Welcome to the Yale Class of '59's Website!

Views of Cross Campus during the fall.
Yale defeats Baylor

Is there any Yale Man ’59 out there on this Thursday afternoon not aware that Yale pounded out a victory 79-75 vs Baylor in today’s NCAA BB game led by Makai (wind-to-the-sea), Yale’s record-setting point guard… AND featuring for the television audience, the Whiffenpoofs with their Yale Center member. For sure the NCAA administration did not anticipate a showing of this elite group in formal wear while the Bulldogs engaged in trench warfare to WIN! They may never be the same…

Next up on Saturday comes Duke, wearing their derivative blue&white, a little-known team that the Yale players feel they can defeat. Stay tuned. BOOLA BOOLA

What a great way to mark my first day as your new Web Director, and say thanks to Sandy Wiener and Ed Greenberg.

Ben Zitron


How To Participate: Classmates are enthusiastically invited to write to us at web@yale1959.org  with news and material that we can communicate to class members on our website. Thank you for contributing!

Ongoing Class News: This affords a more extensive listing of class news than what Bob is allowed in the Alumni Magazine (which I think is 800 words, with occasional flexibility). This does depend on classmates sending news in, either about themselves or about others. (See Yale64.org for a good example of their ongoing class news.)

Archived Class Notes: This is an archive of the past class Notes that Bob has written for the Alumni Magazine – and will continue to write!

Class Events: News about our class events, including the lunches, tailgates, mini-reunions, and the like.

In Memoriam: This can be a wonderful compilation of postings about classmates who have died. In fact, the Class Secretary for 1964 tells me that more of his classmates go to this part of the class website than any other.

Three possibilities exist here. 1) Obituaries, usually from a newspaper. 2) Remembrances of someone, written by classmates or others. 3) Eulogies persons have given at Memorial services. (I’ve entered two obituaries and two eulogies – the latter by Tom Freiberg at Tim Jecko’s and Steve Umin’s services.)

The hope/expectation is that classmates will begin sending in obituaries, remembrances and eulogies of their classmates’ friends who have died.

Life Observations: These will be in two categories on our website, and would appear in the order that they arrive.

  • Personal stories about one’s life. What many classmates wrote for the “Journeys,” and “Reminiscences” books for our 40th and 45th reunions, plus the many stories in our 50th reunion book, are good examples. I have written something here to start us off.
  • Observations about what’s going on in the outside world. The 1964 website describes this as “Sound Off.”

Publications: This section is divided into recent publications (including books, articles, and blogs), and past books and articles.

It’s impressive to see how many publications are listed with the class of 1964. I’m sure we would be the same. But this depends on classmates sending in their publications –books and articles both.

Visual Arts: This section contains artwork and photography exhibitions of classmates.

Photo Galleries: Classmates can send in pictures of themselves and their families.

Class Projects: News about our affiliation with Calhoun College and the Alumni Community Service Fellowship.

Class Directory: How to reach classmates.

Class Officers and Council: Who is in charge.

Questions? Send an email to us at web@yale1959.org.