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Fall 2017

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Kim Webster tweetCPASS tweet
[On “Sibling Rivalry”] 

I love this. My whole family went to WVU and I did my undergrad at VT and my master’s at WVU. There is such rivalry between the schools, and it did get out of hand for a long time. I wish some of the fans I saw on Sunday could remember that this is a game — yes, the rivalry is great but when fans (on both sides) resort to being nasty and ugly that’s when it stops being fun. So happy that there are pictures of both sides hanging out and enjoying the game together!

Stefanie Troast Knieriemen
[On “WVU at 150”] 

Want to give long overdue credit to Peggy Mangano for the idea [of the Flying WV cookies] and getting the original WV cookie cutter made. It has turned into a true icon for WVU.
Ellie Ellis Flowers

This place was very instrumental in preparing me for life. It was also the place of my best time in life even though I did a lot of sweating sometimes before major evaluations.
John Mullennex

I never went to WVU. However, sitting here tonight reading the facts and history of the University was very informative. Thanks for sharing; makes me want to tour the WVU campus. 
Cindy Moats

You forgot to mention WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design’s therapy dog, Ryder!
Dawn Mackenzie
In ’63, the winner of the Heisman that year, Roger Staubach, brought Navy to Morgantown to play our slumping Mountaineers. After the first several minutes, we realized we were so outclassed that we simply sat back in amazement and watched Navy execute. The only highlight of the game was when the Fi Batar Cappar pep squad with their bath robes and striped canes stole the Navy goat! As they went running across the field with their prize, the Navy drum and bugle corps was a sea of white flowing onto the field setting Fi Batar Cappars fleeing in all directions. We had a modicum of revenge that evening when the WVU girls stole many Midshipman hats and sent the Middies rolling down the hill in front of the girls’ dorm. Keep up the good work!

Terry Hoffman 
BS ’68, Aerospace Engineering 
Cross Lanes, W.Va.
In the school year 1961–62, I dated an Arnold Hall resident. Things were different way back then. During the week even junior and senior women had to be inside the dorm by 10 p.m. Shortly before the deadline, the dorm mother would position herself on the inside of the door. At the precise moment the big hand pointed to the 12 on the clock, she locked the door.

It did not matter if the girl was right there on the other side waiting to get in. Perhaps she had lingered just a microsecond too long kissing her boyfriend goodnight. Once that door was locked, it was final.

Oh, the girl could still get in. Ms. McCutcheon would unlock and open the door, but the miscreant was immediately taken into custody. A typical punishment for such an infraction might be confinement to the dorm for the next weekend.

Ken Harms
BA '62 Sociology
Huntington, NY
Thank you for our birthday issue. Your staff gave us 150 years of the “good stuff.” I made a sound decision, after military service during WWII, to return to my Greenbrier County roots and, in January 1947, enroll in WVU. 

There is something special about growing up in West Virginia and receiving a degree from WVU. Somehow, life in “them thar hills” assists in learning and prepares our mind and body to meet this troublous life. We learn, by education, experience and plain living to remain true to ourselves. Take me Home.

Al Ware
BS ’50, Physical Education, MA ’52, Speech/Communications 
Nokomis, Fla.

I think [the Sparked podcast] is great!  West Virginia has many wonderful things to explore from the music to the crafts to the beauty of the state and especially the wonderful people that live there that always enrich others.  There are so many things that most people are unaware of that makes West Virginia Wild and Wonderful.  We brought our grandchildren up from Georgia this past summer and they had an exceptional time, there comment on the way home was “we loved it all.” Letting others know all the things this state offers is an outstanding idea especially since one can pass it on through the net.

Our daughter, Renee Nicholson, a professor at the University is helping to bring narrative medicine to the university and the state.  It helps healthcare workers but even more importantly, patients.  If you really look at the concept it can help anyone.  It might be something you explore in future additions.

Connie Nicholson
BS ’70, Retail and Design
Waleska, Ga.

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Fall 2014

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Fall 2015

Many WVU Magazine readers had plenty to say about our cover story "A Future on the Side of Equality."

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Fall 2016

You shared your memories of the Mountaineer Marching Band and were touched by the story of Margie Mason, a journalist who helped to free more than 2,000 people from slavery.

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Fall 2017

You gave us feedback on WVU at 150 and shared us more fond memories of Arnold Hall.

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Spring 2015

Everyone had a lot to say, from insights about last issue’s cover story “Where We Go From Here” to thoughts on our new design.

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Spring 2016

You had touching stories about your own health after our cover story on stroke and you had lots of fond memories about the Evansdale campus in response to the Flashback photo from the late 1960s.

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Spring 2017

We love hearing from you. Readers in this edition shared touching notes about "Guarding the Nation's Tomb" and the Mountaineer Marching Band.

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Summer 2016

Readers were delighted with the research issue's coverage of art and science, and had some pointed comments on the Volkswagen emissions scandal story.

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Summer 2017

You responded to our stories on new industry in Appalachia, Mother Jones and breast cancer breakthroughs. And you had a lot to share about Arnold Hall.

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