The Next Stage

This spring, five Amherst faculty members officially retired. Here are snapshots of each of them.

Peter Czap sat out the Cuban Missile Crisis in Moscow. It was October 1962, about a month into his first trip to the Soviet Union, and the United States had just discovered Soviet missile bases being built in Cuba. Suddenly, the International Herald-Tribune stopped appearing at Czap’s door. Moscow Radio became his only source for news.

Czap, who’d gone to Moscow to conduct archival research, witnessed the