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Covered in glory?

image: Departments headerI hope I'm not seen as slipping into creeping fogeyism if I lodge a small complaint concerning your cover choice for the April/00 magazine. It seems to me that when a U of C icon like Edward Levi dies, the least we can do is put his picture on the cover of the University magazine. Levi was no "ordinary" U of C president--he WAS the university, for so many long and distinguished and at times tumultuous years, that it is virtually impossible to separate the U of C's unique ethical and intellectual identity from that of Edward Levi, as Mary Ruth Yoe's excellent obituary so eloquently argues. So why not an old black-and-white photo, conveying a sense of his long history, perhaps from his law school days, of this legendary leader of Chicago?

Jessica Abel's back-page cartoons are great; keep 'em coming! But trumping Ed Levi? Come on!

John L. Simons Jr., AM'68, PhD'72
Colorado Springs, Colorado

 


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