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OLD GUARD TO GAZETTE: HISTORY DOES NOT BEGIN IN 1950
As a member of the Old Guard and president of the
Class of 1944, I was saddened to note in the September/October
issue of the Gazette that listings began with the 1950s ["Alumni
I have known several members of the classes preceding
the fifties who have submitted "comings, goings, personal news,"
etc. that have never been published (myself included).
Please give consideration to those alumni who preceded
the Class of 1950.
ONE LESS REASON TO READ
There is one overriding reason for my reading your
publication: News about the University I attended and my old friends.
Now that you have eliminated all alumni news (except deaths) prior to
1950 you have also eliminated half of my reason for supporting you.
Does this mean also that the University is no longer
interested in my annual contributions and the bequest in my will?
I really think I am entitled to an explanation.
Carl E. Wagner,
The absence of alumni news from members of classes
preceding the 1950s in the September/October issue was not intentional,
and we regret any appearance of discrimination. We welcome submissions
from all alumni; they are published in roughly the order we receive them,
with some exceptions for time-sensitive items. Please see this issue's
class notes for news of alumni of both pre-
and post-1950 classes. -- Ed.
WHAT SCHOOL WAS THAT?
I read with interest the article by Mary Harris,
C'98, "Choose Your Own Adventure" ["Notes
From the Undergrad," September/October]. After reading her comparison
of experiences at Penn and at a small suburban women's college, a question
lingered in my mind: What is the name of that college? I'd like to send
my daughter there in 10 years.
Strictly off-the-record, Bryn Mawr. -- Ed.
MOST INTERESTING ISSUE, BUT TOO HARD TO READ IT
The September/October issue of The Pennsylvania
Gazette was the most interesting issue I have ever read, largely because
of "Penn in Motion," by
Judith Rodin, "Creating a Model Elementary
School," "[Welcome to the]
Construction Site, er, Campus," "Bones
in the Basement of Franklin's London Digs," and, of course, "The
Mystery of the Borrowed Bard." Noel Hynd's sports article was
interesting and factual. However, the print is much too small!
In the story "Creating a Model Elementary School,"
we omitted the fact that Dr. Susan Fuhrman, dean of the Graduate School
of Education, is the George and Diane Weiss Professor of Education. Also,
in an item concerning the resignation of Dr. Gregory Farrington as dean
of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, it should have been
noted that Dr. Eduardo Glandt is temporarily stepping down as the Heuer
Professor of Chemical Engineering while he serves as interim dean ["Gazetteer,"
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