The University of Chicago News Office has reported that Milton Ehre, an authority on 19th-century Russian drama and Professor Emeritus in Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago, died Tuesday, June 30 at at the age of 76. Ehre joined the Chicago faculty in 1967 and was a celebrated teacher as well as a researcher and translator of Russian literature. In 1999 he received a Quantrell Award, which the University gives annually to faculty for exceptional work with undergraduates. Ehre was particularly interested in teaching undergraduates and devoted to teaching in the humanities core curriculum.
“The role of the teacher is to make himself superfluous,” Ehre said at the time. “The less they need you, the better the teacher you are. It’s like being a parent.”
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