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To the Editors of MainGate

On Remembering the Milk Bar

(MainGate, Spring 2003, Vol. 1, No. 3)
Regarding the letter of Najwa Shaheen Haffar (MainGate, Winter 2004, Vol. II, No. 1) about the Milk Bar, I agree with her that West Hall had the first Milk Bar. I never heard of Ada Dodge while I was on campus (’46–’55), including the years I spent at International College.

Omar Adra (BA ’55)
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

On Environmentally Sound

(MainGate, Winter 2004, Vol. II, No. 1)
I read with great interest and admiration the articles regarding the environment and AUB in MainGate. The subject of the environment in the region and in Lebanon is very important and significantly impacts our lives and those of future generations. I applaud the significant efforts and contributions, in the form of extensive research, public awareness, and experimental studies that were made by AUB in the past. AUB has served as the leader in launching its staunch campaign to combat improper practices and inappropriate habits that have plagued our environment.
I fully support AUB in its great and well-appreciated efforts in making our environment a safer and healthier place to live. I also believe such efforts should be extended and collaborated with the efforts of the concerned government agencies and
private organizations. We should all be active partners and
participants in safeguarding our environment and improving our lives.

Loutfi K. Echhade (BBA ’73)
Senior Audit Partner
Ernst & Young
Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaOn Wild Kingdom

(MainGate, Winter 2004, Vol. II, No. 1)
I have just finished reading about Diana and Mounir Abi-Said’s Animal Encounter project in MainGate. I was moved and delighted by their dedication to the protection of wildlife in Lebanon, and would like to make a contribution.

Lina Zeine, Ph.D. (BA ’69)
Associate Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA, United States

On MainGate Winter 2004

Thank you for the “green” Winter 2004 MainGate. It was such a pleasant journey discovering AUB’s efforts for a cleaner environment, getting a glimpse at what fellow AUBites are up to these days, and indulging in Professor Aftem Acra’s rich experience. I particularly enjoyed the piece on Aley’s animal preserve, Animal Kingdom, which I look forward to visiting with my daughters on our next trip to Lebanon. Keep up the good work.

Omar Gharzeddine (BA ’83)
New York, NY



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