Letters Spring-Summer 2009

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 11:21 am

BULLY FOR BILL Just a quick note to say I thought your latest issue (Winter 2008/09) was really terrific and quite compelling reading. With everything that comes through the mail slot, I don’t always have time to go through my McGill News from cover to cover, but I pretty much did this time! And William [...]

Letters Fall 2008

Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 12:47 pm

SELLING LEONARD SHORT? In your Spring/Summer 2008 “Newsbites,” you write that Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” has been covered by musicians “as diverse as Bob Dylan, Alison Krauss … and Willie Nelson.” You do the man an injustice: That song, and many others, have been covered by a far more diverse array than the ones you list. [...]

Letters Summer 2007

Posted on Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 10:48 am

WHO’S THAT GRAD? Regarding the graduation photo on the back cover of the Winter 2007 Alumni Magazine, is the date of the picture known, or possibly the name of the graduate? ERIC MORSE, BEng’54 Escondido, California How could you have omitted identification of the picture on the back cover? I searched high and low for [...]

Letters Spring/Summer 2008

Posted on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 1:14 pm

MCGILL UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES Naming Names While reading the article on the McGill Alumni Association (“True to Their School,” Winter 2007/08), I was delighted to see the picture of the first female graduates in 1888, as my grandmother, Martha Murphy, is among that group. I have only seen this photo once before when I was in [...]

Letters Winter 2007-2008

Posted on Friday, January 25, 2008 at 11:03 am

Memories of Mac Thank you for your focus on Macdonald Campus last issue. As a recent graduate, I can attest that despite all the “agie” stereotypes, Mac is a world-class institution for zoologists, environmentalists, dieticians and, yes, agricultural scientists. As a New York City kid, I was pleasantly surprised with the assortment of disciplines and [...]

Letters Winter 2007

Posted on Friday, February 2, 2007 at 11:39 am

Curling connections Your Summer edition showed McGill Young Alumni president Catherine Cunningham at the Royal Montreal Curling Club. RMCC, the home of McGill student curling, celebrates its bicentennial year in 2006/2007 and is the oldest athletic club in North America. There are many interesting connections between RMCC and McGill. Thomas Blackwood, one of the original [...]

Letters Summer 2006

Posted on Monday, August 7, 2006 at 11:10 am

Remembering Reg I enjoyed William Tetley’s memoir in the McGill News about Reggie Plimsoll. I encountered Reg frequently in the course of my errands on St. James Street as a student in the ’40s. He was a well-known personage on “the Street.” I recall that he was an habitué of the Bodega in the Transportation [...]

Letters Winter 2005-2006

Posted on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 1:03 pm

Welcome change I’m a graduate in English Literature and Communications from 1990, and it seems many things have changed since I was a student. After reading the Fall issue of the McGill News, I couldn’t believe the efforts of various departments and staff to put out the “welcome mat” for new students. It is great [...]

Letters Fall 2005

Posted on Saturday, November 12, 2005 at 12:31 pm

Great But Late I’ve been receiving the News for years. I recently received the spring edition and cannot remember a better issue. I read it from cover to cover. Thank you very much. I don’t understand, however, why the spring issue arrived in summer and the summer issue may reach here in autumn. Can this [...]

Letters Summer 2005

Posted on Saturday, August 13, 2005 at 10:33 am

Warming Words Sincere congratulations for the last issue of McGill News. The publication is always interesting and informative but I appreciated especially the article by Stanley Frost, “Prima Donna Donalda,” and the one by James Caddell and Tara Newell, “How the Tsunami Changed Two World Travellers.” It is truly inspiring and heart-warming. I like also [...]