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In Memoriam: The life of Professor Werner Baer

Professor Baer

By Alex Rich

April 4, 2016

He said that we would meet sometime next week for coffee, that he expected to be out of the hospital by Friday.But on Thursday, March 31, distinguished Economics professor and my personal friend Werner BaerRBpassed away following “a sudden and brief illness.”Two days earlier, he had emailed me from C...

University uses grant to improve bike parking

A student rides a bike through the Main Quad on October 5, 2015.

By Adam Kaz

October 5, 2015

Busy college students may take short cuts whenever possible. Sometimes it means a Sparknotes search, sometimes it’s microwave dinners.Sometimes it means rushed bicyclists will lock their bikes against nearby campus property rather than to the authorized bike parking stations.Improperly locked bicycles have been s...