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ASTA interviews university Interim President, Dr. Eberhard Menzel: Current issues, challenges for future leadership, enrollment and climate change

By Makenna Stevens and Jake Camarena – Kleve, Germany German text here “I was honored that someone could have such a crazy idea of asking me to return from my retirement to the university life, but I am a scientist and I like university, “ said interim President, Dr. Eberhard Menzel. “I like this university. It is an unbelievable university.” Interim President Dr. Eberhard Menzel answered questions ranging in subject from philosophical queries to the future of the university Wednesday, December 19, 2018 during the “Meet the President!” event hosted by the General Student Committee (AStA) PR Department. The interim president addressed many concerns students raised over issues such as housing, finance, international enrollment and climate change. Menzel says he has over 20 years experience in university management, and he will perform the role of president for a short time. “I can only do this for a couple of months,” said Menzel, but later said up to 2 years. “I have a lot of plans in my mind of what to do. There may be …