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Bill was one of those incredible friends whose comments were often "on the other hand". It is no wonder that he was ambivalent about complex topics because he could also see the rational opposite, the contrasting view. It is why he would often challenge my feminist perspective while at the same time strongly supporting justice for women. The picture is from a party in the mid-70s where Bill and I had just engaged in 20 minutes of argument, and I finally said "I give up", and headed to the kitchen for my drink, when I turned around there he was ready to continue the debate! As I have said before, exasperating and beloved. He will be missed.
Lots of great memories of Dr. Cohen from my days at Hope - first as a student in the mid-1980's and then later as a colleague until I left the faculty in 2001. He was, indeed, an exacting professor and my greatest memories of him were teaching the history department's capstone course, the Senior Seminar. He pushed us hard and the red ink on the earlier drafts of my thesis were never ending. But it was the best preparation I could possibly have had for graduate school. He was also someone who cared about his students, even though on the surface he could be gruff and argumentative at times. I remember him taking the seminar students - there were like 5 or 6 of us - to a Chinese restaurant in Grand Rapids. Despite my negative feelings about it, he introduced me to sushi - and I loved it! He knew how to press an argument! Dr. Cohen will definitely be missed! Attached is him in what I believe was the spring of 1987 at a party that I believe nearly all of the history department facul