Excerpts from a handwritten letter from reader Ronald A. Dickman (BE ’67), who supplied many comments about the fall-winter 2022 issue of Illinois Tech Magazine. Here is a selection of some of Dickman’s commentary on this issue.

  • “The letter from Charles Ticho (EE ’48) brought back many memories. I remember reading Metamorphosis in ‘Old Main,’ and also taking various accounting courses. Yes, the gist of ‘Metamorphosis has been with me all my life!”
  • “Alzira Maldonado Protsishin is a great example of the new President’s wish—‘an engine of opportunity for students from all backgrounds.’ ”
    -Regarding article “Designs on a Dream,” about Alzira Maldonado Protsishin (M.A.S. ARCH ’14)
  • “Great article! Again, a great example of education for all.”
    -Regarding article “Hardwired to Serve,” about Llewellyn “Don” Means Jr. (EE ‘89)
  • “A new era!”
    -Regarding article “Cracking the Code on Health Care,” about Saurabha Bhatnagar (CS ’02)
  • “My grandfather, an old German tool and die guy, was making “Halli-kits” for Hallicrafters. People were not putting rubber grommet in various holes and a ‘hot’ chassis resulted. My gramp put a grommet right into the chassis, thus a ‘hot’ chassis was avoided.”
    -Regarding article Education Engineers Success, about on Ralph L. Barnett (CE ’55, M.S. MAE ’58, Ph.D. CE ’21)