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Apr.6, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 10

Making a bold statement

In response to: Pranks for the memories

By Fred Geldon ’68

Published in the April6, 2011 issue

I don’t know whether this qualifies as a prank, but just before Reunions in 1968 my roommates and I hung a sheet from the then-unfinished Fine math tower. In the sheet we had written “COEDUCATION NOW!” in big red letters. There were no working elevators, so to do this we had...

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Early reunions

By Herb Shultz ’40

Published in the April6, 2011 issue

The 1944 Class Notes in the Dec. 8 issue contain a statement that should not go unchallenged: “The first on-campus reunion did not occur until 1947, when 1922 held its 25th.” I don’t know when the tradition started, but it was well established by the spring of my freshman...

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Living in the Bronx

In response to: Perspective

By Bernard Carr s’78 p’04

Published in the April6, 2011 issue

While I honor Julie List ’78’s work providing mental-health services to poor Bronx residents (Perspective, Feb. 9), her description of the neighborhood in which she works perpetuates decades-old stereotypes of the Bronx as synonymous with urban decay. It is also at odds with...

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Don't bully ideas, either

In response to: Message of hope for bullied teens

By Walter Weber ’81

Published in the April6, 2011 issue

The unspoken assumption of Angela Wu ’12’s Dec. 8 On the Campus article, “Message of hope for bullied teens,” that of course there nothing wrong or harmful with acting out LGBT lifestyles. This the typical approach of mainstream media coverage of sexual-preference...

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From the Archives

In response to: From The Archives

By Al Muller ’62

Published in the April6, 2011 issue

Re the From the Archives photo of the Texas Club in the March 2 issue: The correct identities are listed in the 1960 Bric-a-Brac. Back row: James Diaz ’61, Bonney, Ed Jaramillo ’63, John McReynolds ’60, Phil Santamaria ’62, Chuck McClelland ’62, and Walter Conrad ’61. Third...

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