Highlights of Upcoming Mini-Reunion for the First Three Coed Classes at Yale

Highlights of Upcoming Mini-Reunion for the First Three Coed Classes at Yale

September 6, 2015 in Events, Notes




Email Stacey O’Donnell for a registration form @ stacey.odonnell@yale.edu

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When can you see the likes of Steve Brill, Frances Beinecke, and Howard Dean all on the same panel? Try 3:30PM, Friday, October 2, 2015. Join us for a very special panel of voices from our generation (specifically, our three classes) in the public sphere.

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Want to meet some enterprising students? Join us at a student panel on entrepreneurship at Yale. James G. Boyle, Managing Director of the Yale Entrepreneurial Society, and Kyle Jensen, School of Management, lead a panel of student entrepreneurs at 2:00PM, Friday, October 2, 2015.

How different is student life at Yale today? Find out at a panel of college deans, an admissions officer, and a master. The last morning of our mini-reunion for the classes of 1971, 1972, & 1973 features a panel on Yale Today with Joe Gordon, Deputy Dean, Yale College; Marvin Chun, Master, Berkeley College; Mia Genoni, Dean, Berkeley College; Jasmina Besirevic, Dean, Trumbull College; and Mark Dunn, Director of Outreach and Recruitment, Yale Admissions (and son of a member of the class of 1971!). 9:30AM, Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Yale Art Gallery Lecture Hall. Likely topics include the new colleges, sexual consent, alcohol abuse, the Yale campus police, and admissions outreach/recruitment.


A dinner, a mixer, a dance, a talk, and a reunion—all rolled into one. Join us for a special event at Commons. The main event at our mini-reunion will be the dinner at Commons, 7:00PM, Friday, October 2, 2015, featuring our dinner speaker, Kurt Schmoke ’71, and dancing to the Bales-Gitlin Band. Remind your friends and fellow classmates who can’t attend the full mini-reunion that they can register for just the Friday evening events (see below). In addition to the dinner and dance, these include a Women’s reception and a general reception.

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Calling all women from the first three coed classes at Yale. Join us for a women’s reception in New Haven. For women of the classes of 1971, 1972, and 1973, a highlight of our upcoming cluster mini-reunion will be a reception for women in the Presidents Room (Memorial Quadrangle)  at 6:00PM, Friday, October 2, 2015.

Do you know what’s happening in Yale’s classrooms (and beyond)? Attend a faculty presentation on new and innovative teaching methods at Yale. Our mini-reunion includes a lecture on Teaching at Yale by Jenny Frederick, Executive Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, 11:15AM, Friday, October 2, 2015. Come hear about the outstanding opportunities for teaching and learning at Yale and the innovative learning processes being used by Yale’s outstanding faculty. Evidence-based approaches to learning are now an integral part of Yale courses. Teachers in every division are actively engaging students in this learning process. The CTL is making teaching more public and part of the community conversation, and online education has influenced residential courses.


Yalies love to write. Come hear some of your classmates read from their published works.  A highlight of our mini-reunion will be a Literary Reading at Davenport College hosted by Master Richard Schottenfield ’71 at 9:00PM, Thursday, October 1, 2015. Jonas Zdanys ’72 will act as MC, with assistance from Andrea DaRif ’73 and Bill Fowkes ’72.

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Is it just a library or a cathedral of learning? Join us for an insiders’ tour of the Sterling Memorial Nave with Librarian Susan Gibbons and judge for yourself. Our mini-reunion for the classes of 1971, 1972, & 1973 includes an insider tour of Sterling Library, 3:00PM, Thursday, October 1, 2015, as well as a tour of Yale University Art Gallery, 4:15PM, led by student docents.

If you like innovation and good design, you’ll want to join this tour. Our special mini-reunion for the classes of 1971, 1972, & 1973 includes an insider tour of the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design (CEID), 9:30AM, Friday, October 2, 2015.

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Curious about how Yale students are housed today? Come peek inside two recently renovated colleges. Our mini-reunion includes an insider tour of Davenport College and Morse College, 9:30AM, Friday, October 2, 2015. Our guides will be Richard Schottenfield ’71 (Master of Davenport College) and Steve Kieran ’73.

Remember May Day 1970 at Yale? Come find out if your recollections match those of Sam Chauncey. Our special mini-reunion for the classes of 1971, 1972, & 1973 kicks off with a welcome lunch at the Q Club in New Haven at 12:30PM, Thursday, October 1, 2015, featuring a talk by Sam Chauncey (special assistant to President Brewster during our years at Yale) about his latest book, MAY DAY AT YALE, 1970: RECOLLECTIONS.

Email Stacey O’Donnell for a registration form @ stacey.odonnell@yale.edu

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