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“It’s Not the Stones, It’s the Mosaic”
How President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg transformed the University one brick—and one person—at a time.
By Leslie Milk

One of a Kind
Student leaders reflect on their relationship with the man at the top.
By Jeannette Belliveau and Jane Byrne

Trachtenberg’s Ladder
The president inspired others to reach new heights.
By Jamie L. Freedman

Trachtenberg 101
Lessons from the scholar, the writer, and the orator.
By Chris M. Kormis

Editor: Heather O. Milke, MBA ’02
Associate Editor:
Jamie L. Freedman, MA ’96
Assistant Editor:
Jaime Ciavarra
University Relations Photographer:
Jessica McConnell
Spark Design

President of the University: Stephen Joel Trachtenberg
Vice President for Communications: Michael Freedman
Assistant Vice President for University Relations: Chris M. Kormis

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