1972 45th Reunion Schedule

Sam Chauncey: The New Yale: Co-Education and All That

Henry (Sam) Chauncey, Jr. ’57, Former Secretary of Yale University, followed by Q&A.
 

Thursday, June 1, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street
Room: McNeil Lecture Hall
Aging Well- Let's talk about retirement, new careers, giving-back, wellness and productive and satisfying lives.

Bill Fowkes, playwright, fiction writer, former professor of philosophy and marketing executive

Helen Kivnick, Professor of Social Work, University of Minnesota (Leader)

Rhonda Klein Singer, R. Singer Search LLC, legal recruiters

Mick Smyer, former Provost and a current Professor of Psychology, Bucknell University

Thursday, June 1, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street
Room: McNeil Lecture Hall
Welcome Cocktails in the Courtyard
Thursday, June 1, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Room: Courtyard
Local Favorites Buffet Dinner in the Courtyard

The buffet will be served under the tent in the Courtyard. Vegan and vegetarian options will be available. 
 

Thursday, June 1, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Afterglow

Relax, talk, and enjoy time with your classmates. 

Thursday, June 1, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Meet Me at Mory's!

Plan to meet your friends at Mory’s, the place to be Thursday night as the doors are thrown open to all returning alumni!  Complimentary food, impromptu singing and camaraderie.

Thursday, June 1, 9:00 PM - Friday, June 2, 12:00 AM
Mory's - 306 York Street
Complete Breakfast Buffet

Hearty breakfast buffet under the tent. 

Friday, June 2, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
AYA Faculty Lectures

Rows of empty seats in classrooms across campus await your arrival for our many lectures on Friday and Saturday mornings. This morning we will feature some of Yale's most distinguished faculty members in two time slots, from 9 - 10 am, and from 10:30 - 11:30 am. A number of tours and open houses are also offered.

Friday, June 2, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Beer, Wine, Soda Lunchtime Bar - Under Tent
Friday, June 2, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
American Bistro Lunch Buffet

Join us under the tent for a buffet lunch. Vegan and vegetarian options will be available. 

Friday, June 2, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Beyond the Reunion - STAYING IN TOUCH AND PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

Join our Class Officers: Rob Bildner, Secretary; Frank Krejci, Treasurer; Bill Fowkes, Corresponding Secretary; and Debbie Post, Class AYA delegate, for an open discussion about staying in touch and getting together between now and our 50th reunion, including possible cluster reunions, class events in other cities, class website, and more. Bring your suggestions.

 

Friday, June 2, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street
Have we changed? Our Class 45 Years Later

Join us for a look at our class survey results – shock, awe, wonder & laughter.

Friday, June 2, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street
Room: McNeil Lecture Hall
Class of 1972 Memorial Service

Join us for an ecumenical service to remember our classmates who have passed; music from our 45th Reunion Class Chorus

Friday, June 2, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
St. Thomas More - 268 Park St.
University Welcome Reception

The evening begins with a reception for all classes. Enjoy samples of a variety of wines, as well as cheese and fruit, in a beautiful and historic Yale setting. Find your friends by looking for your residential college flag.

Friday, June 2, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Cross Campus - On College between Elm & Wall
Cocktails in the Courtyard
Friday, June 2, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
"Global Flavors" Buffet Dinner in the Courtyard

Ken Barrish and quartet provide light jazz. 

Friday, June 2, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Class of 1972 Cabaret

Join us for a 90-minute revue of our classmates’ talents in music, poetry, comedy, etc.

Friday, June 2, 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Afterglow

Ken Barirish Quartet

Friday, June 2, 9:30 PM - Saturday, June 3, 12:30 AM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Complete Breakfast Buffet

Breakfast buffet under the tent in the Courtyard. 

Saturday, June 3, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Morning Yoga for All Classes

Start your Saturday morning (weather permitting) with some gentle stretching and breathing exercises, and get your body feeling "yoga good" for a busy day of reunion activities! This is a mixed-level class featuring modifications for all levels of ability, so whether you have been practicing for years or have never touched a yoga mat, everyone can have an enjoyable experience in this class. Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. No previous yoga experience necessary; children and all ages welcome.

