His name's Andrew, not Abraham, but the Land if Lincoln native’s ties to our 16th president run deep.
“Lincoln Hall looms so large in my memories, mostly because I did my Ph.D. in political science when the department was still in that building, but also because I’m a native Illinoisan,” says Andrew Green, technical director at Management Systems International.
“It was the perfect name for a building housing the study of political science, enhanced to no small effect by the presence of a professor named Stephen A. Douglas, a coincidence that never ceased to amuse me.
“Perhaps the high point of such historic associations for me was when Professor Douglas and I went to lunch with a prospective grad student, a smart young woman with the last name of Mudd. Even now I maintain an odd connection to Lincoln, as my Maryland town was home to a young John Wilkes Booth for a while.
“Alas, the political science department is no longer in Lincoln Hall, more’s the pity.”