Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 19 Issue 04

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Volume 19, No. 4
Pages 173 - 173

GC Thoughts (Recollections, Not Necessarily Accurate)

Suzanne O’Connell
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I learned about the Glomar Challenger while an undergraduate at Oberlin College. Helen Forman, the wife of the late chair of the department, sailed on the ship several times as a radiolarian specialist. She wasn’t faculty and had an office somewhere in the rafters. I’m not sure I ever met her. What impressed me was the way the male professors said, “She’s sailed on the Glomar Challenger.” I knew it was a big deal.


O’Connell, S. 2006. GC thoughts (recollections, not necessarily accurate). Oceanography 19(4):173, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.25.