Today the Center for History and New Media became the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Roy would have been so embarrassed by this name change, because one of his goals in life was to make sure everyone else got credit for the work they were doing with him. Taking credit was just not his style. But today, $1,020,000 later, we’ve given credit where credit is due.
It’s almost impossible for me to believe that Roy has been gone almost four years. I think about him almost every day and on a regular basis I still expect to see him slouching through the door in his bomber jacket, his messenger bag over one shoulder, and a large cup of coffee clutched in his hand. Like all of the several dozen people at today’s dedication of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, I owe him more than I can possibly put into words.
We miss you Roy.