Legacy

Spring/22

Nearly a century after it was banned, Gertrude Beasley’s (AM 1918) memoir of her Texas upbringing reaches a new generation of readers.

Winter/22

Decorator and pulp writer Richard Himmel, EX’42 (1920–2000), had a private eye for design.

Fall/21

Sam Greenlee, EX’57 (1930–2014), distinguished himself as a Foreign Service Officer, then found his true mission as a radical writer.

Spring/21

Eileen Southern, AB’40, AM’41 (1920–2002), rewrote the history of American music.

Fall/20

Meteorologist Tetsuya Theodore Fujita (1920–1998) led a tempestuous career.

Summer/20

Joseph Sax, JD’59 (1936–2014), helped establish the courts as a front line for environmental activism.

Fall/19

Microbiologist Maurice Hilleman, PhD’44, and his feathered friends.

Summer/19

She made enemies with her attacks on International Style–but a powerful friend in Frank Lloyd Wright.

Winter/19

Soia Mentschikoff (1915–1984) reformed how the United States does business and led the way for later generations of women in law.

Spring/18

Twenty-nine years after his death, the work of Faber Birren, EX’23, still colors the world around us.

Summer/17

From his first trip north as the youngest hand on a two-masted schooner, anthropologist Ernest “Tiger” Burch Jr., AM’63, PhD’66, was driven to learn about the Arctic and its peoples.

May–June/15

The impact of geochemist Clair C. Patterson, PhD’51, who determined the age of the earth and fought lead pollution.