1967 50th Reunion Schedule

1967 50th Reunion Authors and Artists

Stop by Sterling Library to view the printed works of our '67 authors, in an exhibit organized by Dave Richards. Works of art contributed to the exhibit may be viewed in the Davenport Art Gallery, next door to reunion headquarters, throughout the weekend. Please note: Parking at Pierson Sage Garage does not open until 1 pm on Thursday.

Sterling Library Hours:
Thursday, 8:30 am - 9:45 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4:45 pm
Closed Sunday

Thursday, June 1, 8:30 AM - 9:45 PM
Sterling Memorial Library - 120 High Street
Room: Nave & L&B
1967 Reunion Headquarters Open

We welcome you to Davenport College headquarters, where you may check in, obtain your campus housing keys, and catch up with friends. At various times throughout the weekend, Bob Allison and Paul Lamar will treat us to piano music in headquarters.

Thursday, June 1, 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Classmate Experiences I

Join us for our first gathering as Gary Abrecht shares his experiences as former head of the U.S. Capitol Police, Doug Schofield talks about life changes and working worldwide, and John Wilhelm discusses his years as a union organizer.

Thursday, June 1, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Sprague Hall - 470 College Street
Room: Concert Hall
Welcome Reception at Franklin College

As the first reunion class to visit one of the new colleges, we are fortunate to be able to enjoy cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres in the courtyard at Franklin College, as well as explore three of the courtyards of the new facility. Patrick Pinnell '71 '74 M.Arch will be on hand to informally discuss his designs for the stonework decoration for the colleges. Some other special guests are expected.

 

Thursday, June 1, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Welcome Dinner

Our first dinner under the tent in Davenport will be a "Taste of America" buffet, with short ribs, Gulf shrimp and grits, leg of lamb, and a variety of sides, salads and dessert.

Thursday, June 1, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Courtyard
Afterglow

Enjoy conversations with your classmates in the courtyard. The bar will remain open until 11 pm.

Thursday, June 1, 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Courtyard
Films of Our Times

Mayday (1970) - Directed by Josh Morton '67

The spring of 1970 saw tens of thousands of Mayday demonstrators converge on the New Haven Green to protest the War in Vietnam, the trial of Bobby Seale, and the deaths of four Kent State students who were fired on by the Ohio National Guard.  Two weeks earlier, protesters had trashed Harvard Yard.  It was a critical moment in the Presidency of Kingman Brewster.  He chose to open up the Yale courtyards and feed the demonstrators familia in the morning, and rice and vegetables in the afternoon.  Not a hair was mussed on the Yale Campus.  "Mayday" (22 min.) was commissioned to document the events, and to justify Brewster's brilliant decision to Yale alums.

To Be A Man (1966)

The newly-preserved documentary "To Be A Man," which marks its 50th anniversary this year, examines life at Yale in the 1960s, and features appearances by eminent faculty including Erich Segal, Paul Weiss, and William Sloane Coffin, as well as President Kingman Brewster and a young John Kerry, a student at the time.

Seating is limited.

Thursday, June 1, 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Auditorium
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.

Thursday, June 1, 9:00 PM - Friday, June 2, 12:00 AM
Mory's - 306 York Street
Continental Breakfast Buffet

Start the day with breakfast served in the courtyard.

Friday, June 2, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Courtyard
1967 50th Reunion Authors and Artists

See description for Thursday.

Friday, June 2, 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sterling Memorial Library - 120 High Street
Room: Nave & L&B
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, June 2, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Pizza Run to Pepe's

For those interested in a lunchtime pizza run to Pepe's, please contact Martin Snapp at 510-367-5937 or catman442@comcast.net. Plan to meet at the Davenport front gate by 11:30 am.

Friday, June 2, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
"American Bistro" Lunch Buffet

Soups, salads, and five different kinds of open-faced sandwiches are presented for your enjoyment. Widows of our classmates are invited to gather at reserved tables near the dance floor.

Friday, June 2, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Courtyard
Class of 1967 Memorial Service

Led by John Mitchell, Bob Riedel and Ron Meister.

Friday, June 2, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Battell Chapel - 400 College Street
Room: Sanctuary
Retrospective on Kingman Brewster

A conversation with Geoffrey Kabaservice '88 '99 PhD, author of The Guardians: Kingman Brewster, His Circle, and the Rise of the Liberal Establishment, and Henry (Sam) Chauncey, Jr. '57​, former Secretary of the University.

Friday, June 2, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Sprague Hall - 470 College Street
Room: Concert Hall
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, June 2, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Cross Campus - On College between Elm & Wall
Cocktails on Cross Campus

Enjoy a beautiful evening in front of Sterling Library, and plan to view the 1967 Authors' Exhibit in the Library's nave. When you hear the piper play, that is our signal to walk down to Commons to dinner. (Rain location: Davenport College)

Friday, June 2, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cross Campus - On College between Elm & Wall
Room: Cross Campus
50th Reunion Class Dinner in University Commons in Schwarzman Center

Enjoy our ultimate reunion gathering, where President Salovey and Marta Moret will be our guests.

