In Memoriam

Joe de Raismes
Joe de Raismes
July 9, 2020
Remembrance

Peter Ecklund
Peter Ecklund
Apr. 8, 2020
Remembrance

Francis McGovern
Francis McGovern
Feb. 14, 2020
Remembrance

John Czaja
John Czaja
Sept. 21, 2019
Remembrance

John Rothchild
John Rothchild
Dec. 27, 2019
Obituary
Remembrance

Pete Willsey
Carter C. Willsey, Jr.
Dec. 14, 2019
Remembrance

Lennie Klein
Lennie Klein
Dec. 4, 2019
Remembrance

Tip Himes
Tip Himes
Nov. 11, 2019
Obituary
Remembrance

Steve Dungan
Steve Dungan
Oct. 22, 2019
Remembrance

John Gram
John Gram
Aug. 25, 2019
Remembrance

John Groman
John Groman
Aug. 24, 2019
Obituary
Remembrance

Ray Viets
Ray Viets
July 31, 2019
Remembrance

Ray Salemme
Ray Salemme
July 26, 2019
Remembrance

Craig Woodward
Craig Woodward
May 1, 2019
Remembrance

Richard Robinson
Richard Robinson
Nov. 15, 2018
Remembrance

Steven Goodman
Steve Goodman
May 8, 2019
Obituary
Remembrance

All IN MEMORIAM

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Fun Stuff


Click here to hear the great Duke Ellington play a most memorable song!


Reunion Videos


Click here for the 50th Reunion videos, or click here for the videos from our 45th Reunion.


Faculty Videos

Time to take an intellectual and spiritual trip down memory lane with three of the most extraordinary figures of our undergraduate years: the great art historian Vincent Scully, the unforgettable University Chaplain William Sloane Coffin, and Sterling Professor of Humanities Harold Bloom, who passed away on October 14. Links to lectures by all three of them are present on our Faculty Videos page.

Click here for some of Professor Scully’s most memorable lectures, including talks on Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn, Maya Lin, and modern architecture.

Click here for some of Reverend Coffin’s most memorable sermons at New York’s historic Riverside Church, where he served for more than ten years as Senior Minister after his time at Yale.

And click here to view Professor Bloom’s lectures.

We’re still looking for videos of historian John Morton Blum and philosopher Paul Weiss. We’ll let you know as soon as we find them. Please tell us if there are any other professors you’d like us to search for. FIND MORE on our Faculty videos page.


Classmate Publications

We have news of books by classmate authors Stephen Dahl, Karl Marlantes, John Mauceri, Mike Kail, Dave Richards, Jack Finnell, Bill Betsch and Joe Czarnecki.

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Our next regular meeting will be held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Ave. We gather around 12:30pm, but latecomers are always welcome. You need not be a member of the Club to attend this lunch (but bring some cash to reimburse a classmate member who will sign for your meal). The conversation and topics are unrestrained, including lies about your golf score! For more information, please contact Dave Richards.


September/October
Class Notes

By Marty Snapp

Just when we needed it, cognitive behavior therapist Bob Leahy has released his latest book, Don’t Believe Everything You Feel, a guide to finding freedom from the anxiety and depression that are affecting us all, one way or another, in these trying times.

“Suffering is inevitable,” says Bob. “So the real question is are you living a life worth suffering for? What made me write this book is I often think that psychology can sound too glib and too dismissive – ‘Just get rid of these painful emotions.’ In fact, our whole culture tends to be somewhat dismissive about the meaning you find in painful emotion. I want people to understand that there’s another side of sadness. You feel sad about things that matter to you.”

Bob credits many of his insights to the courses he took at Yale. “Especially Richard Sewell’s course on tragedy. Did you know he was a former boxer? He had a great deal of influence on my thinking.” This is Bob’s 28th book, and he’s already hard at work on No 29, which is about regret. During the pandemic he, Helen, and the cats have temporarily moved from their apartment in Manhattan… READ MORE


Walter

Classmate News

Victor Ashe

BREAKING NEWS: Victor is now halfway toward the 4,394 signatures he needs to appear on next year’s ballot for the Yale Corporation (actually, 56% of his goal). But he still needs another 1,932. So if you’d like to add your name, please visit his website AsheForYale.com.

