Friday, August 17, 2007

The profession lost one of my favorite professors today

A friend just emailed me with the horrible news that Michael Barclay was killed today in a plane crash. I took him for several classes and can say he was one of my favorite teachers I ever had.

From the Rochester Business Journal:
"Michael Barclay, a member of the Simon Graduate School of Business finance faculty at the University of Rochester for more than two decades, died Thursday in a seaplane crash between Empire Boulevard and Irondequoit Bay in Penfield, school officials said. The crash also claimed the life of another area resident, according to news reports. “All of us at the Simon School are deeply saddened to learn of this tragic accident,” said Dean Mark Zupan...."

1 comment:

Pat said...

He taught the first finance class I took at Simon in 2003 - got a 17 on the midterm and thought, "what have i gotten myself into?"

Great teacher, great class. I can't believe how much he taught us in 10 or so weeks. So sad...