Archive for October, 2010

Norman Horrocks, RIP.

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

I truly was saddened today to learn of the death of Norman Horrocks. There will be many eulogies, and they will all be fitting because Norman was a breed apart — a gentleman, a scholar, and a man with a genuine sense of professionalism. His passing is all the more noticeable given the generation immediately in his wake, some of whom who will be wheeled out now to seek some form of reflected glory. Norman was the best company I’ve known at ALISE from the day I appeared there as a newly minted dean. Stories will someday be told and when I tell them, he will remain a hero.  What’s more, he was a fellow Manchester United supporter who understood a tie beyond geography. He understood many things did Norman.  The game should be played only one way, the right way. Farewell.