I have received from SU in recent years has made me feel as connected
to my alma mater as does this issue of the magazine. The connections
to Pan Am 103 are wrenching once again, but it is more than that.
The personal stories, the reporting on how SU responded for those
on campus, the photography, and the views of faculty and staff combine
to relay an excellent magazine. Thank you.
Janet Kern Mendelsohn ’71
to the alumni, family, and friends pertaining to the September 11
attacks represents a high mark in journalism regardless of the mode
of communication. My deepest appreciation to your entire staff.
nature of these tragic events should command our attention, I have
never been more proud of my Syracuse heritage.
T. Donald Rucker G’52
to the staff for your amazing work in publishing the World Trade
Center tribute as the Winter issue. You must have worked 24-hour
days to create this excellent piece in such a short turnaround time.
It arrived today at the three-month anniversary of the attacks.
The pictures by the two Navy photographers are outstanding. I’ll
especially treasure Mr. Keres’s photo of the rescue dog.
Eloise Schumann Greene ’73, G’96
Thank you for
the Winter issue. I enjoyed all the articles relating to the September
11 tragedy and was deeply saddened to hear about the number of SU
alumni affected by this event. I was speaking with one of my colleagues,
who is also a Syracuse alumnus, about how this issue had the best
written articles I have read since the event. I look forward to
Jeannine McConnell ’85
Good job on
the Winter issue! Very good stories that were well-developed with
Bradley Wilson G’97
issue is simply magnificent.
Pat Cavanaugh G’78
I have noted
with sorrow and agony the September 11 incident. I was extremely
sorry that 30 alumni were victims of the terrorist acts. Please
convey my heartfelt sympathy and courage to their family members
to bear these losses. Day by day terrorist acts are increasing.
All citizens of the world with civic sense should deplore this growing
Sumanlal Mody G’59
was a fitting tribute to the sad events of last fall.
Al Farrell ’85
The tone of
most of the Winter issue was exemplary, and the human interest stories
served to bring home the enormity of the terrorist attacks. However,
I somehow knew that your magazine would feel compelled to insert
one or two pieces that twisted the attack into a blame-America-first
nearly 3,000 American citizens and foreign nationals are murdered
on our soil in one day, it is not appropriate for Horace Campbell
(“Healing and Humanity”) to dredge up America’s very arguable responsibility
in the apartheid regime of South Africa. The implication by Campbell
is that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. Linking
U.S. support of bin Laden to the simultaneous branding of Mandela
as a terrorist is particularly disgusting.
Campbell, he does not live in the defeated Afghanistan of the Taliban.
There, unlike in America, he would not have a forum to voice his
Paul Solenick ’73
While the story
about the evacuation of the students from the High School for Leadership
and Public Service (HSLAPS) is deeply touching, there is more information
regarding this special school.
in New York City could be full-time mentors to HSLAPS students through
SUMMA (the Syracuse University Mentor-Mentee Alliance, which is
part of the Friends of HSLAPS, an SU alumni group in New York City).
In the wake
of September 11, many of us want to help others, but do not know
where or how. Syracuse alumni can help by supporting SUMMA.
Nira Firestone ’96
New York, New York