For a feature report on the personality and legacy of University of Maine Honors College Dean and math professor Charlie Slavin, who died unexpectedly this week, Channel 2 (WLBZ) interviewed several colleagues and an Honors College graduate who remembered Slavin fondly. Samantha Paradis, who graduated in May with a double major in history and theater, said Slavin taught her about passion and dedication. Sue Hunter, vice president for academic affairs and provost, and Emily Cain, coordinator of advancement in the Honors College and a state representative from Orono, said Slavin was a popular friend and mentor to the entire campus community who transformed and expanded the Honors College. Some 700 former students, friends and colleagues of Slavin, dispersed throughout the world, plan to raise a stein this evening at 10 p.m. EST in honor of Slavin, according to a Bangor Daily News article and a Facebook page dedicated to the event.
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