you guys have really screwed up."
tough help out
"Minds at Work" feature (February/00) brought to mind an occasion
when I was reading in that grand hall of Harper during grad student
days, and noticed an undergraduate nearby who kept nodding off.
Boy, you guys have really screwed up. First, Jack Katz, in the
manner of many academics, has expanded a simple and hoary concept
into a long, boring, repetitive article ("The Stuff of Tears,"
In reference to "Native Chicago" (February/00): As an attorney
crusading for color-blind governmental policies, I was startled
at the suggestion that the government would assign children to
foster homes based upon their race.
ideas come from all over
The news article ("Chicago Journal, February/00) quoting newly
elected president Don Randel has him saying: "The only good ideas
come from the faculty. It's been my job simply to try to get behind
them, to resolve the inevitable differences about them, and see
us move ahead where we had an important need to move ahead." [
librarians aren't lonely
I was startled to read your assumption ("Editor's Note," February/00)
that "the nation's reference librarians are fast learning the
loneliness of the Maytag repairman." [
I wanted to celebrate his life. This, then, is not an obituary
but a tribute to Matthew Valenta, AB'98 ("Deaths," February/00).
reunion coming this June
The Student Representative Party, better known as SRP, is doing
a '50s reprise--a party at which politics, culture, and music
of the decade will be featured and appropriate connections highlighted
for the 21st century.
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