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I very much enjoyed the article on the South Campus and its environs (“Welcome to the neighborhood,” fall 2008). I earned both my degrees on the Main Street campus; to me the South Campus is UB. I was a student who commuted, and my commute was so long that it precluded participation in campus activities. I owe the pleasures of campus life to the homes that directly bordered the campus where my friends had apartments. These homes provided a place where we could relax between classes and talk about courses, professors and ideas. Just the word “Winspear” in your report flooded me with nostalgia.
MSW ’80 & BS ’68
New York, NY
The 2008 UB Bulls football season provided all the action, drama and tension one can dream of. The 1958 team’s story has been chronicled nicely. Now it has come full circle with Turner Gill’s 2008 team being granted a bowl game. The significance of these two teams should not be overlooked. Coach Gill said right after clinching the Eastern Division title, “I just thank God, I thank God. A favor was done here, no question about it.” A favor has been granted. The final script is yet to be determined at this writing, but for now the circle is finally complete. We have come a long way as a university community. Now it’s time to celebrate and to cherish this miracle.
I am proud of my university and grateful for all that it has accomplished, both on the field of play and in the display of conscience and character, in 1958 and today. I am a former UB football player—and a forever UB Bull.
Tom Brill, BS ’82
When the 2008 Bulls football team won the MAC Championship and appeared in the International Bowl, they did so on the 50th anniversary of the remarkable Lambert Cup team. In 1958, UB received a bid to the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, FL, but turned it down when confronted with racial discrimination. To read ESPN’s account of these events, go to sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=buffalo58.
The publisher of Shades of Justice, a 2008 memoir by Paul Krehbiel, MS ’79 & BA ’75, was misstated in our last issue. It is Autumn Leaf Press.
While Gov. Chris Christie faces better-funded, prominent competition, says UB's James Campbell, he has a distinctive bluntness that may sit well with New Hampshire Republicans.
You want a positive-enough relationship with staff so there's not outright hostility against prisoners, says UB's Teresa Miller, but not so positive that is becomes unprofessional.
Owners, coaches and players all complain about Thursday night games. UB engineers have some suggestions.