loss of this institution
would be a tradegy...."
six-page comic book insert ("Sometimes, nice guys finish first,"
no more. Ever. Mitchel
J. Sweig, SB'59, SM'60, PhD'67, Chicago, IL
I hope I'm not seen as slipping into creeping fogeyism if I lodge
a small complaint concerning your cover choice for the April/00
Good Goth! You would have readers accept the assertion ("Chicago
Journal," April/00) that the design of the Gerald Ratner Athletics
Center "...echoes Gothic architecture in its use of light."
more than meets the eye
The article in the April issue concerning the June 30 closing
of International House ("Chicago Journal") neglected to mention
something that by now is well known to everyone on campus, and
probably many other readers as well: namely that the University's
decision has created not only an enormous controversy, but an
extraordinary effort to save this building by large numbers of
hardworking people who represent a broad spectrum of the University
and Hyde Park communities. [
I have been disappointed to hear of the proposal to demolish the
University of Chicago International House. I-House offers the
University a long tradition of housing students, both international
and domestic. [
Retain the I-House building, and the I-House program in a way
that fully maintains the residential interaction between Americans
and international students. [
We trust that future issues will feature more balanced coverage
of the intense campus debate over the future of International
too late to save I-House?
I was shocked and grieved to learn of the proposed closing of
International House. I also am angry that I heard nothing of this
until so late in the process.
The April Magazine ("College Report") claims that Off-Off Campus
was founded in 1986, "when Second City co-founder Bernard G. Sahlins,
AB'43, challenged students in his improv comedy course to revive
the tradition on campus." Please allow me to correct this misleading
in the world is the editor?
Thanks for your profile of geographer Gilbert F. White, SB'32,
SM'34, PhD'42, in the April/00 issue ("Gilbert White watches the
world's water," page 43).
Stuff sends wrong message?
I am a staff member at the Regenstein Library, and was flipping
through your magazine for the first time when an advertisement
caught my eye.
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