Opinions & Expressions

Blue-Minded Ephs

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The article on alumni involved in solving ocean issues (“Shades of Blue,” September 2009) bolstered my observation that Ephs play a disproportionately large role in this increasingly important field. My company, Waterview Consulting, links ocean science with management and policy through strategic communications. Unexpectedly often I encounter successful leaders addressing ocean issues and discover they

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Knights and Ladies

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The interesting article on professor James Pethica (“The Patroness & the Poet,” March 2010) refers to “Sir Gregory,” an impossible construction; he was, of course, “Sir William.” Meanwhile “Lady Isabella Gregory” could be so styled only if she were entitled to the honorific “Lady” in her own right, i.e., by being the daughter of a

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A Student Once More

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Congratulations on the interview with Fred Rudolph ’42 (“Beyond the Log,” March 2010). It took me back to my senior seminar class in American history and literature with Fred and Charles Keller, when those two plumbed the intellectual depths of the 20 or so men around the table. They ranged from very bright, mature students

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Troupe Effort

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In “Combo Za: Making It Up for 25 (March 2010) Rob White writes, “Someone used the phrase ‘combination pizza’ as a skit punch line, and the group found a name.” That someone was me. It was possibly the worst punch line in the history of improv comedy. My colleagues sailed to the rescue by uttering

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At the Heart of Williams

by President Adam Falk “Education is a social activity. … It’s about the development of habits of mind. … To be done well, it has to be experienced, by student and teacher, as a human interaction.” While I hope some day to meet all of you who receive this magazine, I look forward to using

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A Tale of Two Haitis

by Reed Lindsay ’98 I lived in Haiti nearly five years and was indignant on a regular basis. Barefoot children peddled for pennies in the street while SUVs carrying foreign VIPs whizzed past. U.N. officials trumpeted peacekeeping success as their troops fired thousands of bullets indiscriminately into slums. U.S. government travel warnings perpetuated the myth

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