We arestill basking in the after-glow of our 60th birthday party in Scottsdale, Arizona, but looking forward to our second annual Homecoming dinner on October 27 at Pierce’s Inn.
According to the inn’s website, “It is not your quaincy-daincy, pristine Woodstock-Quechee type inn. It is way more fun than those places!” Sounds like a good fit for the class of 1980: Fun—not quaincy-daincy. (Put that in the reunion theme contest!)
Speaking of reunion, mark your calendars now for June 18-21, 2020, for our 40th reunion. Actuarially, most of us have just five reunions left. Forty years: Show up while you still can. (Another entry for the theme contest.)
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, announced his plans in June to re-nominate Justice Anne Murray Patterson, a Republican appointee of former Gov. Chris Christie, to another term on the N.J. Supreme Court. New Jersey justices have initial seven-year terms and then become eligible for tenure. Governor Murphy said he was “pleased to uphold the practice of reappointing good, fair-minded, and qualified justices, regardless of their party affiliation.”
The Alumni Council inaugurated the Professor John Rassias Faculty Award in 2017 to recognize Dartmouth professors for exceptional educational outreach to alumni. This year the Alumni Council honored Susan Ackerman with the award. Susan holds the Preston H. Kelsey Professorship in Religion. She joined the religion department at Dartmouth in 1990.
Describing himself as an accidental filmmaker, Dr. Blake Kerr burst onto the film festival scene last year with his documentary Eye of the Lammergeier. Blake managed to obtain some the only footage recorded in the last 30 years of what he describes as the systematic genocide that is occurring in the Chinese military occupation of Tibet. A lammergeier is a large vulture. “The eye of the lammergeier is a birds’ eye view of the Chinese military occupation of Tibet,” says Blake.
Steve Brooks reports that he recently visited with Steve Rutan and Keith Glovins on the shores of Canandaigua Lake, New York. All three live in western New York. Keith is commercial director for architecture at Corning. Steve is president of Rutan Management Consulting. Brooksie is chief information officer of ITT Industrial Process. A good time was had by all.
Earlier this year I had the good fortune to spend the weekend in Nantucket, Massachusetts, with Kate and Tom Chapin, Roy and Leigh Limbach Johnson, and Tom and Emily Lisberger Vitale.Tom, Roy, Leigh, Emily, and I were all freshmen in Hitchcock. The weekend was so wonderful, I tried writing a poem about it to best capture the emotions and magic of our time together. I only managed the first line: “There once was a man from Nantucket.” After that I had trouble with the rhyme scheme and thinking of what might come next.
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