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Reunion Weekend Was Largest Ever

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

This year's Alumni Reunion Weekend welcomed more College graduates back to campus than ever before. More than 1,100 Lions gathered on campus and across Manhattan beginning Wednesday, June 3, for five days of festivities and activities.

Adding to the revelry, 250 additional alumni and parents attended Dean's Day on Saturday.

A highlight was Saturday's Dean's Breakfast, at which Austin Quigley was feted during his final celebration in his 14-year tenure as Dean of the College, and at which the President's Cup was presented to Bernard Nussbaum '58.

Attendees and their guests packed the Public Intellectual Lecture series to see talks by Dr. Mehmet Oz, director of the Cardiovascular Institute at the Medical Center, R. Glenn Hubbard, Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, and James Schamus, associate professor and CEO of Focus Features.

College alumni also ventured across the city for behind-the-scene tours of museums, boat cruises and Broadway shows.

Rain didn't discourage crowds from gathering on Friday, the first full day of events, and when the weather cleared on Saturday, partiers enjoyed the all-class wine tasting and class dinners, and ended the evening by filling the tent on College Walk, dancing late into the night at the Starlight Reception.

For class photos and a gallery of the weekend's activities, click here.

If your class year ends in a 5 or 10, save the date for Alumni Reunion Weekend 2010, which will take place from Thursday, June 3, to Sunday, June 6.

-Ethan Rouen '04J

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