooks’ idea of “résumé virtues” versus “eulogy virtues” – or the professional skills we acquire versus the type of people we become.

Response to Petitions

This message was emailed to students, faculty and staff on December 1, 2016.

Post-election Reflections

This message was emailed to students, faculty and staff on Nov. 9, 2016.

Surrounded by Opportunity

Welcome Back Letter
Fall 2016

Tragic and Troubled Times

The wave of tragic and troubling events of recent days in our country has brought me back to another tumultuous time: the spring and summer of 1968.

With Honor and Gratitude

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Acceptance

The Promise of Education

Welcome Back Letter
Fall 2014

A spirit of the common good

Fall 2014 welcome from President Hatch to the campus community