• Rich Barlow

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    Rich Barlow

    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 2 comments on Tribute: James Winn, 1947–2019, Flutist and Preeminent BU Scholar of English Literature

  1. What a lovely tribute!!! He lived two blocks away where I reside in the Back Bay. Had no idea he had passed away. On occasions I would run into him and his wife. Like himself I use to play the flute. He was a wonderful caring individual!! Always enjoyed seeing him pop in at the Music Library (Mugar) where I am employed. He will be greatly missed.

  2. I recently wrote to James with a Queen Anne research query, not knowing that he was ill, and – though it was the last week of his life – his irrepressible intellectual curiosity and kindness was such that he still looked something up and sent me a lead. That says it all.
    In admiration and gratitude for his meticulous work and breadth of knowledge,
    Ophelia Field, London

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