Who’s coming to reunion?
Message from Reunion Chair Alec Haverstick
Reunion schedule and registration (AYA)
Private talk and tours at Yale Art Gallery
’74 women share memories
March 2014 Class Notes
Off-the-grid classmates – Help us reach them
Saturday, May 31, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Yale University Art Gallery – 1111 Chapel Street
Room: McNeil Lecture Hall
Don’t miss this one: Jock Reynolds, YUAG director extraordinaire, has graciously invited our class for a talk and tours led by staff, in an unprecedented look at the reconstituted buildings and expanded collection. There will also be a special exhibit of works lent by Cathy Kaplan, Fred Iseman and the Haverstick family. Here are some of them:
Jeff is president and principal consultant at UI Wizards, Inc. in San Francisco, a product usability consulting firm that offers UI design, usability reviews, usability testing, and training. He spent Jul – Nov (2013) as a visiting Erskine Fellow at the U of Canterbury in Christchurch New Zealand, teaching Human-Computer Interaction. He has also joined Federal Trade Commission proceedings to determine whether they should issue guidelines regarding so-called “native advertising”, i.e., sponsor-generated content presented alongside editorial content.
He is married to Karen Ande, a documentary photographer and author who works for relief organizations in Africa that support children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.
Greetings 1974-ers and Happy New Year from your 40th Reunion Committee!
We are working with Blaze-In Sportswear to create a 1974 40th Reunion blue blazer (men & womens’ versions). To produce them, we will need a minimum of 50 blazers in total ordered, so we have opened an order window for those of you who would like to place an order. The order window can be found here. The order window will stay open until January 27th. We have secured a very good price of $259.00 each.
Note: This is not a class-subsidized initiative; no class dues or class treasury funds are being used with these blazers. People who want one will need to order and pay for theirs individually. Having said that, we hope lots of you will be sporting the blazers at our upcoming reunion! We certainly plan to be!
For more information about the blazers, contact our sale representative:
George H. Brown
203 594 9666 o
203 536 2489 c
64 Main St.
New Canaan, Ct. 06840
Guitar god Gary Lucas [JE] has a new album, Otherworld, set for release in February 2014, following his collection of acoustic and electric movie themes Cinefantastique, which one critic called “landmark musical thinking” and Philadelphia’s Citypaper named to its top 10 roots albums of 2013.
During 2013 Gary performed his original solo guitar score to the 1931 Spanish silent film “Dracula” — 105 minutes of continuous playing — to sold-out houses in Hollywood, Mexico City and Jerusalem. In January 2014 he will debut a new original score to Chinese silent classic “The Goddess” in Santander, Spain. Find more about Gary’s appearances, recordings, film and TV work at garylucas.com.
This site is (and will probably always be) a work in progress by classmate volunteers. As our 40th Reunion approaches we are gradually moving as many photos and classmate updates as possible from the old site. If you have a suggestion, a question, or find something broken, please email email@example.com.
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Brian Bristol FOUND!
Jane Fellner FOUND!
David De Courcy
Robin Mower FOUND!
Seth Ward FOUND!
Kathi Froio FOUND!
Sherrod Brown FOUND!
Peter Culver FOUND!
Ronald Claiborne FOUND!
Ruth Anne Martz
Julia Murray FOUND!
Stephen Schlaikjer FOUND!
James Zinaman FOUND!
Martin Garfinkel FOUND!
Stephen Hartshorne FOUND!
Alan Kornstein FOUND!
Maija Freimanis FOUND!
Dear Classmates and Friends:
You are now reading what we call the “kick-off letter” for the Class of 1974’s 40th reunion which will take place from May 29th. Three things should immediately strike you:
1) I am writing this letter on the 150th anniversary of the “Gettysburg Address.” I will exceed Lincoln’s eloquent brevity in length not style
2) The letter is from a guy named Alec Haverstick, whom you may or may not remember, rather than from Shari Aziz, Wes Bray or any one of a plethora of class members of much higher profile than either I can claim or to which I aspire, and
3) It is also from a class member who has never attended a Yale reunion, has not attended a Yale football game since 1974 and has been back to New Haven fewer times in the last 40 years than he has fingers on his hands.
So how did this happen? I’ve asked myself the same question and tried to attribute to forces worthy of my education. Cosmic irony is alive and well at Yale! Cognitive dissonance has conquered entropy! Pigs can fly! The truth is less lofty: I was drafted.
But, as distinct from that moment in July 1971 when I was awarded #46 in the Selective Service lottery, this is indeed a happy moment for me: a chance to reconnect with a fondly remembered home, to reacquaint myself with people who I knew at a time when I lived the life of the mind, and, potentially, to realize that perhaps a life spent beating against the current ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. To paraphrase Faulkner, the past’s not dead. It’s not even past.
Seriously, I am truly honored to be your reunion chair. And it is my fond hope that not
only will I see all those of you who have so loyally returned to Yale during the years I
have not at the coming reunion but also those, who perhaps not too dissimilarly from me,
have not yet found that it’s not just okay to return. It might just be really fun.
So what’s been going on so far? Well, thanks to a great committee, actually, quite a lot!!
The theme of our weekend will be “Yale and the Class of 1974: Then and Now” and we will be treated to a variety of expositions on not simply how far we have journeyed in 40 years but also how far Yale has. Beginning Thursday afternoon, we will hear from classmates who work at Yale on the changes they have seen; we will be treated to a band famed in New Haven when we were students and you all will be offered the chance to come as you were which means you will actually get to see Fred Peters in his purple fringed vest; Kevin Rogan in his actual 35-0 victory uniform; Olivia Wilde’s mother and Page Nelson again asking the seminal question he did at the first campus screening of “Yellow Submarine”.
Or maybe you won’t! You can be sure, however, that William Westmoreland will not speak; no one will attempt to free Bobby Seale; you will not get a tour of Skull & Bones, and Phil and Lorna Sarrell will not lecture on safe sex.
Instead we will be one of the few classes allowed a private tour of the YUAG hosted by the great Jock Reynolds on Saturday afternoon, and certain of you will have the opportunity of impressing your spouse, partner or significant other with how nice you look all dressed up on Saturday night while holding a Red Stripe to help you dance.
And if Gary Lucas makes it, well, we’ll all be Touched by Grace.
So my foggily remembered friends: whether it’s been five years or 40; whether your kid got in or didn’t, whether you’re so burnt out you couldn’t spell YALE when spotted the Y-A-L, or whether, like me, you can’t believe anyone actually wants to see you again, write it down, make your arrangements and come on back.
We’ll keep the lights on for you!
All the best,