1:17 p.m. EDT: a moment we shall never forget. It was then that President Paxson announced to the Brown community that Dean of the College Katherine Bergeron — no, not that Bergeron [Ed.-…and definitely not this Dean Bergeron] — would be leaving College Hill at the end of the year to assume the presidency of Connecticut College in New London. For those who live somewhere on the Northeast Corridor, that’s the city the Amtrak always rolls through painfully slowly somewhere between Providence and New Haven. Also, the college’s mascot is a camel, so it’s pretty cool in our book. If New London needs a hero, Dean Bergeron’s cape will be more than up to the job.
We here at BlogDailyHerald are going through a bit of an existential crisis. Not only are we losing a loyal reader, but we are also losing perhaps our favorite Photoshop subject. That being said, we are happy Dean Bergeron is moving on to an exciting new position (we’re going to have to learn how to share). Since we couldn’t find exactly the words necessary to create a tribute to her, we’re turning instead to Marshall Katheder ’12, who may have summed her up best:
Recognized by her gallant strides and velour frocks, the Berge is a knotty myth, cryptic Bruno-lore. [Steeped] in mystery, she is a bizarrely intoxicating brew that even Alice (of Wonderland) would have trepidation about sipping. The Dean of the College’s orchestral intonation has riled armies and wooed beasts. Her persona has inspired a cultish, devoted following. And her haircut has inspired dozens of synth-pop songs.
Couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Bergemash won’t be the same without you. Check after the jump for a sample of our favorite KBerge Photoshop masterpieces and video assets that pay tribute to the Great.
This is how you pronounce her name incorrectly:
And lastly, this gem: