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Jim Campbell, A77, will have first book, Madoff Talks: Uncovering the Untold Story behind the Most Notorious Ponzi Scheme in History, published on April 27.

Campus building seen through blossoming trees

As a freshman, Peter Bendix, A08, described his career goals by writing, “I would like to be the general manager of the Cleveland Indians baseball team.”

Jumbos with ties to our national pastime include, from left, late history professor Gerald Gill; Mike DeBartolo, A06; longtime baseball coach John Casey, A80; Julia Prusaczyk, E18; and Peter Bendix, A08. Illustration: Matt Herring

Even after three years as a Tufts student, Mary Goode regularly questioned her decision as she crossed the Academic Quad. “Every semester—no, every week, I ask myself, ‘Am I going to waste my time here anymore?’” she told an interviewer in 1973. “As an adult, you feel you’ve got to succeed.

Black & White photo of Mary Goode