Dear members of the Brandeis community,

I want to share my thanks and deep appreciation with you — 50,000 strong around the world — for all the support and encouragement I received throughout Inauguration Week. It was fantastic and truly inspiring. Some 1,500 students, faculty, staff, trustees, friends, supporters and dignitaries attended the ceremony on campus and hundreds more watched live over the internet. We ended the week at the Inaugural Ball, where another 1,500 people filled the Shapiro Gym for a night of great fun.

I invite you to view coverage of the event on BrandeisNOW. It includes a wonderful slideshow of photos taken at the many events during Inauguration Week as well as a video of my remarks. Stay tuned later in the week, when we will have some additional video highlights. It was a great week for Brandeis — please share it with your friends, fellow alums and prospective students.

Best wishes,

Fred Lawrence

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