Posted by: Chris Kretz | April 29, 2009

Looking Back: George Dillworth (’70) and Paradigm Shifts

George (Dilworth) Worthmoer in The Firebugs

George (Dillworth) Worthmore in The Firebugs at The Loft

George Dillworth now goes by the name George Worthmore and tours the world playing his guitar. Back in the late 60s he was an acting student involved in the Loft Theatre, a lacrosse player, and one of the minds behind the Happening (along with Paul Levett from the class of 69). He also lived down in the Artists Colony.

In this 15-minute interview, excerpted from a longer oral history conducted with George over the phone, he discusses the changes in the College and society that he saw between 1965 and 1970, from the sexual revolution to the Draft, Kent State, and more.

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Responses

  1. Although I am delighted to hear George Dillworth’s voice again, and certainly admire his growth as a muscian and actor, I was taken back by his comments regarding Dowling College’s value as an educational institution during the sixties. Teachers that I knew who had a profound effect on their students: Aaron Kramar, (poetry), Joan Boyle and John Mullen (philosophy), David Adler (math), Anthony Giordano and Neil Pepper (visual and scuptural arts), Lou Buck (psychology), Carlo Lombardi (music), Kurt Fisher, Francine Silverblank (education), Bob Youth (psychology), Henry Radetsky (anthropology), and other teachers in science and the humanities, who did their job and did it well, were the backbone of a young and struggling educational institution. So be it.

  2. Dear Ned,
    Didn’t mean to take you aback. You certainly had a profound effect on me and it was not my intention to demean the faculty at the time but you weren’t a student. Grading was lenient. When I suspected my exams weren’t being read during my senior year I wrote the most outrageous stuff about flying saucers kidnapping George Washington and such. It never got picked up. Rose Pheffer my philosophy teacher and Aaron Kramer, English lit, put the fear of God into me about towing the academic line, but mostly it was a walk in the park. In any case most of what I learned at Dowling/Aldelphi Suffolk was not from a classroom. And you know what Einstein said….”Education is what remains after what one has learned at school is forgotten”. I was well educated nonetheless.
    G


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