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Tufton Solution 7.0

Our reference to Mr. Beamish last issue was buried — figuratively — deep in one of the clay tablets featured in our cover story about former Willamette President Carl Knopf. If you look closely at the tablet on Page 30 (printed version only), you may see his name inscribed in the right center section near the crack (see photo). If you found it and didn’t tell us, congratulations! But none of our readers reported unearthing this artifact.

Opinions from Bearcats: Very sweet indeed!

In June, we’re launching a readership survey to discover the hits and misses of Willamette’s alumni magazine. If you’d like to participate, you’ll find the survey at: tinyurl.com/kydeg7r.

After you’ve completed the survey, just send an email with your name and address to Michael Beseda (mbeseda@willamette.edu). If you’re one of the first 25 respondents, we’ll send you our “berry-best” regards — an artisanal jar of Willamette Marionberry Jam!

Offspring Spring Up

Each issue of The Scene is one we treasure. The writing, the selection of topics and the overall spirit of the publication combine to bring us closer to Willamette, giving us a better perspective and appreciation of the world that our college children inhabit. The Scene is a true reflection of Willamette overall. With its attention to detail and excellence, it mirrors the institution from which it originates.

That said, imagine our surprise when we turned the page to see our two sons, Sam and Henry Adelman! (Ed. — see “(almost) Identical Twins”, by Timothy Walsh ’10, Winter 2014.) Typical of them, they did not mention this might be happening.

Mr. Walsh did a great job capturing their personalities. We are grateful that, at Willamette, they get to experience the sports they’ve continued to love, be a part of a wonderful athletic program, and at the same time, receive a great education.

Thanks to everyone who makes that happen for all the student-athletes and their families.

— Piper and Jim Adelman

Our previous issue.

More on Carl Knopf

Our feature story on the brief and controversial tenure of former Willamette President Carl Knopf elicited a flurry of letters from readers. If you missed the article, you can find it online. — Ed.

I will never look at the Star Trees again in the same way. So glad that Carl’s trees and tablets have long outlived the political follies of his day. As long as we keep sharing the story, his lesson has not been lost.

— Amy (Ellingson) Villanueva ’02

I so vividly recall sharing the sorrow, dismay and even disgust that my father (class of 1934) felt about the sad fate of this man. As a retired archaeologist and anthropologist, I appreciate the work of David McCreery, as well as the foresight of Knopf to bury the artifacts.

— Stan Aschenbrenner ’51

In the 1943 Wallulah is a tribute to President Knopf. The photo caption reads: “Dr. Carl Sumner Knopf’s burying of the ceramic in the Temple of Centuries is symbolic of the outlook on life which he implanted in student personalities.” In the picture, President Knopf is holding an object that looks like one of the ceramic tablets discovered in 1992.

— Malcolm D. Tabor ‘67


In an article about Oregon Professors of the Year in the Winter 2014 issue of The Scene, we incorrectly identified professor Daniel Montague’s academic field. His field is physics.

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