I heard over the holidays that my college advisor, a Russian History professor named Abbott Gleason, known as Tom, died on Christmas Day after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. The fact that I took even a single history course in college, much less ended up a history major, was completely this man’s doing.
College professors have always had one area of untrammeled expression: the faculty office. After all, once you’ve got tenure, you can decorate as wackily as you want. Loyola Magazine recently sniffed out that school’s most striking faculty offices, including ones that feature Coke can sculptures, tumbleweeds, and a ceiling made of flags. Some of the best photos after the jump: