This picture is from Harvard’s newest law building, Wasserstein Hall. There are apparently donors’ plaques everywhere, including the bathrooms. Thus, the Falik Men’s Room. Yes, that’s how you pronounce it.
Berkeley professor William Falik had to settle for a men’s room, but he’s OK with it. From Above The Law:
Although I have developed several new communities in California, with a name like “Falik,” there are limited naming opportunities. (Somehow “Falik Blvd” or “Falik Ave” does not cut it). [As the] piece in the SF Chronicle suggests, I thought the best use of my name would be to name a Gentleman’s Lounge (aka Men’s Room), when I made a large donation to the Berkeley Repertory Theater. Dean Kagan, who has a great sense of humor, liked the idea, but for reasons that I cannot articulate, the Falik Gentleman’s Lounge moniker did not get through the chain of command at HLS, so alas, it is now the Falik Men’s Room.
I don’t know. The Falik Gentleman’s Lounge sounds pretty damn classy.
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