The Buzz Online

January 7th, 2010

The death of Professor of Political Science and East Asian studies Edward Beiser prompted former students to post personal responses to the November/December Farewell by Beiser student and former Clinton speechwriter Jeff Shesol '91. Beiser's Introduction to Political Science "was a revelation of clear thinking and logic," wrote Stephen Meister '76. And the memories did not only come from Brown students. "At a time in my life when I was in dire need of direction," Stephen Zecher wrote, "Ed became the older brother I had never had.... I owe a great deal to Ed for his guidance and leadership. I will always remember his kindness, sense of humor, zest for life, and profound goodness."

Want to respond to something in the BAM? Join the conversation at

What do you think?
See what other readers are saying about this article and add your voice. 
Related Issue
January/February 2010