Saturday, June 3, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Old Campus - 67 High Street
Morning at Yale

Here's your chance to enjoy again the extraordinary opportunities available at Yale! There are two "course times," 9 am and 10:30 am. Learn or do something wonderful this morning!

Saturday, June 3, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Beer Wine Soda Lunchtime Bar - Under the Tent
Saturday, June 3, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
American Picnic Buffet

Vegan and vegetarian options will be available.

Saturday, June 3, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Health Care for Boomers Post Obama – Take a deep dive into the healthcare landscape

Steve Brill, journalist, author of “America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics and the Fight to Fix our Broken Healthcare System”

Neil Resnick, Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Saturday, June 3, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street
Room: McNeil Lecture Hall
Political Landscape Today - A conversation about the new political order

Carol Fullerton, Democratic Representative, Georgia House of Representatives, 2009 – 2015  

I Lewis (Scooter) Libby, former assistant to VP Dick Cheney, Hudson Institute, attorney

Elizabeth Spahn, Professor of Law Emeritus, New England Law School

Harold Stanley,Vice President for Executive Affairs & Geurin-Pettus Distinguished Chair in American Politics and Political Economy, SMU (Moderator)

 

Saturday, June 3, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street
Room: McNeil Lecture Hall
President's University Update

President Peter Salovey welcomes you back to campus, offering his review of Yale today.

 

Saturday, June 3, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Woolsey Hall - 500 College Street
A Celebration of Yale Singing

After President Salovey’s update, join singers from all classes for a jamboree celebrating Yale’s incredible musical tradition. Alumni from the Glee Club and Whiffenpoof and Whim ’n Rhythm alumni groups, conducted by Glee Club alumna Stephanie Tubiolo '14. MMus '16, will perform Yale favorites from many generations, concluding with a rousing rendition of “Bright College Years.” (The Glee Club rehearsal for the Celebration will take place at 10:30 am Saturday morning as part of "Morning at Yale." All singers are welcome!)

Saturday, June 3, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Woolsey Hall - 500 College Street
Class of 1972 Women's Reception
Saturday, June 3, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Cocktails in the Courtyard
Saturday, June 3, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
1972 45th Class Dinner

Class of 1972’s traditional class dinner. 

Saturday, June 3, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Afterglow

Dancing to the music of the Bales-Gitlin Band.

Saturday, June 3, 9:30 PM - Sunday, June 4, 12:30 AM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Coffee Service

Grab a quick cup of coffee or tea before going on to Commons for breakfast.

Sunday, June 4, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
AYA Farewell Breakfast at University Commons in Schwarzman Center

Enjoy memories of Commons and a final gathering with friends at this delicious breakfast for all classes, featuring muffins, coffee cake, bagels, oatmeal, grits, Belgian waffles, eggs, French toast, potatoes, bacon, sausage, fruit, coffee, tea and juices. We promise you won't go home hungry!

Sunday, June 4, 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Schwarzman Center : University Commons
Residential College Open Houses

Sunday morning is your opportunity to visit your old stomping grounds during open houses at all twelve residential colleges. Current students from each college will be on hand to talk to you about residential college life at Yale today. Access will be limited to the courtyard, but there will still be plenty to see and talk about!

Sunday, June 4, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
University Church Worship

Join Yale’s ecumenical Christian community for Sunday worship, which will include prayers for alumni who have died, a sermon by Bill Albinger '67, and wonderful music and liturgy. Following Yale, Bill entered the Law School at the University of Pennsylvania.  His studies there were interrupted by being drafted and serving in the US Army in Vietnam.  He graduated with his JD in 1972.  After almost 30 years practicing law in New York City he went to Drew Theological School where he received his M.Div. summa cum laude in 2002.  After serving parishes in N.J and MA; he moved to Maui where he served as rector of Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, L'haina, for 10 years.  Now retired, he lives in Cambridge, MA. with his spouse Mark LeDoux, Harvard ’77.

Sunday, June 4, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Battell Chapel - 400 College Street
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