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September / October 2013
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From the 5th to the 75th, alumni celebrate Reunion

Reunion Row
Back to school: Festivities included the Reunion Row.

festivities
The Alumni Baseball Game (left) and the Glee Club concert in Goldwin Smith (right).

reveling
Hill happy: Reveling in the tents.

band
A Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy) Social (left) and a 45th Reunion concert by dermatologist/drummer Jay Goldstein '68 and his Boston-area band, Brogue (right).

Reunion 2013 brought more than 6,000 people to campus for three days of parties, programs, picnics, and more. Highlights of this year's festivities included a joint celebration by the classes of 1938 and 2008; an update on the Cornell Tech project; a talk on the Vietnam War by a history professor who recently won a Pulitzer Prize; and a panel discussion on the evolution of teaching on the Hill from the Sixties to the present.

wine tasting
Enjoying a wine tasting in Kennedy Hall.

The 4,517 alumni who attended included three members of the Class of '38; the oldest attendee was Continuous Reunion Club member Mary Clare Capewell Ward '37, who traveled to Ithaca with her daughter. Cornellians returned to campus from around the globe, hailing from such far-flung locales as Australia, Brazil, China, Hungary, Israel, Korea, Luxembourg, Pakistan, Singapore, Sweden, and Thailand.

In his annual State of the University address, President David Skorton focused on the importance of faculty renewal. He noted that as of last fall, more than 43 percent of the faculty was over fifty-five and more than 13 percent was aged sixty-five to seventy-four. Over the next decade, he said, the University expects to recruit up to a third of its faculty and staff. "That presents us with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to maintain strength across all areas of this university while building leadership in select areas of importance," he said, "and we are seizing the moment."

 

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