Cornell Classics Appointment Marks ‘Tectonic Shift’ for the Study of Classics

By: Anna Delwiche,  The Cornell Daily Sun
January 31, 2017

Switching his boss from the Pope to Cornell president-elect Martha Pollack, Daniel Gallagher is leaving his post as papal secretary in the Vatican to teach in the classics department starting this fall.

“The appointment of Dan Gallagher to Cornell’s classics department is a milestone in the teaching of Latin nationwide,” Interim President Hunter Rawlings told The Sun. “Dan is the foremost exponent of spoken Latin in the world.”

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