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Finding Balance

I was driving between malls on Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday (August 6th), listening to WNYC, and caught a bit of the discussion of I Love Lucy and its impact on television and on our culture.  I Love Lucy set the bar for television situation comedies and broke ground in a lot of ways, not the […]

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Rise to the Challenge Every Day

Earlier this month I was invited to give opening remarks at the Plenary Session of The Left Forum held on Pace University’s New York City campus. Since Dyson College is a broad-based liberal arts college whose goal is to transform the lives of our students by providing them with access to a top-notch education, engaging […]

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Values

When I first became a dean, one of my colleagues said to me, “So, what kind of dean do you want to be?” It was pretty clear to me that the expected answer was not the glib, “An Arts and Sciences dean, of course.” But it was less clear what she was really asking.  She […]

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The past couple of weeks have been sad and contemplative at my house:  My husband is on the faculty at Rutgers and on September 29th, we learned that we had each lost a student from our respective universities.  At Pace, Max Moreno was fatally shot in his off-campus apartment; at Rutgers, we learned that after […]

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Welcome back to campus to all returning students, faculty and staff.  Welcome as well to the new students coming to our campuses for the first time!  The start of the school year always fills me with the urge to do better than last year, to assess what did and didn’t work and to keep improving.  […]

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