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trek to the old campus created a feeling of optimism for the future and quickly bap-
tized the new president in the rich traditions and history of a place and its people, a
condensed set of experiences that most beginning executives acquire only gradually,
if at all. New roles and responsibilities in the administration signaled some of the
future direction that the University would take, such as an emphasis on planning, but
there were no major initial changes, and a good sentiment prevailed as the past was
honored and aspirations nourished. The main question that lingered was, once the
activities of newness and renewal settled, how would the Hearn years differ in style
and substance from the Scales era?
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