This news blog is usually devoted to events of a more traditional academic nature. But we cannot neglect noting and celebrating three very happy non-academic events that occurred over the last month or two in our Department. Three members of our Department became new parents!

Benjamin Ke was born on September 14. Graduate student Alan Ke reports that both Benjamin and his mom are doing well. Ezra Keshet also became a first time father with the birth Charles Francis Keshet (aka Charlie) on October 27th. Photographic evidence that we have had access to confirms that Charlie is doing well, as is his mother and his older canine brother Cambridge. Lastly, graduate student Alicia Stevers welcomed her firstborn Emmett Bryant Stevers on November 3rd.

Remember to say congratulations the next time you see Alan, Ezra or Alicia!