Blog Archive for May 2013

I’m disappointed for our lacrosse teams. One disappointment is obvious (the men’s loss) the other not so much. I watched a few of the men’s games this spring and was impressed. They were a very good team. One that I thought had final four potential. One that I thought had winning it all potential. But […]

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Well, that was some weekend wasn’t it? Over 5,600 degrees were conferred on Sunday to students at SUNY ESF and Syracuse University. In spite of having a “local” commencement speaker, Mary Karr’s address to the audience was, in my view, inspiring. And the rain held off until just about the time we were all set […]

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This Sunday, maybe shortly before noon, a new batch of “adults” will be cast into the world. It’s commencement weekend here at SU and the class of 2015 is about to graduate. Most will head out into the world looking to start their lives, some will pursue graduate school and the rest will, well, do […]

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I often get asked, because I am affiliated so closely with the student/school cycle, whether I have to work in the summer. Um, yes. So rewind to May 29th of last year and you’ll see how my summer was looking then. It looks very similar to this year except with more to do. To accomodate […]

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On behalf of OTN I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to the senior class of 2013. I hope wherever you go from here you’ll remember your years in Syracuse, and at Syracuse, fondly. May your life be an open boulevard of green lights. Best of luck, take care and keep in touch. […]

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I am often asked, very often, what I do when I’m off in the summer. To which I say, “Off?” Because I work in academia most students and many staff assume I have a professors’ schedule. Oh that it were so. That said, the university is very generous with vacation: staff get four weeks a […]

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I must admit, when I first got an iPad a little less than a year ago, I wasn’t a big fan. Mostly because it’s a big chunk of change for what it can do. But there is no denying that it is a very convenient way to consume video. I have found myself watching a […]

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