Why Mike Franklin left Berkeley for University of Chicago

Good profile of Mike and the recent effort to grow our department:

This was an interesting bit:

But Franklin has a lot of space to fill yet at Crerar, so it still feels a little empty. Students from elsewhere on campus have seized on the common areas, formerly home to the library’s stacks, as quiet study space. Some things in Hyde Park never change. “So our people are trying to be quiet, not wanting to disturb them. I want it to be a little louder in here,” says Franklin