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Casual conversation December 12th with Tim Means

Something new for our Casual Conversations: two conversations linked by subject matter.  Both concern mining and mines.  The first, which is with Tim Means, is about mining: how it is done, how it is regulated, and the human and legal institutional flaws that can jeopardize achievement of miners’ safety which is the intended regulatory objective. (The second on January 9 will feature David Abbott talking about his work for the SEC in ferreting out fraud in connection with selling shares of mines.)  The December 12th discussion with Tim will revolve around the issues presented by Tim’s novel

Casual Conversaion December 6, 2021

On Monday December 6 at 5 pm Eastern Standard Time, the Jewish Culture Group is sponsoring a discussion with Charles Murray about his writings on the Jewish people.  We have Tex Talmadge, a friend of Charles Murray to thank for obtaining his agreement to speak with us. Consistent with the policy of requiring all Class-sponsored groups to be open to all, neither Tex nor Charles is Jewish, and Tex, in fact, had Christian Seminary training.  Please see below for Tex’s personal introduction of Charles.
 

Peter Elias' notes from Homecoming

Peter Elias sends us his notes from Homecoming 2021:

 

Summary of Class of '69 Donor Acivity 2020-2021

Congratulations to all!  The most recent Dartmouth Alumni Magazine lists the Great Class of 1969 as the recipient of the Charles J.

Jewish Culure Group discussion November 1, 2021

On Monday, November 1 at 4:00 pm Eastern (US) time, Hunter College Professor of Jewish and Hebrew Studies Leah Garrett will be our guest for a Casual Conversation sponsored by the Jewish Culture Group.  As always everyone is invited, and we suspect that many of you will want to hear about the incredible and inspiring stories she wrote about in her new book, X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II.  The stories of these 87 young men (Professor Garrett concentrates on three but writes about many more) begin in their homes in Germany and Austria where they escaped almost certain d

Casual Conversation with Dona Heller 11/7/2021

In 2009, our classmate, Dona Heller, was adopted by the Class of ’69, along with nine other Pioneering Women. Dona grew up in Hanover as the daughter of a D’35 who was a Hitchcock Clinic physician and taught at Dartmouth Medical School. Before Dartmouth officially went coed, Dona began taking courses at the College in the fall of 1964, when she was a senior in high school. During our senior year, Dona returned to study full-time at Dartmouth, pursuant to an individual deal that she cut with Dean Thad Seymour.

Homecoming 2021 Schedule

’69 Classmates,

I am looking forward to returning to Hanover for Homecoming 2021 next week after a two-year absence, and I hope to see you there.  The schedule of class events is as follows:

Friday, October 8

  • 5:00 PM – Light pre-parade supper – Prepaid reservations required – Hinman Forum of the Rockefeller Center (adjacent to Silsby Hall)
  • 9:00 PM – Post bonfire drinks and snacks – Hinman Forum

Saturday, October 9

October 18th: Jewish Culture Group discusses identity and assimilation

On October 18 at 5 pm Eastern time, a new year kicks off for the Jewish Culture Group with a distinguished guest, Harry K. Danziger, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Israel of Memphis TN.  The topic is the ever-relevant issue of assimilation versus identity, for Jews as well as all other immigrants to America.  Here is a short biographical note on the Rabbi:

Casual Conversation October 3 with Paul Tuhus and Andy McLane

Join us for a Casual Conversation on Sunday October 3 at 3 pm Eastern with Paul Tuhus and Andy McLane: The Restoration, Renovation, and Re-Birth of the DOC House, From Conception to Reality

Casual Conversation: September 21, 2021

It’s fall and time to go back to school.  Welcome to the new season of Casual Conversations with Dartmouth faculty and classmates.  And our next guest has been chosen for us by, of all people, Professor James Heffernan, Professor Emeritus of English, a fabulous guest who regaled us with 90-minutes of enthusiastic memories, insights on how he came to teach James Joyce, and a recitation of one of his own poems.  He also gave a strong recommendation that we next speak with Classics Professor Emeritus Edward Bradley, Professor Heffernan’s tennis buddy.

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