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Wrong Alan Henney?

Mr. Alan Henney

Weekend Assignment Editor

Pi Mu Epsilon

Pi Mu Epsilon

Background Information

Employment History

Assignment Desk Editor
Gannett-owned WUSA-TV

Editor and Correspondent
Beach Report


Radio Communications Monitoring Association

Member of Member
Phi Beta Kappa

Founding Member
Sigma XI


George Washington Univ.

Bachelor of Arts
mathematics and physics

doctorate work

University of Maryland

master's degree
information systems
George Washington University

master's degree
University of Maryland

undergraduate degree

Web References (62 Total References)

Capitol Hill Monitors Scanner Radio Homepage

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Alan Henney, General Editor and Acting Treasurer ( )

Alan Henney 6912 Prince George's Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912-5414 301-270-2531 voice * 206-333-0595 fax

Dagmar Renate Henney

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Alan Henney would move on to become a physicist at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory when Henney and he moved on to the University of Maryland. It was there that he worked on his Master's degree in mathematics. Henney graduated within three years with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and physics and a Master's Degree in pure mathematics. Henney also received a minor in chemistry.

When asked about things she remembered most about the University of Miami, it seemed always to revolve around academics. This is very different than the usual student in Miami whose response would be something about the beach. Henney considered her time at UM the best years of her life because of excellent and considerate professors.
Henney remarked that she took all of his courses including Middle, Old English, and Chaucer linguistics. She did say things did get tough when she was taking twelve credits including nine math courses and was a math assistant in the same year.
Henney followed her husband to Maryland after graduating from the University of Miami. Once she moved with her husband to Takoma, Maryland she quickly became an American citizen and then began her work on what would become her doctoral thesis on additive set-values and Banach spears. At the University of Maryland she taught eighteen credits, and took graduate courses at the same time costing her $3600 a year. Henney emphatically noted that she did not mind the $3600 a year price for classes at the university at the time. Henney remarked that while at Maryland she made many close friends who would help her in future.
Henney was also in charge of all off-campus courses taught by the University of Maryland. This involved working with many foreign students from different European countries. Her duties included hiring and supervising all off campus professors and TA's. She said that it was a great deal of work going along with her own teaching and class work, but in the end it was rewarding.
During the time Henney was working on her doctorate. "I went through three advisors before I was through," she commented. Henney later explained that her topic was so specialized that it was difficult for her to find anyone in the Math Department who knew enough about the subject to supervise her dissertation. Henney finally finished up with a professor at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Because of this lack of knowledge, there was still some doubt about the validity of her work. She had to defend her paper in front of thirty math professors who drilled her on her paper.
After all of this Henney was still not given her diploma when the rest of the class graduated during commencement. The reason for this was she had forgotten to pay the price for the diploma. ""I forgot to pay my diploma fee", she explained. "I'll be there all right but I have to be last in line and they'll give me a blank she of paper."" (Post, Barnes). Henney would receive the diploma a few weeks later, but that did not matter after going through six years of school to get to that point. When Henney was asked in a old yearbook of the University of Maryland's about what she said about students, she called the students at the University very gratifying. ""The students here are very eager to learn,"" (Biller, 5).
After completing her doctorate Henney moved on to teach at George Washington University. In her time at GWU she taught calculus, finite mathematics, and measure and integration. Henney was an advisor and charter member of the new university chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, a national honorary mathematics fraternity. Henney was also a founding member of Sigma XI, and a member Phi Beta Kappa, and other scholarship groups. Henney mentioned that thanks to many GWU assistants she was invited to various math societies all over the world. One was even held in Oberwolfach, Germany within a castle and sponsored by the University of Freiburg.
When asked about the Math Department of GWU, while she was teaching there, she responded that, "They were pleasant and helpful. Good attitude of students and faculty in general. Later when questioned about the school in general Henney seemed very positive. "I miss the university and its students almost daily," she said. She then went on to say, "I enjoyed my time at GWU so much that it is difficult to think of anything negative. Henney taught at a time when female leave for babies was not a norm and that was the one problem she had with the university. "I could never figure out why I was granted no annual leave when I had a baby but paid leave when I had a gallbladder operation."
She still to this very day misses the students and has many friends at the university. "I am still in touch which numbers of previous students," she commented. After teaching at George Washington University, she was considered for the position of President at University of Iowa and the grad school of the New York University. If she could be president of George Washington University, she would have make sure the excellent courses that are taught at the university should be accessible to all, meaning that the classes should be on the Internet. Henney also agrees with the current school administration and hopes that the university expands as much as possible.
Henney, while teaching at GWU, also had many accomplishments outside of teaching she published research papers, books, and won many awards. Henney published eight research papers in journals in Europe, Asia and the United States. She published many books as well. One of these research papers was called Properties of Set Valued Additive Functions. "The object of this paper is to examine certain of set-valued additive functions which are defined on the positive cone in Euclidean space Em" ( MathematicalMonthly, 384). Henney credits the German, Scandinavian, and Portuguese with giving her a start for certain theoretical problems, which were later continued on in U.S. journals.
Henney is also famous when it comes to books, having published a best seller in Unsolved Questions in Mathematics. Another one of her famous books that was partly republished in the GWU Magazine in the spring of 1966 was Bourbaki . Bourbaki is based around a dead French general who gives a lecture at Ecole Superieure in Nancy, France. It actually was not the General at all but an actor instead. The major Bourbaki publication, The Elements of Mathematics , appeared at the same time. The first part of this book includes topology, topological vector spaces, integration, set theory, functions of a real variable, and modern algebra. The point of the book was the regret that many mathematicians were having because of the shadow of falsity that was cast on their work.
Henney was not only famous for her writing, but also for her awards. Henney was considered a finalist on becoming a Congressional Scientist Fellow in Washington Program. The John Hopkins University at the Conference of Conjugate Duality also honored Henney.

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DCRTV hears that Channel 9/ WUSA's weekend assignment editor, Alan Henney, quit this week, abruptly, and said he couldn't work for an organization such as Gannett any longer. He sent all fellow employees a long email explaining his actions and was very critical of WUSA management. "We are doing less news gathering these days and more information posting. Somebody needs to be driving the news machine at all times, actively pursuing news leads. We've lost our focus," he wrote.

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DCRTV hears that Channel 9/ WUSA's weekend assignment editor, Alan Henney, quit this week, abruptly, and said he couldn't work for an organization such as Gannett any longer. He sent all fellow employees a long email explaining his actions and was very critical of WUSA management. "We are doing less news gathering these days and more information posting. Somebody needs to be driving the news machine at all times, actively pursuing news leads. We've lost our focus," he wrote.

Somebody tweeted this post about a ...

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Somebody tweeted this post about a rather acrid resignation letter to Gannett from WUSA/DC's Alan Henney.

I've been following several conversations in professional circles about what is happening to the news business and, for that reason, Mr. Henney's letter is quite instructive.

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