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Mike Raters '85 – the Gentleman's Rule

Dean of Students Mike Raters ’85 looks right into the soul of some freshmen as he talked about the Gentleman’s Rule in Chapel today.

Mike did a great job – drawing on his experiences as a student and his “exchanges” with legendary Dean of Students Norm Moore. Mike’s realistic look at implementation of the Gentleman’s Rule in this day and age was spot on – I know his message resonated with everyone at Chapel.

Can you imagine what Mike must feel? Twenty three years ago he was sitting on the other side of the lectern and now he’s “that Dean”.

My guess is that someday, long after I’m gone, they’ll be talking about that legendary Dean Mike Raters. You saw it here first.

Photo: Travis Janeway ’09 looks on as Dean Mike Raters speaks right to the freshmen in the balcony.