Yale College Class Reunions for 2020 canceled
2020 Yale College Reunions Canceled
It is with a heavy heart that we let you know that reunions as planned have been canceled for this May due to continuing concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In all decisions being made at this time, the safety and welfare of our alumni and guests are of our utmost concern.
We know this news will bring disappointment to many of you, as it does to us, but we hope it also provides a level of certainty in these otherwise uncertain times. We are actively seeking alternatives so that you – the classes ending in 0 and 5 and the senior reunion – will have an opportunity to celebrate.
Dear Classmates and Friends:
The time has finally come to celebrate the 60th reunion of this remarkable class.
We are scheduled to reconvene in the merry month of May (21-24) at Reunion Headquarters in Timothy Dwight, where we can eat, drink and hob nob with old and new friends to our heart’s content. There will be art, there will be Whiffenpoofs and of course, since this is Yale, there will be an impressive array of brilliant speakers to educate and inform us about critical issues of the day and the decade.
Those able to arrive on Thursday, May 21 will be treated a special tour of the Yale Art Gallery followed by a talk by CNN anchor James Sciutto on "The Shadow War: Inside Russia's and China's Secret Operations to Defeat America."
Turning from culture to science and mindful of the New York Times November 8th expose on “How Scientists Got Climate Change So Wrong – Few Thought it Would Arrive So Quickly,” we anticipate Friday afternoon will offer the opportunity to learn the hard undisputed facts (unfiltered by politics or protests) about the causes and consequences of climate change from the Indy Burke, Dean of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and Peter Raymond, Professor of Ecosystem Ecology. This will be followed by Yale's Chief Investment Officer, David Swensen, on "Managing Yale's Endowment."
Saturday's afternoon class offerings will touch on fundamental issues concerning the Constitution, as explained by Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science. Then Ted Stebbins will treat us to tales of his "Life in the Art World."
So, come one, come all, talk to your friends and roommates, and plan to join this gang of ’60 as we rejoice, reconnect and remember times gone by. Happy to report that our class widows will be invited free of charge, including housing.
All the best!!
Rusty & Dick
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Observance of Eid al-Fitr
The first weekend of 2020 Yale College reunions falls on the same date as Eid al-Fitr, the annual celebration held at the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Eid is an important time for Muslims everywhere, both religiously and culturally, for family and community, and we sincerely regret the conflict.