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Honoring the loss of beloved former dean, Dwight Teeter

A fisherman and a scholar: Dwight Teeter knew how to catch someone's attention.

On Feb. 27, the former dean of the College of Communication and journalism professor passed away after battling a long illness at the age of 80.

“It's a very sad day,” Michael Wirth, current dean of the College of Communication and Electronic Media, said on Friday. “Dwight was a great man, a great colleague, a great academic. He was a tremendous teacher.

“It's a huge loss.”

During his professorship, Teeter's contribution to the journalism field was great, teaching for more than 50 years ...