Wow! I just learned --- in February 2019 --- of the death, in 2015, four years ago, of a fellow Cornell University alum. Dr. Lori Altshuler and I were fresh-persons at Cornell in Fall/Winter/Spring 1974-1975. During that year, Lori and I became one of 10 first year students to have been elected --- from among 3,500 students --- to the then powerful Cornell Senate with a $68,000,000.00 budget. Also, Lori and I pledged collaborating Greek entities. She pledged and was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma / KKG Sorority and I pledged and became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. We both had interests in health/ medical careers, so we shared many of the pre-med/pre-health career courses. As an Independent major, I created in my Freshman year my major in Medical Anthropology. And, as Chair of the Board on Student Health/BOSH of the Gannett Clinic/ University Health Services, and as a Pre-Med Counselor, I got to know, and socialize with, Lori in a number of venues and circumstances. Lori was not only intelligent, and scholarly, but highly socially aware of key issues facing students in the 1970s. As expected, Lori pursued a highly successful and accomplished psychiatric/medical career, and personal life, on the other coast --- Los Angeles, California. Though I was on that coast, further north, pursuing my Medical Anthropology graduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco throughout the mid-to-late 1980s, I never had the opportunity to re-connect with Lori. A career that has taken me all over the world, with work in over 85 nations on 5 continents through such agencies as the UN - World Health Organization, US-Peace Corps/Ghana, West Africa, Fulbright Fellowship/Botswana, Southern Africa. So, this recent learning of Lori's passing back in 2015,in the February 2019, just a week after my 63rd birthday is shocking and sad, in deed. Given the vibrancy of Lori's life and career, she no doubt packed in two lifetimes in what most of us pack in one. Continue resting in peace, Lori. Will see you again.
Roland - ALexander FOULKES