My father, Elliott Sweet, graduated from UW in 1948. As I read through the pages of On, Wisconsin! (my husband is also a graduate) I realize my father, who has written delightful memoirs, might have something of interest to the readers of your magazine. I have extracted a portion concerning his summer work with the Wisconsin Geological Survey in 1946:
My daughter graduated from UW Madison in December with a degree in Education with ESL certification and has secured a position in the MMSD but her Student Teaching opportunity thru the UW was priceless .
As we watched the procession of first responders pass at the memorial for Officer Garrett Swasey, my two boys and I were thrilled to see a University of Wisconsin Police vehicle. Way to drive 1200 miles to honor a fellow officer! I’m proud to be a Badger!
Bob Blazer (Class of 1952) and I (Class of ’51) first met in the late ’40s, attending U.W.M. We finished our education in Madison. We had not seen each other for over 30 years, when we finally met, running next to each other, in of all places, the 1982 Boston Marathon.
There must be an astonishing number of multiple-generational families who are a part of UW-Madison’s history. As a part of this group, I think you will find my family to be an interesting and unique member. Its uniqueness is due partly to the fact that my grandmother was a co-ed when women were a rarity on the campus and partly to the fact that for three of the four generations both the husband AND the wives of the couples were Wisconsin graduates. The following is our story.