I've had the privilege of passing this way so many times.

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Mario Savio
Summa Cum Laude
1964

The faculty and the president,
all America wanted to represent,
with all the academic pomp and might
as Berkeley tried to sell its right
to obfuscate, confiscate, and delegate
freedom of speech at Sather Gate.

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And now lest we so soon forget
as we move into a century barely here yet,
as we measure persons wo stood so large,
yes, Mario Savio, you led the charge.

   
   
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