Description: A digitization of a U-matic videotape. MSU President John A. DiBiaggio is introduced by Provost David Scott. DiBiaggio then discusses educational reform, MSU's culture and celebration of its diversity, and the posting of Douglas Fraser as Chair of a new citizens' advisory group. DiBiaggio goes on to announce that the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will now report to the Office of the Provost, and he concludes his address by highlighting achievements of the past year, including the success of the MSU 2000 campaign, and the recent release from jail of Nelson Mandela. Provost Scott ends the video by thanking the women responsible for interpreting the address in sign language.
Provost Simon's introduction begins with color bars, and was recorded at a low level of volume. An edit cuts to a later portion of the Provost's introduction with corrected volume level. Another edit occurs in the video at approximately 16:00.
Collection Number: UA 8.1.1 Media Communications records
Language: English, Sign languages
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Contributing Institution: University Archives & Historical Collections
Contributor: MSU Archives and Historical Collections