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Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks visited campus Monday for an informal interview with President Alison Byerly and Donald Miller, John Henry MacCraken Professor of History. He talked about his education, craft, and WWII projects, and then took questions from students in the audience. The next day he met with Miller’s history students and discussed his preparation for roles in movies such as Saving Private Ryan and his involvement in the upcoming HBO miniseries Masters of the Air based on Miller’s book. He later sat down for lunch with Byerly, Miller, and small group of students.
An Evening with Tom Hanks
Hanks Visits with Students
Great article. I took a history class during Professor Miller’s very first year.He had a booming voice similar to that of my soccer coach, Miller Bugliari from The Pingry School, causing me to instantly respect him and his knowledge. Funny anecdote: my roommate and I were about to grab a tennis court in the off hours, a court with Donald Miller already on it. My roommate tried to kick him off the court until I intervened, reminding “roomie ” to respect the new assoc. professor. Little did I know how nationally respected he would become. Please pass this along, as I think the Professor will get a kick out of it.
Peter Hiscano ’81 ( formerly ’79)
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