Inside Rensselaer
Volume 6, No. 13, September 14, 2012
   

Annual Faculty Reception

 

Annual Faculty Reception

Photos by Kris Qua
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President Shirley Ann Jackson and her husband, Professor Morris Washington, hosted the annual “Welcome Back Reception” at the President’s Residence on Aug. 30. The reception was a chance for faculty—new and returning—to meet and catch up with each other. Rensselaer’s newest faculty members (above) were introduced.

“It is impossible not to feel the excitement that comes with the start of a new academic year,” said President Jackson in her remarks. “The first-year class pours onto our campus, energizing it with enthusiasm and promise. We have nearly 2,000 new students entering Rensselaer this fall: 1,339 freshmen, 130 transfer students, and 530 new graduate students. We meet, as well, a cadre of new faculty members who inject our community with new expertise, capabilities, and surprising ideas. We also reacquaint ourselves with friends and colleagues whose wisdom and counsel we value.

“I thank you for all you do for your departments, for Rensselaer, for our local community, and for the world. I wish each of you, and, all of you, a productive and satisfying year."

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Volume 6, Number 13, September 14, 2012
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