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Tom Stern ’00

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MY TIME BETWEEN DRIVEL AND INSPIRATION: A LETTER TO ELIE WIESEL FROM A FORMER STUDENT July 23, 2016  Dear Dr. Wiesel, I don’t know how to do this. And I’m embarrassed to admit that. Because I am a writer. This we shared. And in ways...
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Stephanie Wolfe ’09

By Classes of 2000-2009
Dr. Elie Wiesel was an inspiration in many ways, but the word I associate the most with him is testify. Years before I had the opportunity to hear him speak and then eventually take two Winter Term classes with him, I remember reading his book Night in eighth grade....
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Joe Trojnor-Barron ’09

By Classes of 2000-2009
Memories, Madness and Desire In a college course, I was given the advice, “Life is not made up of years, but of moments.” That course always resonated. I referred to the same advice during my oldest brother’s wedding ceremony. I was his co-best man. I...
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Mitch Hoffman ’08

By Classes of 2000-2009
It was an incredible privilege to speak to and learn from Dr. Wiesel. Every time he spoke, the room quieted and filled with the power of his soft-spoken words. Once we got more familiar with the nature of discussing a man’s autobiography with the subject...
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Grace Gair ’08

By Classes of 2000-2009
As I look back at the time I spent with Elie Wiesel during that Winter Term, of course I remember the intellectual experience and emotional weight of reading his works and discussing them with him. I particularly remember being struck by his ability to grab...
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Ross Cohen ’08

By Classes of 2000-2009
When I first heard Dr. Wiesel had passed, I remembered being with him in Carolyn Johnston’s office in January of 2008. We were having an argument. He was sitting across from me, surrounded by books. His legs were crossed, his eyes were focused on mine,...
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Luke Rainey ’07

By Classes of 2000-2009
The first thing I always think of about Dr. Wiesel is how unlikely it was to have had that experience. Few people get to meet such individuals, but fewer still get the opportunity to have conversations with them! Since I left college, I realized how...
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