We're sad to say that the man who made "double-secret probation" a part of our national lexicon, John Vernon, has passed away. While an accomplished stage actor, Vernon was best known as Dean Wormer, head of Faber College ("Knowledge Is Good") in Animal House.
Given Colorado's current obsession with happenings in Boulder, we wonder how Dean Wormer would have dealt with Ward Churchill. And, since Marc Holtzman is off and running for Governor, perhaps we should have asked him earlier this week if Dean Wormer had any influence on his management style at DU.
Then again, we just can't see Marc Holztman saying: "The time has come for someone to put his foot down. And that foot is me."