Although the temperatures outside would disagree, summer is at an end and the new academic year begins today. I always love this time of year. While the NDSU campus certainly is not sleepy during the summer, there is an energetic vibe that takes over when all of the students arrive on campus in the fall. The streets and sidewalks are filled with eager inquiring students ready to seize the challenges of another academic year. Welcome back to Fargo and a warm welcome to all the new students who are embarking on their dreams today.