Barbara Mack Passed Away

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  1. clonefan10

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    Her JL MC 101 class was my second ever at Iowa State. Went into Hoover Hall at 11 am and couldn't believe how many people were in there. It was my "welcome to college" moment. I only took two journalism classes at Iowa State, but hers was a favorite. Spoke with her once one-on-one and she was very cool. She will be missed.
     
  2. BKLYNCyclone

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    Very sad to hear this. I never took one of her classes but I had the privilege of working with her for 5 years as JLMC student tech support (I worked mainly with the professors). Her computer issues were always the best (i.e. a crunched laptop), and her humor was amazing. I remember watching her pick up a student's Nalgene (before the BPA scare) and chuck it into a cement block wall. I believer she said, "Wow, these things really are indestructible." Gotta love a prof that isn't afraid to drop F-bombs when they were appropriate as well. Great teacher who will definitely be missed.
     
  3. This is sad news indeed; I never had the privilege of taking any of her courses (I had Kim Smith instead), but she was very close with several members of my family during her tenure at the Register and I have heard only amazing things about her.
     
  4. chuckd4735

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    Never had her for a teacher, but have worked with her on various other issues through my job and not only was she a great person, but she did a damn good job of making me laugh. She obviously did a lot for ISU, but she went above and beyond her job as a professor and was a great resource for many people around the state.
     
  5. cyclone87

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    Sad day, I never had her as a teacher but have heard about her before. She was one of the truly good teachers at ISU (the type that are genuinely interested in their students success), and will definitely be missed.
     
  6. Mr Janny

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    We're having to delete way too many posts for a thread of this subject matter. This should be a given, but please attempt to stay respectful, guys.

    If you didn't like this particular professor or have never heard of her, just keep it to yourself and refrain from posting about it.
     
  7. RING4CY

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    I'm in her media law class this semester (she may be gone, but it's still her class.) I saw her yesterday in class. She was fine. B. Mack just being B. Mack.
     
  8. Palmer

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    You will be missed. :(

    Terrible day along with a terrible week with the sad news also of a fellow board member losing a baby.
     
  9. WhatMeWorry

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    This makes me feel sad. Had her for 101 and Journalism Law. A friend and I had to leave 101 early one class so we sat in the corner by the door. When we got up to leave, hopefully being discreet, she still caught us out of the corner of her eye and called us out in front of the whole class. We laughed all the way down the stairs. I knew we didn't have a chance.
     
  10. RING4CY

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    She was teaching JlMC 460: Media Law and JlMC 462: Media Ethics this semester. I know she had taught JlMC 202 in the past.
     
  11. CY9008

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    I know I'll miss that woman...not too many professors walking (or driving that tiny little car that i have no idea how she fit in) the ISU campus that are better educators of their life than her. RIP BMack!
     
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    She was a class act. One of the best professors and advisers at ISU.
     
  13. Sloup

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    I only know her from my Journalism friends talking about her, but even just from that I know she was a great educator and will be sorely missed. Keep the stories coming.
     
  14. CLONECONES

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    never knew her/was involved with jlmc but wanted to mention CFH tweeted

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    "Barbara Mack has an immense impact on the ISU family. She was an outstanding professor and a true Cyclone. She will be missed. #icon"
     
  15. CFH is a class act.
     
  16. 2020cy

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    I think the best thing that can be said about her is that she somehow made law and ethics classes worth going to even when you didn't need to. She was really tough on students but she was fair, something I didn't appreciate until after I graduated. I had four years worth of different professors in different majors, and she's the one that got the most out of me. I think that will be the legacy people will remember. RIP.
     
  18. Cyclones26

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    Sad day. I have had her for class before and have already had two lectures with her this semester. Going to lecture tomorrow and her not being there wont seem right.
     
  19. ISUAgronomist

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    Guess you missed this part:

    Hospitals have dozens of chest pain / heart attack rule outs a day.

    It's sad she's gone but suggesting it's the hospital's fault is likely misguided.
     
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  20. 2020cy

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    Obviously something was wrong, just because she didn't have a heart attack doesn't mean there wasn't another issue.
     

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