Letters to the Editor
A Stute Observation
In the Fall 2022 issue, Donald Silawsky ’69 recounted his experiences with The Stute, “where he went from typist to photo editor to business manager, help[ing] him discover his interest in activities very different from the technical subjects of the classrooms and labs.” As editor in chief of The Stute from 1966 to 1967, I remember “hiring” Don as our photographer. To this day, I remember him as highly committed and enthusiastically competent. I agree with Don — Stevens provided us with multidisciplinary experiences that were fun then and encouraging even today.
— Jeff Seeman ’67
Editor’s note: Jeff has served as secretary for the Class of 1967 for 55 years and hasn’t missed writing a class log since 1984 (he was abroad on sabbatical). He also publishes extensively on the history of chemistry.
Pizza His Mind
Despite growing up in an Italian-American family, I had never eaten pizza before I started attending Stevens in Fall 1973. I soon discovered that I liked it — a lot. As a brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, I mostly got pizza at Gino’s, which was right around the corner. Then, you could get a plain slice for 35 cents or three slices for a dollar. There were many days that my dinner was three slices of Gino’s. Although I left Stevens in 1975, I never forgot the taste of Hoboken pizza.
When I returned nearly 40 years later (for a college visit with my son in 2010 and to receive my master’s degree in 2012), I was disappointed in Gino’s (now Giovanni’s). The slices were three dollars each and didn’t satisfy me as well as I remembered.
In 2017 I attended Stevens’ Alumni Weekend and tried a slice at Benny Tudino’s. THIS was the taste that I remembered from 40 years earlier. Before I left Hoboken, I bought a whole pie that I took home and consumed over the next few days.
I know that there are now many pizza places in Hoboken. What do Stevens’ students of today consider the go-to place for regular pizza slices? What other pizza restaurants should I consider trying out next time I’m in town for Alumni Weekend?
— Tom DeMarco ’77 M.S. ’12
Editor’s Note: Tom’s letter is a response to our call for pizza preferences on page 37 of the Fall 2022 issue. Both Giovanni’s and Benny Tudino’s are still popular at Castle Point!