Today, the 28th of September, 2012 marks the official renaming of the “College of Business” to the “D’Amore-McKim School of Business.” As Northeastern celebrates the generous donation of Alan McKim and Rich D’Amore, which will no doubt be a game-changer for the university as we advance in innovation and experiential education, I would like to take this time to make several proclamations:
- Today, I am proud to announce, that I will be officially changing my email signature from College of Business Administration ’14 to D’Amore-McKim School of Business ’14.
- I am also proud to announce that, after meetings with some of the prominent linguistic scholars here at Northeastern, the officially recognized pronunciation of “D’Amore” is as follows: “Da-more.” While technically the proper Italian way to pronounce it would be “Da-mor-ay,” the way things are pronounced in Boston and Massachusetts don’t always follow convention (see: pronunciation of towns in Massachusetts).
- And lastly: Today, at 4:30 PM, there will be dessert served at the Indoor Quad. You should probably hurry over there, as, at the time of publication, that is now.
Today has been an exciting day at Northeastern, but I have a feeling the excitement is only just beginning.