Class News


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

(Posted November 2019)

L-R: Doug, Mike and Marshall

Doug Melamed, Mike Siris, and Marshall Pomer (left to right) had a mini-reunion last month at Stanford, where Doug is on the law school faculty. “By happenstance. it happened to be Doug’s birthday,” says Mike. “Marshall is down in Santa Cruz, and I was out there accompanying my wife, who was competing in a national duplicate bridge tourney in San Francisco.” (P.S. Karen didn’t do too badly, either, earning six more gold points on her way to becoming a Life Master.) (Posted January 2020)

Bob and Adrian

Speaking of mini-reunions, Bob Lehrer and Adrian Misarti held one a couple of weeks ago in Chicago, where Bob lives and Adrian was visiting his son.

“The first photo is in front of the traditional Christmas Tree at Union Station, one of Chicago’s commuter rail stations, where we met up in the first instance,” says Bob. “The second is at an eatery in Ogilvie Station, an adjoining commuter rail station. Not shown: a post lunch walk from the west end of the Loop east almost to the Lake. (Primer on finding your way around Chicago: The Lake is always east.) Taking in, among other cites, the Hall (City Hall).

“This was a Discussion Group-inspired meet up because we did not know each other at Yale, and have had no contact since – except, recently, via the DG. We had no difficulty recognizing each other, because, really, how many other ambulatory old white guys (one with thinning gray hair, the other with thinning white hair) would be hanging around the Union Station Christmas tree at midday on a Friday? Adrian and I hope to make this an annual event, limited only by the condition that we both are ambulatory.”

(Posted January 2020)

Monthly Luncheon at the Yale Club of New York City

Our usual meeting is held the second Wednesday of each 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. (Posted August 2019)