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?
Abel's back-page cartoons are great; keep 'em coming! But trumping
Ed Levi? Come on!
L. Simons Jr., AM'68, PhD'72