|2011 Faculty and Staff Retiree Recognition Album One|
Professor Leslie Day and her husband, Professor Joe Day, have shared a joint position in the Classics department since 1985—"One of the greatest bargains in the College's history," her colleague, Jeremy Hartnett noted.
"Students know Leslie as a master teacher, and we should marvel at the sheer breadth of the topics she has covered in 37 different classes at Wabash," Hartnett added. "Her students may not have realized that they were working with someone who was rewriting our understanding of Greek archaeology. For more than 30 years, Leslie’s excavations at Vronda-Kavousi on Crete as the head of an international and interdisciplinary team.
"Leslie’s service to Classics, on innumerable committees, and as a counselor to junior faculty has been marked by fairness, candor, and sheer volume. Leslie and Joe’s retirement will leave a huge hole in Classics and Division II, for they have accomplished much more in their joint position than one person ever could.
In photo: Professor Day is congratulated by President White.
Photo by Howard Hewitt