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This may be a hard pill to swallow in our heavily PC era that the men in Iraq are being ignored. I mean no disrespect to Amy Torgson; yet, the fact remains that men are doing 99.9% of the fighting and dying in Iraq. Not women. The fact also remains that 99.9% of the wounded are men. Some of these men will require permanent hospitalization. I hope in future issues of Programs & People that you give credit where credit is due and start doing stories of male ROTC graduates now serving in Iraq.
Scott Holland UI '95
July 10, 2006
I just read "Amy's Story" and I don't find it 'funny' at all what
happened to her. Amy's story makes me sad; it puts an Idahoan's face
on the cost of an ill-conceived and miserably executed foreign policy.
You related a picture of a young person with enormous talent, energy
and promise. All of that is now harnessed by the destructive war
policies of our government. Like most citizens, I recognize the need
for a military defense. I embrace a military comprised of talented
and dedicated individuals. But these talented individuals must not
blindly follow corrupt leadership. Wake up Amy! The way in which our military is being used by our 'leaders' is immoral, distructive, and tragic.
A young woman, like Amy, could be solving problems for humankind; you
mention her research on cleaning up hazardous wastes with
microorganisms. Instead her energies are subverted to waging a war
that cannot be won. What a waste! Give her back to Idaho. Alive.
Karen Farnsworth DVM
To Dean Hammel,
I have been a reader of UI publications for many years. Just now I have read the summer issue of Programs and People. This ranks among the very best of all UI magazines. Here are my congratulations for you and Mary Ann reese.
As an older reader, I favor black on white printing of text as easier for vision, but I know that colored columns of print do brighten a page and catch the eyes of casual readers.
The color photographs and colored cartoons (like the excellent onces in this issue) serve the same purpose without dimming the text.
Moscow, July 11, 2006
I coordinate the Title I and PAT program for the Cecil County Public School District in the state of Maryland. Two of our own children graduated from UI; therefore we receive the Programs & People publication.
As I was reading the article Counting on Blocks I was wondering about more of the details. This is only our first full year of implementing the PAT program and we love the excitement that has been generated. If you have specific activities that were stations at Block Fest would you forward them to me.
We love Idaho and are heading out to see our son in Sandpoint this September and again in December.
Susan J, Brubaker
Hi Marlene (Fritz) and Mary Ann (Reese)
I haven’t seen the latest issue of Programs and People yet but just wanted you to know the impact it has had already. See e-mail above; connecting UI and PAT across the country! Thank you for featuring the work that we are so passionate about in this issue.
University of Idaho Parents as Teachers
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Boise, Idaho 83712