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Missed Opportunity

Reading Fred Pryor’s obit in the Washington Post brought back a great memory. When I was Swarthmore’s associate vice president for external affairs in the ’90s, I invited Fred and wife Zora to be the guest lecturers on an Alumni College Abroad trip to Germany. In East Berlin, I took a group to see I-forget-what. Fred was in charge of another group. Not until we reunited on our bus did I learn that he’d taken his group to the old Stasi headquarters to look at his files. What a missed opportunity for my group!