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.