blank. Face: red.
On page one of your December/00
issue, in the squib referring to the cover photo of President
Randel, you say he is posed for "a tabula rosa portrait."
The background, probably meant to be white, does have a slight
violet tinge to it, but it is definitely not rose. Nor maroon
either, although his University of Chicago tie certainly is. Was
your writer thinking sub rosa? Or perhaps it was early
in the morning and your squib writer noticed rododaktuloj Hoj
coming up over Lake Michigan.
In fairness, I should point
out that, out of curiosity, I did a search on the Internet and
came up with over 300 sites that had made the same mistake for
R. Walsh, AM'90
I think you meant to write tabula rasa rather than tabula
rosa. Either that, or your tabula rosa involves a pun that,
despite my 13 years of university education (three at Chicago),
I've somehow managed to miss.
M. Whitman, DB'66