At this spring’s commencement, many Arts and Sciences professors could be found draping hoods over the heads of their newly minted PhDs.
But it is likely that only one of them was hooding an advisee nearly 50 years after his first.
Though Bodie Douglas, professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry, retired in 1989, he remains an active member of the department’s graduate faculty. So when Carol Fortney, a PhD student whose research was in inorganic chemistry—Douglas’s field—was in need of an advisor, Douglas stepped up. More >