‘Home’ for the holiday

Mahendra Gupta, Ph.D., dean and the Geraldine J. and Robert L. Virgil Professor of Accounting and Management at Olin Business School, welcomes the Lee family of South Korea — (from left) Ji Hye Bae, Seyeon Lee and first-year MBA student Jong Han Lee — to Olin’s annual Thanksgiving feast. More than 600 professors, students and families — a record number — gathered in the Knight Center Nov. 27 and gobbled up more than 250 pounds of turkey and all the traditional dishes from stuffing to pumpkin pie. It was the 14th time the Olin School had hosted such an event for its families, many of whom were experiencing their first American Thanksgiving. The George Warren Brown School of Social Work also held a dinner for its students Nov. 23 in Brown Hall, and Dining Services hosted a traditional dinner on Thanksgiving Day for students who stayed on campus during the break.