Memories of George- Leah Glasser

George was an exceptional human being, sensitive, kind, compassionate, smart,funny and warm. I got to know George when he was the dean of studies at Mount Holyoke, and I reported to him as dean of first-year studies. I had already known George in his role as mathematics professor and faculty advisor because I was responsibleContinue reading “Memories of George- Leah Glasser”

Memory to Share- Anne Sikorski

George entered our lives fortuitously. He was serving as an expert witness for a senior partner at my husband’s law firm. Immediately recognizing George’s intellect and engaging personality the elderly statesman of the firm introduced George to John the newest member of the firm and intellectually on par with George having graduated from Harvard. ButContinue reading “Memory to Share- Anne Sikorski”

Growing up with Brother George- Hunter Cobb

My first memory of George is one of my very first living memories. It was from a trip to Florida when I was three and George was six. I remember getting into a bathtub in the hotel by standing on a coconut which George held for me. Growing up with George as my older brother,Continue reading “Growing up with Brother George- Hunter Cobb”

Story about George Cobb By Weiwen Miao

Bears in Space: My first job – teaching statistics – was at Mt Holyoke College. I had been trained as a probabilist, not as a statistician, so George’s mentorship made all the difference for me as I navigated those first two years of my career. I was lucky to have a role model who wasContinue reading “Story about George Cobb By Weiwen Miao”

George: stories from Harriet

I don’t know if these qualify as “stories”, but they are metaphors for aspects of George’s career at Mount Holyoke. Kendade, the newest science building at Mount Holyoke, is connected to each of the older ones, including to Clapp Lab, which houses the math/stat department.  In fact, the connector from Kendade to Clapp comes moreContinue reading “George: stories from Harriet”