I was deeply moved by President Christopher Eisgruber ’83’s address to the Class of 2025 at September’s Opening Exercises (President’s Page, October issue). His transparency and candor in sharing his personal responses to a diagnosis of an acoustic neuroma struck just the right tone for this important occasion. The four lessons he drew from his experience were not only appropriate for members of the incoming class as they begin their four years of study but to all of us who read PAW as we navigate the vicissitudes of our lives. Nothing could have done more to convince me that we have the right person at the helm of our university in these troubled times.

Jim Kutnow ’70
Kansas City, Mo.