A toast to the late, great Treno’s on Goodwin from one of its 1970s regulars — former Marquette University Provost and three-degree Illini John Pauly (BS ’72, MS ’74, Ph.D. ’79):
“Treno’s was where I drank my first beer at age 19, purchased for me by my dormitory floor’s resident assistant. Although my parents occasionally let their kids drink, they themselves never drank beer, so sitting with people drinking from pitchers was something new.”
For communications grad students back then, it was the Friday afternoon bar of choice, says Pauly, who was often accompanied by his future wife of 43 years, Lindsey.
“Once, we coaxed Jim Carey, one of our most extraordinary professors and the longtime dean of Illinois’ College of Communications, to join us for pizza and beer,” he says. “We rewarded him by ordering the pizza in the name of Harold Adams Innis, an obscure Canadian economist whose work Carey loved.
"Hearing the staff call out ‘Pizza for Harold Adams Innis’ was a big kick for us — if not for Carey — the sort of lame prank that passes for hijinks among doctoral students.”