Barbara Mack Passed Away

Discussion in 'Campus Life' started by CycloneNorth, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. cyrocksmypants

    cyrocksmypants Well-Known Member

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    Saw this thread popped up. Made me sad all over again.
     
  2. Gossamer

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    Barb was a great friend and a beautiful person...no way a person can avoid being sad thinking about her untimely death. Huge loss for ISU and for so many people.
     
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  3. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

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    Okay, I get the December bump, but why out of the blue today?
     
  4. ImJustKCClone

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    Gossamer has been mining old threads for gold...
     
  5. Gossamer

    Gossamer Active Member

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    she pops up on my Facebook feed on occasion...thought I'd search to see if she made this forum. ****, half this forum is drivel...I'll talk about Barbara any day. :)
     
  6. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    Barbara Mack was one of the most influential professors I had at Iowa State. We didn't agree on everything, but what she liked about me is I had a brain and I used it to think for myself instead of being a sheep that parroted everything that I was told. I kept in touch with her and sought advice from her even after I graduated, which wasn't easy as I was living 200 miles away, but her advice was crucial when after I went on a job interview in Chicago thinking it was for an advertising gig, but instead ended up being a clear Ponzi scheme. She encouraged me that I did the right thing when I walked away, and asked for their info to see what she could do legally against them. I never heard back what ever happened, but that wasn't the point - I had her respect, even after graduation.
     

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