On the one hand, I’d love to be 18 and matriculating to undertake STEM education in today’s world. On the other, it looks like, even for an 18-year-old, getting around to all the places on campus and in town that an undergraduate wants to routinely go to will require something more capable than the simple three-speed bike that did the job in the 1960s — an electric bike perhaps?

I discovered at my last reunion in 2019 that it was a mistake not to prearrange the regular services of a golf cart. I did not notice the differences in elevation from one spot on campus to another when I was an undergraduate, but at my present age getting about seems to constantly require walking uphill — something I find I am even less able to accomplish today.

Murphy Sewall ’64
Windham, Conn.