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Ashish Vaidya

Dr. Ashish Vaidya

Dr. Vaidya of Thousand Oaks, California, is Special Advisor to the President for Regional Economic Development at California State University, Los Angeles, and previously served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, MBA Director, and Professor of Economics at that institution. Earlier in his career, he held several positions at California State University, Channel Islands, including: Dean of the Faculty; MBA Director; Founding Director of the Center for International Affairs and Professor of Economics.

Bradley Cook

Dr. Bradley Cook

Dr. Cook of Cedar City, Utah serves as Executive Vice President and Provost of Southern Utah University. Previously, he served as President of Abu Dhabi Women’s College in the United Arab Emirates and, prior to that, held the positions of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Vice President for Advancement and University Relations at Utah Valley University. He holds a DPhil in International and Comparative Education from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar at St. Antony’s College. In addition, Dr.

Frederick Clark

Mr. Frederick Clark, Esquire

Mr. Clark of Easton, Massachusetts is Executive Vice President and Vice President for External Affairs at Bridgewater State University. Before coming to Bridgewater in 2011, he served for more than a decade as Executive Officer of the Massachusetts State Universities’ Council of Presidents. He is a past Chairperson of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, past Chairperson of the Bridgewater State University Board of Trustees and a former Vice Chairperson of the Bridgewater State University Foundation. For nearly 20 years, Mr.

Home Again

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The Bears football and women’s soccer teams won; the weather held up – for the most part; and hundreds of revelers from many different class years, along with friends and family, helped make this year’s Homecoming and Family Day a success.

The annual event features three days of activities, including sports, a parade, lots of food, and something for every member of the BSU community no matter his or her age.

Family Legacy

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Family members of Henrietta Lacks visited campus to discuss their famous relative and the best-selling book about her life. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the story of a poor black tobacco farmer whose cancerous cells were taken without her knowledge in 1951. These cells would become one of the most important tools in medicine, helping in the development of the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization and more. Ms.

CPDC Reaches Milestone

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Carolyn McKearney was new to Bridgewater in the early 1980s as a student working with developmentally challenged children. One day, while in the pool with a young boy, she panicked when the boy had a seizure. But it was through the efforts of Dr. Joseph Huber – known to many, especially students and alumni as “Doc” – that she realized that she had the skills to help this child.

Twice-Told Tale

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The remarkable tale of a best-selling book on the Alaska wilderness originally published to rave reviews in 1973 – and that was subsequently reissued in 1999 and won the National Book Award – was shared with an audience at BSU by Laurel Keith Lies, daughter of the book’s author, the late Sam Keith, G ’62.

Striking Gold

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Volume 11 of the Bridge has been recognized with 11 Gold Circle awards from the Columbia Student Press Association. The staff of the student-run journal took home the first place award for overall design in the literary magazine category. It also earned the top award for cover design, which features an image by senior photography major Liz McDonough


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