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Math Professor to Retire After 30 Years
After more than 30 years at the University of Nebraska, Mel Thornton is retiring from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The Spring 2000 semester will be his last. Most of the state's elementary and secondary math teachers know Thornton. His decades-long tenure at Nebraska left its mark on math education. He taught graduate students, prepared teachers, and helped students meet the math requirements of their liberal arts education. "I'll miss the interaction with the students," Thornton said. "I'll miss the excitement of seeing them discover some things."