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A TRIBUTE TO THE UW Fifty years ago, I received a B.A. in marketing with a minor in economics from the University of Washington. It is hard for me to realize that so much time has passed since then. As I look back on my time as a student, I think of all the good times in the Chi Phi fraternity, the time at the Blue Moon [Saloon] and the people I knew. I also look back at hard times, mostly economic, of trying to get by on tea and soup, of the small monthly checks from the GI Bill, of having to sell my textbooks and quickly buy used ones before they were gone. I am sure a lot of other students then and now have had to work in a coal yard and other jobs they didn’t enjoy to get their education. That is why I have decided to put some money in my will to make life a little easier for future students. If you would like more information about doing this, call Amy Scott, associate director of Gift Planning, at 206-685-3289. I also appreciate getting the alumni magazine and I am impressed with the continued accomplishments of the University, its faculty and its students. When I mention this to my wife (a University of San Francisco graduate), she always remarks to me that the UW has gotten a lot better since I left. After my graduation from UW, I have gone on to get graduate degrees with a Fulbright and a very satisfying teaching career, all of which is due to what I got from the University of Washington. I noticed in an article recently that the 1960 sit-in in Greensboro, N.C., marked the start of the civil rights movement. Most people may not be aware that some UW students, including me, had gone to the Tri-Cities area in 1959 to protest the lack of civil rights there and had picketed the Democratic headquarters in Seattle to protest the inability of African Americans to register and vote in places such as North Carolina. I guess some UW students were ahead of the rest of the country then, too.

G. Dennis Shine, ’60 Springfield, Ore.

We accidentally omitted the photo credit for the two-page photo spread of the Distinguished Teaching Award winners. That gorgeous photograph was made by Mary Levin, ’82, of University Photography.

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Columns - September 2010  

New in Columns, the University of Washington Alumni Magazine: Off the gridiron with Jake Locker, one of the country’s highest-rated college...

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