HR1981 Cambridge Gathering! (May 3–5, 2024)

It feels like a long time since we were together in Cambridge. Regardless of whether Harvard is “calm rising through change and through storm”, or IS the storm, it’s always great to be with each other.

We have fantastic plans, so check out the weekend’s events and other details.

Two steps to sign up:
Step 1:  Fill out the survey.
Step 2:  Pay the weekend registration fee and and special event fees on Eventbrite:

Some events have limited capacity, so don’t snooze.
Much gratitude to our generous hosts and organizers!!

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Upcoming Events: HR1981 Community

All our events are on the HR1981 class calendar.

March

Sunday, Mar. 17, 4:00-5:30pm ET, Drop-In Social
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. Drop-in socializing, hosted by Jeanne Heifetz. Join us at any time. Contact: Jeanne Heifetz.

April

Sunday, Apr. 14, 4:00-5:30pm ET, Book Club, essays: people with disabilities
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We continue our discussions on books about social justice, this time focusing on issues for people with disabilities. We’ll be reading Disability Visibility, First-Person Stories From the Twenty-First Century, edited by Alice Wong. This is a collection of essays written by people with a range of disabilities, including intellectual, sight, hearing, mental health, and physical disabilities. We will focus on five of the pieces: Unspeakable Conversations (PDF), The Isolation of Being Deaf in Prison, We Can’t Go Back (PDF), How a Blind Astronomer Found a Way to Hear the Stars (TED talk), and Falling/Burning. Contact: Daphne de Marneffe.

Sunday, Apr. 21, 4:00-5:30pm ET, Drop-In Social
Register now
. Drop-in socializing, hosted by Jeanne Heifetz. Join us at any time. Contact: Jeanne Heifetz.

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Recording available for The Good Life

If you missed the Oct. 14 author discussion with Marc Schultz, co-author of The Good Life: Lessons from the World’s Longest Scientific Study of Happiness (The Harvard Study), or simply want to revisit the event, the recording is now in our collection.

(Harvard Key required, so that this can be restricted to classmates only. If that’s a problem for you, let me know.)

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40th Reunion HIGHLIGHTS

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40th Reunion HIGHLIGHTS


Past 40th Reunion (and Post-Reunion) Events

(Archived here for your reference, for your fond memories, and for your proof that, yes, the list is this long.)

See the list of our future events, also visible on our front page, and in our Calendar.

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Past 40th Reunion (and Post-Reunion) Events

Pasadena Reunion Report

[As reported by Joe McDonough]

Class of 1981 in Pasadena, March 2023
An Appreciation

One wonders if Pasadena, California has ever shown itself better than it did to the Class of 1981 on March 23-26, 2023.  And Pasadena, after all, is the home of the Rose Bowl!

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Pasadena Reunion Forms for Download

(COVID protocol, Hiking liability waiver, Agenda, and Restaurants)

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Pasadena Reunion Updates

(Updates on each of the events, and info on using the Whova app.)

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COVID-19 Protocol for the HR1981 Pasadena Reunion

The HR1981 Pasadena Reunion Planning Team is committed to protecting the health and welfare of all attendees. Toward this end, we will follow all current public health recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among reunion attendees.

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