RALPH BARLOW responded to Yale President Levin’s invitation to address the search committee looking for a new Divinity School dean. He recommended that the new dean build on Dean Harry Attridge’s contributions and move in the direction of preparing YDS grads for a new world, specifically a new North American continent in which Christianity is recessive, not dominant. Also absorbing Ralph’s time and energy in the past year was an academic paper he delivered to Dodeka -- a group of professionals and business folk in the Providence area. His paper compared the control mechanism in Winston Churchill with the servant mechanism in Mohandas Gandhi. Ralph and Evone also attended Ralph’s 55th Reunion at Haverford last May, somewhat disappointed by the diminishing return of alums in his class, but enjoying the input of current faculty. Within their family, Ralph and Evone have tried to be present for sisters and brothers-in-law—far distant from Rhode Island—who experienced loss and physical illness the past year.


Class of 1959 Secretary: J. Kenneth Kuntz , ken-kuntz@uiowa.edu
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