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Memories and Observations

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Yale Loses A Prominent African Historian and Compassionate “Gentle Giant”

I wanted to share a short "In Memorium" note for one of the professors who taught us while we were at Yale. His name is Prosser Gifford.  He went to Hotchkiss School and then Yale and then to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.  Then, after a stin...

Mt. Sinai Co-workers Remember Dr. Richard Mackay

Editor's Note: This set of remembrances was compiled by Dick Mackay’s colleagues at Mt. Sinai. Richard Mackay, or as many of us referred to him “Mackay”, was truly one of the best physicians, teachers and human beings we have ever met.  I...

My Brush with COVID-19

[caption id="attachment_23853" align="alignright" width="208"] John Weber, 1969[/caption] On Wednesday, March 18, I was scheduled for a regular follow up appointment with my Primary Care Provider.  On the Monday or Tuesday prior to my appointment...

John Nelson - A Remembrance

[caption id="attachment_23583" align="alignright" width="395"] John was a superb athlete and fun golfer![/caption] I was surprised and saddened to learn of the death of John Nelson.  At the 50th Reunion, I was with John on the Yale golf course an...

Quarantine Special: Tune into "Virtual Events" at Yale

Do you ever recall looking at the weekly "Yale Bulletin and Calendar" while we were students?  It was a 6- or 8-page newsprint tabloid that listed ALL the events at Yale, e.g., political figures speaking in a Common Room, a visiting prof giv...

Dogmatism and Truth

(reprinted from an op-ed I published today in the Yale Daily News)SLEEPER: Dogmatism and truthJIM SLEEPER  JAN 27, 2020GUEST COLUMNISTShortly after he watched White House Counsel Pat Cipollone tell the Senate on Saturday that “the president di...

A Remembrance: Martin Hoffmeister

© 2020 (Text only)  Gregory E. MontesIntroductionIn this remembrance essay about Martin Hoffmeister, some might feel that I get too far off the subject---Martin---at some points.  But I have written this essay in this way for three main re...

Reunion Clerks and Time-Binding

Editor's Note: Updated today: See my report from our Reunion in the "Comments" field at the bottom of the essay. Reprinted from the Yale Daily News, 5/25/2019 Reunion Clerks and Time-Binding by Wayne G. Willis, ’69 BS, ’74 MA, ’75 Law...

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 undergraduat...

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 ...
 

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