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image: Campus NewsChanging of the guards
After an association with the University that has lasted more than four decades, Edward Turkington, deputy dean of students in the University and dean of student services, will be retiring from his position at the end of the academic year. Turkington arrived at the U of C in 1958 as a graduate student in history. After leaving to serve in the army for three years, he returned in 1963 to become assistant resident head in Hitchcock Hall, parting ways with academic life for a career in student services. Over the next 38 years, he served as director of student housing, associate dean of students, and, since 1993, in his current position. For 33 of those years he lived in Burton-Judson Courts-alongside the students he assisted-where he and his wife, Edith, SM'65, raised their two children.

After retirement, Turkington plans to remain in Hyde Park with his wife. A committee chaired by Dennis Hutchinson, a William Rainey Harper professor and associate dean in the College and senior lecturer in the Law School, has been formed to search for a new vice president and dean of students.

On the other side of Ellis Avenue, Ralph W. Muller, president and CEO of the University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System, has announced that he will be stepping down on July 1. President of UCH since it separated from the University in 1986, Muller joined the hospital in 1980 as budget director and was named CEO in 1985. This summer Muller will join the Health Care Policy Programme at the King's Fund, a health-care policy institute in London.

On July 1 Anne W. Robertson, the Claire Dux Swift professor in music and the College, will begin an appointment as associate provost for research and education. At Chicago since 1984, Robertson has served in numerous administrative positions within and outside of the humanities division, including two terms as chair of the music department. Robertson's scholarly work focuses on music of the Middle Ages, particularly that of 14th-century French composer Guillaume de Machaut. In an announcement to faculty and staff, University Provost Geoffrey Stone described Robertson as "a committed teacher, a splendid colleague, and a distinguished scholar." In her new position, she will oversee the Laboratory Schools, the University Press, the Graham School of General Studies, the University Library, and issues related to graduate education.

On February 12 Law School Dean Daniel R. Fischel, JD'77, announced his resignation for personal reasons. Fischel, the Lee and Brena Freeman professor in the Law School and an expert in corporate law, had been dean since January 1999 and will remain on the Law School faculty. University President Don Michael Randel has appointed Richard A. Epstein, the James Parker Hall distinguished service professor of law, as interim dean. Epstein, a prolific scholar who has taught courses in contracts, property, torts, criminal law, conflicts of law, health law, workers' compensation, constitutional law, and political theory, joined the Law School faculty in 1971. The search for a new dean has begun, with Cass R. Sunstein, the Karl N. Llewellyn distinguished service professor of jurisprudence, chairing the search committee.-C.S.


 


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