The obituary for Thomas Roche Jr. in the June/July 2020 issue of PAW reminded me how T.P. Roche, as he was then known, altered the course of my life. I arrived at Princeton in 1962, ready to major in economics and pursue a career in business or government. As a distribution requirement, I took Professor Roche’s seminar on selected works of Shakespeare. I fell head over heels, graduated magna cum laude in English, and found a love of literature that stays with me to this day.
Thanks for leading me to the Pierian Spring, Professor, and for teaching me to drink deeply from it.