Outgoing Master Michael Shinagel said he was optimistic about the spirit and excitement that Kirshner will bring to the House.
“We’re delighted that Bob Kirshner has been chosen as the apostolic successor to us as master of Quincy House,” Shinagel said. “We have high hopes for his continuing the best tradition.”
Kirshner has two adult children, a daughter who is a script writer living in Los Angeles, and a son who went to medical school.
The family bull terrier Albert will also be joining Quincy House.
An example of his desire to make the House both an intellectual and social scene, Kirshner spoke of his plan to invite students to the beautiful deck of the Quincy House Masters’ residence for regular star gazing.
“It’s a great place for an observatory, isn’t it?” Kirshner said, starting to list his other ideas for Quincy as he assumes the mastership of the House.
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