A letter from the chair

It is a pleasure to write this Letter from the Chair, but at the same time it’s not easy for me to think my way into our storied department, with its scores of excellent PhDs leaving their marks in professions here and abroad; with its animated undergraduates who enliven our practice and have gone on to careers and communities in countless areas and who still from time to time drop in on us, remember us with cards, beloved books, or the generous gifts that make many of our scholarships and programs possible; and, of course, with my fellow faculty members whose passion for research and teaching—and infectious joy in the intellect—inspires us in our classrooms, our reading, and our reflections.

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