Every member of the Yale community knows that November in New Haven is filled with compelling and colorful events. Whether Princeton or Harvard is the opponent, the campus is energized by championship football, the YAA Assembly, the Yale Medal Dinner, and the Blue Leadership Ball, all concentrated into a single long weekend. This year Harvard…
We all know we were born at the right time — our music was the greatest of the century, our football team was the most exciting since Yale joined the Ivy League, we came of age in an Age of Aquarius and our classmates were truly exceptional. Yale just confirmed our preeminence by identifying six people for “lifetime leadership awards” — with two of the six from our class!
Earlier this month our own Harold Mancusi-Ungaro, M.D. (’69, ’73 MD) was honored by the Yale Medical School with the DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD. The citation, reproduced below is very detailed and illuminates some impressive contributions to the Yale School of Medicine, and Yale more generally.
Frank Shorter ’69 says he learned early in his time as an undergraduate student at Yale University that there was no point playing it safe in an environment where every student on campus was at least as accomplished as the next one.
Recalling the number of valedictorians in his class, he …
On Nov. 30th, Dr. Robert Riehle walked classmates through the maze of choices we face during this “open enrollment” time of year. Should you choose traditional Medicare or Medicare Advantage? Here is the recording of his talk, the survey results, and his slides.
Driving the news: “America does better when its leaders are rooted in today and tomorrow, not today and yesterday,” Schwarzman says.
“It is time for the Republican Party to turn to a new generation of leaders and I intend to support one of them in the presidential primaries.”
The Boston business press proudly announced that “After dry spell, Boston has a new unicorn.” (A “unicorn” is a startup valued at over a billion dollars.) The profile is of David Friend, ’69, who founded his company – Wasabi Technologies — in 2017 and just closed a funding round of $250 million at a company…
In the summer of 2021, David Howorth hosted some online lessons to teach bridge to classmates — some who played earlier in their lives (and who wanted a refresher) and some newbies. Rave reviews followed.
Well, he’s offering the course again, starting in early October. Click thru to read more and sign up by September 25th.
We recently learned that our own Dick MacKay, MD has been awarded the 2022 Humanitarian Award by the U.Va Medical Alumni Association and Medical School Foundation.
George Chopivsky, Washington, D.C., is the founder and President of the Ukrainian Development Company. George has been a leader in the Ukrainian-American community for many years. He has been developing business opportunities in Ukraine since independence in 1991.
Interview in The New Yorker, by Jane Mayer (Yale ’77):
It was too early in the afternoon for Representative John Yarmuth, of Kentucky, to open the bottle of Larceny bourbon that he keeps in his Capitol Hill office, but the situation he described might drive anyone to drink. Yarmuth, who turns seventy-four next week, is one of a dozen House Democrats who have announced their intention to retire or seek other offices. The rush to the exits has triggered speculation …
from WaPo: Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY), chairman of the House Budget Committee, announced Tuesday that he will not run for reelection in 2022, citing his desire to spend more time with his family.
Yarmuth has represented the Louisville-based 3rd District of Kentucky since 2007 and has led the powerful budget panel since 2019. He becomes the 10th House Democrat who will not seek reelection in 2022.
Stoll Berne attorney Rob Shlachter as well as his wife Mara Shlachter will be honored with Classroom Law Project’s 2021 Legal Citizen of the Year Award. The event will be held virtually on April 15, 2021 in Portland, OR.
Classroom Law Project is the premier Oregon non-profit focused on educating students about the law and legal systems. Among other things, […]
Classmates Ken Davis and Ira Berkower got the Zoom equivalent of a standing ovation after an hour+ deep dive into Covid: improving treatments, hospital administration (and fiscal disasters), vaccines, variants, long-haulers, antibodies … the works.
Video and slides from the event available.
It was supposed to be a new and different format of Class Colloquium: not a lecture, but rather a celebration of and by that magical sports duo, Brian Dowling and Calvin Hill. They were slated to talk about “the student-athlete, then and now” … starting with their collegiate experience in the 60s.
We opened the event to adjacent classes, and that created the problem: Zoom inadvertently […]
Editor’s Note: The video of Calvin is available here.
And Brian and Calvin have agreed to reschedule to February 23rd, 3:00 PM EST; you can register now for that event.
Editor’s Note: This was reported by Barron’s just this month, but actually occurred earlier this year.
Since May 2019, another 13 billionaires around the world have signed the Giving Pledge, a global, multi-generational commitment by some of the world’s wealthiest to give a majority of their wealth to philanthropy or charitable causes, either during their lifetimes or in their wills.
Among those new to the list are William Gross, co-founder of PIMCO, the world’s largest fixed-income investment company, and Stephen A. Schwarzman, chairman, CEO, and co-founder of investment firm Blackstone, according to the Giving Pledge’s announcement Monday.