Hat tip to Michigan Sports Center,  the Michigan Daily performed some umich directory stalking and found that a William Campbell was added to the university directory yesterday.

A couple commenters on the Daily post criticized writer Dan Feldman for his snooping here, suggesting that if true, Big Will should have been allowed to make the announcement on his terms.

***NERD ALERT – warning, if you read below this line it may confirm that I’m a geek***

1. By posting this you can guess that I don’t have an issue with what Feldman did.  I’m sure the university has ways of hiding LDAP directory listings–the U-M should know how to do that since the directory protocol has its roots at Michigan.

2. Other potential William Campbells that may have enrolled for next semester include one of the grandchildren of actor William Campbell, of Star Trek fame amongst my fellow studs, from Wikipedia:

Campbell has also obtained cult status for his guest starring roles on Star Trek, appearing first as the mischievous super-being Trelane (in part a parody of Liberace, whom Campbell resembled), in an episode of the original Star Trek series called “The Squire of Gothos”. Campbell also appeared three times as the Klingon Captain Koloth. Campbell first played Koloth on the original Star Trek series in the classic episode “The Trouble With Tribbles”. He reprised the Koloth role twice on the series “Star Trek-Deep Space 9”, some thirty years later. Campbell appeared at several Trek conventions in the 1980s and 1990s and many Star Trek fans consider Campbell’s portrayal of the Trelane character as the first introduction of the “Q culture” to the series.


  1. I am really glad to read this!! We could not afford to lose Campbell.