Highlights of Paul E. Gray's Inauguration

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PRESENTER: I come to this lectern imbued with many and varied emotions and feelings. This position is for me the culmination of a lifetime of intimate association with this extraordinary institution. As student, alumnus, member of the faculty, and administrator, most of my adult life has centered on the surroundings of this magnificent courtyard. I stand here today as no stranger to you, and the institute is a central part of my life.

The dominant emotions I feel are those of profound respect and humility. For this place expects and deserves uncommon performance from those who are privileged to serve it.