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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:
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.
Update on ’69 Homecoming: Saturday Night Dinner at DOC House
On Saturday night of this year’s Homecoming, there will be a ’69 Class Dinner at the DOC House, following the cocktail hour and dedication ceremonies for the DOC House renovation project that has been inspired, funded, and shepherded by our class.
PLEASE NOTE: Seating inside the DOC House is limited.
A mini-reunion of sorts took place in The Low Country of South Carolina in late May. John and Elizabeth Beck arranged to spend a couple days in Sun City Hilton Head with Dudley Kay and Jill Ford on their trek from their Naples, FL, retirement home to their cooler summer home in CT. Jill, who had just earned her Master Naturalist certificate, thought it might be a good idea to get together with Jerry and Missy Schulz. It was a pre-Covid ecotour given to us by Jerry on his boat, during which he spoke of his own Master Naturalist credentials, that had inspired Jill to take the 6-week course .
Here is a summary of our extensive virtual activities, courtesy of Arthur Fergenson:
“These Zooms have been wonderful for me as I’m getting to know guys that I never interacted with while on campus. Next reunion, I’ll actually have something to talk with them about, rather than trying to make acquaintances in a limited amount of time.”