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February 19, 2017

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December 20, 2009
Today, my husband and I returned to Stanford with our two small children. You would have loved seeing them, Professor Woo, and nothing would have given me greater joy than introducing them to you. You were instrumental in getting me into the program at Stanford and in introducing me to my future husband, to guiding me through so many ups and downs and in encouraging me to become first wife and then mother. I miss you and today so wished I could knock on your office door and have you meet my little people. To Martha and your boys, I hope you are well. Merry Christmas. I miss you.
November 24, 2008
Ten years after I leaving his tutelage, I still turn to his words of wisdom in editing and writing. I always will treasure his succint compliments and unassuming, steady demeanor. A year and half after his passing, I find myself wanting to drop him a line to see what new project he's involved in. He continues to be an inspiration not just to me, but I don't doubt the countless others that were lucky enough to pass under his shadow.
June 11, 2007
Professor Woo was one of the most memorable and gentle of Stanford professors I ever met. His demeanor made learning enjoyable and his intellect and passion were head and shoulders above the rest. He knew the business and academia of journalism but never forgot the heart in human nature. I was deeply saddened learning of his passing. His legacy lives on in the hearts of all of us who had the honor to call him teacher.
April 12, 2007
Today, on the first anniversary of Bill's death, I re-read every one of the reminiscences in this guest book and was again deeply touched by the reminders of his influence on so many lives. He was a very special person.
Those of you who miss his writing will be happy to learn that the University of Missouri Press will publish a collection of his letters to students in the summer of 2007. The collection was edited by his old Nieman buddy, Phil Meyers, a professor of journalism at the University of North Carolina, with a foreword from his old friend from Kansas City, Jimmy Steele. It will be called "Letters from the Editor: Lessons on Journalism and Life." In addition, another collection of his writings and speeches will be published this summer in Chinese by the Fudan University Press.
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