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At age eighty-eight, George Mosher ’43 is still an active member of the Birmingham, Michigan, community. Mosher, together with his late wife, Doris, is credited with founding Michigan’s Oakland Community College, which has become the state’s largest community college and the fourteenth largest in the nation. An attorney, Mosher continues to work for Brooks Kushman, a Birmingham firm, and says that he has no plans to retire.

Betty (Brown) Tucker ’48, a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, recently returned from a cruise on the Royal Princess with her grand niece, Linda Bell. The ship sailed from Montreal, Canada, to New York last October. Tucker reports that the fall colors in New England were outstanding (maybe even better than in Oregon). Tucker and Bell are looking forward to their next adventure.


Writer, artist, and retired teacher James McGrath ’50 has published his third book of poetry, Dreaming Invisible Voices (Sunstone Press, 2009), illustrated by ninety-five-year-old artist Margreta Overbeck. McGrath has been published in seventeen anthologies. He has lived, worked, and taught in Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Photo: Mike Walsh’s sculpture, “Waiting for the World to Change.”


Mike Walsh ’72, a Eugene artist, was one of only 141 artists worldwide invited to contribute a work to the Tenth International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, organized by the University of Hawaii. Pictured above, Walsh’s sculpture, “Waiting for the World to Change,” will travel internationally with the exhibition through 2011.

Elizabeth “Beth” Ann (Brinker) Dilts ’56 met Marilyn (Lundell) Urness ’56 and Sally Stadelman ’56 during their freshman year living in Carson Hall. The three women eagerly plan annual reunions, encouraging other women from their hall to attend. Dilts is a retired social worker. She and her husband, David Dilts ’59, have two children and two grandchildren and make their home in Walla Walla, Washington. Urness, a member of Delta Gamma sorority, is a retired English teacher and library media specialist. She and husband Ed live in The Dalles, have four children and five grandchildren, and are very proud of the newest Duck addition to their family: Kiffanie Urness, Ph.D. ’08. Stadelman is a travel agent living in Seaside. She has two daughters and seven grandchildren.

After thirty years of city and county planning, Culley E. Polehn ’56 has retired in Medford, where he is a volunteer on the city’s transportation committee.

Constance A. Hammond ’59, M.Ed. ’62, wrote Shalom/Salaam/Peace: A Liberation Theology of Hope in Israel/Palestine (Equinox Publishing, 2008) and traveled to London for the book launch. Hammond is enjoying catching up with old friends as she speaks in various states on her American book tour. After years living in Rome, Boston, and several cities in Washington, Hammond has returned to Oregon and serves as the assisting priest at All Saints Episcopal Church in Portland.


Joe M. Fischer ’60, M.F.A ’63, exhibited forty recent paintings for the better part of March in the main gallery of the Longview Public Library in Longview, Washington.

Duane Loppnow ’60, M.S. ’64, a member of Phi Kappa Sigma and a professional sculptor, has taught his craft for many years at various institutions such as Western Oregon University, the University of California at Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara City College, where he is currently artist in residence. One of his pieces can be seen in the outdoor sculpture garden at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

Alaby Blivet ’63 and wife Sara Lee Cake ’45 continue their biodiesel-powered bus tour crisscrossing the state in celebration of Oregon 150. On a caffeine-addled run from Nimrod to Netarts, the couple was inspired by a half-off special at an unlicensed auto body paint shop to “pimp our ride” and had their vehicle emblazoned with the words “Further than Furthur” in Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Day-Glo paint.

Robert V. Hardy Jr. ’64, a third-generation Duck, has published his first book, Circular Passage (BookSurge Publishing, 2009), a memoir about his world travels over the course of sixteen months in the mid-1960s.

Cliff Jernigan ’64, a semiretired attorney, enjoys marketing the cabernet sauvignon of Olive Hill Lane Press winery, the grapes for which grow on the Jernigan estate. He’s authored three books on international trade and corporate taxation, and has retired from his four-year senior management post in the Internal Revenue Service. He and his wife of forty-four years, Berdine (Benson) Jernigan ’64, a real estate broker, are living in Woodside, California, where they enjoy traveling, fine food and wine, and golfing together.

After twenty-one years with the city of Philomath, Carol Coons Wigle ’65 has retired from her post as police clerk. Previously, Wigle served fourteen years in a split position of police clerk and court clerk.

