You all read your class notes; I read all your class notes. For the past twenty-six years that’s been one of my tasks as magazine editor, giving them a proofing, trying to keep out of the way of alumni and class secretaries’ direct voices for the most part. Reading the full class notes always felt like a reverse journey through the arc of life, Benjamin Button UVM alumni style.
Late last winter, Bill Lipke was keen on an idea, as he so often was throughout his life. He wanted to honor his old friend and fellow emeritus professor of art and art history Bill Davison with a retrospective publication documenting the distinguished printmaker’s work. As both men’s health waned, it was a brave effort.
"The teachings of this university are plain. The hopes of its founders are clear. They are the source of all character and character is the source of revelation.