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Having seen four years' worth of Sid Richardson
College freshmen matriculate, John and Penny
Bennett announced they will be leaving Rice and
their positions as Sid masters, effective this
masters announce they will leave Rice this
by Susan Egeland
Thresher editorial staff
and John Bennett
Although they will have finished only four years
of the traditionally five-year term, the Bennetts
decided to leave their mastership one year early
after John Bennett received a faculty position in
the Computer Science Department at the University
of Colorado at Boulder.
Bennett has also seen five years' worth of
students' Lego robots while teaching the popular
class ELEC 201 &emdash; also known as "Lego Lab."
Bennett, who teaches the course with Electrical and
Computer Engineering Professor Jim Young, hopes the
future of the course will not be jeopardized.
"Our decision to leave was extraordinarily
difficult, in large part because we will be leaving
so many people and a place that we have come to
love," John Bennett said in an e-mail announcement
sent to Sid members Monday night.
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