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Editor's ate It seems like yesterday that I studied Cliff Thompson's resume to prepare a Gargoyle story on his hiring. But more than six years have passed and now, as you read in this issue, Cliff has announced that he will step down as Dean and return to teaching next summer. Many of you alumni have gotten to know and appreciate Cliff's talents. We will miss him as Dean, but I suspect that Cliff will continue to travel and visit with our farflung alumni. As I write, we are on the down-side of on-campus interviewing. Today, however, we have eleven rooms of interviewers, no mean feat when there are only three permanent interview rooms! Our season got off to an interesting start. In the first week we had one employer fail to show up, a fire drill during the interview day, one interviewer with a broken leg, and a 30 minute city-wide power outage that made interviews in windowless rooms even more ominous than usual. We may be seeing some light at the end of the space shortage tunnel. The University architects have presented a conceptual plan for a 30,000 net assignable square foot addition to this building. The exciting part of this plan, in addition to some striking architecture, is that for the first time an addition is planned which will consolidate the various parts of the current building while providing necessary additional space. As we once again go through the campus-systemstate process of approval, you will hear more about this ambitious and exciting plan. Renderings by an architectural artist are being prepared and my be included in a future issue of the Gargoyle. Last year we were surprised by an incoming class of more than 300 students. This was a result of a tremendous increase in applications and a higher rate of registrations per acceptance. When the deadline for this year's first year class

passed, the number of applications had climbed once again, to almost 2500, but the admissions committee was well-prepared. When we welcomed the Class of 1992, it consisted of 285 members, just as we planned. Following the Dean's welcome to these newest law students, a young man came up to me and said, "My mom and dad said to say hello. My mom thought it would make you feel old. My name is Bill Morgan:' Many thanks to Barb and Jim Morgan, the proud parents. Jim was my classmate in the "gold medal" class of 1972. Yes, it did make me feel old! The last issue of the Gargoyle was the special issue with faculty and staff pictures and biographies. As a result, I have to test your memories, and with two mys-

Mystery Picture

tery pictures not just one. In Vol. 19, No. 4 (Spring 1989), C. Scott Pryor ('80) identified himself among the students being honored at the Awards Convocation. Scott, there are 22 persons in the picture. Are you trying to protect yourself by not admitting which one you are? In Vol. 20, No.1 (Summer 1989), two grads identified the mystery photo as a labor law course with Prof. Abner Brodie. Howard Eisenberg ('71) and Kathleen Ortman Miller ('76) recognized Joan Hicks ('70) and Angela Bartell ('71), while Howard admitted that he, too, is pictured. The picture in this issue is from the 1976 Law Revue (the play, not the book). It shows a skit based on Hollywood Squares. Who are all those Squares?

University of Wisconsin Law School Gargoyle Alumni Magazine  

Winter/Fall 1989/90 Gargoyle Alumni Magazine