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Dr. Mauri Ditzler is welcomed as incoming president in a special event in the Science Complex.
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In seats, on the bridge and in the stairwells, the campus community gathered for the event.
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Dr. Ditzler changes neckties after being presented with an Albion tie as a gift.
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Mark Newell, '77, trustee and chair of the search committee, gave opening remarks.
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The sign says it all. Dr. Ditzler officially becomes president on July 1, 2014.
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Dr. Ditzler and his wife, Judi, are greeted on stage by Interim President Mike Frandsen.
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Mauri and Judi Ditzler pause for a photo with members of the British Eighth marching band.
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History professor Marcy Sacks described Mauri Ditzler as an "audacious idealist."
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Dr. Ditzler touched on community, historical wisdom and distinctiveness in his remarks.