Sunday, September 22, 2013

"Yes, She Was a Professor!"

"The death of a long-time, part-time professor in Pittsburgh is gathering the attention of instructors nationwide."

"On Sept. 1, Margaret Mary Vojtko, an adjunct professor who had taught French at Duquesne University for 25 years, passed away at the age of 83. She died as the result of a massive heart attack she suffered two weeks before." Patheos writes
Photo by E.G
“Call Me Miss”! gives a humane and critical analysis of what has caused her death : “Margaret Mary Vojtko died this month, alone, collapsing outside on her lawn, at age 83. She suffered from cancer, although a heart attack took her life. She was beloved aunt of six nieces and nephews. She was–or had been up until this summer–an adjunct faculty member at Duquesne University, a Catholic institution in Pittsburgh. For 25 years, Margaret Mary taught two or three classes each semester. Her part-time teaching seems to have been a second career, commencing when she was in her late 50′s, and her tiny income from Duquesne her only source of funds.
Puzzling, I know.”
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Ms Vojtko's life story reminds me of Vivian Maier's!

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