Candace O’Connor, author of the pictorial history book Beginning a Great Work: Washington University in St. Louis, 1853-2003, signs a copy for Robert I. Virgil, Ph.D. (right), as Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton looks on. Virgil is the chair of the Sesquicentennial Commission, a University trustee, former Olin School of Business dean and former executive vice chancellor for University relations. The book-signing was part of the Eliot Day celebration Feb. 23 in Holmes Lounge. The event also featured talks by Jan Jacobi, head of the middle school at Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School, titled “William Greenleaf Eliot: The Man Without Guile,” and O’Connor, titled “William Greenleaf Eliot and Freedom’s Memorial.” A portrait of Eliot by local artist Gilbert C. Early was unveiled. About 150 people attended the events.

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