Wilson College of the '60s and early '70s was a wonderfully inspiring and exciting place to live and learn. It consciously ought to be--and was--a community of students and faculty, men and women, who talked to and learned from each other. Under the masterful leadership of John and Joan Fleming, it was a great institution to be part of during an era of education, social and political experimentation. It was a model for what a 4 year college ought to be.
When I came back to Princeton in the early '80s and again in the early to mid '90s, I became a faculty fellow. It was fun to be part of an institution I'd helped to develop. The community was less cohesive and intellectually oriented, yet it still had the occasional spark of earlier times.
It's wonderful that you will be recognizing the 50th anniversay of the college, especially having Master Fleming at the helm again. Consider a similar session for Reunions when many former members will be on campus again.
My best to everyone in attendance for this celebration. No doubt many of my classmates and friends will join us there in spirit.
-- Richard Sobel, '71 --