News of the Alumni Association 2001

Alumni association chapters

The Boston chapter had a busy summer. We toured the newly renovated (and gorgeous) Boston Public Library, taking in the art and architecture. We witnessed an incredible Red Sox win against Texas in sweltering August heat. We hiked in the wilds of Vermont over a weekend and canoed down the Charles on a perfect late summer day. Now is the time to get your recipes together for our annual holiday potluck extravaganza.


The Chicago chapter’s summer meeting was a picnic at Ravinia, summer home of the Chicago Symphony, where we listened to a concert by soprano Dawn Upshaw. Planned for the fall event was a gathering in October at the Mars Gallery, owned by Peter Mars ’82. Winter and spring gatherings are not yet planned, but will probably include either a bowling party, an ice-skating event, or tours of either Argonne or Fermilab. To get on the email list, or to volunteer with planning events, send email to Chantal Sudbrack at

New York

The New York City chapter has assembled a steering committee and is beginning to plan events for the next year. We will be communicating with the chapter members mostly via email, so if you would like to be on the list send your email address to Aaron Kennedy at aarkennedy@ If you have any other questions, comments, or resources to share, please email Amy Ulrich at rainydayfilms

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We’ve started holding casual gatherings on the second Wednesday of each month at BridgePort brewpub at 6:30 p.m.; please drop by. Coming up quickly is the always fabulous holiday party on December 8, and we’re looking for volunteers to help deck the halls. If you haven’t received your invitation by mid November, please call the alumni office at 503/777-7589. Coming up is Renn Fayre (April 26–28—volunteer!) and the Westwind camping trip (August 18–20); write for more information. Please email questions, ideas, or offers of help to, or call Johanna Colgrove ’92 at 503/775-3032. To subscribe to our electronic mailing list for announcements of alumni events, go to


About 30 Seattle-area alumni gathered for the Rainier chapter’s annual picnic in August, enjoying mostly sunny skies, great musical entertainment, and terrific potluck. In September over 60 alumni and friends attended a Seattle Mariners baseball game, an outing sure to be repeated next season. Monthly Reeding Group and brew pub gatherings continue, and we are looking forward to a lecture by math professor Joe Buhler ’72 in mid November. For more information, call Barbara Carter Radin ’75 at 206/523-2484, or send email to

Southern California

A visit to the La Brea Tar Pits in May was so successful—and oversubscribed—that a repeat visit was held in July. The annual picnic was held on September 23. The book group meets monthly, usually in the afternoon of the second Sunday. Members take turns choosing the books. Alumni visiting from out of the area are invited to call or email ahead for particulars, read the book, and join the discussion. For information, call Robert Hadley ’53 at 310/391-1427 or email

Washington D.C.

This fall’s activities so far included a September picnic. For information, call Dave Baxter ’87 at 410/325-4038 or email

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