BLAKE MOVES TO ROCHESTER
After a decade and a half at the University of New Mexico, Blake will accompany Morris Eaves to the University of Rochester this summer when he assumes a position there as Professor of English. From 1 July 1986 all correspondence that would have gone to the University of New Mexico should be addressed to Blake, c/o Morris Eaves, Dept. of English, Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627.
Blake will leave many unpaid debts of gratitude at the University of New Mexico. Our first thanks must go to various members of the University administration, especially Nathaniel Wollman and Joseph Zavadil, who were, respectively, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Chair of the English Department in 1970, when Blake was looking for a home. This commitment has continued in the persons of Hamlin Hill, Chair of the English Department since 1979, and Chris Garcia, Dean of Arts and Sciences since 1980, who have never refused their help when we needed it. They have been supported in turn by others, especially former Provost McAllister Hull, Jr., former Associate Provost Joel Jones, and former Acting Vice-President for Research, Joseph Scaletti.
Our second debt is owed to the students and staff of the English Department who have worked on Blake. Roberta Goetsch was Blake’s first editorial assistant, and many of the procedures that she helped devise stand us in good stead sixteen years later. But Blake could not have continued without the competence and devotion to the job of Robie’s numerous successors. In recent years, editorial assistant (now managing editor) has been a fulltime position, filled by three very fine people whom all subscribers and contributors should remember: Susan Corban, Marcy Erickson, and (the present managing editor) Robin Tawney. They have been assisted by an equally memorable group of graduate students, several of whom have gone on to careers in printing, editing, and publishing.
Finally, we gratefully acknowledge our indebtedness to the skills of the various experts at the University Printing Plant. Tom Payne, the present Director, and Jim Cheek, the present Assistant Director, have guided us through the mysteries of their craft since the day we arrived on campus, as have Jim Doolittle, Dave Spear, Frank Luna, Jr., and numerous other Plant employees whose patient advice and training have been sincerely appreciated.