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Winter 2009 • Volume 15, Issue 1  

Web Exclusives
Krupa fills in for Schock | Fitzgerald to speak at commencement on Dec. 20 | BU professors address financial crisis | Hostage in Mumbai | BU senior participates in Fellows Program at Stanford | Science Foundation Grant | Parkinson's expert honored | Print and drawing exhibition coming | Alums meet BRAD COHEN ’96 | Front of the Class viewing party | Student nurses convention | Past faculty award recipients | Launching interest in engineering | Cape Buffalo hunt | Sewing class | Slideshows: Markin Center; Founder’s Day/Homecoming 2008; STEPS engineering camp

 

Krupa fills in for Schock in Springfield

Joan Gore Krupa

Although JOAN GORE KRUPA ’67 MA ’69 was not elected to fill the Illinois House seat left vacant by freshman U.S. Congressman AARON SCHOCK ’02, she is taking his place as an interim state representative. Krupa was sworn in to fill Schock’s seat as the representative to the 92nd District on January 5, after his resignation. Both are Republicans. The replacement must have lived in the district for two years and be of the same party as the representative vacating the seat.

Krupa will be in office for 10 days, until Jehan Gordon, a Democrat from Peoria, is sworn in to office. The 10 days became historic when she voted for the impeachment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich on January 9. Krupa is donating her salary to Wildlife Prairie State Park.

At age 27, Schock became the youngest member of Congress when he was sworn in on January 6. He replaced RAY LaHOOD ’71, who has been nominated by President-elect Barack Obama as Secretary of Transportation.

 

Krupa fills in for Schock | Fitzgerald to speak at commencement on Dec. 20 | BU professors address financial crisis | Hostage in Mumbai | BU senior participates in Fellows Program at Stanford | Science Foundation Grant | Parkinson's expert honored | Print and drawing exhibition coming | Alums meet BRAD COHEN ’96 | Front of the Class viewing party | Student nurses convention | Past faculty award recipients | Launching interest in engineering | Cape Buffalo hunt | Sewing class | Slideshows: Markin Center; Founder’s Day/Homecoming 2008; STEPS engineering camp