Keynote Speech: 90th Anniversary Symposium Indiana University School of Social Work

Andrew Cuomo

Abstract


In celebration of 90 years of social work education at Indiana University,
the School of Social Work sponsored an Anniversary Symposium on April 12, 2002.
Andrew Cuomo, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and
current candidate for New York State Governor, delivered the keynote address. In his
address,Mr. Cuomo recognized the history and growth of Indiana University School
of Social Work from its origin in 1911 to its current status as a state-wide, multi-campus
enterprise. He discussed the formation of Project Help (Housing Enterprise
for the Less Privileged) and shared some of his experiences as Secretary of HUD. He
also explored several contemporary social, political, and philosophical issues,
including the potential long-term effects of the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
Introduced by Ms. Jane Schlegel, M.S.W., Chair of the Indiana University School of
Social Work Campaign Committee, Mr. Cuomo interspersed his prepared remarks
with spontaneous reflections.His comments are presented here in unedited fashion.

Keywords


Andrew Cuomo, Indiana University School of SocialWork, housing, social policy, homelessness

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