Retirements

The latest (6/6/12) issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly reports (on p. 22) on the retirement of 11 faculty members, including two with a notable public presence (Cornel West in the Center for African American Studies and dark-matter proponent Jeremiah Ostriker in Astrophysical sciences) and two with whom I have a personal academic connection: Philip Johnson-Laird in Psychology (who was my colleague in Experimental Psychology at Sussex when I visited there in 1976 and 1977) and Seiichi Makino in East Asian studies (who was a student of mine at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, back in the 60s).

Pleasant memories.

2 Responses to “Retirements”

  1. Julian Lander Says:

    Does it seem strange that a student of yours is retiring. One of my friends, who recently retired as a colonel on the US Air Force, taught at the AIr Force Academy early in his career, and his students are now attaining the ranks of lieutenant colonel and colonel, which he finds strange (they would be in the late 30s and
    early 40s, most likely–and he’s 53).

    • arnold zwicky Says:

      Not really. Essentially all of my first students (at Illinois and Ohio State) have retired, or (alas) died. These students were within a few years of my age, a number older than me.

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