Friday, June 2, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Schwarzman Center : University Commons
Concert by the '67 Whiffenpoofs

Relax with our own Whiffenpoofs for a glorious concert.

Friday, June 2, 9:15 PM - 9:45 PM
Sprague Hall - 470 College Street
Room: Concert Hall
Afterglow

Return to Davenport for an after-concert nightcap and conversation. The bar this evening closes at midnight.

Friday, June 2, 10:00 PM - Saturday, June 3, 12:00 AM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Courtyard
Continental Breakfast Buffet

Fortify yourself for another busy day with breakfast served in the courtyard.

Saturday, June 3, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Courtyard
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, June 3, 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, June 3, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
1967 50th Reunion Authors and Artists

See description for Thursday.

Saturday, June 3, 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Sterling Memorial Library - 120 High Street
Room: Nave & L&B
Yale at Rest: The Grove Street Cemetery

Join Tom Gottshall for his all-class "Morning at Yale" tour of the Grove Street Cemetery and a glimpse of earlier Yale. Visit the graves of persons for whom Yale Colleges are named (Trumbull, Silliman, Stiles, Timothy Dwight, etc.) and also the graves of other Yale personages, including Noah Webster, Lyman Beecher, Eli Whitney, Walter Camp, Kingman Brewster, and others. A wreath will be laid on the tomb of Kingman Brewster.

Saturday, June 3, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Grove Street Cemetery - Grove Street & Prospect Street
Room: tour
"American Picnic" Lunch Buffet

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

Saturday, June 3, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Courtyard
From Gershwin to Hamilton

Our classmate, conductor John Mauceri, will give us his view on the evolution of Broadway music.

Saturday, June 3, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sprague Hall - 470 College Street
Room: Concert Hall
Classmate Experiences II

Victor Ashe will share his public service experiences, beginning in Tennessee and culminating in his appointment as U.S. Ambassador to Poland; Henry Jones will describe his experiences living in the old/new South where he became a U.S. Magistrate Judge; Jorge Dominguez will speak on his life with Cuba and Harvard.

Saturday, June 3, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sprague Hall - 470 College Street
Room: Concert Hall
President's University Update

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

 

Saturday, June 3, 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, June 3, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Woolsey Hall - 500 College Street
Reception at the Yale University Art Gallery

On the occasion of Class of 1967's 50th Reunion, the department of Numismatics has taken the opportunity to display a selection works from the John Jackson numismatic collection. The collection is one of the largest and most comprehensive focusing on the artwork of paper currency. Over 100 objects are on display, made by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the American Bank Note Company, and other contemporary firms involved with the production of American and international currency between the 1840s and 1930s. 

Saturday, June 3, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street
Room: Lobby
"Local Favorites" Dinner Buffet

Clam chowder, 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, June 3, 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Courtyard
Bales-Gitlin Dance Band
Saturday, June 3, 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Courtyard
Films of Our Times

Mayday (1970)

The spring of 1970 saw tens of thousands of Mayday demonstrators converge on the New Haven Green to protest the War in Vietnam, the trial of Bobby Seale, and the deaths of four Kent State students who were fired on by the Ohio National Guard.  Two weeks earlier, protesters had trashed Harvard Yard.  It was a critical moment in the Presidency of Kingman Brewster.  He chose to open up the Yale courtyards and feed the demonstrators familia in the morning, and rice and vegetables in the afternoon.  Not a hair was mussed on the Yale Campus.  "Mayday" (22 min.) was commissioned to document the events, and to justify Brewster's brilliant decision to Yale alums.

To Be A Man (1966)

The newly-preserved documentary "To Be A Man," which marks its 50th anniversary this year, examines life at Yale in the 1960s, and features appearances by eminent faculty including Erich Segal, Paul Weiss, and William Sloane Coffin, as well as President Kingman Brewster and a young John Kerry, a student at the time.

Seating is limited.

Saturday, June 3, 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Auditorium
Afterglow

A few more songs by our Whiffs, and then enjoy dancing to the Bales-Gitlin Band. The bar this evening closes at midnight.

Saturday, June 3, 10:00 PM - Sunday, June 4, 12:00 AM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Courtyard
Coffee in the Courtyard
Sunday, June 4, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Davenport College - 248 York 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, June 4, 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, June 4, 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 Bill Albinger '67, and wonderful music and liturgy. Following Yale, Bill entered the Law School at the University of Pennsylvania.  His studies there were interrupted by being drafted and serving in the US Army in Vietnam.  He graduated with his JD in 1972.  After almost 30 years practicing law in New York City he went to Drew Theological School where he received his M.Div. summa cum laude in 2002.  After serving parishes in N.J and MA; he moved to Maui where he served as rector of Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, L'haina, for 10 years.  Now retired, he lives in Cambridge, MA. with his spouse Mark LeDoux, Harvard ’77.

Sunday, June 4, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Battell Chapel - 400 College Street
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