1952 65th Reunion Schedule

1952 Lunch at Mory's - Reserve Early!

Join your classmates for lunch at Mory’s. To reserve a space, please contact Mory's directly at (203) 562-3157. Be sure to mention the Yale Class of '52 group. Payment is by cash or credit card.  Space is limited, so reserve early!

Thursday, May 25, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mory's - 306 York Street
Room: downstairs
1952 Reunion Headquarters Open

We welcome you to Jonathan Edwards College headquarters, where you may check in, obtain your campus housing keys, and catch up with friends. Yale Security will be present in reunion headquarters throughout each night. 

Thursday, May 25, 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Jonathan Edwards College - 68 High Street
Interest Groups: Travel

Led by Harry Havemeyer.

Thursday, May 25, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Loria Center - 200 York St.
Room: 250
Interest Groups: The Environment

Led by Peter Smith.

Thursday, May 25, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Linsly-Chittenden Hall - 63 High Street
Room: 101
Interest Groups: Reading

Led by Richard Adams.

Thursday, May 25, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Loria Center - 200 York St.
Room: 351
Interest Groups: Investing

Led by John Furth.

Thursday, May 25, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Loria Center - 200 York St.
Room: 250
Interest Groups: Writing

Led by Joe Callo.

Thursday, May 25, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Loria Center - 200 York St.
Room: 351
Interest Groups: Classical Music

Led by Gus Vasiliades.

Thursday, May 25, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Linsly-Chittenden Hall - 63 High Street
Room: 101
1952 Welcome Cocktails

Join your classmates for cocktails in the Jonathan Edwards Common Room.

Thursday, May 25, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Jonathan Edwards College - 68 High Street
Room: Common Room
Welcome Dinner

Our first gathering in the beautiful Dining Hall at Jonathan Edwards will be a seated, served dinner, with guest Mark Saltzman, Goizueta Foundation Professor of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering and Head of Jonathan Edwards College. 

Thursday, May 25, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Jonathan Edwards College - 68 High Street
Room: Dining Hall
Afterglow Conversation

Or join classmate Don Leavenworth for a sing-along at the piano.

Thursday, May 25, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Jonathan Edwards College - 68 High Street
Room: Common Room
Meet Me at Mory's!

Plan to meet your friends at Mory’s, the place to be Thursday night as the doors are thrown open to all returning alumni! Complimentary food, impromptu singing and camaraderie from 9 pm to midnight.

Thursday, May 25, 9:00 PM - Friday, May 26, 12:00 AM
Mory's - 306 York Street
Continental Breakfast Buffet

Start the day with breakfast served in the Jonathan Edwards Dining Hall.

Friday, May 26, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Jonathan Edwards College - 68 High Street
Room: Dining Hall
AYA Faculty Lectures

Rows of empty seats in classrooms across campus await your arrival for our many lectures on Friday and Saturday mornings. This morning we will feature some of Yale's most distinguished faculty members in two time slots, from 9 - 10 am, and from 10:30 - 11:30 am. A number of tours and open houses are also offered.

Friday, May 26, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
"American Picnic" Lunch Buffet

Enjoy delicious fried chicken, burgers, quiche, and a variety of salads and desserts.

Friday, May 26, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Jonathan Edwards College - 68 High Street
Room: Courtyard
Developments in Alzheimer's Research at Yale

Dr. Stephen M. Strittmatter, MD, PhD, is the Director of the Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.  He also currently holds the Vincent Coates Professorship in Neurology and co-founded the Yale Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair. His research on axonal growth during development and regeneration has been recognized by numerous honors.

Friday, May 26, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Linsly-Chittenden Hall - 63 High Street
Room: 102
Tour of the Yale Center for British Art

A wonderful opportunity to see the recently reopened Center and enjoy its current and permanent exhibits.

Friday, May 26, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Yale Center for British Art - 1080 Chapel Street
Room: Lobby
University Welcome Reception

The evening begins with a reception for all classes. Enjoy samples of a variety of wines, as well as cheese and fruit, in a beautiful and historic Yale setting. Find your friends by looking for your residential college flag.

Friday, May 26, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Cross Campus - On College between Elm & Wall
Cocktails

Enjoy cocktails with your classmate. Background piano entertainment by Professor Jay Gitlin ’71, ’74 MUS, ’02 PhD, an expert not only in the American West but also in the Great American Songbook.

Friday, May 26, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Jonathan Edwards College - 68 High Street
Room: Common Room
65th Reunion Class Dinner

Our traditional and elegant Class of 1952 Dinner, where we will be joined by President Salovey and Marta Moret. We will have a short business session and end with "Bright College Years," led by our Whiffenpoofs.

Friday, May 26, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Jonathan Edwards College - 68 High Street
Room: Dining Hall
Afterglow Conversation

Or join classmate Don Leavenworth for a sing-along at the piano.

Friday, May 26, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Jonathan Edwards College - 68 High Street
Room: Common Room
Continental Breakfast Buffet

Fortify yourself for another busy day with breakfast served in the Jonathan Edwards Dining Hall.

Saturday, May 27, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Jonathan Edwards College - 68 High Street
Room: Dining Hall
Morning Yoga for All Classes

Start your Saturday morning (weather permitting) with some gentle stretching and breathing exercises, and get your body feeling "yoga good" for a busy day of reunion activities! This is a mixed-level class featuring modifications for all levels of ability, so whether you have been practicing for years or have never touched a yoga mat, everyone can have an enjoyable experience in this class. Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. No previous yoga experience necessary; children and all ages welcome.

Saturday, May 27, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Old Campus - 67 High Street
Morning at Yale

Here's your chance to enjoy again the extraordinary opportunities available at Yale! There are two "course times," 9 am and 10:30 am. Learn or do something wonderful this morning!

Saturday, May 27, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
"American Bistro" Lunch Buffet

Our classmate, Colin Eisler, will give a talk on "Faith, Cash and Conscience at Yale." How did these factors contribute to our college's origin? To my life there? How have they changed?

Saturday, May 27, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Jonathan Edwards College - 68 High Street
Room: Courtyard
Thinking About China

Classmate Tod Lewis will lead a discussion about the Chinese and their view on their place in the world, and other aspects of Sino-American relations.

Saturday, May 27, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Linsly-Chittenden Hall - 63 High Street
Room: 102
Family Festival

The AYA invites you to our Family Festival at Payne Whitney Gym! Kids will love discovering our selection of inflatable attractions, including a climbing wall and giant slide, plus a photo booth, carnival games, safari animal rides, and more!  (Children must be accompanied by a parent.)

Saturday, May 27, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Payne Whitney Gym - 70 Tower Parkway
Class of 1952 Memorial Service

An ecumenical service remembering and celebrating the lives of all classmates who have died since our last reunion.

Saturday, May 27, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
St. Thomas More - 268 Park St.
Room: Chapel
President's University Update

President Peter Salovey welcomes you back to campus, offering his review of Yale today.

 

Saturday, May 27, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Woolsey Hall - 500 College Street
A Celebration of Yale Singing

After President Salovey’s update, join singers from all classes for a jamboree celebrating Yale’s incredible musical tradition. Alumni from the Glee Club and Whiffenpoof and Whim ’n Rhythm alumni groups, conducted by Glee Club alumna Stephanie Tubiolo '14. MMus '16, will perform Yale favorites from many generations, concluding with a rousing rendition of “Bright College Years.” (The Glee Club rehearsal for the Celebration will take place at 10:30 am Saturday morning as part of "Morning at Yale." All singers are welcome!)

Saturday, May 27, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Woolsey Hall - 500 College Street
Cocktails
Saturday, May 27, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Jonathan Edwards College - 68 High Street
Room: Common Room
"Local Favorites" Dinner Buffet

Clam chowder, mussels, lobster tails, chicken breast "Saltimbocca," pasta cooked on the spot, and stuffed peppers will all be on offer, along with a variety of salads and desserts.

Saturday, May 27, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Jonathan Edwards College - 68 High Street
Room: Dining Hall
Afterglow Conversation

Or join classmate Don Leavenworth for a sing-along at the piano.

Saturday, May 27, 9:15 PM - 11:00 PM
Jonathan Edwards College - 68 High Street
Room: Common Room
Morning Coffee
Sunday, May 28, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Jonathan Edwards College - 68 High Street
AYA Farewell Breakfast at University Commons in Schwarzman Center

Enjoy memories of Commons and a final gathering with friends at this delicious breakfast for all classes, featuring muffins, coffee cake, bagels, oatmeal, grits, Belgian waffles, eggs, French toast, potatoes, bacon, sausage, fruit, coffee, tea and juices. We promise you won't go home hungry!

Sunday, May 28, 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Schwarzman Center : University Commons
Residential College Open Houses

Sunday morning is your opportunity to visit your old stomping grounds during open houses at all twelve residential colleges. Current students from each college will be on hand to talk to you about residential college life at Yale today. Access will be limited to the courtyard, but there will still be plenty to see and talk about!

Sunday, May 28, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
University Church Worship

Join Yale’s ecumenical Christian community for Sunday worship, which will include prayers for alumni who have died, a sermon by The Reverend Dr. Raquel St. Clair Lettsome '92, and wonderful music and liturgy. Rev. Lettsome is an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.  For 16 years, she served as the first female Executive Minister of the historic 4000 member St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church in Newark, NJ.  She is currently an Associate Minister at Union A.M.E. Church in Warwick, NY.  Her preaching distinctions include the 2011 Distinguished Preachers Series at Riverside Church, NY, the 2011 George A. Crawley Women in Ministry Preacher at the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference, a conference preacher for the 2012 Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, and a conference preacher for the 2017 Festival of Homiletics.  Dr. Lettsome holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Yale University, a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and she is the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary (2005).  Dr. Lettsome is the wife of the Rev. Lydell C. Lettsome, M.D. and mother of Tiffany Simone and Luke Charles. 

Sunday, May 28, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Battell Chapel - 400 College Street
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