Morton Schapiro in Boston - question for current parents and alum
If you are a parent or an alum, have you received an invitation to hear Morton Schapiro speak about his "bold strategic vision for the future"of Northwestern in the Boston area? I'm just curious if anyone else is going as it is at Jonathan Kraft's house...and I am a die-hard Patriots fan.
I'll be a freshman next year, but my dad is an NU alum and received the invitation. Both of us are big Pats fans, and my dad mentioned that I'll be headed to NU next year, so they said I was invited as well. I feel like I'd be out of place as the only teenager, though...
Kraft is a Columbia U and Harvard MBA grad. From an interview with Morty, in which he described himself as a sports fanatic:
In football, he "has nothing against" the Chicago Bears but swears allegiance to the New England Patriots, whose owners, the Kraft family, are close friends and "wonderful people" with whom the Schapiros often celebrate Jewish holidays.
Jonathan Kraft is a trustee of Williams (and generous alum) and was so while Morty was president of Williams. I have heard Morty talk (at both Williams and NU events) about now being a Pats fan and attending games with the Krafts. In any event sounds like a fun evening, Morty is terrific at this type of event.
Absolutely go! If you're an incoming freshman, you're absolutely part of the Wildcat family. Morty will love it. There's nothing he doesn't love more than enthusiasm among current students. He's great, and easy to talk to. I have been very impressed with him on the few occasions that I have met him.
A master networker like him is just what NU needs.