New Class Trustee, Campus Core Values, Reunion, Photos

Spring is in full force in Ithaca, with temperatures zooming from 40 to 70 degrees several days last week.  The quads are greening up and buds on the flowering trees are starting to pop.  Spring in Ithaca may be fleeting but it’s certainly breathtaking. 


Our classmate Cynthia Cuffie has been elected by Cornell alumni as a Cornell Trustee! Cynthia joins 1974 classmate and active board member Don Opatrny. Several other classmates have also served on the board: John Alexander, Mort Bishop, Blanche Savin Goldenberg, Evan Stewart and Mariana Wolfner.  Thanks to all our 1974 Trustees and congrats to Cynthia! 

Cornell President Martha Pollack recently released a draft core values statement for the university, the purpose of which is “to foster a more inclusive, equitable and welcoming atmosphere at Cornell.”  Please send your comments by April 30 to Joel Malina, VP University Relations, at

Our class Reunion plans are coming together.   President Pollack will join us for coffee Friday morning, June 7 at 9am at our class headquarters in air-conditioned Carl Becker House on West Campus.  It’s a good opportunity to hear from our president, in a small setting, and ask questions.  You should have received detailed Reunion Registration and class event info by mail in late March.  Can’t find the mailing?  Just click here.  The early bird discount expires May 10, so don’t wait! 

Speaking of Reunion, classmate Bill Howard is once again putting together a class photo slideshow, set to ’70s music, for Saturday night’s dinner.  Whether you are coming to Reunion or not, please share your photos!  You can email photos—from today, from yesteryear, from your undergraduate days—to  We’ll also be taking photos of every Reunion attendee at Reunion; these will be posted and used in the Saturday show. Help us put on the best show ever!  

Fundraising is a major part of Cornell Reunions.  Our goal is to receive gifts from 1,000 classmates.  To date, 589 classmates have made a gift.  If you are not yet among our donors, please get your name on the donor list by making a gift in ANY amount to ANY area of Cornell. Click here to do so.

Reunion excitement is building!  You’ll be hearing more from us over the coming weeks—we are only six weeks away from Reunion!  Hope to see you there. 


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