The Warren Wilson Echo reports:
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[Steve] Solnick has been living in New Delhi since 2008, when he became the Representative there for the Ford Foundation. Before attaining his post in India, he was the Foundation’s Moscow Representative.
Solnick will leave the Ford Foundation and begin his new position effective July 1, taking the place of Sandy Pfeiffer, who is retiring after six years as president of the college. ...
MW: What do you think it will be like to live and work in the United States once again?
SS: We’ve been out of the US for 10 years. ... I think the country’s changed a lot in 10 years. In some ways I think it may be like coming back to another foreign hosting.
MW: How so?
SS: When you land in a new culture, you need to be very careful to interrogate all of your assumptions. Returning to the US we might understand the country, but it might have changed while we were gone. ...
MW: What are you looking forward to most once you move here and become the college’s president?
SS: There’s a lot we’re looking forward to. I’m really looking forward to getting to know the students and faculty and staff. I feel like there’s this great family and they’re kind of hidden behind a curtain somewhere. ...
This is really mundane but I’ll say it, we’re looking forward to fresh locally grown organic produce and fresh air, because that’s in short supply here in Delhi.
We’re looking forward to the art scene, which has also been limiting here, surprisingly. ...
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