November at Yale: YAA, football, and feting two ’69ers

November at Yale: YAA, football, and feting two ’69ers

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…

Terry Light, Frank Shorter Win Lifetime Leadership Awards

Terry Light, Frank Shorter Win Lifetime Leadership Awards

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!

A Retiring Democrat Places Blame for Paralysis in Congress

A Retiring Democrat Places Blame for Paralysis in Congress

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 …

Rep. John Yarmuth, chairman of House Budget Committee, will not run for reelection

Rep. John Yarmuth, chairman of House Budget Committee, will not run for reelection

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.

Rob Schlachter: Legal Citizen of the Year

Rob Schlachter: Legal Citizen of the Year

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, […]

Calvin Hill Scores on a Busted Play

Calvin Hill Scores on a Busted Play

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.

Steve Schwarzman Signs Giving Pledge

Steve Schwarzman Signs Giving Pledge

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.