Welcome Class of 1970!
Dear Classmates and Friends:
Do you remember how it felt to arrive on the Old Campus in September of 1966 as a Yale freshman? We didn’t know it then, but we would be the last all-male class to enter Yale. Our four years together were a revelation. We lived through some turbulent times, formed lifelong friendships, and emerged in a world that was much changed during our four years in New Haven. Regardless of the diverse paths our lives have taken since then, we all have this in common: we went through it together. Our class is truly historic...there will never be another one quite like it.
The time has come to gather once again, this time for our 50th reunion. Reunions are a time to reflect on our life’s journey, to reconnect with old friends, and make some new ones. LXX et Veritas will offer great programs, wonderful music, and plenty of food and drink. Most importantly, there are lots of stories to be told, and we want to hear yours.
Our goal for the reunion is simple: we want everyone to come. This means you! Step one is to click on the blue tab at left to let everyone know you're coming. Also, get in touch with your roommates, teammates, club mates, and anyone else you can think of (please note that widows of classmates are invited to attend free of charge). Each residential college has a designated chairman to help spread the word and provide contact info if you need it. Here are a few highlights of what to expect:
For the golfers among us, morning tee times can be arranged at the Course at Yale. Registration starts at 1 pm at our reunion headquarters in Davenport College. At 4 pm classmate Jim Conroy will present the results of the class survey, which promises to be both enlightening and entertaining. After cocktails and dinner, we will be treated to an exclusive concert in Sprague Hall by Tom Rush.
The morning will be chock-full of university programs on a variety of topics, featuring some of Yale’s most prominent faculty. In the afternoon, our class programs will include classmate Jim Fishkin, professor of communications and political science at Stanford, who has done some extremely innovative work on “issues in modern democracy”...a most timely subject...that was recently featured in the New York Times. Cocktails and the class dinner will follow on the Old Campus.
There will be another generous helping of university programs in the morning. The afternoon will include a session with our own Ron Chernow, who will reveal the secret of how to write a best-selling historical biography that became a smash Broadway hit. We will also hear from the Whiffenpoofs, of course, after cocktails and dinner in the Davenport courtyard. Dancing will follow to the sounds of Plastic Visitation, led by classmate Alex McNeil.
This will include a memorial service for those classmates who left us too early, as well as breakfast and fond farewells.
As you can see, there will be lots to do, but also plenty of downtime for the casual conversations and serendipitous encounters that make reunions so delightfully unpredictable. LXX et Veritas is an opportunity not to be missed. Please join the fun. You will be very glad you did.
Regards to one and all,
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