As Georgia Tech students, faculty, and staff pause for the Thanksgiving break, President Cabrera shares a message of gratitude — reflecting on the successes and challenges of the fall semester and looking ahead to the spring.
On Nov, 18, I was honored to be one of the speakers at the ForoMET Global Summit 2020, an event organized by the MET Community Foundation to celebrate the International Day of Women Entrepreneurs. Participants included female entrepreneurs, businesswomen, and other experts from several countries, with a focus on Latin America and Spain. The talk, delivered in Spanish, is on critical characteristics of successful women entrepreneurs.
Every day, I am amazed by the impact that we have together. The caliber of students we attract and graduate, the top-ranked national programs we deliver, and the research breakthroughs we discover. Each one of us plays an important role in those achievements. What each of us does matters a great deal — especially when no one is watching.
I am honored to join you for the 75th anniversary of United Nations Day. With all its political complexities and imperfections, the founding of the United Nations (UN) remains a towering example of global collaboration — living proof that humans can come together and find peaceful ways to solve conflict and support human development.
Earlier this year, I was a guest on The Innovating Together Podcast. Produced by the University Innovation Alliance, Innovating Together brings together leaders and experts in higher education to share insights, research, and advice.
I am proud of the impressive Covid-19 surveillance testing system built by our faculty and staff, and I am deeply grateful to all who are working tirelessly to run it. I am also thankful to the thousands of students who’ve already been tested, and to the dozens of student leaders, including many in fraternities and sororities, who are working hard to encourage others to get tested regularly. But testing only helps if all of us get tested regularly.
To the entire Georgia Tech community — welcome back. I am excited to see our campus full of energy once again despite the difficult circumstances we are going through. It hasn’t been easy to get ready for this reopening, and I am immensely grateful for all the work of our faculty and staff in preparation for this fall semester. The coming weeks are not going to be any easier, yet I’m confident in the ability of our community to complete a successful and productive semester.
The Georgia Tech community joins with countless others throughout the state and nation in mourning the death of civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis Friday evening. An American hero, he represented our district in Congress for over three decades with a reputation for his commitment to the highest ethical standards and moral principles.
Congressman Lewis dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties, and building what he calls “The Beloved Community” in America. Despite more than 40 arrests, physical attacks and serious injuries resulting from his peaceful defense of civil rights, he remained a devoted advocate of the philosophy of nonviolent protest.