Jan (Anderson) Galloway ’67, a retired nurse and proud mom and grandmother in Portland, writes to inform that her daughter Kathleen Holstad, a Beaver, is the marketing director of the Tillamook Creamery Association and has recently published The Tillamook Cheese Cookbook: Celebrating 100 Years of Excellence (Arnica Publishing, 2008). Galloway reports that her daughter, Janelle Kelsey, a retired linguist in the U.S. Navy, is the manager at the Joann Fabrics superstore in Tigard. Kelsey’s husband, two sons, and daughter have all served or are serving in the Navy.

Jan Sieberts ’67, a forty-year veteran of the Alaskan banking business, was reappointed chairman of the finance committee of the Anchorage Community Development Authority. He also chairs the finance committee as a board member of Alaska Pacific University.

Ira Sadoff, M.F.A. ’68, an award-winning poet and the Arthur Jeremiah Roberts Professor of Literature at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, has written a book titled History Matters: Contemporary Poetry on the Margins of American Culture (University of Iowa Press, 2009).

John Dick ’69, a member of Sigma Nu, broke his own state powerlifting record in the masters 5 category (age sixty to sixty-four) with three lifts totaling more than 1,014 pounds.

David Simpson ’69 has published his first novel, Sobered by Snakebite (CreateSpace, 2009), which recounts several episodes that occurred while in Venezuela with his family during the mid-1960s.


J. Sydney Jones ’70 has written his eleventh book, The Empty Mirror (Minotaur Books, 2009), a historical mystery thriller set in Vienna in 1900. The novel is the first in a series. Jones lives in Soquel, California.

Photo: Jeff Clark ’70 with other Nepalese children, forming Os with their hands, at an orphanage in Kathmandu, Nepal.”


Jeff Clark ’70 celebrating with other Oregon fans at an orphanage in Kathmandu, Nepal, after learning (via the Internet) of a Duck football victory over Arizona State University. Clark, a retired commissioner with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and his wife Bonny, a retired dental hygienist, were in Nepal last year as volunteers to help provide dental care to 1,000 local children.

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In an attempt to reconnect with fellow Ducks, psychologist Emmanuel Bernstein, Ph.D. ’71, is offering free copies of his book, The Secret Revolution: A Psychologist’s Adventures in Education (Trafford Publishing, 2007) to any University faculty member or student who e-mails him at

Clarence Harper Jr. ’71, M.A. ’73, a Portland resident and a volunteer with the Neighborhood Emergency Team since 1995, was awarded a Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from AmeriCorps and has also received the Spirit of Portland Award for his thirteen years of service as an emergency preparedness promoter.

David Patterson ’72, M.A. ’76, Ph.D. ’78, has received the 2008 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Modern Jewish Thought and Experience for his book Emil L. Fackenheim: A Jewish Philosopher’s Response to the Holocaust (Syracuse University Press, 2008).

Prominent Oregon banker Rick Smith ’75 has been named vice president and correspondent officer for the new Pacific Northwest branch of Minnesota-based United Bankers’ Bank. Smith, a lifetime running enthusiast who makes his home in Gladstone, continues to officiate track and cross-country competitions not only for the UO, but also the Pac-10, the NCAA, and the U.S. Olympic team.

Dan Cox ’76, a member of Theta Chi fraternity, has been named the Oregon Dairy Products Commission’s director of marketing. Cox is a sixth-generation Oregonian with a legacy of family dairy farming in Linn County.

Raymond Cohn, Ph.D. ’77, an emeritus professor of economics at Illinois State University, has written a book titled Mass Migration Under Sail: European Immigration to the Antebellum United States (Cambridge University Press, 2008), which provides an economic history of European immigration to the United States.

Jeffrey Strathern, Ph.D. ’77, was one of seventy-two microbiologists recently elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. Fellows of the academy are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-reviewed process on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. Strathern is the head of the genome recombination and regulation section of the Center for Cancer Research with the National Cancer Institute.

Concert pianist Jeannine Jordan, M.M. ’78, D.M.A. ’84, together with David Jordan, presented thirteen performances of From Sea to Shining Sea, an organ and media production celebrating the first 200 years of the organ in the United States. The performances took place in various cities across the nation as a part of the American Guild of Organists’ International Year of the Organ: 2008–9. Jordan is the president of Pro-Motion Music in Lincoln City.

