"I’m probably too old to draw fast anyway," says a University of Texas economist who has taught at the Austin campus since 1993. The threat of a student pulling a gun on you for a controversial thought "makes it a less desirable place for learning."
Ben Ferguson, 66, and his wife of more than four decades, Robyn, 64, grew up in Texas. It’s where they met and fell in love. About a year ago, Ben was diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s disease. And so the couple moved to Chicago to be closer to their daughter and grandchildren.