At the age of 6, Jim Vick walked onto a college campus to start the first grade, and he has never left. A brief summary: 12 years at the LSU Laboratory School, 4 years to get a BS in math at LSU, 4 years to get an MA and PhD in math at the University of Virginia, 2 years teaching at Princeton University, and 40 years as a faculty member and administrator at the University of Texas. His administrative responsibilities include 11 years as associate dean in the College of Natural Sciences and 16 years as Vice President for Student Affairs. He is currently Ashbel Smith Professor of Mathematics and a member of the University’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers.
He and his wife, Niki, have two children (Todd and Stuart) and five grandchildren (Alyson, Will, Melissa, Mackenzie, and Whit). They divide their time between Austin and their log house in Balsam North Carolina. In addition to his responsibilities as a faculty member, he enjoys playing tennis, cooking, traveling, hiking, and playing the banjo.
His plan is to continue writing about campus life, either as fiction or as a memoir, and to someday publish his collected poetry, written over the past twenty years.
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by Jim Vick
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When a student is found dead in his fraternity house, the questions and conflicts expose difficult relationships among his girlfriend, a psychologist, the Dean of Students, and the wealthy grandson of a famous Texas wildcatter. The setting is a fictitious college in the very real city of Austin, and the mystery unfolds amid the turmoil of college life.
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