Reunion Reports: Help Needed!

Reunion Reports: Help Needed!

I’m working on reunion stories and need your help.  If you found any reunion events particularly remarkable, PLEASE send your “reunion reflections” to support@Yale1969.org.  It could be thoughts on a lecture, tour or conversation.  It might be pictures.  E.g., I went to “Architecture and the City,” by Dr. Elihu Rubin ’99, a Vincent Scully protégé.  I took Scully’s course on Modern Architecture, and Professor Rubin nailed it: It was magical, energizing. I will write up a “Reunion Reflection” for that.

To jog your memory, see this list of YAA lectures and tours.  See also the receptions, exhibitions, and other special events.  And don’t forget the Class Programs. Please submit anything by end of June.

Boominar: The Women’s Revolution, 6/19 @ 4p Eastern

Boominar: The Women’s Revolution, 6/19 @ 4p Eastern

This is a “Yale Boom” offering from the Class of 1967.

Reminder — the Yale Boom Group (Classes of ’67-’73) share some of their webinars with neighboring classes.

How has the changing role of women affected our lives?

Women have become a dominant force in every aspect of American life. Not admitted to Yale when we were there, more women than men now graduate from high school, college, and professional schools. Register now – June 19th, 4 pm EDT.

William Kurt Sacco, February 10, 2024

William Kurt Sacco, February 10, 2024

My best friend at Yale, Bill Sacco, passed away on February 10th, 2024.  Bill was one of the most talented photographers of our generation.

Our friendship began in sophomore year on the day we moved into Silliman College.  While everyone else was upstairs trying to make their new rooms livable, Bill and I converged downstairs in Silliman’s photographic darkroom.  We both looked at the enlarger.  “Schneider lenses,” I observed.  “Yes, but no Tiffin filters,” Bill commented.  Professional colleagues whom you also like!  This is one of the gifts that Yale can give.

’69 will get a private tour of the Peabody – May 30th, 2 pm

’69 will get a private tour of the Peabody – May 30th, 2 pm

Woo hoo! Great news. David Friend ‘69 has graciously arranged for a private tour of the newly re-opened Peabody Museum for the Class of 1969. The museum’s director will guide our private tour, highlighting the museum’s recent renovations and exhibits. We will meet at the Peabody and start the tour promptly at 2 pm on Thursday of reunion weekend.

Tickets are free, but registration is required. (Deadline: 5/24, 2 pm.)

Our “Class Programs” at Reunion: Truly Exceptional

Our “Class Programs” at Reunion: Truly Exceptional

The Reunion committee for the Class of ’69 winnowed ideas generated by a steering committee of 18 classmates and then recruited true stars to lead them. The results are extraordinary — a reason to attend all by itself!

Click through to see the final CLASS ONLY PROGRAMS as of May 1st. (See also the full program online for any late-breaking updates.)

Memorial Service at Reunion To Be Held Saturday Afternoon

Memorial Service at Reunion To Be Held Saturday Afternoon

Let’s face it.  We are members of a “Last Man’s Club.”   We’ll get no new members.  And time reduces our number every year.

Every five years, at the reunion, we hold a “Memorial Service” to remember those who have died in the last five years.  Traditionally, the Memorial Service was held on Sunday morning.  Because many classmates have to leave early on Sunday, the Reunion Committee moved the Memorial to Saturday afternoon, in Battell Chapel.

Class Notes, May-Jun 2024

Class Notes, May-Jun 2024

Bruce Bolnick passed away on November 19, 2023. Edited excerpts from his obituary: “Bruce was a high school champion gymnast before Yale. At Yale, he obtained his PhD in economics only 3 years after his B.A. The Yale experiences that Bruce most loved to recount included his role in pressuring the administration to open Yale…

When Boomers reached WYBC — and changed everything!
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When Boomers reached WYBC — and changed everything!

All YaleBoom Classes (’67-’73) are invited to join a panel presentation by the Yale Radio Alumni Group, highlighting the radical shift in programming that occurred in the late 60s and early 70s.

Key WYBC leaders from the era [including several from ’69!] will share stories about how the programming decisions were made (and some tape from the programs!)   An open discussion and Q&A will follow.

Reed Hundt’s Coalition For Green Capital Wins Major Victory

Reed Hundt’s Coalition For Green Capital Wins Major Victory

Editor’s Note: Proving once again the value of persistence, Reed Hundt’s Coalition for Green Capital won a major commitment from the federal government. This effort started in 2009, when Reed tried to get funding for green banks enacted into law. Finally, in 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act set aside $27 billion for public-private investments in rooftop solar, energy efficiency upgrades for homes and other projects. It’s a major win — and could be a model to mobilize the huge amounts of capital necessary to fund the transition to clean energy.

Reunion Details Announced – Registration Now Open!

Reunion Details Announced – Registration Now Open!

The YAA has published the key reunion details, including the link to register for the events and on-campus housing. You can also see the summary of the Schedule of Events; as the program evolves, the summary descriptions will be replaced by more detailed ones, so check back.

The price for the Reunion itself, optional on-campus housing, refund policy and financial assistance availability are all addressed on this page (center tab).

Here some other key developments:
1. Exciting Class Program.  The Class-specific panels include …