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I came to Pitt on a debate scholarship and even though I lived across Forbes Ave. in Bruce Hall, Hillman was my real home. Between school works and researching for debate, I spent many hours hunkered down there and often closed it down as one the last patrons at night. My debate partner, Stephen Marzen, even got locked in the library one night as he didn't hear the closing announcement (that was his claim anyway) and had to call security to let him out. All that work paid off as Stephen and I won the National Debate Tournament in 1981. I doubt we could have done that without Hillman's amazing resources. Even when I was I my room it was nice to look out the window to see Hillman lit up in all its glory. Hillman will always be a part of my life. Cheers to another 50 years.

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