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Submitted by: Peter Im a: Former Student Date: 26/01/2010
I attended Drake 1959 to 1960 and 1960 to 1961 (Freshman and Sophomore years). The first year I was housed on the second floor at Morehouse Dormitory; the second year on the second floor (corner) of Jewett. I roomed with a fellow named Mark from Iowa for three weeks in the beginning of my Freshman year; then, after meeting John D. Lang, another Freshman, with whom I became very close, I asked our House Mother to allow me to move to share a space with John. It was hard telling Mark, because he was a good guy. John was from Morningside up in Sioux City. John and I went through Rush; he pledged ATO while I joined SigEp. Our houses were next door to each other. At Thanksgiving John drove home and I entrained to Chicago where my parents picked me up at the 63rd Street Station to get to Harvey, my hometown. On the return trip, I was sitting with a very attractive young girl and we were discussing our roommates,. I told her that the way John drove he probably was dead on the road. When the train back to Drake pulled into DesMoines there was Abrahamson, another classmate waiting for me. He told me he was there to let me know that John and four other drake students riding in his car coming back to school had hit a semi stopped on the road and all were killed! My premonition had come true! The accident occured at the same time as I was telling my seatmate about John's driving. I took the bus up to Sioux City and went to the funeral. I also went to a Syrian Orthodox girl's funeral who had been in the car. Nothing was the same after that. Schol was a blur. I de-activated SigEp. I went through the motions of class. That summer I worked back in Chicago and went back to Drake for my Sophomore year. Met Phil Wilson, a Freshman, and other kids from the Atlantic, Red Oak, Exira area of Iowa. It still was painful being at drake so I switched to DePaul for the rest of my undergraduate experience. Drake was a small Liberal Arts school in those years. Good traditions, nice campus and teachers who were uninspiring. I can't even recall one. I liked History and when I'd sit in an exam hall, the group around my desk expanded in circles to copy off my paper. Weird.

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Submitted by: Peter Im a: Former Student Date: 26/01/2010
I attended Drake 1959 to 1960 and 1960 to 1961 (Freshman and Sophomore years). The first year I was housed on the second floor at Morehouse Dormitory; the second year on the second floor (corner) of Jewett. I roomed with a fellow named Mark from Iowa for three weeks in the beginning of my Freshman year; then, after meeting John D. Lang, another Freshman, with whom I became very close, I asked our House Mother to allow me to move to share a space with John. It was hard telling Mark, because he was a good guy. John was from Morningside up in Sioux City. John and I went through Rush; he pledged ATO while I joined SigEp. Our houses were next door to each other. At Thanksgiving John drove home and I entrained to Chicago where my parents picked me up at the 63rd Street Station to get to Harvey, my hometown. On the return trip, I was sitting with a very attractive young girl and we were discussing our roommates,. I told her that the way John drove he probably was dead on the road. When the train back to Drake pulled into DesMoines there was Abrahamson, another classmate waiting for me. He told me he was there to let me know that John and four other drake students riding in his car coming back to school had hit a semi stopped on the road and all were killed! My premonition had come true! The accident occured at the same time as I was telling my seatmate about John's driving. I took the bus up to Sioux City and went to the funeral. I also went to a Syrian Orthodox girl's funeral who had been in the car. Nothing was the same after that. Schol was a blur. I de-activated SigEp. I went through the motions of class. That summer I worked back in Chicago and went back to Drake for my Sophomore year. Met Phil Wilson, a Freshman, and other kids from the Atlantic, Red Oak, Exira area of Iowa. It still was painful being at drake so I switched to DePaul for the rest of my undergraduate experience. Drake was a small Liberal Arts school in those years. Good traditions, nice campus and teachers who were uninspiring. I can't even recall one. I liked History and when I'd sit in an exam hall, the group around my desk expanded in circles to copy off my paper. Weird.



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