History Reproduces Itself
Written by Bwog Staff
Congratulations to history professor Kenneth Jackson, who added a new grandson to the family. Jackson, respected within the Columbia family as the Jacques Barzun professor of history and social sciences, is also respected in his own family: one (the first one!) of the baby’s two middle names is “Kenneth.”
One of Jackson’s classes received the following e-mail:
Dear members of the History of NYC course,
Yesterday afternoon, soon after lecture ended, Professor Jackson was blessed with a healthy grandson, Luke Kenneth Karl Jackson. (He weighed in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces, measured 20 1/2 inches, and received a perfect APGAR score, in case you were wondering.)
With all the pop culture, futuristic, and historical references in the boy’s name (“Luke,” as in “Cool Hand” or Skywalker; “Kenneth,” as in Jackson; and “Karl,” not really as in Marx), one can only imagine what this child will amount to!
Congratulations to Professor Jackson and his family.
Basketball fans will notice the newborn has the same name as Toronto Raptors small forward Luke Jackson, who has spent most of his three seasons in the NBA recovering from injuries. Bwog wishes young Luke Kenneth Karl better health.
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