The President's View

The president of Fairfield University on higher education

Project Pierre Toussaint

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This week, I sent this message to the Fairfield University community concerning the news regarding Project Pierre Toussaint: To the Fairfield University community: In the past few days, our community has been shaken by the news concerning the arrest of and criminal charges against Doug Perlitz ’92, founder and former director of Project Pierre Toussaint, […] [Read More]
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The National Day of Service

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All of us will have our own unique memories of Sept. 11, 2001, memories filled with shock, grief, and sadness. In the history of every nation there are such watershed moments where no one goes untouched, and after which nothing will ever be quite the same again. But if history teaches us anything — and […] [Read More]
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What does a President Do?

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Now and then someone will ask: “What does a university president do?” One story I always like to tell is about the time when a reporter from our student newspaper asked if they could “shadow” me for a day. I said: “Sure, why not.” So the day began with a meeting at 8:30 a.m. with […] [Read More]
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