Artist Mark Randall ’78 is a member of the current mixed-media exhibition at the Kingstad Gallery in Beaverton, entitled Subject | Object : Hunting | Gathering | Telling Tales.


Architect Paul Adamson ’80 authored Eichler: Modernism Rebuilds the American Dream (GibbsSmith, 2002), now in its third printing. Joseph Eichler was a pioneering developer who hired progressive architects to design modernist homes for the growing middle class of the 1950s.

Ruth Nestvold ’80, a fiction writer who lives in Stuttgart, Germany, has had an exciting start to the year. She wrote Flamme und Harfe (Flame and Harp) (Random House Germany/Penhaligon, 2009), a fantasized version of the medieval tale of Tristan and Isolde. Nestvold has also been named a finalist for the 2009 Nebula Awards by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America for her short story “Mars: A Traveler’s Guide,” which was published in the January 2008 issue of Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine.

Rachel Bristol ’82, executive director and CEO of Oregon Food Bank, was awarded the 2009 Dick Goebel Public Service Award at the 2009 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., sponsored by Feeding America, the nation’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization. Bristol has been combating hunger in Oregon and southwest Washington for twenty-six years.

Janette K. (Higgens) Hopper, M.F.A ’84, a painter and professor of art at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, exhibited a series of works painted in the fall of 2008 titled “Last Wild Places,” featuring several images of Washington state landscapes, at her university’s A.D. Gallery.

Charles Kunert, Ph.D. ’85, professor of biology and dean of the College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences at Concordia University in Portland, has been named Outstanding Teacher for Higher Education by the Oregon Academy of Science. Kunert has been at Concordia University since 1969.

Edward Lee Lamoureux, Ph.D. ’85, has written Intellectual Property Law and Interactive Media: Free for a Fee (Peter Lang Publishing, 2009) with Steve Baron and Clair Stewart. The text has been written for students of media and communication and provides a comprehensive overview of the complex legal landscape surrounding new media and intellectual property rights. Lamoureux is an associate professor of multimedia and communication at Bradley University in Illinois.

Christine Hammerton ’88, performed in the 2009 presidential inauguration parade in Washington, D.C., as cocaptain of the color guard of Portland’s Get A Life marching band, an adult band that ranges in age from twenty-four to seventy-four.

Environmental professional and geologist Mike Pappalardo ’88 has joined NextEra Energy Resources (formerly FPL Energy), which has energy facilities all over the country and is the nation’s largest wind and solar-energy generator. Pappalardo has worked in renewable energy since 2001 and lives in Eugene with his wife, Jennifer.

Marvin Sharp ’89, founder of Sharp’s Gymnastics Academy in Indianapolis, Indiana, received the Order of the Ikkos medallion from the United States Olympic Committee for excellence in coaching, after one of his athletes won a silver medal in Beijing.

Annette Stadelman ’89, fine wine manager with Young’s-Columbia Distribution in Portland, was awarded the title of Australian Educational Ambassador by the Society of Wine Educators.


Charles “Chuck” Rood ’90, a financial adviser with U.S. Bancorp Investments Inc. in Portland, has been named the top bank representative in the “Top 50 Bank Reps” list by Bank Investment Consultant, a trade magazine for investment consultants and senior sales management in bank investment programs. Rood, a member of Theta Chi fraternity, works at the U.S. Bank Private Client Group office in Portland.

After nearly two decades of prolific research of cattle genomics, research chemist Timothy Smith, Ph.D. ’92, has been named the Northern Plains Area Senior Research Scientist of 2008 by the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture. Smith, together with members of iBMC Consortium, a research group working to revolutionize genetic improvement and genomics research in cattle, was also awarded a 2008 Technology Transfer Award for Outstanding Efforts.

Manda Bednarczyk ’96, a flight attendant with Alaska Airlines, and Thomas Nguyen ’93, a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and a finance manager for Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, are engaged to be married in June. Congratulations!

Mark Rhinard ’96, a senior research fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, was appointed to lead the institute’s research program on the European Union.

Dr. Forest Mealey ’98 is a physician living in Emeryville, California.

