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Prof. Marler

Professor David Wayland Marler ( 1937 – 2008 )

He was my favorite professor. A very wise man, absolutely stunning. I would sit in his office and listen to him talk about History for hours, those were some of the best hours of college I ever spent. I went on a trip to East Europe on the Holocaust remembrance tour with him in 2005 with a class of about 25. Dr. Marler was head over heals in love with the girl on the left of him in this picture. She was our tour guide for the day and she spoke czech so beautifully, he kept asking her in German if she could speak a language he knew so that he could ask her to marry him. He definitely had a sense of humor. It was a challenge and a joy to learn in his classroom. Though, the topic of discussion usually went on 4 tangents before we talked about anything regarding the classes purpose. What we learned from a lecture or an assignment from one of his classes was so often secondary to what we learned from his passion. He loved history, he loved reading books and talking about them, but there was a sense that he actually loved each one of us as well. That’s why will miss Dr. Marler.

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