Robert was an energetic scholar who earned his A.B. in English. While studying the classics, Bob was a member of the Rifle Team, the Carolan Club, the Arts and Letters Society, the Conservative Club, the Political Union, the Hartford Club, worked in the radio station WDOM, and was a managing editor on the Cowl.
During Bob's last year as an editor for the Cowl, the newspaper underwent deign changes to the paper's masthead. The old masthead printing blocks were headed to the trash heap when Bob saved them for posterity. These issues of the Cowl illustrate the different changes made at time to the masthead.