a doctoral study in this, somewhere."
Life as a mind relived
I can't say enough how much I enjoyed the article by David Forbes
("My Life as a Mind-Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and
Love the Bomb University," April/02). The title alone was
too wonderful. Forbes put into words so many things I would say
about my undergraduate experience and how I translate that time
mood, wrong caption
I loved and related to David Forbes's quite accurate revisiting
of "boomer" heaven at the U of C of the late '60s. One
minor inaccuracy, however, is the small photo on page 29 captioned
"rallying cries to bring back organized football."
Reading William S. Wan's article, "Home, Home in the Reg"
(April/02) reminded me of two things. First, I recalled my reactions
during a tour of the recently revamped Regenstein to the physical
alterations of the place.
I was disappointed (but not surprised) to read the puff piece
on Justice Scalia ("Chicago Journal," April/02). There
are some well-known people who have University associations that
I am not proud of; Justice Scalia is one.
I read with interest the piece on Roman Weil and the Enron/Arthur
Andersen disgrace ("Investigations," April/02). I agree
with many of Weil's points, particularly the one about more backbone
being needed on the part of the auditors.
The simple truth?
I read Prof. John Mearsheimer's article "Liberal Talk, Realist
Thinking" (February/02) with interest and then waited to
see the letters in reply dissect it.
Protesting post hoc, propter hoc
Bradford Lyttle, AM'51, wrote to say that "...the belief
that military force can be such a rationally controlled instrument
of change is unscientific," and that "[t]he destruction
of the World Trade Center towers occurred because all of the
physical and psychological conditions for their destruction
I have found the Magazine to be well worth time invested
in reading it because, unlike so many publications for alumni,
it assumes an intelligent audience. I have learned much from
it, all of which made even more disturbing a passing statement
in a recent number ("Investigations: The discovery of discovery,
or our debt to Copernicus," February/02).
The description of "Out and About" in the February/02
"College Report" made me wonder why graduate counselors
at Career and Placement Services don't run a mentoring program
providing College advisers for all College students:
mentoring "by other students
can't offer the life
experience and perspective that faculty and staff can."
At the beginning of spring quarter, the University announced
the closure of Niteline, a student-run listening service founded
in 1979 (See "Chicago
Journal,"). Niteline (formerly known as Hotline)
was anonymous, confidential, and late-night, providing information,
referrals, listening, and crisis intervention to anyone who
WTC snapshots wanted
For a photographic montage I am preparing for exhibition, I
would appreciate the loan of snapshots of the twin towers of
the World Trade Center, preferably with friends or family in
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