While on vacation I was excited to unexpectedly see an alumni magazine.  I usually scan the back pages for good news: weddings, babies, new jobs, etc…and I was shocked and saddened to find out that the much beloved Professor Hankin passed away this Winter.  In September I wrote to him to thank him for my best Emerson experiences and for being an amazing teacher and human being – what I consider to be the most dignified, honrorable, respectable, fantastic aspiration anyone can work toward…It remains one of my most cherished email exchanges and my heart is with his family, friends, and the many whom he touched.