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A new academic year can be both exciting and energizing, but this year it's even more so. The D'Amore-McKim community is officially celebrating 100 years of experienced-powered learning and innovation now through the end of the year. During these 100 years, we have steadily changed and innovated by listening to the needs of our corporate partners and our current and future students, and I'm confident that we'll continue to do so. We started our celebration with a small gathering on the quad last week to ensure everyone on our Boston campus knows it's a big year for us. If I handed you a D'Amore-McKim 100 chocolate bar, I hope you enjoyed it!

Through our recent birthday kickoff, I met several undergraduate students who seemed excited about starting the new academic year. I'll share more about the new freshmen class soon but let me just say that our undergraduate programs are in more demand than ever. Applications to D'Amore-McKim programs reached an all-time high. To put it into perspective, D'Amore-McKim received 50 percent more applications than the whole University did in 1990! We're also excited to have some students living and learning at both our London campus and our new campus in Oakland.

Our full-time and part-time graduate students have also hit the ground running. And soon, we'll have a new Online MBA class when we launch our updated program later this fall. Poets&Quants recently published a nice article about our new program, highlighting how we're building experiential learning into both the core curriculum and into electives in a way no one else can. In fact, 20 percent of the program has a direct experiential component. The second cohort of our MS x in Accounting Analytics program in collaboration with PwC just started, and our first cohort in our new MS x in Digital Transformation of Healthcare program in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic also started recently.

And I would be remiss if I didn't mention the incident in Holmes Hall last week. Multiple law enforcement agencies have determined that the campus is safe and secure. Classes, research, and all other campus activities resumed the following day, and continue. There is an ongoing investigation into the incident.

Again, welcome to the new academic year when we'll be celebrating our 100th birthday every chance we get. Please watch our 100 website and our D'Amore-McKim social channels for more details as they become available. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Emery

Emery Trahan
Interim Dean
D'Amore-McKim School of Business

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