Oct

19

Five More Years! Five More Years!

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Today in Emails You Probably Didn’t Read: Columbia’s Board of Trustees Chair William V. Campbell (like, of course that’s his name) has announced that PrezBo will continue as President for “at least the next five years.” PrezBo has been PrezBo since 2002.

Campbell and PrezBo said nice things. Campbell on Bo:

Across this large and diverse university, we see a place where talented students want to study, accomplished faculty want to teach and do research, world leaders want to speak, and skilled professionals want to work.  Lee has recruited and empowered a remarkable array of academic deans and executive talent who are driving both intellectual excellence and solid institutional management.  Under his stewardship, we have not only maintained our fiscal stability during a period of great economic turbulence, we have achieved a level of scholarship and creativity across the institution that—despite far less space and far fewer dollars than our best endowed peers—has again made Columbia one of the most exciting places in all of higher education.

Bo on Bo:

For anyone who cares about creating new knowledge and conveying the knowledge we have to the next generation, as well as being engaged in the seemingly endless challenges facing our world, there is no better place to be than Columbia University.  I am, accordingly, immensely proud to serve as its president.  Every day I am privileged to witness the extraordinary accomplishments of our faculty, students, alumni and staff.  It is a unique community, situated in an extraordinary city, and committed simultaneously to open-minded reflection, spirited debate and constructive action.  Columbia has come a long way.  But its potential for the future is even greater, and I am extremely happy to be able to contribute to the realization of that potential.

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  1. Trapist

    Perhaps more appropriate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN9EC3Gy6Nk

    God save our gracious King,
    Long live our noble King,
    God save the King:
    Send him victorious,
    Happy and glorious,
    Long to reign over us:
    God save the King.

    O Lord, our God, arise,
    Scatter his enemies,
    And make them fall.
    Confound their politics,
    Frustrate their knavish tricks,
    On Thee our hopes we fix,
    God save us all.

    Thy choicest gifts in store,
    On him be pleased to pour;
    Long may he reign:
    May he defend our laws,
    And ever give us cause
    With heart and voice to sing
    God save the King!

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