Holiday Greetings

Colleges send messages (and humor) to their friends.

December 19, 2019
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How best to thank students, alumni, employees and others for their work and to wish them well during the holiday season?

Johns Hopkins University this year opted to create a crossword puzzle, with clues about the campus, alumni and other Hopkins trivia.

But most colleges and universities opt for videos.

Adelphi University focused on giving -- but also included some of the mistakes that were made in the filming of the video.

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology sent this video, with plenty of facts, but also a reference to skiing in Terre Haute and a president writing his letters with a quill pen.

Le Moyne College focused on the song "Go Tell It on the Mountain."

And at Yeshiva University, the Maccabeats are of course offering Hanukkah wishes.

To all of our readers, happy holidays.

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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