Thomas J. Russo

For years after finishing the Chemistry Course at Tech, I carried in my head the start of a poem I remembered from the student literary magazine: “I long for a darker shore/ Where passion flowers do not bloom…”

At my 50th reunion in 2003, I wandered into the Alumni Foundation office and recited the fragment to a staff assistant. After some research, she sent me a copy of the entire poem from the 1950 issue of Horizons. The author is one Gerald Sacks. I wonder what kind of a career Gerald had.

Thomas J. Russo ’53

Alumni Foundation note: Gerald Sacks ’50 had an impressive career as a logician after Tech, and a rare joint appointment as a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University.