this man taught me in the first offering of maxwell 102 (or 101?) at syracuse, a class that was team taught by some of the best professors in the maxwell school. i was moved by his presentation because i never before had a black male instructor--at any level. in fact, i was so moved that i asked two of my best friends, andre del valle and charles yarborough to attend his next lecture. professor scruggs retired early in my undergraduate career, so i couldn't take another course under his instruction. still, i saw him a few years ago at su and thanked him for the lessons. his passing saddens me. rest in peace, professor scruggs.