So much of what has been claimed about Steve has been speculation about his classroom demeanor. Contrary to what some detractors have intimated, Steve is a well-loved and generous mentor and teacher, known for the high quality and welcoming atmosphere of his courses. While his teaching evaluations attest to that, it seems that folks in the UIUC administration did not bother to read those – or to talk to any of his former students. Finally, those student voices can be heard. Several of his students have written in compelling and heartfelt letters of support, which you can read here. Check them out and spread the word!