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SMILE FOR THE CAMERA!  The Notable Class of 1974 is compiling photos of all of us celebrating our 65th birthday year.  So please take a photo of anything you believe describes you and what you’re doing midway through your sixties: you and spouse/partner on a trip, you with your pet, you with friends or family, engaging in a hobby, doing charitable work, whatever.  Send the photo and a brief description to Bill Howard at so he can add the pics to the Class photo site.  Check out already-posted photos here.  Password: notable.

Classmates at a 2017 Cubs game.  Dennis Langley, Wendy Zurn Allen, Jodi Sielschott Stechschulte, And Mark Allen

Martha Pollack, Cornell’s 14th President, will be officially installed in a ceremony on the Arts Quad Friday, August 25 at 2pm.  All are welcome.  Other inauguration-related activities open to the public include a Thursday Aug. 24 Festival of Scholarship at 4:30pm and an Academic Symposium on “Universities and the Search for Truth” at 6:30pm.  On Friday there’s a street fair on the Arts Quad immediately after the installation ceremony.   For further information click here.


Our class is organizing an informal Inauguration Weekend breakfast.  Ithaca ’74s, Mary Berens and Roberta Bandel Walcer, hope classmates will join them on Friday morning, August 25 from 9:30-11am at Collegetown Bagels at East Hill Plaza.  Address is 329 Pine Tree Road.  Class of ’74 grocery bags will be given to all attendees—so you can take a dozen bagels home!  No need to RSVP, though if you have questions, contact Roberta at


Finally, classmates Mary Berens, Kristen Rupert and John Foote are once again hosting a picnic on Cornell move-in day, Friday August 18, for new students, parents and friends of the Notable Class of 1974.  It looks like we have our first-ever Cornell ’74 grandchild enrolling at the University this fall.  Woohoo!  And we have at least two classmates with sons or daughters starting as freshmen or transfers.  If you know of other legacies related to the Class of ’74 who are coming to Cornell next month, please let us know so we can invite them to the picnic.


Enjoy the rest of your summer!



Dale Lazar           Bill Howard                        Roberta Walcer                Mary Berens

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