Everyday Strength and Perseverance
I am writing about an offhand comment in one of your articles. You mentioned that when one person’s plans were upended by the pandemic, she didn’t “curl up on her couch with a chocolate cake and a Netflix account” [One-Day Apprentice, winter]. I’m not sure who this was aimed at, but during the pandemic, I have seen nothing but acts of everyday strength and perseverance, not to mention heroism and bravery. While the subject of the article deserves praise for her ingenuity, it’s not necessary to disparage the rest of the population.
—Alice Swenson ’93
I Doth Protest
After I was arrested in 1970 with Paul Wellstone (and wow, is that a good icebreaker), we were fined $35. It was the lawyers’ fee that was $50 [“That ’70s Show,” winter].
—Sarah Johnson Entenmann ’73
I enjoyed “That ’70s Show” on the social and political turmoil of the 1970s. I was one of 16 students who drove from Northfield to Washington, DC, in 1961 to protest atomic bomb testing and to call for an end to the arms race and for a reevaluation of US nuclear policy. We fasted for three days, picketed the White House for 24 hours, and met with Minnesota senator Eugene McCarthy and Marcus Raskin, who was an aide to [national security adviser] McGeorge Bundy. Our visit was covered by the Washington Post.
—Linda Stern ’63
Harry Williams, Laird Bell Professor of History, Emeritus, donated 2,500 books to Howard University from his personal library—not from Gould Library, as we reported (“Time to Say So Long”).
Carleton’s first gospel choir was called Inspirational Movement (“That ’70s Show”). Its name was changed to Voices Of Inspiration and Christian Enlightenment (VOICE) after the 1970s.
We regret the errors.