volume 43, number 2
Temple UniversityFaculty Herald





From the Editor
—By David Waldstreicher, Editor

This is my last of my twenty-two issues (!) as editor of the Faculty Herald and I have a few thank-yous that need saying:
--To Lewis Gordon, my predecessor: thanks for your vision, your example, your brilliance, and your confidence in us. We were graced by your presence. Zei gezunt.
--To Steve Newman, my successor: already running while receiving the baton, I more than suspect you will make a good thing better.
--To Aaron Sullivan and Kime Lawson, hired as assistant editors to handle technology beyond my capabilities: they proved to be excellent editors and writers who improved every issue of this publication.
--To the Faculty Herald Editorial Board and especially its chair, Frank Friedman: for wise counsel and never ducking a tough question.
--To the provosts and my dean for making it possible for me to do this job, and my department for not objecting, either.
--To the Faculty Senate Steering Committee, 2008-12, for its unstinting support and appreciation…. but even more for modeling collegiality and collective intelligence in its deliberations. More than anything else during the last four and a half years, this group made has made me proud to be a member of the Temple faculty. •



The Faculty Herald remains dedicated to promoting a dialogue with and among the faulty of Temple University and invites readers to write the editor in response to anything in this or a previous issue, or on other topics of interest and import to Temple Faculty. New letters sent to the editor will be published to a prominent place on the Herald’s website (www.temple.edu/herald) within one or two weeks of the editor receiving them and will be included in the next issue of the Herald. Readers are also welcome to post comments on select articles presented on the new Faculty Herald blog at http://www.facultyherald.blogspot.com.

Letters to the editor should be emailed to David Waldstreicher at facultyherald@temple.edu