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College Reunions

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.