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Page 1 of 5 Convocation Remarks Fall 2009_Final.docx

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Convocation Remarks Fall 2009_Final.docx
2009 New Undergraduate Student Convocation (Sept. 1, 2009)
President Jerry MacArthur Hultin
As President of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, let me add my
welcome especially to our new undergraduate students. As you will find at NYU-Poly,
instead of simply `welcome' though, what might be more appropriate in this global world
Ahlan wa sahlan (Arabic) or
Bienvenido (Spanish) or
Hunyíng (Mandarin Chinese) or
Bruchim ha-baim (Hebrew) or
Karibu (Swahili)
There are many defining things that make NYU-Poly distinctive ­ our globally diverse
population is one characteristic that I am very proud of. I'll elaborate on a few other
distinctive points about Poly this afternoon. But the most distinctive feature however, is
you ­ our students! Look to the left of you and look to the right of you ­ and take note of
your fellow student. Chances are that you share many characteristics with the student


Source: Aronov, Boris - Department of Computer and Information Science, Polytechnic University


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences