Winter 2007 Vol. V, No. 2
From the Editors
MainGate Winter 2007: New Year, New Look!
Dear Alumni and Friends,
Thank you! Nearly 1,000 of you responded to our survey, and we want to
share some of what we learned with you. (You will find more detailed survey
results in MainGate on-line.) Most wrote that they rely on MainGate to
keep them connected to the University: in fact, 73 percent reported that
most of their information about AUB comes from the magazine. The following
subjects topped the list of interests: stories about Lebanon, university
history/nostalgia, alumni profiles and accomplishments, campus news, and
faculty research and profiles. Weve listened to your suggestions
and have reorganized the magazine into three major sections:
In addition to fewer, more in-depth stories, we will also include a regular
article on the history of AUB.
Inside the Gate:
This is where youll find information about whats happening
on campus, including the Campaign for Excellence Update and pieces by
Beyond Bliss Street:
All items related to our alumni and friends, including Alumni Activities,
Class Notes, Reflections, and In Memoriam.
Weve dedicated this issue to another topic that interests many of
you: AUBs involvement with the community. In addition to in-depth
looks at specific projects in agriculture and transportation/ infrastructure,
we also turn the light on just a few of the many students, professors,
and friends of AUB who are involved in community projects. In Beyond
Our Gates, they will show you how AUB is linking up with communities
far beyond our campus. Despite recent and ongoing events in Lebanon, many
of these activities continue. As long as the need is thereand the
need is always thereAUB is there too.
Your feedback and contributions are invaluable. Please dont wait
until the next survey to let us know what you like, dont like, and
what you hope to see in the future. We want to hear from you.
Ada H. Porter and Ibrahim Khoury