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President's Blog

The University President, Dr. E. Joseph Savoie, periodically posts blogs and email messages to the University community and the public about important University relations, developments, and updates.

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President's Blog

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    R1 at One Year

    Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Tue, 12/13/2022 - 8:14am

    Dear faculty and staff members,

    Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of our designation as an R1 University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Achieving this top-tier status – shared by just 3% of the nation’s colleges and universities – affirmed the promise we’ve made as an institution to seek excellence in research, teaching and service.

    Each of you embodies this commitment and, today, I am as grateful for you and as proud of our shared success as I was a year ago. 

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    Campus Safety Update

    Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Wed, 10/12/2022 - 1:58pm

    Dear members of the University community,

    As you may know, one of our students was injured last week during an off-campus shooting across the street from Huger Hall. He is recovering at home with family members, and they have given us permission to report that he is doing well and is looking forward to returning to campus soon. We wish him a speedy recovery.

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    Welcome Back!

    Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Mon, 08/22/2022 - 8:01am

    Dear students, faculty and staff members,

    Welcome to the fall semester!

    At the start of every academic year, I like to spend some time thinking about what we’ve accomplished over the preceding 12 months. These reflections help lay the groundwork for what we hope to achieve over the next 12 and beyond.

    By any measure, the academic year we concluded earlier this month was filled with success that’s comparable to any this institution has known in its nearly 125-year history.  Consider this: