Fur is not yet dead at the University of Rochester

Fur is not yet dead at the University of Rochester

Siobhan Seigne, Morey Hall, University of Rochester, 10/04/16 [Photo: Dylan Wadler]

In Print is not dead yet at the University of Rochester, we discovered real newspapers are still read.


Wilson Commons, 10/04/16 wooden Yellowjacket sculpture formerly outside Glick Hall (first displayed 9/11/01). Recently moved inside Wilson Commons. [Photo: Colin, UR senior]


Maria Weber from Print is not dead yet at the University of Rochester

And apparently — as Monty Python might say — fur is not yet dead at the University of Rochester.

This morning in Wilson Commons, I read in print Siobhan Seigne’s “It’s OK to Wear Fur,” published in the HUMOR section of the October 3rd Campus Times. I chuckled.

Then in an extraordinary coincidence, this very same morning in Morey Hall, Siobhan was seen strolling in her semi-stole. Never missing a paparazzi photo op, we captured Siobhan in her mod pelt and vintage soviet-era ushanka.

Upon our request, Siobhan kindly granted permission to reprint the article.  As a Russian Language major, Siobhan further fleshes out her argument: Нет плохой погоды, только плохая одежда  and  На вкус, на цвет, товарищей нет.

Google that!

Note: Ms. Seigne’s article does not necessarily represent the views of the magazine — Talker Editorial Board.


Wearing ushanka, Siobhan Seigne, Morey Hall, University of Rochester, 10/04/16 [Photo: Dylan Wadler]


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About The Author


Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History and a Storyteller in Residence at the SmallMatters Institute. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, the CITY, Lake Affect Magazine and Brighton Connections. My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.


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