Seeing the picture on the Postlude page in the late fall 2011 edition of two GW students "hula hooping" brought out a big laugh. About 25 years or so ago I stepped into a Dunkin Donuts shop in Merrimack, N.H., and to my surprise and amusement I saw the picture you printed in the magazine used as an advertisement for the introduction of a new bagel sandwich. I asked the manager for the sign, and I still have it. Don't ask why. I wonder if Ann Marie Sneeringer and Ed Rutsch got at least a cup of coffee for the use of their image.
The Rev. Richard M. Stower, BA '68, MA '72
The Postlude in the late fall 2011 magazine, honoring the class of 1961, tells us that "the university's football team played at RFK Stadium" at that time. That would have been difficult, since D.C. Stadium was under construction and didn't open until October 1961. It was renamed in 1969 for Robert F. Kennedy after his assassination
Conrad Weisert, BA '64
This is in reference to the spring 2011 Postmarks letter from John Kovarik, BBA '81. His complaint about liberalism was 100 percent right on. I agonize every year over contributing to GW, which I have done for more than 25 years. The overt liberal policies are hard to swallow. John should be congratulated for his letter.
Frederick T. Barrett, BA '64, MA '72
I recently received my GW Magazine and was surprised by the people in the George Welcomes section. Does George Washington ever invite conservatives to the campus? From the media people to the other guests, they all seem to be hard-core progressives.
The university was named for one of the greatest Americans to have ever graced this country. He was a man who fought against a tyrannical, overreaching government that taxed without mercy. It would be nice once in a while to see someone who still thinks this is the greatest nation on the planet, believes in a smaller government, and doesn't believe all solutions spring from a bureaucrat in Washington, D.C.
Mike Budzynski, MS '00
Late Fall, 2011
I am writing to let you know what an excellent GW Magazine you sent in the late fall of 2011. This was an outstanding piece of work, beginning with the cover illustrated by Chris McAllister. Friends visiting my home picked up the magazine and were so impressed that a university magazine could be so interesting. I was happy to report to them that I had been in the master's degree program while I was teaching first grade and then became a reading teacher at my school in Arlington, Va. I retired from teaching in 1986.
Ruth E. Owens, MA '71
Bryn Mawr, Pa.
I loved reading the fall 2011 issue of GW Magazine! I did, however, notice one factual error you may want to correct: Puerto Rico is listed as an international alternate spring break destination. In fact, Puerto Rico is part of the United States. People born in Puerto Rico are U.S. citizens, just like anyone born in one of the 50 states.
Adela de la Torre, BA '05
Editor's Note: Thank you for this correction. We regret the error.