At faculty meetings, where seniority was very much evident, Bob would always sit upstairs. Laszlo Versenyi did the same thing, sat upstairs around the gallery where a lot of the new assistant professors would also sit and look down on the eagles there at center table. Griffin Hall, yes. I don’t think they were making a point. It was just — well, maybe they were making a point, too. It was just that they were not the senior people who ran the place, neither one of them. Both of them took the outsider position.

Craig Brown,
Former Political Science Professor