I am starting this blog because I am realizing the many people Dr. Reed has touched and inspired. It was amazing for me to read Curt Bonk's blog and realize that 20 years ago a scene at West Virginia University mirrored the one I knew at New York University.
Professor Bonk writes:
In effect, he took me under his wing to help me succeed. He showed me how a more advanced faculty member should treat younger ones. And it was not just me who he welcomed in; Mike Reed went out of his way for anyone at any time. Students often waited in a cue outside his door. But again, they were his children, so they rarely had to wait too long.
It is my hope that this blog can be used to unite the many people (students, colleagues, and friends) who have lived better lives due to Dr. Reed's example and kindness. Together, we can be his legacy.