Letter From NYIT’s President

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Dear Readers:

 

Anyone who wants a snapshot of American history during the past 45 years should go to the Wisser Memorial Library and pull out a few bound volumes of the Campus Slate.

In December, 1980, for example, the paper published photos, memories, and a student’s poem in tribute to John Lennon, who had been shot and killed in front of his apartment building.

Then there was the front-page article about America’s need to wean itself from oil and other fossil fuels. It sounds like today, when gas costs more than $4 a gallon… but that story appeared in 1981.

I’ve been proud to watch Slate alumni go on to distinguished careers in the media and a wide range of other fields. Now the Old Westbury campus says a fond “farewell” to a newspaper that has changed with the times even as it chronicled the times.

We also greet the new, invigorated Campus Slate – the magazine and the website.  The newspaper has been the voice of NYIT students since 1966, eagerly tackling the matters that concern students.  I have no doubt that will continue – on multiple platforms.

Just as it is an exciting time for Campus Slate, it’s an exciting time for NYIT.  I would like to share a few developments:

· We will host NYIT’s sixth annual Energy Conference on June 2, which this year will focus on offshore energy and new technologies to bring us beyond our dependence on carbon-based fuel sources.   Your classes will be over, but we welcome you back to NYIT de Seversky Mansion to attend.

· Our Center for Global Health will sponsor a return trip to Ghana, where students will help improve medical, health, and education conditions in villages.  This year’s effort will include an original puppet show for children, highlighting the use of bed nets for malaria prevention.

· Last month, the East Coast Conference announced the addition of the University of D.C. beginning with the 2011-2012 seasons. The new competition will also add educational experiences for the Bears in the nation’s capital.

On May 22, I will confer degrees on more than 3,400 students on our campuses around the world, and send our newest graduates off on their next adventures.

Farewell to our graduates, but remember this is not goodbye. As alumni, you will be a driving force of the NYIT community.

And to the rest of you:  Have a great summer, and we will see you in the fall.

Edward Guiliano, Ph.D.

President, NYIT

 

 

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