Letters to the Editor

Correction: A photo in the Fall '03 issue misidentified Jonathan Streep '03, above, who arranged for his aunt, actress Meryl Streep, to speak at the 2003 graduation ceremony. Our apologies for the error.

Mike O’My!

Finally, a story about UNHer Mike O’Malley! (Fall ’03) Kudos to photographer David Zaitz and writer Carol Cambo ’88 for taking us inside his new world. Success couldn’t have happened to a sweeter campus character.

I just loved the piece done on Mike O’Malley! I remember him best as a jovial and welcoming Freshman Camp counselor when I first came to UNH in 1986. Mike, don’t kid yourself—you really did influence us and you helped us “know thyself” and stay true to thyself also.

Biker Chic

In the Fall 2003 edition, there was an article about the UNH cycling team. I am a competitive cyclist and licensed cycling coach. I would be proud to purchase a UNH cycling team jersey to wear when out on my training rides. Could you let me know whom to contact about this?



The magazine looks great, but I would like it even better if it were printed on eco-friendly materials (post consumer recycled paper, soy based inks, etc). Any plans for this in the future?

Editor’s note: Thanks for the suggestion and please stay tuned. We may have found a recycled paper for the same price as our current
paper. For more on this subject, see www.unhmagazine.unh.edu/paper.html.


A friend noticed my presence in a photo on page 27 of the Fall issue (I am at the far right in the dock picture). I appreciated the article by Virginia Stuart ’75, ’80G, “The Species Race,” which is beautifully written and illustrated. I very much agree with the case made that we are losing the world’s biota at an alarming rate, and that taxonomists “are themselves an endangered species.” I grew up in and around Durham: my father was on the UNH faculty (zoology) his entire career. During the week-long Rapid Assessment survey in August, I had the opportunity to talk with professors Art Mathieson and Larry Harris about some of the many good things happening in science at UNH.

Congratulations for the Suki Casanave ’86G article on UNH Special Collections in the Fall UNH Magazine. The graphics were superb and the articles were not only informative but entertaining as well. Over the last three years, I’ve spent hundreds of hours in dozens of special collections and archives throughout New England and the Middle Atlantic states. Regardless of the treasures contained therein, I can’t think of any who have promoted their collections in such an interesting manner.

I just want to let you know that you are doing a fantastic job. I have an 82-year-old neighbor who loves to read the magazine, and declares that it is better reading than any national magazine, U.S. or Canadian. I think that is high praise. Thank you.