What a guy and what an act to follow!

I am saddened to learn of the death of Joe Platt. He was president of the College when I arrived as an 18 year old freshman from San Jose (then known for its plum, apricots, and cherries) in 1963. I treasured seeing him riding his bicycle through the College, stopping in with his guitar at the North Dorm lounge in the evenings to sing physics songs about Isadore Isaac Rabi and his days at the Radiation Laboratory, and ensuring the future of our College through the hiring of a dedicated brilliant faculty who cared enough about us to work our tails off and through his fund raising efforts that in particular ensured that each student who could get into the place could be fully funded (as I was for 3 years–I was able to pay for the last year).

What a guy and what an act to follow!

George McNulty '67