Even as an undergraduate, and one who was very young for his class, Ben stood out as a remarkable person. He was kind, thoughtful, gracious and clearly brilliant. He had a wonderful facility for French, too.
A stand-out memory for most of us in Ben's Paris class was the piano concert he played in Paris. When we left Paris, I fully expected to hear him play Carnegie Hall!
Our Paris group is having a reunion in October of this year, and we are all devastated that he will not be there. I am sending you a picture (from our shared reunion folder) of Ben playing the piano for us in the apartment of our program's director.
-Clifford van Voorhees