Fall Issue Kudos

espite your trepidation about publishing three weighty articles, you and your staff have produced an issue of such depth that it rivals any magazine.

I really don’t have sufficient words to describe the impact of the Foley and Lenzi stories. Coupled with the“Disinformation Age” article, you’ve given any reader insight into the perils of foreign service and the overarching need to “tell the story.”

While we enjoy every issue, this one is exceptional on many levels and deserving of national recognition.

Bill Cote ’74, Via email
Today your UNH Magazine reached our home. What a privilege to be on your mailing list!

I always read from the back pages, starting with the “In Memoriam” section. I always treasure reading about the amazing “giving to society” of deceased outstanding alumni.

In this issue in particular, what an experience to read your amazing, extensive relating of Jim Foley’s life, his beloved family’s response to his tragic death, and their gift to all of us, and especially to journalists now and in the future who are determined to bring good from terror.

Mary Ann Cooper, Dover, NH
The Fall 2019 issue of UNH Magazine featured three wonderful stories. You shine above every other alumni magazine I have read.

On a personal note, I read Joan Lamson’s update in the Class of 1949 column about Ron Pike. Ron and I were in chemistry classes together and I had often wondered about him and [his twin brother and fellow Wildcat] Roscoe. This is the first time I have seen any information about Ron’s many achievements. I am sorry to know that both he and Roscoe have passed away.

On another note, I lived in Fairchild Hall in 1945 and cannot imagine there needing to be someone to keep order [as described in the account of James Kelly ’52, featured on p. 48]. I do remember having to check in by 10 p.m. on weeknights and 11 p.m. on Saturday.

Outstanding edition.

Marilyn E. Staples ’48, Via email
Point and Counterpoint

just read and thoroughly enjoyed the piece in the Fall 2019 edition of UNH Magazine about the current state of journalism. For years I’ve been trying to tell younger people that there is, in fact, optimism to be found in the newsgathering world, and the article expressed that nicely.

James Sullivan, Via email
The recent article in UNH Magazine (Fall 2019) titled “The Disinformation Age” seems to have ignored the “elephant in the room” when it comes to the plight of news media.

Despite the words about trust, accountability and accuracy, the author doesn’t fully explain the current level of trust people have in news media. A recent poll indicated that almost 70 percent of Democrats trust the news, while only 15 percent of Republicans do. Doesn’t that tell us something? Bias, and bias favoring the liberal side.

While the digital explosion is a huge factor, until the media fixes its bias, the trust issue can’t be solved, and the news media will continue to fail.

Rodman Schools ’54, ’56G, Via email
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