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In response to the Winter 2007 issue

The new Nevada Silver & Blue is outstanding. From the page texture to the cover texture, the fonts and colored pics, what a fun magazine to read.

There’s a good balance of non-school pieces with the student/alum news.

Hurray, you’ve arrived!

Jim Nightingale ’64 (civil engineering)
Carmichael, Calif.


Just a note to express my delight with the new layout of the Silver and Blue! It is infinitely more readable, more professional, and less like some advertising slick.  I don’t recall ever sitting down to read an issue cover to cover, as I did tonight.  Even my husband, who usually ignored it, took an extended peek!  Thank you! This is a keeper!

Harriett Warren
Reno, NV

Most impressed with the format, the layout, and the color. It’s a gorgeous magazine! Much improved! Just wanted to tell you how wonderful I thought it was.

Judy Von

My husband and I are natives of Reno, and are both University graduates.  We just wanted to thank you for creating a new and improved University magazine.  We love the articles, bright colors, and all the creativity and time that you spent doing it. 
Thank you.

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I just read through Silver and Blue and wanted to say that I enjoyed it very much. The make-over is really nice, great editorial, photos, art and not too long! Good job!

Trace Robbers
National Judicial College

By the way--I like the makeover.  I’ve been thoroughly absorbed and haven’t even finished reading through everything.  Great job!

Sandi Milton
Las Vegas, NV

Congratulations to the staff and anyone else behind the new Silver & Blue! In design, content, writing and editing, it’s a quantum leap beyond the old. It projects an image and a message that the university can be proud of. The new design is outstanding, but I am particularly impressed by the lively writing, no doubt guided and supported by your editing. In contrast with past issues, the new one reads as if people who have been on the staff for years were finally given the green light to use their best chops. Keep up the good work. I look forward to the next issue.

Tom King
Oral History Department
University of Nevada, Reno

I love the changes you made to the Silver & Blue!
Normally I just page through it and toss it w/ the rest of the junk mail but this time around I read it entirely from front to back.


Tracie Sasaki-Seibert '92

Elected official

In response to your question on running for office (pg. 43, Winter 2007 Nevada Silver & Blue) I was just re-elected to my second term as Douglas County, Nev., assessor.

Doug Sonnemann ’79B.S., ’82M.S. (agricultural economics)

Doctor shortage

I found your article regarding physician shortage (pg. 23, Winter 2007 Nevada Silver & Blue) very interesting and timely. That said, I believe that perhaps you understated how critical the health care issue is about to become. Several significant facts might influence how quickly the crisis will evolve. From a population perspective, one of the most important issues on the near horizon is the rapidly increasing number of geriatric residents in Nevada. The geriatric specialist in Nevada is essentially nonexistent. And primary care will also become a relic in the next few years. As you touched upon, physicians are not going into primary care because of financial considerations... Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance “hoops” and restrictions. There will be a point in the very near future when critical mass will be crossed, and realistically, Nevada will not be able to provide adequate care for its residents.  The crisis is currently acute in the rural communities. This was a very important article you wrote and more needs to be said. 

Dr. Stephen Mark Shaw

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