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The Sand Creek Massacre of Cheyenne and Arapaho people [“John Evans and the Sand Creek Massacre,” Campus Life, page 8, fall 2014] is infamous among the horrific atrocities in U.S. history. May the efforts that have been made to bring out the story of John Evans and the early history of Northwestern be the start of a larger, important process of validating our University’s motto, ever before us: Quaecumque sunt vera, whatsoever things are true.
John Dotson ’72
Class Note of the Day
Geneviève Aron Steidtmann ’93 of St. Louis wrote Twisted Straight: Finding My Self in the Middle (CreateSpace, 2014). Written under the pseudonym Elizabeth E. Zerman, the memoir is an intensely personal story of a woman who finds herself in the closet with her gay husband. Much of the story takes place at Northwestern, where Steidtmann first met Dean A. Carpenter ’93, whom she dated and later married. They later divorced but remain friends. Steidtmann remarried 10 years ago, and she and her husband, David, have a 6-year-old daughter, Lauren. Steidtmann has become an outspoken activist for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights after her experience of being married to a gay man.