"I was a sophomore, taking Astronomy 1 with Professor Jan Schilt, when Sputnik 1 was launched . . ."
"As a Ph.D. candidate finishing my coursework during the spring of 1968 . . ."
"In the early 1950s, we were much like our predecessors, hoping Lou Little could return . . ."
"We were the Journalism School class that entered Columbia along with President Lee Bollinger . . ."
"After three years of living, working, and studying in Japan and three months of backpacking . . ."
"Class was about to begin in an auditorium of the Columbia Law School on a November afternoon . . ."
"Some of my most vivid memories are connected to the three weeks of apartheid protests . . ."
"Columbia University in the 1960s was host to important causes I felt passionately . . ."