2021 is well underway, proving that in these early months of this new year, the weight of our hopes and fears are intrinsically intertwined and difficult to decipher.
The complex but concrete perspectives on vaccines, in particular, allow us to hope – albeit with a few caveats – that we’ll get our everyday lives back, incorporating into them the necessary changes, lessons and even opportunities that the pandemic has put in our paths or inspired in some instances.
Among the activities that we desire and need to restart – carefully and gradually – are live events and networking opportunities. In the meantime, of course, we’ve never stopped and we’ve even accelerating our plans, which I hope you’ve had the opportunity to experience firsthand.
Among the interesting articles in this newsletter, I’d like to draw your attention to the mentoring program to offer a reflection: soon, we’ll no longer define it as a project, but a concrete part of our Association, involving hundreds or even thousands of Alumni. The foundations are already in place.
I’ll end with a call to action to register for the Association. All that we’ve done, are doing and will continue to do deserves to translate into an increased membership base.
I won’t bother with the trite rhetoric of membership costing as much as a coffee a day, but I will underline that the small contribution is a way to recognize and mark our identity.
Let’s all think of 3 or 4 classmates or university friends and get them involved in our activities, with the hopes that they’ll become members of ALL!
Andrea Battista, President of the Luiss Alumni Association