March 26, 2004

End of an Era

Posted by Susan

I've just been informed that Karl Weintraub has passed away after a long illness. For many students at Chicago Mr. Weintraub, who was the Thomas E. Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Department of History, the Committee on Social Thought, the Committee on the History of Culture, and the College, represented a living link with Chicago's past. He was one of the greatest champions of the Core Curriculum (and of the importance of the Western canon in general).

He will be missed.

Update: the University has put up an obituary.

Posted by Susan at March 26, 2004 03:45 PM
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