Daniel H. Weiss Messages

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March 3, 2010

Leaders Enhance the Value of a Lafayette Education

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Dear Alumni, Last semester, Provost Wendy Hill and I began to share with you our occasional thoughts about the value of a Lafayette education. In these challenging economic times, we all want to be certain that our investment in a Lafayette education is paying off in ways that help produce graduates who will lead in [...]

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September 1, 2009

Lafayette Initiates Campus Climate Study

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Message from President Daniel H. Weiss to students, faculty, administration, and staff President Daniel H. Weiss addressed the following message to the College’s students, faculty, administration, and staff today via campus email. To The Lafayette Community: As we begin the new academic year, I wanted to take a moment to share with you our commitment [...]

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May 1, 2009

The Economy and Lafayette — An Update

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An update from President Daniel H. Weiss President Daniel H. Weiss addressed the following message to faculty, staff, and students this week via campus email and to alumni and friends of Lafayette today in a special edition of the Marquis Mailer electronic newsletter: To The Lafayette Community: Last Fall I wrote to you about the [...]

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October 29, 2008

President Weiss’ Message on the Economy

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President Daniel H. Weiss addressed the following message to alumni and friends of Lafayette in a special edition of the Marquis Mailer electronic newsletter: Dear Member of the Lafayette Family, As all of us are acutely aware, these are challenging economic times. There is tremendous volatility in the stock market, and it is difficult, if [...]

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October 21, 2008

The Economy and Lafayette

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Message from President Daniel H. Weiss to faculty, administration, and staff President Daniel H. Weiss addressed the following message to the College’s faculty, administration, and staff today: As you know, the national and global economies have suffered significant challenges over the past year with even greater concerns occurring during the past month. The broader stock [...]

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February 15, 2008

President Weiss’ Message on Tragedy at Northern Illinois University

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President Daniel Weiss sent the following message to the Lafayette community today: You have probably heard about the tragic shootings that occurred Thursday at Northern Illinois University. Whenever such a tragedy occurs, colleges and universities feel a sense of kinship with the faculty, administrators and students at the affected institution. We have sent expressions of [...]

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November 1, 2007

Moving Forward with Energy and Ambition

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I am pleased to report that the Plan for Lafayette was approved by the Board of Trustees on October 20, 2007, after receiving a unanimous vote of support from our faculty earlier in the month. With our new strategic plan in place, we look forward to the future with energy and ambition. The Plan for [...]

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April 17, 2007

President’s Message to Alumni and Parents

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President Daniel Weiss addressed the following message to alumni and parents this evening via the Marquis Mailer and to the campus community via email: With great sadness I informed the campus community this afternoon that a member of the Lafayette family, Daniel Patrick O’Neil, Class of 2006, lost his life in yesterday’s shootings at Virginia [...]

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January 1, 2007

Honoring the Legacy and Ideals of Our Namesake

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September 6, 2007, is the 250th birthday of one of the truly great and remarkable people in history our namesake, the Marquis de Lafayette. It is my good fortune, and of course the College’s good fortune, to be associated with an individual who was so deeply dedicated to freedom and liberty. The Marquis de Lafayette [...]

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July 28, 2006

Energizing Great Plans and Dreams

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My first full year as President has been a wonderful experience. My family and I are grateful for the expressions of friendship and support from so many members of the Lafayette community. I have been fortunate to travel the country, meeting with alumni at gatherings from Boston to Coral Gables, from Los Angeles to Washington, [...]