Each journey has a beginning and an end. As travelers through life, we feel and know this. As scholars we mark and measure. We enumerate and count. One might say of the American Accounting Association, every member counts.
As a dean, one of the greatest privileges and indeed, the honors, I have is that of welcoming you all here today – graduates, friends, families, supporters, allies, faculty, and staff. What we are doing here today is important.
As we sit here today, our university approaches its bicentennial celebration. Very few universities in the United States have existed for 200 years, and it is one of the many reasons why IU is a special place. But merely existing for so long is not what makes us special — it is because we have… Read more »
Three quarters of a century ago, in 1944 to be precise, the beautiful organ you see on my right was installed at Indiana University. In that same year, a bit to the east at another university, Charles Burwell, the Dean of the Harvard Medical School, addressed his School’s students and spoke these words: “Half of what… Read more »