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A letter from an alumnusi about math professor Donald Spencer

January 31, 2002

With respect to the memory of an enthusiastic, devoted math teacher memorialized in the January 30 issue (Notebook), Professor Donald Spencer, may I offer the playful limerick I composed as a math major approximately in 1960:

A Fine Hall Prof named Spencer
One day tried to teach us the Tensor
He said "we define
it in Chapter 9."
His logic could not have been denser.

Thank you for remembering him.

P.S.On another matter in the same issue (Talks on Campus), I recall the visit to the Princeton campus about 1960 of the Minister of Education of the Kingdom of Afghanistan, Dr. Mohammed Anas.

Alan Oestreich ’61
Cincinnati Ohio

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