Walk and roll
Whether burning rubber or going nowhere
fast, campus movers and shakers navigate a high-speed world. This
spring photographer Lloyd DeGrane flagged down both the fleet of
foot and the dawdlers, finding that, hustlers and hobblers alike,
quad cruisers know how to cover ground.—A.L.M.
In the University’s service
When Alumni Service Medals, recognizing
a lifetime of outstanding contributions to Chicago, were presented
to Robert Feitler, X’50,
and Joan Feitler, AM’55,
during an Alumni Weekend convocation in Rockefeller Chapel, Bob
Feitler responded by thanking the institution: “The true reward,”
he said, “has been my seven-decade relationship with the University.”
Four the public good
The Alumni Association honored a quartet with
A pioneer in vision restoration surgeries,
Walter Kahn, MD’59, teaches ophthalmology at Hahnemann Medical
School in Philadelphia. As a 20-year volunteer with ORBIS International—working
with its “flying eye hospital” and in hospitals in the
Philippines, West Africa, Haiti, India, Mongolia, China, Latvia,
and Uzbekistan—he has trained more than 1,000 local physicians.
Good at what they do
Five alumni received the Alumni Association’s
After helping to design the White House’s executive secretariat,
Bradley Patterson, AB’42, AM’43,
joined President Eisenhower’s staff as assistant cabinet secretary.
Also serving the Nixon and Ford administrations, Patterson has written
two books, including The White House Staff: Inside the West
Wing and Beyond. Appointed executive secretary of the Peace
Corps in 1961, he then joined the Treasury Department as a national
security affairs adviser. From 1977 through 1988 he was on the Brookings
Institution’s senior staff.