Notes from the President

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2017 November 30

Greetings from Georgia Institute of Technology, where our students will soon be finishing up final exams and taking a well-deserved holiday break! In the spirit of the season, we invite you to take a quick virtual tour of the past year via the Institute's digital holiday card from a perch that few experience — inside the Ramblin' Wreck, Georgia Tech's beloved mechanical mascot.

2017 November 7

One day each year is dedicated to honoring America's service men and women who have done so much, our military veterans. While we will stand in solidarity with our veterans on this Veterans Day, Nov. 11, here at Georgia Tech we are working every day in many different venues to improve the lives of these dedicated Americans and the service branches they so proudly represent.

2017 November 3

In our ongoing effort to address the challenges brought to light by the events earlier this semester, the three Action Teams — “Student Mental Health,” “Campus Culture,” and “LGBTQIA Community Support” — have completed their tasks and submitted their respective reports.

2017 October 25

Homecoming is among the liveliest times of the year on the Georgia Tech campus, and it’s always great fun to connect with so many Yellow Jackets who have helped make the Institute into a world-class university. With an exciting 38-24 victory over Wake Forest under the lights at Bobby Dodd Stadium, it’s hard to imagine how the weekend could have gone better. In addition to our regular homecoming festivities, we had a naming celebration ceremony for the Roger A. and Helen B. Engineered Biosystems Building, and hosted Government Leaders Day. 

2017 October 2

The Georgia Tech community is continuing the important work of addressing the many challenges brought to light by the recent events here on our campus. Significant progress has been made on identifying the leadership, membership, and charge for three of the four action teams outlined in my letter to campus Sept. 23. The formation and charge of the Campus Safety Action Team has been delayed, however, pending the completion of the investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. We are looking to the Georgia Tech community to support these teams with their ideas, input, and suggestions; to provide information; and to “think outside of the box.” One of the trademark strengths of Georgia Tech is that we work in teams to develop powerful solutions that change lives. We have a strong reputation for innovation, leadership, and addressing global challenges. We are just as concerned about the health and well-being of our own community as we are about addressing those of a global nature.