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Pera Wirszup, former U. of C. lecturer and dorm supervisor, dies at 100

Pera Wirszup, former U. of C. lecturer and dorm supervisor, dies at 100

A fixture on the University of Chicago campus for many years as a lecturer and resident master who supervised students in the dormitories, Pera Wirszup always had an open door, a hug and wonderful advice for anyone who needed it, even in retirement. "It is impossible to overstate the joy, comfort, and inspiration that Pera brought to students," said Chicago attorney Joseph A. Morris, who earned a bachelor's and law degree from the University of Chicago in the 1970s. "She treated the nerdiest and most awkward of first-years as if they were beloved and friends and important people". Wirszup, 100, died Aug. 20 in her Hyde Park home from natural causes, family...

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