Daniel H. Weiss Speeches

2012 Convocation

August 24, 2012

Lafayette Welcomes the Class of 2016

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“Today you are being offered an opportunity. You are beginning something that you can seize. This is a special moment because what Lafayette will offer you beginning now is a platform for you to build your own lives. To look to the future and begin to invent a life for yourself that is in your [...]

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May 20, 2012

President Daniel H. Weiss’ Farewell Remarks to the Class of 2012

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President Daniel H. Weiss presented his farewell remarks to graduating seniors at the 177th Commencement. As you prepare  to leave Lafayette and begin the next chapter of your lives, I wish you all much happiness,  but I also hope that on your journey you will challenge yourselves to seek a life of personal and professional  fulfillment, for [...]

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April 10, 2012

Lafayette Opens National Conference on Future of the Liberal Arts College

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Lafayette opened its national conference, “The Future of the Liberal Arts College in America and its Leadership Role in Education around the World,” April 9 in the Williams Center for the Arts. President Daniel H. Weiss and Eugene M. Tobin, program officer for the Higher Education and the Liberal Arts Colleges Program at The Andrew [...]

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August 26, 2011

Lafayette Welcomes Class of 2015

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“What you do now is up to you, and you’ll have lots of room to do things your own way. Make good decisions, because it matters. This is your job. Do it well. Think carefully about those choices and you’ll find there’s a whole world of opportunity,” said President Daniel H. Weiss to the 639 [...]

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June 14, 2011

Reunion 2011: President Daniel H. Weiss Delivers State of the College Address

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 The State of the College address given by President Daniel H. Weiss on June 10, the opening night of Reunion 2011, could have been subtitled “Making Lafayette a Sounder, Healthier Investment.” Read more Reunion coverage. Five minutes into his speech in Colton Chapel, the president noted that Bloomberg Businessweek, a major [...]

President Daniel Weiss speaks at the 176th Commencement.

May 25, 2011

President Daniel Weiss’ Farewell Remarks to the Class of 2011

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President Daniel H. Weiss presented his farewell remarks to graduating seniors at the 176th Commencement.

PBS Television Features an Interview with President Weiss

July 22, 2009

President Daniel Weiss Welcomes Class of 2013 to Lafayette

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“The next four years of your lives will be among the most special and precious that you will ever experience” President Daniel H. Weiss welcomed the Class of 2013 today at the Convocation opening Lafayette’s 178th academic year. On behalf of the trustees and faculty of Lafayette College, I formally declare you matriculated. Congratulations and [...]

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May 23, 2009

2009 Commencement Farewell Remarks of President Daniel H. Weiss

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“Enjoy this moment in your lives—it is a very special moment—and then go forward with energy, conviction, and passion.” Due to the weather, President Daniel H. Weiss was unable to deliver his farewell remarks to the Class of 2009 at the 174th Commencement. The following is his prepared speech. In his commencement remarks to the [...]

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August 22, 2008

President Daniel Weiss Welcomes Class of 2012 to Lafayette

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“Something profound is happening as you become members of this community” President Daniel H. Weiss addressed the Class of 2012 today at the Convocation opening Lafayette’s 177th academic year. On behalf of the trustees and faculty, I declare that these students standing before us in Lafayette College are now matriculated. We welcome you to the [...]

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May 24, 2008

2008 Commencement Farewell Remarks of President Daniel H. Weiss

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“We look forward with eager anticipation to what lies next in the journey of your lives.” President Daniel H. Weiss delivered farewell remarks to the class of 2008 today at the 173rd Commencement. This is, probably more than you realize at this moment, one of the great milestones in your life, because this is to [...]