I so sorry to hear of Mr. Bennett's death. He and I took an Italian class at UC Berkeley Extension together over the summer of 1985, when I was considering which colleges to apply to. His support and advice influenced me to apply to my top choice, where I was accepted. In a significant way he helped me find the right place for college. He also offered to give me, a self-conscious teenager, his collection of Earth Wind & Fire LPs, a gift I regret not accepting.