Victor has had two more debates (actually, more like friendly discussions) with his fellow insurgent candidate for the Yale Corporation, Maggie Thomas, FES ’15. The first, a candidates’ forum sponsored by the Yale Club of Southwest Florida, was held on June 18, but you can watch it anytime you want by clicking on this link.

The second, a virtual town hall sponsored by the Yale Club of Fort Worth, was held July 16, and you can view it by clicking on this link.

Earlier News: Victor took part in a candidates forum on May 7, which was recorded. We can all view the video here.

While the rest of us are wondering who to vote for in this year’s Yale Corporation election, our classmate Victor Ashe is already running for a seat in next year’s election. And he’s taking the rare step of seeking nomination by petition instead of waiting for the Corporation to anoint him. The only time this has ever been successfully done was during our sophomore year in 1965, when William Horowitz was elected.

But the rules are a lot less friendly for such candidacies now. When Horowitz ran, he only had to get 250 signatures. Now they’re making Victor get 4,396, and he has only four months to get them – from this May 18 to October 1. Click here to be taken to Victor’s website to find out more about him, including his faithful service to both George W. Bush and Barack Obama as America’s ambassador to Poland (how Yale of him, don’t you think?) and how you can sign his petition, if you like.


Social Distancing ’67-Style

Here’s Don Metzger modeling the memorabilia prototype for our next reunion in 2022, with tongue placed firmly in cheek:
Don Metzger
“I believe that it is both attractive and utilitarian, our two design criteria, and continues our line of customized items with our Y67 escutcheon. It will be available in three sizes: S, M, and L,” he says, to which Randy Alfred inquired, “Can you get them made with an intake straw to help us make use of the open bar?”

So here’s Peter Petkas modeling an alternative souvenir of his own invention, which seems to meet Randy’s requirements:
Peter Petkas


Dave Wenner

Dave Wenner’s
Retirement Hobby”

When Dave retired in 2003 from a 30-year career in management consulting with McKinsey & Company, the first item on his bucket list was to learn about “the mysteries of the universe, from the largest scales (astrophysics and cosmology) to the smallest (quantum theory).” This was the delayed fulfillment of a childhood dream Dave had as a boy growing up near Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Dave started by consuming dozens of nontechnical books on the history of physics, astrophysics and cosmology, but soon decided to hire a post-doc to tutor him in physics, while collecting and reading first editions… READ MORE


Helpful Resources


Fighting coronavirus is a scary, lonely, depressing business, but you have a powerful tool to fight back: Yale’s most popular course, The Science of Well-Being, which the university is offering FOR FREE online. Professor Laurie Santos will guide you through a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life. Just click on this link to sign up.


We have some colorful, terrific photos of classmates having fun!


Andy Delbaum and his wife Cheryl visited her sister in Ninilchik, on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska this summer. Armed with a long lens and a keen eye for photo opportunities, Andy assembled an album… READ MORE



“Our Man in Bhutan” Doug Schofield and his wife Janet Schofield have been in Bhutan 11 years, while visiting or working in more than 120 countries worldwide during their careers. With a wide variety of contacts and many contributions to Bhutan, including launching the private Royal Thimphu College, Doug and Janet are completing books on their experiences there. A Tibetan monk took time off from his 3-year meditation to snap this picture of Doug – complete with Yale hat – and Janet in front of a 15,000-ft mountain in Bhutan. They expect to be returning to the U.S. soon, as three daughters and family ties pull – and those mountains get ever-harder to climb.



Rick Luis and his wife Nita Luis have sent in some happy poses, featuring good times and good friends. SEE PHOTOS

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