Christopher Preston ’98, a professor of environmental philosophy at the University of Montana, has written Saving Creation: Nature and Faith in the Life of Holmes Rolston III (Trinity University Press, 2009). “The book is about the place where God, nature, and biology meet,” he says.


Alice Henderson, M.A. ’00, has written her latest novel, Voracious (Jove, 2009), centered around a hiker, lost in Glacier National Park, who must escape the backcountry while facing a dangerous foe.

Timothy “Andy” Zenor ’00 married Meghan Fowler in July 2008. The two currently live in Los Angeles, California, where Zenor is a producer for The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Celeste Edman ’03 became a licensed insurance agent in December and has joined KPD Insurance as a sales executive.

Luke Jackson ’04, a member of the Idaho Stampede basketball team, was named the National Basketball Association D-League performer of the week for games played during the week of January 20, 2009. Jackson is the first Idaho player to earn this honor this season.

Jason Lee Smith ’05 has written his first novel, The Truth of Rain (PublishAmerica, 2008). The story is about Thomas Kerrigan, an injured war veteran, who finds himself in the middle of a class war as his disintegrating life forces him deeper into the vice district, where a new type of political and sexual liberation reigns. Smith lives in Eugene.

Deana Dartt-Newton, Ph.D. ’09, is the new curator of Native American ethnology at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, located on the University of Washington campus.

In Memoriam

Thelma Mary (Summers) Kirkland ’33 died at her home in Springfield at age ninety-seven. Kirkland and her husband, Mathew, owned and operated Kirkland Florist Company in Eugene until 1962. She was a teacher for many years in the Springfield School District. Kirkland is survived by her two sons, G. C. “Clay” Kirkland and Clayton “Mel” Kirkland ’66, M.B.A. ’77, a retired lieutenant colonel; two granddaughters, Kellie Kirkland Spangler and Lori I. Kirkland ’91; and two great-granddaughters.

Glenn Kantock ’38, a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, died at age ninety-four. After serving as a supply sergeant for four years in the U.S. Army stationed in Saipan, Kantock settled in Santa Rosa, California, in 1952. A timber man and a private pilot, Kantock built an active life around his passions. Kantock is survived by his three children, Glen, Chris, and Sherrie.

Lavern (Littleton) Davis ’40 a member of Sigma Kappa sorority, died in February at age ninety-one. Davis married Robert “Bob” Davis ’42 and had four children, Gary ’66, Kim ’71, Scott ’72, and Tod ’75.

William S. “Bill” McLennan ’47 died in January after a long series of illnesses. After serving in the Army Air Force as a first lieutenant navigator in the South Pacific during World War II, McLennan graduated and married Janet Watts. A member of the District of Columbia Bar, he spent three years working on the East Coast before moving his family back to Oregon, where he practiced law in Portland from 1955 until his election as Multnomah County Circuit Judge in 1972. McLennan, an extremely active civil servant, enjoyed spending time outdoors, hiking, and backpacking. He is survived by his wife, Janet, three children, and six grandchildren.

Retired teacher Virginia (Jones) Gillmore ’48, M.Ed. ’65, died at her home in Yachats at age eighty-five. At the outbreak of World War II, Gillmore enlisted in the Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service (WAVES), which placed her in Bremerton, Washington, working in a highly secret radar unit. As a teacher, Gillmore devoted herself to her students. Her philosophy was that “you give every child in the classroom a chance to be successful.” Gillmore, an avid traveler, is survived by daughters Anne Quirk ’73 and Betsy Price, as well as many nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.

Benjamin F. Barton ’50 died in his home in November. Barton was a member of and president of Pi Kappa Alpha before serving in World War II and the Korean War. He and his wife, Shirley, met at the American Legion Club in Coquille, where they settled and raised four children, Kathrine ’82, Mary, Jesse ’80, and John ’84. Barton was an extremely active member of the community in both civic and volunteer capacities.

