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Saluting Pitt I recently returned from a deployment supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. My wife (Kristen Benn, CBA ’04) bought me this Pitt flag before one of my deployments. I fly KC-10 tanker aircraft and was onloading an additional 50,000 lbs. of fuel from another KC-10. I tossed the flag up in the glare shield and […]

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Classy What a joy to read Ervin Dyer’s eloquent and moving tribute, “August Wilson’s Class Act,” in the spring 2009 issue of Pitt Magazine.  I feel a strong connection to that article, a personal and visceral one. For 21 years, I have had the good fortune to review theater, the last dozen years for The […]

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Phenomenal A very fine university magazine. I read it all the time. The Winter 2009 issue had a good article on “Phenomenal Women.” I can’t wait for the next Pitt Magazine issue with “Phenomenal Men.” Frank Molesky Arts and Sciences ’67 Marietta, Ga. Phenomenal, Too I recently finished reading the Winter 2009 issue of Pitt […]

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The Florence Influence I’m originally from Brownsville, Pa., and recently sent the Pitt Magazine Web site address to a person in Michigan who is doing research on the Lancaster-Florence families. He was delighted with the article (“The Great Debater,” Summer 2008). My mother and aunt collected clippings from the Brownsville newspapers for a number of […]

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Something Special Thank you so very much to the writer Cara J. Hayden for what I thought was a superb article, “Pitt’s Burgh” (Summer ’08). In my view, you got it exactly right: Pittsburgh surely is something special, and Pitt’s relationship to the city is very much so, as well. Douglas S. BergmannArts and Sciences […]