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"The loss of this institution
would be a tradegy...."

(print version)

image: Departments headerComics nixed
A six-page comic book insert ("Sometimes, nice guys finish first," April/00)?
Please, no more. Ever. Mitchel J. Sweig, SB'59, SM'60, PhD'67, Chicago, IL

Covered in glory?
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 magazine. [ MORE ]

Gothic, schmothic
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 ]

I-House: 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. [ MORE ]

Invest in I-House
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. [ MORE ]

Unforgettable experience
Retain the I-House building, and the I-House program in a way that fully maintains the residential interaction between Americans and international students. [ MORE ]

Landmark building
We trust that future issues will feature more balanced coverage of the intense campus debate over the future of International House. [ MORE ]

Not 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. [ MORE ]

Improv credits
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 statement. [ MORE ]

Where 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). [ MORE ]

Right 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. [ MORE ]

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