Notes from the President

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2017 January 30

On Jan. 27 the U.S. Administration issued an executive order limiting nationals from seven countries from entering the country. The decision is impacting students, faculty, and staff at universities throughout the U.S., including here in Georgia. As we collaborate with the University System of Georgia (USG), and the federal government, I want to assure each of you that we place great value on the many contributions our international students, faculty, and staff make to the Georgia Tech community and recognize the vital contributions they have made and will continue to make to our success as an institution. I also want to update you on actions taken to date and provide a guide to resources. 


2016 December 22

The blending of the holiday season and Fall Commencement at the Georgia Institute of Technology always gives December a special kind of high-energy feel. At the same time that our newest graduates are winding down an important part of their academic careers, we’re also launching them into an exciting new chapter in their lives. 


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.

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