The history of saluting

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Aug 4 02:40:49 UTC 2004

At 9:53 PM -0400 8/3/04, RonButters at AOL.COM wrote:
>In a message dated 8/3/04 7:23:02 PM, JMB at STRADLEY.COM writes:
>>  In
>>  a university setting, if an instructor approaches the university
>>  president on the quad, who, if anyone, would speak first, if at all?
>My memory is sometimes one, sometimes the other. This happens a lot; they
>have all walked around a lot during my years at Duke. And if we make eye
>contact--which is usually the case--the order of speaking seems unimportant.
>I've known four Duke University presidents during my 37 years here, two of
>whom knew me by name, though they tended to call me "Tom," Mr. Tom Butters
>having been the Director of Athletics during much of the past 35
>years. The current
>president often calls me "Mack" because I look so much like my colleague,
>Mack O'Barr, I think. The next president is a member of my
>Department, so Iassume
>I'll get to know him as well.

Even if he weren't a department-mate, I'd be very surprised if you
didn't run into your new president Dick Brodhead (who until now was
Yale College dean for the last decade or so) wandering around the
campus.  Say hi from me; we'll miss him here.  Isn't Dick officially
president by now though?  Everything here (department officers,
university officers, etc.) changes over on July 1.


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