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May 9, 2017
Really important events are carved epigraphically on the memory. I first met Tony at a party on University Avenue around 6:30 p.m. on December 18th 1986. I was new and the then Dean Chuck Trout said, introducing us, “I think you’ll get on well together.” And so indeed it has proved.
I can’t imagine my life at Colgate without the friendship of Tony and Lorraine. Both of them, in so many ways, have inspired me. Four years ago I had the privilege of team-teaching with Tony, and that was an amazing experience, preceded by numerous lunches in the semester beforehand, then numerous breakfasts together at his house on the day of the seminar, debating the subject of causation in all its manifest forms.
To engage with Tony is to be in the presence of someone who is perpetually at the top of his form. Whether he is lecturing, teaching, or conversing, he is constantly unleashing a veritable meteor storm of information and ideas.
I join in celebrating a true and constantly shining star.