Robert M. “Bob” Cockburn ’50, M.S ’55, Ph.D. ’55, died after a long battle with diabetes and failing health at age eighty. Cockburn served in the U.S. Army after marrying Gloria Douma ’50. Their first child was born in Camp Bussac, France. Cockburn practiced medicine in southeast Portland for almost forty years, including nineteen in a solo family practice. He is survived by Gloria and their three children, Timothy ’80, Dan ’82, and Brigitte ’85, two sisters, eight grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

John C. “Jack” Doyle ’50 died in September at age eighty. After serving in the United States Air Force, Doyle opened a motor repair shop in Hillsboro. He and Carol, his wife, raised three sons and made their home in Pacific City.

Carl Louis “Lou” Gilbert Jr. ’50, a veteran who served in three wars, died at age eighty-four. Gilbert spent twenty-five years as a professor of history at the University of San Diego, eventually achieving emeritus status. During an active retirement, Gilbert continued his longtime interests in genealogy, photography, history, and politics.

Edward S. Vannet ’50 died in August at age eighty-two. A member of Theta Chi fraternity, Vannet volunteered for the Army Air Corps after his freshman year. Upon graduation, Vannet was hired as a teacher and head basketball coach at his alma mater, Hood River High School. Vannet devoted fifty-five years of service to that school district and Hood River Valley athletics, remaining active in retirement as a substitute teacher for fifteen years.

After a battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, psychologist Daniel Koblick, Ph.D. ’57, died at age eighty-six. Koblick served as an associate professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology for almost thirty years. Upon retirement in 1991, he returned to a childhood passion, the viola. Koblick lived in Chicago, Illinois. He is survived by his wife, two siblings, two daughters, and a granddaughter.

Robert L. Yonker ’60, M.Mus. ’62, died at age seventy-seven. Yonker spent five years teaching band in Astoria, where he met and married Carol Adams ’60, M.S. ’62. They moved to a small farm west of Yamhill in 1966. Yonker taught band in the Yamhill–Carlton School District for the next twenty-two years. After retiring in 1988, he served twelve years on the Yamhill Carlton School Board. In 2005, he sold the farm and moved the family to Silverton. In addition to his wife, Yonker is survived by daughter Katherine “Kathy” ’91, son John, a sister, and two grandchildren.

Chris F. Karp ’64 died in July at age seventy-two. An active member during the formative years of the University of Oregon Outdoor Program, Karp was also a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. A veteran of the Army 298th Signal Corps, Karp was superintendent of Alaska State Operated Schools and an administrative officer for Alaska’s Department of Transportation in Nome.

Edward L. Phillips Jr. ’66, a member of Delta Tau Delta, died in April 2008 at age sixty-five. Phillips had a long career in banking, public finance, and investments, and is survived by his wife, Sandra Allen Phillips ’64, and their two children.

Artist Keith Lebenzon ’72, M.S. ’78, died of a stroke at age sixty-two. Lebenzon, in addition to showing work at the Smithsonian and at the Chicago Art Institute, owned and operated Magic Paper Online, an e-store based in Beaverton. Under the name Brushman, Lebenzon created brushes for some of the world’s most renowned calligraphers.

Ralph Douglas Zenor ’72 died at age sixty-five. After serving in the U.S. Army, Zenor worked as a city manager in cities throughout the Northwest, eventually settling in Roseburg with his wife, Martha. Until the time of his death, Zenor served as general manager of Roseburg Urban Sanitary Authority. Zenor, an avid fisherman, is survived by his wife, daughter Tia Simmelroth ’94, son-in-law Miley Simmelroth, Ph.D. ’03, and son Andy Zenor ’00.

Anthony Allingham, D.A. ’74, Ph.D. ’76, died in May.

Joel B. Knowles, Ph.D. ’76, died in July.

Glen B. Spottswood ’78 died in June in Boise, Idaho.

Paul Alessie, M.B.A. ’78, died unexpectedly in June 2008 while traveling in Spain. Alessie attended the UO as an exchange student from the University of Nijenrode. In recent years he was the owner of Alessie and Company, a coffee-trading firm in Amsterdam, which his grandfather founded around the turn of the twentieth century.

Brian Sanborn ’73 died in November at age fifty-seven due to prostate cancer. Sanborn is remembered as one of the “rocks” of the state library of Queensland, Australia. He helped to establish a statewide electronic database service and worked to lay the foundations for the library’s notable music collection, which is now one of the strongest in Australia.

