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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.