Dear Zicklin Community,
As you read this letter, we are well into the fall 2010 term. I want to begin by welcoming President Mitchel Wallerstein to our campus. President Wallerstein officially joined us in early August and has been extremely busy meeting all of us and becoming totally engrossed in Baruch life. You can read President Wallerstein’s welcome message to the college community on our web site at
I also want to welcome Professor Linda Friedman to her new position as Associate Dean of the Zicklin School. Professor Friedman is no stranger to Baruch – she has been a member of our CIS department since 1981. We share her excitement and enthusiasm for this new position. You will read more about how Associate Dean Friedman spent her summer in her article in this newsletter.
As I promised in my last letter, despite the state of the economy “we must continue to focus on how we can improve things for the future. What our students learn from us, and how we teach them; what we learn from our students, and how they enlighten us – these continue to be at the core of our mission.”
With these thoughts in mind, we had a very busy and rewarding summer. In this newsletter, you will read brief reports from our 3 summer institutes – 1) Case Teaching 2) Distance and Hybrid Learning 3) Financial Services Partnership. Each has had positive results and will lead to new and better things for our students.
You will also read exciting happenings from both undergraduate and graduate students.
I wish you all a wonderful term. Please keep us informed about what you are doing so that we can let everyone know.
John A. Elliott
Dean, Zicklin School of Business
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