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Ronald Marcuson

Ronald Marcuson

Retired tax partner | Ernst & Young | Class of 1972

You had to see it to believe what retired Ernest & Young tax partner Ronald Marcuson witnessed during his time on campus in the 1970s.

It was, says the DePaul University lecturer, “a tumultuous time,” to put it mildly.

“The first memory is of leaving Altgeld Hall one evening and walking east on Green Street. I heard a commotion and looked over my shoulder, only to see a solid wall of students marching and protesting the U.S. invasion of Cambodia. It was intense,” says Marcuson (MS ’72/math, MAS ’74/accounting).

Marcuson’s second memory happened one fine spring evening, when he passed through the Quad on his way to a review class. 

“I again heard a commotion and looked up, only to see four students parachuting naked onto the Quad," he says. "It was the ‘semester of streaking.’ This was as frivolous an experience as the first was intense.”