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Book cover of Mao's Kisses
Spring 2020

Mao’s Kisses: A novel of June 4, 1989

Book cover of Mao's Kisses

Alex Kuo

Redbat Books, 2019

 

Deng Xiaoping learned to play bridge in the early 1950s. Little did he realize that appropriating state transportation to take him and his team to tournaments would result in the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and his being transported far from Beijing for reeducation through manual labor.

But Deng wasn’t just a Goren Prize-winning bridge player. He was, after his rehabilitation, China’s paramount leader during a time of civil crisis. The spring of 1989 brought … » More …

In Memoriam
Spring 2020

In memoriam

1930s

Grace Weller Gilmore (’36 Home Econ., Kappa Alpha Theta), 106, September 1, 2019, Irvine, California.

Helen Lois Irby (’39 Home Econ., ’40 Ed.), 100, August 20, 2018, Lynnwood.

Dorothy M. Tombari (’39 Home Econ.), 101, December 6, 2017, Spokane.

1940s

Janet Elizabeth Fothergill (’41 Bacterio.), 101, September 4, 2019, West Hartford, Connecticut.

Laura Jean Shaw (’41 Pharm.), 98, March 7, 2018, Oregon City, Oregon.

Eileen E. Griffith (’42 Fine Arts), 98, October 26, 2019, Denver, Colorado.

Donald D. Anderson (’44 Civ. Eng.), 97, August 7, 2019, Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Irene Sears (’44, ’46 MA Ag.), 98, November 19, 2019, Keizer, Oregon.

Dorothy “Dotty” K. Mead» More …

In Memoriam
Winter 2018

In memoriam

1930s

L. Owen Clinton (’39 Fine Arts, ’40 Ed.), 100, January 30, 2018, San Diego, California.

1940s

Gordon A. A. Smith (’40 Elec. Eng.), 99, September 19, 2017, Spokane.

Jack McVicar Hayne (’43 Busi., Lambda Chi Alpha), 97, February 26, 2018, Conrad, Montana.

James Conrad Stover (’43 Civ. Eng.), 96, March 19, 2018, Richland.

Robert Pearse Gibb (’44 Pre-Med.), 95, July 16, 2018, Bellingham.

Dorothy B. Davidson (’47 Chem.), 92, June 5, 2018, Monroe, Wisconsin.

William F. Johnson (’47, ’70 MS Civ. Eng.), 94, January 10, 2017, Clarkston.

Donald R. “Don” Taylor (x’47, Alpha Tau Omega), 94, July 9, 2018, Kalispell, Montana.

Walter D. Buehler» More …

Gladys Cooper Jennings
Fall 2018

Being best

A 9-year-old slave girl fanned her young mistress to keep the flies off her while she learned her lessons. Because she picked up enough education to be able to read and write a little, she ended up teaching other slaves and ex-slaves.

Her daughter became a schoolteacher, married to a Presbyterian minister in segregated Columbus, Ohio. The couple passed on the family mantras to their children: “You must get an education to get ahead” and “you must be a credit to our race.”

Their children, the second generation born free, took the advice to heart, attending college and becoming teachers and professionals. One of them, … » More …

In Memoriam
Fall 2018

In memoriam

1930s

John Baecher (’39 Ani. Sci.), 101, April 11, 2018, Salem, Oregon.

1940s

Manley Kjonaas (’40 Gen. St., ’42 Chem. Eng.), 101, April 6, 2018, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Lester Stanley King (’41 Mech. Eng.), 98, June 8, 2016, Puyallup.

Roy V. Lewis (’42 Elec. Eng.), 96, July 30, 2014, Syracuse, New York.

Jack McVicar Hayne (’43 Busi.), 97, February 26, 2018, Conrad, Montana.

Jean C. Sharp (’44 Elec. Eng.), 93, February 19, 2018, Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin.

Rodney Guy Hoff (’45 Phys. Sci.), 92, November 25, 2014, Yorba Linda, California.

Eleanor Baker Macy (x’45 Speech and Hearing Sci.), 95, April 17, 2018, McMinnville, Oregon.

Evelyn J. … » More …

Sunday breakfast at Rico's Public House with James F. Short on May 6, 2018, one week before he passed. (J. Michael Short)
Fall 2018

James F. Short Jr. 1924-2018

I am privileged to have known Jim Short and to have worked with and learned from him. When we met in 2000, Jim (’51 PhD, University of Chicago) recently had become professor emeritus of sociology at Washington State University and was beginning to “unwind” after an illustrious career spanning half a century. I was a graduate student in my second year of the doctoral program and had just learned that my first mentor would be departing WSU for what were very understandable personal reasons. I am forever indebted to him for walking me three doors down the hall to introduce me to Jim.

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