Notes from the President

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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.

2016 September 2

The first part of day two had an academic emphasis with a symposium at Trinity College that centered on innovation and economic development. Experts from Georgia Tech and Boston College participated, along with representatives from host Trinity College. We attended a stirring "Battle of the Bands," at historic Malahide Castle, where the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Marching Band also wowed the crowd. The long day ended with about 900 Georgia Tech fans at a pep rally at Guinness Storehouse at St. James’s Gate.

2016 September 1

This evening we will be attending a welcome reception and dinner for Boston College and Georgia Tech hosted by the Naughton family at the historic Stackallan House with Georgia Governor and Mrs. Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. Over the course of the next several days, we will be participating in a number of events focused on economic development.