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  • August 4, 2006

    Friends:

    Though vacation time is still high priority for most people–and the corridors of Dominican House [where the Consortium offices are located] are almost deserted, I can see the signs of the next academic year emerging.

    I met on Tuesday with the new Chairman of the Consortium Board of Trustees, Ambassador (ret.) Anthony Quainton. We discussed items of Consortium business for almost 3 hours.

    We discussed, for example, the annual orientation of new trustees. We will have 8 new trustees–3 public trustees and 5 institutional trustees. Usually they are oriented at a luncheon meeting that takes place at one of the institutions. The Consortium–with 18 institutions and over 30 groups that meet–is complicated and requires more than a little explanation for those who are not familiar.

    Summer is not quite over–but familiar concerns are already emerging.

    Peace,
    John