Reunion 2015 and 2014

Reunion Weekend is underway in Ithaca. You can see livestream events!  Or, re-visit our own 40th Reunion memories from 2014:  Cornell’s website captures all kinds of activities from 2014, while our class Reunion webpage has highlights for our class from last year!  Check out videos at our phanfare site. The “Then and Now” video was especially popular.

The 2015 Reunion is  targeted for the Classes of the 5’s and 0’s–i.e. the Class of 1975.  The 2015 Reunion will also have special Sesquicentennial events along with the last Reunion State of the University address by President David Skorton.

Class of 1974 Membership

All classmates are members of the Class of 1974, and welcome at all class activities and events. Additionally, class dues help us with these events and communication.  Learn about class membership.

Highlights of the Sesquicentennial

Charter Weekend in Ithaca culminated a year of celebration for Cornell’s 150th Birthday.

For a full recap, see Cornell’s website.

See this video tribute that sums up the learning and living experience that is Cornell.

150 year timeline, compiled by Cornell.

The once-in-a-Sesquicentennial group, the Cronell Global Choir, is the first collegiat organization in the world to perform its school’s Alma Mater virtually, during Charter Weekend.  See it here.

A Sesquicentennial?

Randee Mia Berman ’74 honors Cornell in her Huff Post Blog.  This blog focuses on Cornell’s 150th Anniversary. 

High Line & High Balls: TOUR SOLD OUT Reception has plenty of Room

The [Notable] Class of 1974 is planning a [Notable] Tour of High Line in NYC, followed by a [Notable] reception at the Historic Frying Pan on Pier 66!   We have arranged a private tour of the High Line, with the Director of Design.  This 20-block-long innovative and award winning linear urban park has been created on an elevated rail line through the industrial zone of the West Side of Manhattan. It is unique.

Our tour will conclude at 34th Street and Pier 66, where we watch the sunset over the Hudson River along with a reception at the Historic Frying Pan on Pier 66. This ship is on the National Register of Historic Places, and has been closed for renovations over the last few months.  We will be one of the first groups to enjoy the updates.

Learn more about the event, and RSVP here.  We need to arrange docents, so please try to RSVP for the tour by April 24. If you miss this deadline, let us know if you are interested in the tour, and we will see if we can fit you in.  With or without an RSVP, please join us at the reception.


Chapter House Fire

A recent fire has destroyed two buildings, although, thankfully, no deaths nor serious injuries have been reported. The fire broke out in the early morning hours at the site of the well known Chapter House on Stewart Avenue.  Read about the fire in the Cornell Chronicle.  Two Class of 1974 alumni are quoted in an article about Alumni reactions, in the Cornell Daily Sun.  Finally, give support for efforts to rebuild the Chapter House in an online forum.

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Mia’s World Radio Show

Notable classmate Randee Mia Berman focuses on Cornell 150 during April, on her own radio show, each Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. at   Her programs are archived on the site. City World Radio is a leading provider of high-definition internet radio programming. 

Cornell Alumni Magazine

The Spring 2015 issue of the Cornell Alumni Magazine is a special sesquicentennial issue and features a wonderful article about a no-time-constraints dinner party honoring 24 of the most notable Cornellians.  Christopher Reeve ’74 sits two chairs over from Ezra, across from Kurt Vonnegut, next to astronaut Mae Jemison and Nobel winner Pearl Buck.  Also included is a photo honoring 156 of Cornell’s most respected current faculty.  Our classmates Nina Bassuk ’74, Horticulture; Barry Strauss ’74, History; and Mariana Wolfner ’74, molecular biology and genetics, are members of this august group.

Cornell Alumni Magazine has a new editor, Jenny Barnett, who is producing a fond, funny, readable, objective view of Cornell for Magazine readers.  Kudos to our [Notable] classmate Bill Howard ’74 who is Chair of the Cornell Alumni Magazine Committee.  This is the oversight body for the independent alumni publication, one of the oldest in the country.

To receive this great magazine over the next year, you need to pay your class dues.  Dues also support our class.

Each issue of the Cornell Alumni Magazine also contains news of classmates, compiled by our class correspondents.  Click here to submit news for the magazine.

Cornell Celebrates 150 Years in 2015

Join the Celebration: April 24–27, 2015

On April 27, 1865 the governor of New York State signed the bill that officially established Cornell University’s charter. Now, 150 years later, we’ll spend a four-day weekend commemorating this day in our history–the day that defined our land-grant mission and set the stage for generations of Cornellians to help, to solve, and to transform the world.

Charter Day Weekend is filled with more than two dozen official events celebrating the global contributions of Cornell alumni, faculty, staff and students. Additional campus activities will take place throughout the weekend—everything from athletic events and special exhibits to the unveiling of the Sesquicentennial Ice Cream. All events are open to the public.  Limited video streaming opportunities will be available throughout the weekend.

Learn more…