Faculty and Their Cars: Who Drives What
Baker Professor of Economics Martin S. Feldstein '61
The Car: A Volvo, and sometimes a Mercedes SUV
The Rationale: "Both are safe and handle well in bad weather."
Gloria Pinney, professor of classical archaeology and art
The Car: 1991 Honda Civic Hatchback
The Rationale: "It's cheap, dependable and easy to park."
Cabot Professor of English Literature Werner Sollors
The Car: Mazda Protege
Replaced: "Before that, I had a Toyota Corolla that lasted for 12 years."
Professor of Sociology Mary C. Waters
The Car: 1998 Honda Odyssey Mini Van
The Rationale: "It is a mini van, but it is the smallest mini van around, and that helps because we live in Cambridge and need to be able to park in small spaces."
In the Back Seat: "We have two children ages one and four, and we need extra room for them and all of our stuff (strollers, bikes, etc...)."
Professor of English and Folklore Joseph C. Harris
The Car: 1992 Oldsmobile
A Gift: "I came by it accidentally: my 85-year-old mother gave it to me at a moment when my 12-year-old Datsun was on its deathbed."
The Future: "When [the Oldsmobile] dies, I'll probably go back to Japanese cars or try life without."
Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Alice G. Jarrard
The Vehicle: Bicycle
The Rationale: "I dislike cars and am fortunate enough to live in Cambridge. Bicycles are another story, and one well worth your attention in these days of the dwindling oil economy."