Berman for President
The cover photograph and accompanying article on Laura Berman and her
work made me proud to be a woman. Dr. Berman is an outstanding example
of intelligence, forward thinking, compassion, curiosity, and drive.
A role model for all ages. I hope the good doctor will consider a Berman
Center in the East.
If you run for president, Laura, you have my vote.
Alicia I. Jenks 87
North Pomfret, Vermont
Sun, Surf, VQ
I brought the UVM magazine on vacation for some beach reading and am
moved to send a note praising the editors and writers. Every article
was interesting and I read the entire magazine. I used to browse through
it for updates and info about UVM, now it is actually a magazine I look
forward to reading and I pass it on to others who arent UVM alums.
Lynn Vera 76 G94
South Burlington, Vermont
Lost on Redstone
In these times of increased preoccupation with national security, its
worth mentioning that Redstone Campus was occupied by the U.S. military
during World War II. Guards secured access to the compound which was
off-limits to civilians, except Professor Dykhuizens family. One
day, my brother Fredrik 62 and his friend Terry Palmer went missing
from Robinson Parkway, so mother set out to find them. A soldier on
patrol behind the stone wall along South Prospect Street told her he
remembered seeing two little boys exploring the entrance hall of headquarters
(Redstone Hall). Obviously, four-year-olds were not considered a security
threat. Burlington Police were deployed to retrieve the happy wanderers.
Karl Raab 59
I had to smile when I read the article on Business Bellwethers
and the success of MicroStrain. For those of us who remember Steve Arms
as an undergraduate, it could have been titled Brilliant Engineering
Student Now Heads Successful Start-Up Company. I still remember
his key assistance to a bunch of business majors in our attempt to launch
our Fun-a-lator product. I am not sure we ever really thanked
him for his timely design tips, and we probably would have sold more
units if we had incorporated all of his suggestions, but we were having
too much fun.
Robert A. Monniere 80
Thanks to those who supported our voluntary subscription drive this
year. While your dollars will go a long way toward helping us bring
you Vermont Quarterly, your kind comments will provide a little extra
incentive as we work on those future issues. Heres what a few
of you had to say:
The Quarterly is absolutely wonderful!
The quality has improved greatly, and we read it cover to cover. Thank
you particularly for the fine article on the Andy Warhol exhibit. Your
sports articles have been noteworthy also.
Barbara Evans Little 60
I appreciated the interview with Professor Alnasrawi on Iraq. Im
copying it to share with others because it is important information
that needs to be widely distributed.
I was impressed by the Fall 2002 issue with the article The Fogel
Era Begins. If President Fogels outline on what can be accomplished
in the next ten years comes true, UVM should be really first class.
It is a challenge to all of us to help it come true.
Joyce Bates Daniels
Essex Junction, Vermont
Articles in the Spring 2003 issue are refreshing. Keep up the good work.
Roger LeDuc 51
Apalachin, New York
The Quarterly improves with every issue. It occupies center stage on
my coffee table. Thank you for some most enjoyable reading.
Dorothy Franklin Cole 43