“First came the love, then came the knowledge, then came the discourse,” said Donald Levine, describing his longtime colleague Herman L. Sinaiko at a memorial service held on November 8.
It was this love that captivated Sinaiko’s students—from first-years in introductory classes to fourth-year Plato scholars. His love for student life in the College, both inside and outside the classroom, will be remembered by generations at the University.
He also supported a number of arts initiatives, bolstering the University Theatre program and sponsoring the Fire Escape Films group—which held its inaugural meeting on the fire escape outside Sinaiko’s office.
“My father was a man who truly valued discourse,” said his son Jesse Sinaiko, speaking at the memorial service. “He respected other people’s views so long as they were presented thoughtfully, intelligently, and honestly.
Posted on: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 11:00pm