The KU chancellor's office today released a 2013 "State of the University" video, which you can watch on YouTube:
Narrated by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, the six-minute video starts with a nice piece of symbolism: a shot of the flags atop Fraser Hall as Gray-Little says her first words, "Flagship university" — a phrase you'll hear KU leaders use often.
The chancellor then runs through a list of accomplishments, developments and ongoing efforts at KU: student and faculty honors, National Cancer Institute designation for the KU Cancer Center, faculty hiring efforts and a lot more.
And there's a lot of footage of faculty and students in classrooms, labs, libraries and elsewhere, so there's a good chance you'll spot a face you know.
An accompanying report from the chancellor is also posted on her office's website.
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