Youth counselor John Crumbley, M.S. ’82, Ph.D. ’89, suffered a fatal heart attack in January at age fifty-seven. Crumbley worked at Lane County’s John Serbu Juvenile Justice Center for twenty-eight years, where he developed a program to help juveniles cope with anger problems. Crumbley was known for his unshakable optimism when it came to troubled teens.

Mark H. Nikkel ’92 died in a scuba-diving accident near Bora Bora in November 2006.

Strawberry K. Gatts, Ph.D ’05, died of cancer in December at age sixty-three. Gatts, a documented tai chi master in the lineage of Professor Huang Wen Shan and Marshall Ho’o, dedicated much of her life to the scientific study of the impact of classic tai chi in rehabilitating balance and movement dysfunction. An early pioneer in holographic imagery, Gatts is listed in Who’s Who in Holography 1978–79, published by the Museum of Holography.

Faculty In Memoriam

W. Scott Nobles, former UO professor of speech, died at age eighty-five. Nobles served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and in the Korean War, and began teaching at the University in 1955. In 1969, Nobles became the first Dewitt Wallace Professor of Speech and Director of Forensics at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Nobles was an avid bridge player, a dancer, a devoted Minnesota Twins fan, and a bad golfer.

Ninetieth Anniversary Decades
Reports from previous Summer issues of
Old Oregon and Oregon Quarterly

Photo: Old Oregon and Oregon Quarterly Summer covers from 1919–1999”

This year Oregon Quarterly celebrates ninety years of continuous publishing (the first seventy-five were as Old Oregon). We thought it appropriate to show-and-tell a sampling of covers and top stories from our nine decades.

1919 Statewide University Day: “Oregon alumni are loyal, and many have rendered exceedingly valuable service to the University. I am sure, however, that they will agree that with a closer organization, and with the “Old Oregon,” the new alumni magazine, as a medium of information and inspiration, alumni will be better able to advise and help the University in its many functions and problems.”
—P. L. Campbell, UO president

1929 University Regents Meet at Commencement: The “last” meeting of the University of Oregon Board of Regents (to be replaced by the State Board of Higher Education).

The Oregon Mothers Organize: A total of 450 mothers come to campus to form a group “to serve in every possible way the interests of the sons and daughters of the members, the students of the University of Oregon.”

1939 Board Names R. J. Maaske EOCE Head: Oregon alumnus Maaske is named president of Eastern Oregon College of Education.

U. of O. Again Carnegie Center: The University is chosen as the site of a summer Carnegie Art Center, along with Harvard University. The UO receives a grant of more than $3,000, which covers traveling and living expensesx for twenty-three art teachers.

1949 Brown Trust Work Continues: Human Growth, a sex-education film developed at the UO with support from a trust fund left by Dr. E. C. Brown of Portland, garners national headlines and surprisingly little criticism.

Mysterious Oregon Author Stirred 1920 Literary World: Opal Whitely ’21 of Cottage Grove went from a literary sensation to a penniless patient in an English mental institution.

1959 Class of 1959 Speaks Up: June graduates speak out on the space age, nuclear war, the Beat Generation, conformity, the balance of activities and academics, fraternities and sororities, liberal arts education, and marriage.

The One-Way Ride: The tradition of “senior rides”—in which fraternity pledges capture senior housemates, drive them to distant points, and leave them to get back on their own—is in danger of extinction as only half of the UO’s twenty-four fraternities continue the custom.

1969 Opal Whitely: A Princess in Fairyland: A literary sensation as a young woman and later thought to be a fraud, Opal Whiteley ’21 of Cottage Grove continues to fascinate academics and Oregon history buffs.

A Draft Resister, an ROTC Cadet: Two UO seniors discuss their broadly divergent approaches to military service.

1979 Managing Stress: UO psychologists at the Behavior Research Center offer a low-cost stress-reduction program to members of the community.

Being a Townie: How it feels to be a local in Duckville.

1989 Farewell, Paul Olum: A look at the legacy of Paul Olum, one of the best-loved—and most controversial—presidents in UO history.

The Liberal Trap: A challenge to the supposed open-mindedness of the liberal academy.

1999 Portland: Urban Eden or Sprawling Hell? Portland is a model of urban livability. Can it stay that way?

Our Oldest House: UO researchers have uncovered the oldest house in North America—and clues about the oldest Oregonians.

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