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Classes of 2010-2018

Timothy Lee ’18

By Classes of 2010-2018
I’m a rising junior majoring in molecular biology and intending to become a doctor. I was among the last group of students to take the Winter Term class with Elie Wiesel and Carolyn Johnston, during which time I got to know him about as well…
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Amy Varenkamp ’17

By Classes of 2010-2018
Elie Wiesel was an inspiration to anyone who heard his stories or had the pleasure of meeting him. I will remember the first time I met him, and how his face broke into a beautiful smile and made me forget all the anxiety and intimidation…
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Daniel Chapman ’17

By Classes of 2010-2018
Just wanted to reach out about the passing of our beloved Elie Wiesel. He was one of the most articulate writers of the postmodern era and touched all of our hearts. My personal favorite was The Gates of the Forest, such an incredible story that…
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Sarah Bryan ’17

By Classes of 2010-2018
The time that I had in Professor Wiesel’s class will be prized, and the memories I will hold fondly for the rest of my life. The interest and enthusiasm he brought to the classroom were splendid and the attention he gave to students truly inspirational.…
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Jason Baer ’17

By Classes of 2010-2018
In Remembrance “To live is to try, to make an attempt at something. To live freely is to ensure that all others do as well.” —Elie Wiesel His lectures were prose, and his words were magic. Elie Wiesel was my first mentor, the first person…
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Shelby Hall ’16

By Classes of 2010-2018
I remember the silence that fell over the room when we first saw Professor Wiesel. To most of us, he was not yet Professor Wiesel. He was Elie Wiesel, Nobel Prize winner, award-winning author and humanitarian. I didn’t know how to feel as he came…
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Haley Burger ’16

By Classes of 2010-2018
July 22, 2016 “January 5, 2015,” is written in the heading of the journal page I kept for the first day of class with Dr. Wiesel. Just beneath the date, I have underlined the theme of the course, “Memory,” followed by one of the first…
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Shannon Bownes ’16

By Classes of 2010-2018
To learn from someone who embodied such hope and selflessness after enduring the ultimate horrors of humanity was a truly profound experience. Dr. Elie Wiesel’s soft-spoken words radiated wisdom. The entire class would hold our breath to hang on to each word as every sentence…
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