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Alumni Notes: May / June 2011

Recently, the Office of the Corresponding Secretary has been beefed up mightily by the recruitment of old friend Chris Cory as Co-CorSec, effective Labor Day. Chris, once senior editor at the Yale Daily News and correspondent for TIME Magazine, brings the full package of journalistic gifts to the job, plus he is extremely inquisitive as you will discover. Chris will do the duties through New Year's and then remain on the masthead through the 50th. Maybe we can talk him into taking over then. The move made sense as yours truly will be away much of this Fall, trailing after spouse on her sabbatical.

By missing the YAM deadline, I was able to take in the quarterfinal round of the ECAC men's hockey tournament in New Haven March 11-13, and see Yale prevail 2-1 over a pugnacious but less skillful St Lawrence team (who had eliminated Princeton the week before). The Bulldogs will face Colgate in the tournament semi final and then either Dartmouth or Cornell if they advance to the final. Greeted at their customary Ingalls rinkside station were veteran hockey fans Bob Oliver and Larry and Lena Lipsher. Gus Hedlund organized tickets and transportation for me, and we spotted Louie Mackall in the crowd. We can all be proud of this team (and their coach) as they combine great talent with poise and Dink Stover grit.

Alert readers of the www.Yale62.org December posting will recall that Alex Garvin's new book about public parks was mentioned. Too late for that edition came Richard Davis' report of a gala at New York's Century Club to honor Alex and the book, titled Public Parks, The Key to Livable Communities. Richard said that various NYC "luminaries" attended to heap well deserved praise on Alex. Other distinguished guests included Bo and Betsy Rodgers, Ted Volckhausen, Dave Finkle and Van Burger.

50th Reunion Chair Bob Oliver convened a January planning meeting in New York that was well attended by many classmates, including Secretary Jim White, Jack Pirozzolo, Phil Moriarty, Gus Hedlund, Alex Garvin, Bill Nye, Al Chambers, Richard Davis, John Stewart, Lee Paterson, Steve Susman, Tim Hall, Ed Strohbehn, Paul Bschorr, George Russell, Steve Buck, Dan Murphy, Tony Brooks and Art Trotman. Bob's full report of the meeting can be found at www.Yale62.org, along with the usual treasure trove of class news and enlightening articles. In a nutshell, the group made considerable progress. Volunteers have stepped forward for many leadership roles and the planning process is in good hands. By the time you read this, AYA will have told us the exact reunion date.

Ellis Wisner noted on his AYA news form that he has retired from full time teaching at the Georgetown (DC) Day School, but continues with substitute teaching and volunteer tutoring.

We regret to report the passing of two classmates, Michael S. Chernok of San Jose, CA, and Allan C. Greist of Colorado Springs.

Please keep your news flowing, your email address current, and read our class website.

Keep the news coming, and plan for the 50th!

Mike Kane
Corresponding Secretary



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