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The End of the Letter J

Hooray! At long last Tufts changed a policy that’s irked me since I was a freshman in 1947. Being female put me into the Jackson category. The fall 2002 issue of Tufts Magazine announced the happy news that the Jackson label no longer applies to women graduating with arts and sciences degrees effective with the Class of 2002.

An important reason I chose Tufts is that it’s a co-educational college. I graduated with a B.S. in mathematics, magna cum laude, and was often the only female in intermediate and advanced mathematics classes. Courses about other subjects had a good mix of men and women. Only physical education classes were segregated by gender.

Thank you Tufts for allowing women to have the same “A” designation as men.

Harriet Harry Seymour, J51
Houston, TX
A Friend remembered

After reading “A Modest Man Makes a Major Impact” in the summer issue of Tufts Magazine, the members of the Class of 1941 will likely be as surprised as I was to find out that classmate Dick Skuse had accumulated such a large fortune. However, no one who knew Dick would be surprised that Tufts was the major recipient of his estate [Skuse, who passed away in 1999, left $5 million to Tufts to endow the John Richard Skuse, Class of 1941, Chair in Political Science and a number of scholarships]. Nothing appeared closer to Dick’s heart than his alma mater.

Dick and I were good friends while in college and usually got together on Alumni Weekend, when he would come up on the train from Washington on Friday and go back on Sunday. We would spend Saturday roaming around the Hill, attending concerts, lectures or movies. Occasionally, he would come to our home for dinner on Saturday evening; he enjoyed my wife Anna’s cooking.

His major interests, besides the stock market, were sports—he had been the sports editor of the Tufts Weekly as an undergraduate—politics and ballroom dancing, the latter being his favorite recreation.

In addition to the chair, his gift is also funding scholarships for New Hampshire students [the first four Skuse scholarships were awarded this year]; he grew up in Exeter, New Hampshire, and attended Exeter Academy.
He was a shy guy who never wanted to impose on anybody. His friends will never forget him.

Frank H. Morrisey, A41

Belmont, MA