Letters to the editor

We would like to thank Daily reporter Ericka Mellon for her sensitive tribute to our son and Northwestern alumnus, Phillip Semmer, who died tragically in Australia this summer. Phil would have enjoyed reading the article, which so accurately captures his joy and creativity.

If there are students or teachers at NU who would like to share their special memories of Phil, please send them to 2137 Springwood Road, Wayzata, MN 55391. We so dearly miss our wonderful son, and hearing from his NU friends would help lift our sorrow.

Also, check out the Web site for the Rocky Mountain Institute (www.rmi.org), and you’ll discover many of the ideals Phil held close to his heart.

He was a man of vision and compassion. Keep his spirit alive!