I have been nearly exploding with my desire to share this here. However, Emily didn’t want me to until the contract was actually signed.
And the news is – fanfares and drum rolls – Emily has signed a contract to be a tenure track professor of ecology at Cleveland State University, the school where her father was a professor of computer science for 31 years, from 1976 until 2007…….(How I wish he were here with us to celebrate!) She really enjoyed her time at St. Mary’s College in southern Maryland and made good friends there, and so did the rest of the family. It is always difficult to leave. However, it was so far that visiting back and forth was very difficult. I could fly but Alice and her family would have needed to pay four full fares. It’s a little too much for one weekend. So Michael ended up taking vacation days and they drove. But it is a good eight hours……Now Emily and Ingmar are madly looking for a house in this area, perhaps in the same school system she attended up to 8th grade, the one where Nathan is a student now…Or else something close. Of course I am very happy, even though I know the summer will be a little crazy with moving and all that will be going on.
It has been growing and changing ever since it began in ’64. (Previously it was Fenn College.) The areas where Paul taught are greatly changed. The building his office was first in, the old student center called “the cage” has been torn down and a new one built. A new building was also constructed for the Business College. Emily’s College is a newly formed College of Science…..It’s all rather different from the CSU I knew, and all to the good, I think. Most of our friends are retired now. “Time’s winged chariot” and all that. I graduated from CSU and so did Alice and Andy. Emily was a National Merit Scholar and attended Western Reserve.
The new student center, Julka Hall, is impressive though I liked the old one. Lots of memories there. You can read more about it here: http://blog.cleveland.com/architecture/2010/10/new_student_center_and_julka_h.html
Paul’s department moved to this new building in the 90s.
Euclid Avenue, where the university is mainly located used to be called Millionaire’s row because many wealthy citizen had imposing homes there during the end of the 1800s and early 1900s, among them John D. Rockefeller. There is little of that left, but the University owns the Mather Mansion and holds events there. It has quite a different look than other area of the campus.
But enough of that. It is an excellent school and I wish Emily many happy and successful years there.