Some of you may remember awhile back when I asked for supportive information regarding teaching darkroom photography in college. I received some excellent info regarding this which I passed on to the school administrators.
Well, it paid off!!!! Over the summer, my community college put some hard-to-come-by dollars into restructuring our darkroom! We are going from 7 badly abused Beseler Cadet enlargers to (eventually) 18 Beseler 23c's !!!! Sink space for both film and paper has doubled! Enrollment for each class is currently at 15, soon to go to 18 or 20.........and the classes fill! (also a waiting list of those who want in).
3 new Beselers are in now, 4 more have been ordered. (Sadly, we will have to continue with the Cadets until they either completely fall apart and/or money is available to replace them, or we get a few donated) Eventually we will get to the max of 18.
You cannot imagine how thrilled I am!