What a wonderful story about Kirsten Moore and the women's basketball team on the front page of the L.A. Times for Easter Sunday! And such a fine tribute to all those who supported her through this challenging year. I was in Uganda during the first part of the NAIA tournament. On a few nights I cracked my door open to catch the wireless link, remembering to pull the mosquito netting around the bed. That enabled me to keep at least a red eye on the Live Stats from Frankfort, Kentucky. I got home in time to join the crowd in El Tejado and to watch the team lift the trophy. It was an extraordinary moment: not only did the team thrive in the tight moments, but Kirsten and her players also responded with such graciousness and dignity in every press conference. Congratulations.
In this report I've saluted some other student-athletes—the Golden Eagle recipients. There are also some quick updates on various academic decisions and ongoing projects as well as a few reflections on my time in Uganda, where I was helping with a program review. I trust that your Easter was a time of reverence and blessing.