By Tom Hunter
I’m an old hippy, who would have been a member of UCSD’s class of 69 if I’d stayed around for another year. I had two great teachers in four years – Herbert Marcuse and David Fate Norton. I had three brilliant roommates and I was at the first march on La Jolla when that bastion of liberality first realized they had been traduced.
La Jolla has never recovered. Even the birds do little but shit on the place.
I was a C student, although I was in four different departments in four different years. Physics, Biology, Philosophy and finally Art. I was very young for my age and I worked 20 plus hours a week at the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries (my office building is currently trying to do a header off the cliff above Scripps).
I may be somewhat tainted in my memories, but I’m fairly sure I got a well rounded education – for nearly fucking free. Cut to UCSD of today. [Read more…]