Faculty, staff, students, and administrators gathered last fall to celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Midwest Quarterly, which pays tribute to its first Editor-in-Chief, the late longtime professor and noted author Dudley Cornish.

The journal, which has a global circulation, is now edited by Casie Hermansson, who noted that The Midwest Quarterly remains something of an oddity in the current market of academic journals because it combines interdisciplinary articles with poetry.

“His name is not on any campus building, but he remains fondly remembered by those here who did know him, and this journal, as well as the work of all who came after him, is testimony to his editorial legacy,” she said.