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Memories and Observations

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Reflections on Charlie Reich and Reunion Weekend

The recent passing of Charles Reich and an experience in Claudia Rankine’s poetry seminar during our 50th Reunion a few weeks ago prompt these thoughts. The Charlie Reich seminar of which I speak actually occurred in the law school, but undergra...

Yale '68 Black Power Salute – Call for Information

Several discussions at our 50th Reunion touched on two memorable themes from our senior year:  the Black Power movement and the football team. These themes intersected in historic fashion at the Dartmouth game at Yale Bowl on November 2, 2018, when ...

Reunion Clerks and Time-Binding

Reprinted from the Yale Daily News, 5/25/2019 Reunion Clerks and Time-Binding by Wayne G. Willis, ’69 BS, ’74 MA, ’75 Law When I graduated in 1969, I stayed in New Haven for a summer job, waiting to go into Navy OCS in the Fall.  I si...

The Class Essays Tell a Wonderful Story

I have read all of the class essays.  I thoroughly enjoyed each one of them, and I especially enjoyed them collectively.  They tell a compelling story of dreams fulfilled and partially fulfilled.  Of tragedies and recoveries.  Together they repr...

Looking Back

[caption id="attachment_19164" align="alignleft" width="300"] June, 1969[/caption] Gee, I guess it’s all down to gosh darn luck. And that Yale degree, of course. But, looking back over my life, in all honesty I am so happy to report that the ent...

Bribing admission to college for your kids

Gents, my good wife Regina turned me on to this literate, fabulous commentary in the Atlantic on the college admissions scandal. It is by Caitlin Flanagan. She has a BA and MA in Art History from UVa. She writes it from the point of view of a woman w...

Spin Training Shouldn’t Be Optional

Editor's Note from Harry Forsdick:  There are moments in each of our lives where we have learned a lesson we will never forget. Sometimes these lessons get recorded in a form that can benefit others -- whether it be a book, a photograph, a maga...

50th Reunion Book

Dear ones, I can't overstate the pleasure that I am getting from the 50th Reunion Book that arrived at my doorstep today. To our publisher, Art Klebanoff, and to all of you who worked hard, designed well, wrote well and shared photographs: Thank y...

Coed Week Revisited

Yale Co-Ed week occurred during the fall our senior year.  Co-Ed Week brought 750 women from 22 different colleges to the Yale campus.  They stayed in the dorms and attended classes.  For a brief moment in time Yale became co-ed. My perspective...

Near Emmy Noether's Pied-À-Terre In Heaven

[caption id="attachment_18478" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Mathematician Emmy Noether[/caption] Editor's Note: A poem from our own Jamie Woolery Some kids and older wastrels hung around. The least those utter darlings could’ve done w...
 

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