memories

Richard and I entered the Illinois doctoral program at the same time, shared most of our classes, studied together for those classes and for the preliminary exams. In our second year, we submitted a grant request to the university to run an experiment with 108 small groups. The grant was received and in the fall of our third year we ran all 108 groups. We even wrote our dissertations on different aspects of the resulting dataset. Subsequently we published several articles and chapters together. He was a friend and colleague for 50 years. I cherish the memory of those years and the extraordinary creative energy that characterized our discussions. Even in those earliest of days his thinking was best when he kicked off his shoes and walked around the room in his stocking feet, pipe clenched firmly in his teeth, arms waving and fingers pointing to accentuate particularly important ideas (of which there were so many). I miss him dearly.

-"Tony" Morris