The Atlantic's James Fallows recalls kindness of the late John Strassburger '64

strassburger-ursinusIn his blog in The Atlantic, James Fallows recalls the difference that the late John Strassburger ’64 made in the life of Fallows’ father and other World War II-era Ursinus alums who didn’t get a chance to earn a college diploma. A few years ago, Strassburger, president emeritus of Ursinus College who died of cancer on Sept. 22, made a “big, celebratory deal” of presenting diplomas to the alums-but-not-graduates who had gone through Ursinus on the Navy’s V-12 program, including Fallows’ father (Bates had a V-12 program, as well). Strassburger, writes Fallows, “was an accomplished historian and a polymath, and he really represented the American small-school liberal-arts tradition at its finest.” Read James Fallows’ post in The Atlantic, Oct. 3, 2010.

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