IN MEMORIAM: CHARLES GLOCK (1919-2018)
IN MEMORIAM: NEIL SMELSER PASSED AWAY ON OCTOBER 2, 2017
I was appointed an instructor in sociology and anthropology at Princeton University on July 1, 1961, whereupon I went to Cuba for the summer to begin research for my dissertation on the revolution and workers consciousness; I returned to Cuba the next summer to complete my research, and got back to the US just in time for the "missile crisis." Princeton terminated my employment soon after, effective at the end of the academic year of1963. If the interpretations of my being "let go" vary, the facts are not in dispute: the president of the university had called the department's chairman, as
Philip D. Roos, Ph.D., on Aug. 6, in Jefferson City, MS. Philip was born in 1936 in Holland and immigrated to northern California at the age of 3. He received a doctorate in sociology from Cal and served eight years in the Navy. Philip founded the Berkeley Free Press in the 1960s and helped found the Missouri Mycological Society. He is survived by his wife, Erika, one child, eight stepchildren and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
This is Dr Roos's own biography written in May 2003:
I never intended to be an academic, but I always saw my Ph.D. training as a way to inform committed activism with the broad range of social insights that a Berkeley training was especially useful in instilling. My research, since turned into a book called Net Loss: Internet Prophets, Private Profits And The Costs To Community (published by Penn State Press in 2002), was a way to analyze how changes in technology had shaped and been shaped by broader policies effecting economic inequality in society.