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"Your article neglected the czar of all chaos..."


Another fine mess
As a nonpractitioner of feng shui for over a quarter century, to the despair of my mother, my elementary-school teacher colleagues, and the parents of my young students, I would stand gratefully in your debt if you could send me an extra copy (or two?) of the June/01 issue.
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Beyond the academic pale
One of the U of C's finest and most exciting characteristics is that, as President Randel writes in the June/01 issue of the Magazine, "As a university we are committed to research and to the teaching, in the broadest sense, of the fruits of that research. We pursue learning for its own sake in whatever discipline."
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The self in group work
The article on psychoanalysis in social work ("Coursework," June/01) vividly reminded me of the one seminar I took from Bruno Bettelheim (Theory of Group Work) when I was a master's student in anthropology in 1956.
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A proliferation of poets
The "Poem Present" lecture and reading series and course are justly heralded in the "Chicago Journal" (June/01). But in composing the lead sentence, under the heading "Parade of Poets," the drum major drops the baton: "Poetry may not be the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of the University of Chicago"?

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Who's forgotten what?
In the June/01 "Voices on the Quads," Studs Terkel is quoted as saying that during the Great Depression, "big government" saved the "asses" of "daddies and granddaddies" of "the very ones who condemn big government today."
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Other radical roots
In your April/01 story on Karl Meyer ("A Radical Takes Root"), you mention that he went on the Los Angeles to Moscow walk, but you do not mention the person who conceived and led it.
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Department of corrections
William J. Kirwin Jr., AM'51, PhD'64, of St. John's, Newfoundland, notes that in the April/01 "Investigations," we mangled the name of John Matthews Manly, the U of C English professor who with colleague Edith Rickert oversaw a compilation of the life records of Geoffrey Chaucer and prepared a critical edition (1940) of the Canterbury Tales.
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