UNIVER­SITY HONOURS STU­DENTS WHO

FOUND LOVE IN EL­E­VA­TOR IN 1972

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Philadel­phia’s Tem­ple Univer­sity hon­oured a 45-year re­la­tion­ship sparked in a cam­pus el­e­va­tor.

Sharyn Ru­bin and Eric Sch­lesinger briely met on move-in day on Sept.6, 1972, while she was mov­ing in and he was op­er­at­ing a dorm build­ing el­e­va­tor. Ru­bin for­mally in­tro­duced her­self a few days later at a col­lege mixer, walk­ing up to Sch­lesinger and say­ing, “Hi, Mr El­e­va­tor Man.” The quote is now afixed to the el­e­va­tor, which will be named for Shari Ru­bin Sch­lesinger on Fri­day. She died last year from colon can­cer. She and her El­e­va­tor Man had been mar­ried for more than 42 years. Eric Sch­lesinger says meet­ing his fu­ture wife in the el­e­va­tor was “the most im­por­tant thing” that hap­pened to him at Tem­ple.

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