April 1, 2010 Department Acquires π
Following in the footsteps of the Museum of Modern Art's Department of Architecture and Design in its acquisition of the @ symbol, Albion's Mathematics and Computer Science Department has acquired the Greek letter Pi into its collection of mathematical artifacts. "The acquisition is momentous," exclaimed a clearly elated emeritus professor Robert Messer. "We are all very proud of the acquisition," says chair Mark Bollman. The formal acquisition will hopefully raise the stature and prevalance of this important symbol. Many calculators contain a special key for pi, yet most modern keyboards in the United States do not. "I am ready for a Pi on my keyboard," says professor David Reimann.