Roderick Michael, '80 (BardCorps)

Title

Roderick Michael, '80 (BardCorps)

Interviewee

Roderick D. Michael

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Significant Quote

"My next term paper was titled 'Socrates and the Bronx.'"

Class Year

1980

Academic Program

Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literature

Interviewer

Paul Margolis '76

Description

Roderick Michael, '80, speaks about how Bard College turned him into an open-minded, well-rounded person and mentor for his students. He also recalls his experiences being a student of color in the seventies at Bard, being introduced to types of people he didn't know existed, and his engagement with professors at Bard. In particular, he remembers his Latin professor, who found a way to drive Roderick to greatness in his class after he caught Roderick cheating.

Keywords

Bronx Campus Row, Pat Rock, DeWitt Clinton High School, Elizabeth Stambler, Michael Jones, Socrates, Malcolm X, Leon Botstein

Location

BardCorps Trailor, Main Campus

Interview Date

5-28-2016

Interview Duration

17:25

Rights Management

The use of any image or audio from the Bard College Archives without permission is prohibited.

Roderick Michael, '80 (BardCorps)

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