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THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE GREEN

As a proud 1971 U graduate who participated in the first Earth Day celebration/protest in 1970, I was thrilled to see a whole issue dedicated to how the U is working on sustainability. Keep up the good work! …

Laury Hammel BS’71
Cambridge, Massachusetts

After reading this [Summer 2012] Continuum, I have to say that I am somewhat disappointed in how the U is relentless in shoving down people’s throats this green initiative that the University seems to be engaged in. After reading the magazine articles about recycling, organic gardens, sustainability, energy innovation, military bases going green, green grads, and solar ivy, let me provide a little anecdote for you. I have returned to the U after an almost yearlong hiatus to pursue my MPA. I am taking a politics class in Milton Bennion Hall, Room 105, and since the summer semester started, the heater has been on in that classroom. Not intermittently on and off, but on and blasting hot. … I personally made three calls to facilities and maintenance, and last week my professor called, and it seems to be finally off. As I look around the campus with all those brand new buildings built and being built, it is a shame that existing ones get left behind in maintenance…

Pedro Penido Burnier BS’11
Salt Lake City

Keep up the good environmental ethic, contrary to the politicians of Utah. It is good to know of the many areas [where] the U is at the forefront in environmental matters. I try to keep in touch with the meteorology department where I graduated in 1958.

Duane Benton
Farmville, Virginia

It’s so great to see the whole history of sustainability at the University of Utah chronicled in this article [“Seeking Sustainability,” Summer 2012]. Kudos to everyone who has been a part of this effort, with many thanks and extra love to Craig [Forster] and his memory.

Kinde Nebeker
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AN INSPIRING PROFESSOR

Fred Montague [“Taking the Long View,” Summer 2012] was one of the most thoughtful, motivational  in a serene way) instructors I have been privileged to take several classes from. I also toiled in the garden by the Sill Center for a semester, contributed horse manure for several years, and loved the experience. I appreciate this man and what he is about.

Carrie Radmall
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A GAME REMEMBERED

I am an intern alumnus, ’45-’46, but a Columbia graduate. Way back when, I saw [Wat] Misaka make a play I have never seen, before or after the fact [“The Blitz Kids,” Spring 2012]. A great Utah team—Misaka, [Arnie] Ferrin, [Vern] Gardner, et al—was playing a great Kentucky team in the NIT tournament at Madison Square Garden. Ralph Beard was guarding Misaka when Misaka made a bounce pass between Beard’s legs into the post, likely Gardner. It was an amazing pass, and I’ve never seen it duplicated.

Gerald Klingon, M.D.
New York, New York

One Response to Feedback

  • Tom Owens says:

    About five or so years ago, I was sitting at an outdoor cafe in SLC when a rather scruffy looking character came by offering a ring for sale. I looked at it and saw that it was a class ring from the U from the class of 1981. I thought it was probably stolen, so I ended up giving the guy twenty bucks for it, figuring it was a chance to be a good Boy Scout and return it to its rightful owner.
    As it turns out, that is not as easy as it seemed at the time. Over those intervening years, I have made numerous attempts to locate the owner whose name is inscribed in the ring: Randall V. Stone. Those attempts include various Internet searches, calls to my local police who also searched, and calls to the U and to the alumni office — all to no avail. Randall has not kept current with the alumni office, so they have no idea how to find him. Strangely enough, I did locate another Randall Stone who also was a U graduate, but he was from another year, and the ring wasn’t his.
    So, if anyone knows Randall V. Stone from the class of 1981 and originally from St. Paul, Minn. let him know I am trying to get his long-lost ring back to him. I’m in the Farmington, Utah, phone book.

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