|February 18, 2000||Volume 7, Number 11|
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Lambi remembered again
To the editor:
Regarding Sigrid Eyres letter to the editor ( On Campus News, February 4, 2000 ) concerning Professor Ivo Lambi who passed away recently, I too remember Ivo with great fondness and respect.
When completing my undergraduate and graduate degrees in history in the 70s I took every class he taught. He also supervised my Masters thesis. Ivo was a brilliant, caring teacher who infected students with his enthusiasm for history.
It is indicative of the kind of support he gave that when I had completed the penultimate draft of my PhD thesis, he read it and gave me feedback within three days, even though I was doing the PhD at another university. If only my supervisor had been equally diligent.
The affection his students felt for him was evident at his funeral when I ran into many people I hadnt seen since the 1970s, all former students who 25 years later came to pay their respects for Professor Lambi.
However, I must remark on a small error (perhaps the editors?) in Sigrid Eyres letter that Ivo would surely have mentioned. Its not Bismark, but Bismarck. I remember once in Ivos 300-level course on German history when we were discussing a students paper. Ivo gave the student a wry smile, stroked his beard in his characteristic way, and commented: "There is one spelling error we do not allow in my class. It is Bismarck, with a c, not Bismark."
Editors Note: Bob Cram is quite right it was an editors mistake! In the letter to the editor from Sigrid Eyre entitled "Ideal prof. Ivo Lambi remembered" , Feb. 4 On Campus News, p.4, we inadvertently mis-copied her letter and misspelled Otto von Bismarck, as Bismark, omitting the "c".
In fact, Eyre spelled it correctly, as Bismarck.
On Campus News apologizes for the error.
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