Through a Memorial Fund, A Great Professor’s Legacy Endures
Students sat up when Milton Stern entered the classroom. He would recite poems, pace up and down the aisles, and ask probing questions. He’d read passages aloud with dramatic flair and leap across the room in order to prove a point.
Milton—better known as “Mickey”—Stern was a longtime professor of English at UConn. He kept company with some of the greatest minds of his generation—even inviting writers like Saul Bellow and Norman Mailer to classes—and advocated tirelessly for public education, turning down invitations from top-tier private colleges to stay at UConn. Read Full Story