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PULTENEY STREET SURVEY - SPRING 2017

Parallels

ALAN FRISHMAN

  • Professor of Economics, will retire this year after 41 years at HWS
  • Peace Corps Volunteer: Taught Math in Nigeria
  • Expert on economic challenges of developing nations and urbanization with emphasis on Nigeria

1. One place everyone should see? The Amazon in Peru.

2. Last book you read: The Bottom Billion by Paul Collier.

3. City you weren’t born in that you call home: Rochester, New York.

4. Window or aisle seat? Aisle.

5. Favorite unessential item for plane rides: Earphones.

6. When I return from a trip, the first thing I do is… Unpack.

7. How do you define a life of consequence? Doing things that help other people and not just yourself.

8. Most important thing you’ve learned: Patience and tolerance.

9. You can only eat one dish from your travels for the rest of your life. What is it? Any kind of Italian pasta dish.

10. One food from your travels you’d never eat again? Snake.

11. Where to next? Greece, then Hungary.

12. What makes a great teacher? Someone who can communicate ideas in straightforward way.

13. Classic or mechanical pencil? Classic


THOMAS RAMAGE ’16

  • At HWS, majored in history with a minor in Asian studies
  • Studied abroad in South Korea
  • Peace Corps Volunteer: Teaches English in China

1. One place everyone should see: The Demilitarized Zone in South Korea.

2. Last book you read: A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn.

3. City you weren’t born in that you call home: Seoul, South Korea.

4. Window or aisle seat? Aisle.

5. Favorite unessential item for plane rides: A good book.

6. When I return from a trip, the first thing I do is… Lie down in bed.

7. How do you define a life of consequence? One where you have no regrets and make the biggest impact possible in your community.

8. Most important thing you’ve learned: Mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell.

9. You can only eat one dish from your travels for the rest of your life. What is it? Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

10. One food from your travels you’d never eat again? Live octopus.

11. Where to next? Mongolia.

12. What makes a great teacher? Someone who is patient with their students’ learning and does not let ego get in the way.

13. Classic or mechanical pencil? Classic.

 

Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.