Saying Good-bye after nearly half a century isn’t an easy matter. It takes a lot of friends.
For Richard Unruh, 1967 graduate and political science professor since 1968, farewells—official and unofficial—were many and heartfelt. Faculty from the School of Humanities, Religion and Social Sciences surprised Unruh during his last class session April 26. Alumni and current students were invited to a reception May 3 in BC Lounge. Social sciences faculty and retirees hosted a meal May 9. Faculty and staff universitywide honored Unruh May 10 in Shehadey Dining Hall.
Richard Unruh (BA '67), chair of the social sciences division, sees a disparity in U.S. foreign policy.
"The U.S. has generally favored and supported the transition of Eastern European countries, which once constituted the Warsaw Pact, from communism to democratic capitalism," he says. "But it has been less certain about supporting such transitions in the newly created countries that were once part of the U.S.S.R. itself."