Dickinson Alumnus, August 1923

Selected Highlights from this Issue: 
  • Various classes returned to the college for reunions during the recent commencement weekend, and the Class of 1903 presented a plan for various campus improvements, such as planting a variety of trees and bushes, as a gift to the college. 
  • James Gordon Steese (class of 1902) became the first president of the Alaska Road Commission.
  • Noah Pinkney, a local food vendor who was a Dickinson fixture for generations of students, passed away at the age of 77.
  • Dean Mervin G. Filler (class of 1893) discussed changes in the curriculum and student class schedules over the past decade.
  • A "lost" portrait of John Dickinson by Charles Willson Peale was located in the possession of a descendant, and a copy was made by artist Horace T. Carpenter to hang in Memorial Hall in Old West. 
  • Theodore M. Johnson described the 1863 Confederate bombardment of Carlisle and Dickinson College during the Civil War. Johnson lived with his father, Dickinson's President Herman M. Johnson, in East College in the 1860s.