May 2011. Amongst Mama’s favorite memories. Ben’s Graduation. NYU. Javits Center, New York City. He’s on the stage as recipient of the award for Best Undergraduate Thesis and Highest Honors in Economics. NYU President John Sexton greets Ben as a familiar friend. They ran into each other often when Ben was Editor of Washington Square News and he was giving tours walking backwards to prospective applicants. So much so that he asked Ben to serve as the only student member of committee to select new Dean of College of Arts & Sciences.
Same week as Mama Bear brought her cubs to visit our Northampton backyard.