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05/11/2010

A Georgetown French professor's final words

May 11, 2010 |  4:32 pm

You never know what you'll find in news obituaries on the Web.

Dorothy M. Betz, 70, was an associate professor of French at Georgetown University who died of a torn aorta April 13 at a hospital in northern Virginia. As the Washington Post obituary reports:

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Paul F. Betz of McLean, a Georgetown professor emeritus of English. He said that his wife's last words as she was wheeled into the operating room were: "The midterm exams for my intermediate French students are on the desk at home. Take them in tomorrow and administer them to my students."

Yes, really. Hope those students took their studies as seriously as she took her teaching. Click here for the rest of the article.

--Claire Noland

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