Class Notes: Fall/Winter 2019-20

’40s DONALD W. BAUMGARTNER MCDS’49 received the 2019 Bravo! Entrepreneur Lifetime Achievement Award presented by BizTimes Media. Baumgartner is the founder of Milwaukee-based Paper Machinery Corp. He is pictured at right with BizTimes founder Dan Meyer. ’50s ANNE (NELSON) WEISSMAN MDS’54 would like to share the following note with the MDS class of 1954: “Sorry to miss our party. I have been so busy that … Continue reading Class Notes: Fall/Winter 2019-20

The American Dream

Raj Chetty ’97 won the A.SK Social Science Award 2019, which is awarded by the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, and includes a $200,000 prize. Chetty was awarded for his research on poverty and social mobility. Chetty recently appeared on Amanpour & Co. Click here to watch him discuss the fading American dream and how he is working to make it attainable for everyone. Continue reading The American Dream

Between a Rock and a Strongman

Eric Dawson ’99 has always been fascinated with feats of strength. Growing up working at his family’s limestone quarry business, Lannon Stone Products in Sussex, WI, he would lift heavy boulders for fun. He spent summers mining decorative field stone—a physically demanding job involving pulling rocks out of the earth with sledgehammers and crow bars. By the time he enrolled at USM for his freshman … Continue reading Between a Rock and a Strongman

A Lasting Legacy

Legacy students and their families enjoyed a special breakfast event in November honoring their commitment to USM. University School has a strong legacy family tradition, which we celebrate each year at the legacy family breakfast in November. Currently, there are 162 USM students who have a family legacy of attending USM, meaning one or more of their parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents attended the school or … Continue reading A Lasting Legacy

When Supporting USM is Automatic

For James Shovers ’11, supporting USM through a monthly recurring gift both feels good, and does good. James Shovers ’11 has many great memories from his time as a University School of Milwaukee student. But one that stands out is being a part of the WIAA state championship hockey team in 2010. “That is a great memory for sure,” he said. “I really liked being … Continue reading When Supporting USM is Automatic