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Ithaca Diaries Fall update: reviews, event, video

Glen Haven, NY, Historical Society Hosts Ithaca Diaries Discussion

Glenhaven16The Glen Haven Historical Society (GHHS) held a discussion of Anita HARRIS’ new book, Ithaca Diaries, in Homer, NY, on August 19. Organizers Marilyn REINER Levine, ’68, and Lauren REINER Jastremski, ’64, are Milne School graduates and sisters who realized that Anita, ’66, and her sister, Laura HARRIS Hirsch, ’68, also went to Milne when they (the Reiner sisters) started reading the book.

The Milne School, in Albany, New York, founded in 1845, was a campus laboratory school of what is now State University of New York at Albany until Milne closed in 1977). 

Lauren is secretary of the Glen Haven Historical Society. Diane BAKKE Tennant, ’64, vice president and trustees’ chair of the GHHS, also helped organize the event.

Joyce CAREY Methelis, ’66, attended; she reports a lively conversation that brought back vivid memories of college in the late 1960s–which is what Ithaca Diaries is about. More information and links to interviews, reviews, and video relating to the book are available at http://ithacadiaries.com.

Anita M. Harris

Cornell Reunion 2015 Highlights & Photos

Had a fine time at Cornell Reunion in early June…Highlights (for me) included:

Book signing with James McConkey, my freshman writing teacher,  who required us to keep diaries  and has been a  friend and mentor ever since.

Jim McConkey & Anita Harris, Cornell Booksigning, 6/6/2015
Jim McConkey & Anita Harris, Cornell Booksigning, 6/6/2015

H earing  Bob Langer, world renowned MIT bioengineer/multi-companyfounder (below)

Photo, Bob Langer, Cornell Reunion 2015
Bob Langer, Cornell Reunion 2015 c. Mark Hoffman

and Ed Zuckerman, show runner for “Law and Order Special Victims Unit”  speak about their careers.

Ed Zuckerman, Cornell Reunion 2015
Ed Zuckerman, Cornell Reunion 2015

Both  friends of mine at Cornell, they   are IN Ithaca Diariesand, remarkably, still speaking to me….tho I don’t think Bob has read it, yet).

Here’s a photo of outgoing president David Skorton (front) , who joined our class for dinner (he graduated in1970 from Northwestern; worked his way through as a jazz flutist before going to medical school and becoming a cardiologist; he’s departing Cornell for the Smithsonian.

Photo of Cornell President David Skorton
Cornell Prez David Skorton, Class of 1970 Dinner, Reunion 2015

Also enjoyed visiting the beer..er…music tents with Ed Z and Mark Hoffman

Beer tent, Cornell reunion 2015
Cornell Reunion tent 2015 c. Mark Hoffman

and love this photo of Mark and the Cornell Bear.

Mark Hoffman w Cornell Bear, Cornell 1970 Reunion 2015
Mark Hoffman w Cornell Bear, Cornell 1970 Reunion 2015

Many thanks to reunion organizers Bill and Gail Wallace

Class reunion organizers Bill and Gail Wallace Cornell 2015
Class reunion organizers Bill and Gail Wallace
Cornell 2015

(with hopes someone has fixed the elevators by now).

Carl Becker House Cornell Reunion 2015
Carl Becker House Cornell Reunion 2015

Also thanks to Mark Hoffman for sharing his photos, which are copyrighted.

BTW–I hope you’ll  follow me on twitter..Evidently, you need followers to get followers!

Anita Harris
Anita M. Harris is the author of Ithaca DIaries, a memoir/social history of Cornell University, 1966-1970.  It’s available from Amazon, Kindle and the Cornell Store.

 

Photos, thanks from Anita Harris, Cornell Club Ithaca Diaries Event, Boston, at last!

IMG_5124Apologies for taking so long to post photos–but want to thank everyone who came to the Cornell Club of Boston Ithaca Diaries event in April–my first talk on the published (yay!) book. Was very gratified by your warm response….and totally grateful  everyone who helped make the event what even I have to admit was a great success:
especially:  Pam Decatur and the Cambridge Innovation Center; Raffi Hirsch; Paul Hayre, Scott Sanders,  Mark Hoffman, R Mc (who doesn’t want his name out on the Internet) Marc Kessler, , and Elsie, of Star Market. Hoping to have  the video edited soon; please contact me if you’d like to know when it’s available. Anita

Please click here to view  more photos–all shot by Mark Hoffman. (Thanks again, Mark).

Anita Harris
–AKA Anita M. Harris, as there are  an actual rock star and other authors with my name!