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Feedback on the last Issue

This edition [Summer 2023) is stacked with many interesting articles. Some comments on a few of these articles: As an 83-year-old graduate of the U of M, the quietest place in the world is my kitchen in the morning before I put in my hearing aids. My wife says I have always been hard of listening, and now I am hard of hearing. [Ed. Note: He is referring to the story “The Quietest Place in the World,” about Orfield Laboratories.] On “Learning As Child’s Play” [about alumna Jesse Ilhardt], learning is child’s play! Learning is the most important thing anyone can do. It is fun and can be very satisfying. I have a saying: ‘Learn as much as you can and teach as much as you can. Remember, a smart person has one option that a dumb person does not have—the smart person can play dumb.’

One of the most important decisions I have made in my life was choosing the University of Minnesota over two other schools for my graduate training. Working for Cargill Inc. for more than 30 years gave me the opportunity to see much of the world.

Keep up the good work

Robert M. Granger (Ph.D. ’73)
Kaunakakai, HI

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