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WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Alabama
1 lives in Alaska
17 live in Arizona
1 lives in Arkansas
58 live in California
15 live in Colorado
10 live in Connecticut
4 live in Delaware
8 live in District Of Columbia
18 live in Florida
9 live in Georgia
6 live in Hawaii
2 live in Idaho
25 live in Illinois
7 live in Indiana
3 live in Iowa
3 live in Kansas
3 live in Kentucky
2 live in Louisiana
13 live in Maine
32 live in Maryland
51 live in Massachusetts
12 live in Michigan
11 live in Minnesota
1 lives in Mississippi
5 live in Missouri
3 live in Nevada
6 live in New Hampshire
19 live in New Jersey
8 live in New Mexico
62 live in New York
20 live in North Carolina
1 lives in North Dakota
37 live in Ohio
3 live in Oklahoma
21 live in Oregon
40 live in Pennsylvania
2 live in Puerto Rico
3 live in Rhode Island
4 live in South Carolina
2 live in South Dakota
7 live in Tennessee
13 live in Texas
1 lives in Utah
7 live in Vermont
1 lives in Virgin Islands
17 live in Virginia
28 live in Washington
3 live in West Virginia
7 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in Wyoming
1 lives in Alberta
3 live in British Columbia
1 lives in Manitoba
2 live in Nova Scotia
5 live in Ontario
2 live in Quebec
3 live in Australia
1 lives in Estonia
1 lives in France
1 lives in Germany
1 lives in Italy
1 lives in Jamaica
3 live in Mexico
1 lives in New Caledonia
1 lives in South Africa
1 lives in Spain
3 live in United Kingdom
6 location unknown
81 are deceased

UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Gail Montgomery (Wiseman)  5/22
•   Kirtley Thornton  5/24
•   David Foster  5/27
•   Janet Chevalley (Wolfe)  5/28
•   Gerard Butters  5/29
•   Lloyd Etheredge  5/31
•   Steven Katz  6/2
•   Matthew Rinaldi  6/2
•   Reed Cosper  6/5
•   Geoffrey Bock  6/7
•   Douglas Dworkin  6/7
•   Liz Ryan (Cole)  6/8
•   Priscilla Fritter (Peterson)  6/9
•   Stephen Dyer  6/10
•   Trevor Hadley  6/12
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Divestment From Fossil Fuels Statement

A group of students, faculty, and alumni are sending the following letter to the leadership team of the Oberlin Board of Trustees, asking them to put this matter on their October agenda.

The letter is linked Here..

 

If you favor such an action, please register at the following link by May 25.

This is a form to use to sign up.

 

Thanks.


 

Oberlin Admission Success

 

https://oberlinreview.org/27036/news/oberlin-meets-admissions-goals-for-class-of-2026-receives-record-number


 

Rebecca Kaiser Gibson Latest Publication

 

Rebecca recently appeared at a meeting of the Washington DC area Oberlin Club to read and to dissuss her work.

Here are soome references to her latest work.

Our class is becoming highly productive as authors in our 75th and 76th years!

 

“Rebecca Kaiser Gibson's Girl as Birch is a wonder of lyric compression and subtle music. At times deeply personal, at times nearly mythic, these poems meditate on the complexities of memory and mortality, the fact of the female body, and the lessons of the natural world, cultivated and wild.  Here is a poet comfortable with an intimate whisper, alive to nature, and at ease in silence and splendor.  These are beautiful poems and I'll return to them with great pleasure.” 

 ––Kevin Prufer, author of The Art of Fiction (Four Way Books)

 


 

 

 

Trial Lawyer: A Life Representing People Against Power by Rich Zitrin.

Rich Zitrin’s latest book has just printed and is having its publishing launch in June. Prof. Chad Williams, Brandeis U’s African American Studies chair, calls it “a powerful, moving and deeply human memoir, replete with gripping, heartbreaking and inspiring stories…. The institutionalized inequities of the legal system, especially as they relate to race and the treatment of Black people, are vividly laid bare, as are Zitrin’s noble attempts to confront them.” For those interested in a pre-release signed copy, send Rich a private message by going to his profile on this site and sending him a private message. Congratulations to Rich, who now joins several of our cluster and classmates in contributing a wonderful personal memoir at this reflective time in our lives.


 

BBC HIghlights A Star Trek Episode That Is More than Entertainment

 

Classmate Paula Gordon passes this along with the following message:

 

I'd love for our classe(es"mater to see what I perceive--as does the BBC-Avery Brooks' Greatness

 

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20220316-the-most-remarkable-star-trek-episode-ever-made?ocid=ww.social.link.email


 

Gibson's Case

As some of you may have heard, an Ohio appeals court has rejected the college's appeal in the Gibson's Bakery case. This could cost the college more than $30 million in damages and attorneys' fees. Below are links to the ruling itself and an Elyria Chronicle-Telegram story on it..While the college made some big mistakes, it is not clear that they  should be worth $30+ million. (Gibson's remains in business; I shopped there a few weeks ago while attending an Alumni Leadership Council meeting.)

It is also not clear that the court was correct in dismissing the college'sargument that this is a free speech case. This case was decided under Ohio law, the details of which I am not familiar. That presumably should. guide the decision on whether the college should appeal to theOhio Supreme Court (and possibly to the U.S. Supreme Court), or give it up.

Your comments are welcome,in the Class Chats area particularly from those with some legal training.

--Ted Gest

https://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/9/2022/2022-Ohio-1079.pdf

https://chroniclet.com/news/297502/court-rejects-appeals-by-oberlin-college-gibsons-bakery-from-2019-civil-trial/


 

Watch this space for an announcement of a new combined website for the Cluster of Classes '67, '68, and '69 in the coming months.  It will have a new design.

Tom Thomas and I are working on making the transition as easy as possible.

Stay tuned for some announcements and instructions in Spring  2022.

Happy New Year, Everyone.

 

As a reminder, you get the best results and the easiest searching when you get a message by logging into this site before you click on that message or on the More.. wording at the end of the message.

Thanks.

Paul Safyan


 

The One Oberlin Report:

President Ambar and other Oberlin Faculty have planned a speaking tour to inform alumni about this report and the progress towards implementation.

The Report WAS adopted by the General Faculty by a nearly unanimous vote in May.

Links within the article pictured below are not active from this page.

The link to the articles referenced is:

https://www.oberlin.edu/about-oberlin/leadership-and-administration/aapr


 

HI, Everyone:

Thanks to Aaron Levin, we now have a recording of the Class Memorial Service, held during the Reunion. Effectively edited, it is about 26 minutes long.  You can listen to it by clicking below. Whatever software you use for listening to audio should start up when you click the link.

 

Click Here to listen to a recording of the Class of 1968 Memorial Service in Clonick Hall

 If for some reason that doesn't work for you, let me know.  I can email a file that is small enough for most emails to handle.

Thanks.