An officer and a funnyman
NANCI HOWE, associate dean and director of student activities, was on her way to the office earlier this week and noticed two police cars parked in front of Dinkelspiel Auditorium. She saw Deputy ALLEN JAMES of the Stanford Department of Public Safety heading back to one of the cars and questioned why they needed to provide such heavy security for Dinkelspiel, especially during winter break.
“With a twinkle in his eye, he replied, ‘Well, we didn’t do this for Kresge Auditorium, and look what happened to it,'” Howe recalls.
Asked for comment, James said, “It’s one of my better ‘AJisms.'”