Letters

Correcting Corrections

Winter 2014

I work for the [Pennsylvania Department of Corrections] and I applaud this work [“Fulsome Prison Blues,” Fall 2014]. Great, great job. We do …

One Impressive Edition

Winter 2014

[The Fall 2014 On Wisconsin] is one impressive edition. I’m glad to see that the UW still has professors of great caliber. The …

Fox Fan Club

Winter 2014 — 1 comment

Loved the article and photos of your red foxes [“Bucky, Beware!” Fall 2014]. Since moving from Wisconsin to Colorado six years ago, we …

Choked Up 2

Winter 2014

The photo [of the construction on Library Mall, “It’s Time for a Change,” News & Notes, Fall 2014] choked me up a bit …

Choked Up 1

Winter 2014

Just saw the ultrasound of my first grandchild. Reminded me of the day I sat next to my wife and saw the smudgy images of …

MOOCs Heaven

Winter 2014

Although, as pointed out in the article “Behind the Screens” [Fall 2014], there is some criticism of MOOCs, I have found them to …

A Democratic Discussion

Winter 2014

This well-written compilation of articles [“Can This Democracy Be Saved?” Fall 2014 On Wisconsin] explores how divided our country has become. Somewhere in …

Potomac Fever

Fall 2014

My daughter participated in the [Washington D.C. Semester in International Affairs] program last year, resulting in her catching “Potomac fever” [Classroom, Summer 2014]. She has …

Acronym Alacrity

Fall 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed your acronym acrobatics editorial in the Summer 2014 On Wisconsin [Inside Story]. It reminded me of a friend who became …

Boxing Back Then

Fall 2014

Those who knew Charlie Mohr during Madison’s NCAA boxing championship run in the 1950s were privileged indeed [News & Notes, “Fighting Back,” Summer 2014]. There …

Passenger Pigeons in Fiction

Fall 2014

“Empty Nests” [Summer 2014] mentions UW scientists who have kept the passenger pigeon’s memory alive. I’d like to add Carol Ryrie Brink, author …

Of Math and Music

Fall 2014

[In regard to “Musical Numbers,” Summer 2014]: Fascinating article. As a musician, I’ve always believed that music is a form of math, and …

How Not to Be Wrong Is Right On

Fall 2014

Bravo to On Wisconsin for the splendid coverage of UW mathematics Professor Jordan Ellenberg and his new book How Not to Be Wrong

Highly Disappointed

Fall 2014

I recently read “Off the Prescribed Path” [Summer 2014], and I am highly disappointed and offended. I am an enrolled member of the …

Praise for Autism Program

Summer 2014

I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated “Coming of Age” [Spring 2014 On Wisconsin]. As the mother of a …

Reminiscing about Radio

Summer 2014 — 1 comment

[In regard to “Radio Daze,” Spring 2014], Slichter Hall was already a women’s dorm in fall 1953 when I came to Madison. I …

More than One Way to Skate

Summer 2014

Les Mayers ’56 asked in the Spring 2014 issue [Posts] if others shared his experience of using his jacket as a sail when …

The Glow of True Love

Summer 2014

Your article on Nuclear Engineering 234 [Classroom] brought back memories. In 1962, I was a graduate student in nuclear engineering, and we had …

Blown Away by Piano

Summer 2014

I enjoyed the article about UW pianist Christopher Taylor [“Frankenpianist,” Spring 2014].

In particular, it was great to hear that the dual manual …

Remembering 1990

Summer 2014

I enjoyed “Commencing a New Era” [News & Notes, Spring 2014]. Another event that occurred in 1990 involved a senior named Jordan Marsh …

Moo-ved by Dairy Story

Spring 2014

Brown-eyes

Lake Mendota Memories

Spring 2014

Love for the water

Albinism Coverage

Spring 2014

... the veneer of civilization is thin

Weighing in on Lubar Institute

Spring 2014

Thoughts on Lubar

Inoculated against Ayn Rand

Winter 2013

Having experienced [Ayn Rand] firsthand, I was forever inoculated against her fiction or essays ...

What’s in a Name?

Winter 2013

Quite a bit, when it's "Madison."

Got Raw Milk?

Winter 2013

The raw truth.

Don’t Blame Pain Docs

Winter 2013

[The] war against pain-medicine physicians and pain-medication prescriptions ...

Great Issue

Winter 2013

You're welcome, Dan.

Thanks for the Puzzle

Winter 2013

The puzzler is pleased.

Memories of Mike

Fall 2013

Mike Leckrone IS a legendary performer!

The Sounds of Aldo

Fall 2013

The next song you hear ...

Don’t Let Them Rib You

Fall 2013

Protocol of pork

Snicker Flickers

Fall 2013

Reverse entertainment

Of MOOCs and Mission

Fall 2013

Future philosophy?

Weighing in on the Experts

Fall 2013

Advice from, or to, the experts

Bucky Goes to Malawi

Summer 2013

Buckingham U. Badger: Peace Corps Volunteer

Ode to Hopscotch

Summer 2013

. . . revisiting happy days at the UW.

Rowing Protocol

Summer 2013

“Hello, Liz Waters!”

Sharing the Dignity Model

Summer 2013

Starting "Great Conversations"