What’s the news? We are always eager to receive
your news at the Magazine, care of the Class News Editor, University
of Chicago Magazine, 1313 East 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637, or by
No engagements, please. Items may be edited for space. As news is
published in the order in which it arrives, it may not appear immediately.
Please specify the year under which you would like your news to
appear. Otherwise, we will list: (1) all former undergraduates (including
those who later received graduate degrees) by the year of their
undergraduate degree, and (2) all former students who received only
graduate degrees by the year of their final degree. .
Harriet Hathaway Fearon, PhB30, reports that she and
Anne Caruso lived in the same residential facility twice, first
as undergraduates at Beecher Hall and second as residents of a Redding,
CA, retirement facility, Hilltop Estates. The Associated Press carried
a story about the women meeting after 60 years. Fearon lives in
Redding to be near her son, Robert, of Mt. Shasta, CA. Her other
son, John, is an emergency-room physician in Bellefontaine, OH.
Gilbert F. White, SB32, SM34, PhD42, a
professor emeritus of geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder,
released a study urging Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority
to preserve the regions aquatic ecosystems to ensure that
an adequate supply of fresh, high-quality water is available for
future generations. The U.S. National Research Council, the Israel
Academy of Science and Humanities, the Palestine Academy for Science
and Technology, and the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan conducted
the study, with White serving as the committees chair.
August, Helen L. Morgan, AB34, AM36, moved to
Pitzer Lodge, an assisted-living section of Pilgrim Place in California,
where she has lived for 20 years after spending 25 years in Turkey
as an educational missionary. She writes, I am in fairly good
health and am active in my community.
Caroline Hutcheson Acree, AB37, AM40, writes,
I still enjoy hearing from (or reading about) friends I remember
from college years. Woodrow W. Eddins, MD37,
is retired and engaged in the farm and timber business.
alumniGeorge McElroy, AB38, AM39, writes:
Joan Michelson Rockwell, AB40, writes from Aalborg,
Denmark, that she has been a painter (she studied with George Grosz
in New York and also in Denmark) and a university lecturer specializing
in the sociology of culture in England. The latest of her several
books, Life in Old Age, A Commonplace Book, has a lot about the
U of C in the 1930s.
College alumni, please send your news to: George C. McElroy,
AB38, AM39, 1411 E. 54th Place, Chicago, IL 60615-5404.
Phone: 773/288-4918 (h).
E. Bagdonas, X39, worked first for the Employment Service/War
Manpower Commission as an analyst, then transferred to the American
Dental Association and the American Medical Association in manpower
and health economics. He later worked at Ford Motor Co. in management
relations and defense manpower planning, and at Marquardt Corp.
in systems and procedures. For three years, he led Great Books discussion
groups in Chicago community programs. Now settled in Ogden, UT,
with his wife, Margaret Randall, he tends to agricultural pursuits,
caring for two peach trees, two Astrakhan and Red Delicious
apples, a Razzberry patch, a dozen roses, Merion turf, and intractable