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A Monumental Week for Sheila Bair

Thought Leader: Sheila Bair
September 30, 2015
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By Molly Igoe and Catalina Righter (original source The Elm) 

The brisk wind blowing across the green on the morning of Sept. 26 seemed to embody the winds of change for Washington College as Sheila Bair was inaugurated as the College’s 28th president. Bair became the first woman to lead the historic school and was welcomed to the position in a ceremony with special guests Sen. Barbara Mikulski, President of the Maryland Senate Mike Miller, and Historian Joseph Ellis. Bair said that she chose to become the president of WC because it was “the opportunity to give back in this, the likely final chapter to my career.”

The ceremony included greetings from representatives of the college and the town in traditional inaugural fashion. Many of the speakers were funny and candid like Ellis, who claimed he was visited in a dream by George Washington, who said “[Bair] has avoided the snares and the political wars of Washington D.C…She can certainly handle the mayor and town council of Chestertown.”

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