With history professor Steve Hochstadt (far right) departing Bates in 2006 — he and Liz Tobin, his wife and fellow history professor, left for Illinois College — his classroom relationship with Judith Magyar Isaacson ’65, author and Holocaust survivor, concludes too. “It’s very important for Holocaust students to meet a survivor,” says Hochstadt, referring to her annual visits to his Holocaust course. “And Bates students get to see what kind of survivor Judith is: a warm and humorous optimist.” Theater lecturer and friend of Isaacson Katlin Vecsey (black turtleneck) looks on. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)