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College Reunions

The Writing Life: Past is Prologue, Or Is it?

Pranay Gupte | Posted 09.19.2016 | College
Pranay Gupte

I just received a Facebook message from my friend Rick Horowitz, Class of 1970 at Brandeis University: Hi, Pranay: It was fifty years ago today... I ...

A College Reunion Blessing

Wayne Meisel | Posted 05.11.2016 | College
Wayne Meisel

For the first twenty years, my experience at my college reunions were what I expected and hoped they would be: a good time where I would see old frien...

Explaining Scott Walker at Your College Reunion

Rick Horowitz | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Your former classmates want to know all about your current governor...

20 Things That Will Happen at Your 20th College Reunion

Em & Lo | Posted 06.12.2016 | Women
Em & Lo

It's college graduation season, which means that it's reunion season, too -- that time when college alumni go back to their alma mater and drink heavily to forget how old they really are. Here are 20 things that will (probably) happen when you go back to your 20th college reunion.

What I've Learned From 30 Years Of College Reunions

Jim Joseph | Posted 06.12.2016 | Fifty
Jim Joseph

Cornell was home, and it always will be home. It felt good to be home, even for a brief weekend. I've been to every reunion, every five years, since I graduated. In many ways, I can mark the milestones of my adult life by those reunions.

Why I'm Skipping My Harvard Reunion (A Call to Action)

Evan Mandery | Posted 07.06.2014 | College
Evan Mandery

If you're born poor and don't go to college you're likely to remain poor, but if you finish college you're as likely to become rich as to remain poor. At its core, inequality is about education. If there's hope, it must lie with the schools.

10 Signs We're Out of Our 20s

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women
Tinatin Japaridze

Maybe at 20 you still take the very notion of a lifelong friendship for granted. A grand statement that is meaningless when you're barely out of your teens. But now, a few years later, we seem to know better.

Keeping It Real at Reunions

Nancy Sharp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Nancy Sharp

With so many people to see, so many lives to catch up on, so many long-ago acquaintances to rekindle if only for the weekend, how exactly does one master the fine art of small talk?

Reuniting with the Golden Girl

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 08.18.2013 | Women
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

I remember first seeing her after my "freshman trip" -- a ritual three-day hike embarked upon by freshmen before the official beginning of school. Tan, tall and radiating confidence, she sat in the front of the circle. If Mattel made an "outdoor Barbie," it would have looked just like her.

Do We Still Need Reunions?

BJ R. Siasoco | Posted 08.22.2012 | College
BJ R. Siasoco

I had read some pieces about how social media may kill off reunions -- if we already know what's going on with our friends and classmates over the Internet what's the point of spending time and money to see them?

Class Reunions Are All About Comparisons: How Did You Fare?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.12.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Hooking up with people who knew you in high school is always a loaded proposition. There are the inevitable comparisons of success in all things from career to marriage to how your offspring have fared.

Unveiling The 'Flawed, Confused' Lives Behind The Facebook Version

Debra Ollivier | Posted 07.04.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

Reversals of fortune and the artifice of self-presentation are the subjects of author Deborah Copaken Kogan's superb new novel, "The Red Book."

Facing Reunion Fears: Not So Bad When You Win an iPad 2

Anastasia Rubis | Posted 08.04.2011 | College
Anastasia Rubis

Reunions, it turns out, are chances to unburden ourselves of memory, to reconfigure and rewrite it with wisdom gained the hard way, every day. The stories we tell ourselves of the past, present and future can be fearless.