I’m writing in regard to the article about the student petition in support of Professor John Bisbee in last week’s issue of The Orient. I was instrumental in recruiting Professor Bisbee 19 years ago, and I have never wavered in my conviction that he is an exceptional and unusually gifted teacher, a generous and insightful mentor and a remarkably innovative artist whose creative and professional achievements have continued to flourish with each passing year.

A generation of Bowdoin graduates from many fields, as well as the arts, proudly trace their life’s work to his example of personal and creative integrity, and his inspiring presence will be greatly missed.

Mark Wethli, A. LeRoy Greason Professor of Art