Woo-hoo, fans of Science Pub! Yesterday Willamette University announced a new President, physicist Stephen Thorsett.
Thorsett is something of a local. The appointment narratives dwelt on a "home-coming" aspect, and it stands to reason that part of his appointment is a commitment to continuing the project of a closer relationship between the city and the university.
An excellent example of that outreach is the insane popularity of Science Pub! We can only hope that there will be a Presidential Pub once Thorsett gets settled in!