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Rosensweig ’83 Legacy Room Dedicated

The Hobart men of Kappa Sigma fraternity showed their gratitude to alum and fellow brother Trustee Daniel L. Rosensweig ’83 with the dedication of a room in the fraternity located on South Main Street.

The Daniel L. Rosensweig ’83 Legacy Room will serve to remind future generations of Hobart men and Kappa Sigma fraternity members of the dedication displayed by Rosensweig in his many efforts on campus – which include the funding of the innovative Rosensweig Learning Commons in the Warren Hunting Smith Library.

The dedication of the room was the first dedication of its kind – and the first to be done via Skype. A plaque, which will be placed above the room’s fireplace, was presented to Rosensweig, and serves to commemorate his commitment and loyalty to his brotherhood and his alma mater.

“You’ve done so much for the Colleges, for the brothers of Kappa Sigma, and for me,” remarked Isaias Garcia ’12, a Kappa Sigma brother who interned at Chegg where Rosensweig serves as the chief executive officer and president. “You have inspired so many people on this campus; you’ve lived the American Dream a couple times over. I hope that you stay connected to the Colleges for years to come.”

“It’s an honor to be associated with the Colleges and with the fraternity – a relationship that is only going to build,” said Rosensweig via Skype. “I had the wonderful opportunity to meet and learn from people like Isaias, which would not have been possible without the Colleges. It was one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life.”

President Mark D. Gearan expressed his gratitude. “Future brothers of Kappa Sigma will come to know this room, and will recognize all that you’ve done for the Colleges. We cannot thank you enough.”

Prior to joining Chegg, Rosensweig was president and chief executive officer of Activision Blizzard’s Guitar Hero franchise. His professional life has been focused in media communications and Internet industries, including roles as chief operating officer of Yahoo!, president of CNET, and chief executive officer of ZDNET. In addition to his significant career, Rosensweig participates on the Advisory Board of the non-profit DonorsChoose.org and is former co-chair of the ONE Campaign to fight global AIDS and extreme poverty.

In 2008, he dedicated the Rosensweig Learning Commons at HWS. Located on the first floor of the Warren Hunting Smith Library, The Rosensweig Learning Commons has revolutionized the ways in which students and faculty members interact with one another and with information. He addressed the campus during the President’s Forum Speaker series this past spring. Throughout his career, Rosensweig has created internship opportunities for HWS students to work directly with him and offered them job opportunities following graduation. He has served on the Colleges’ Board of Trustees since 2011.

During his time as a Hobart student, Rosensweig was a political science major, a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, and studied abroad in London.

In the photo above, Alumnae Director Kathy Regan, Isaias Garcia, and President Mark D. Gearan talk with Dan Rosensweig via Skype.