Notes from the President

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2016 November 16

Universities occupy a special place in our American culture. They are places where new ideas are incubated, unique perspectives openly and freely exchanged, and societal changes spawned. As we celebrate International Education Week, I am particularly proud of the Georgia Tech community for its broad global perspective, but also for striving to maintain an inclusive environment in large and small ways. Our international students help us see the world through a different lens, both broadening our perspectives and enriching our lives. 

2016 November 10

On Veterans Day 2016, we honor and thank all of our American military veterans — men and women who have played such a vital role in our country’s history, and who are a treasured part of Georgia Tech as students, faculty, staff, and alumni. When we play Tennessee Tech on November 11 in McCamish Pavilion, we will recognize all of our veterans, with a special salute to our student veterans. Although relatively small in number on a campus of 25,000, they and their fellow service members contribute significantly to our academic and campus life.

2016 October 3

We were fortunate recently to have Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in town to participate in “Talks@Tech,” hosted in Clough Commons by Omicron Delta Kappa, Georgia Tech’s national leadership honor society. ODK provides a great service to the campus by inviting some of America’s foremost corporate and governmental leaders to speak to our students and, just as important, allowing our students to converse with those leaders.

2016 September 5

The game was a real nail-biter, but so worth the wait! Big plays on both sides, but in the end, just when some were thinking that all was lost, the Jackets found a way to win! We flew home with the team after the ceremonial presentations and pictures were done. What a great experience for all of Georgia Tech, our first “international game” and returning home with a victory. 

2016 September 4

The first part of day three with the IDA Ireland Breakfast and a tour of the Early Learning Center.  The breakfast session included a talk from Minister of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O'Connor and discussions with Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland. Next up was the Boston College CEO Club Luncheon hosted by Boston College.