55th Reunion Schedule

 
The schedule is still in development, but will be updated weekly as events and times are finalized. Please note that all 2021 events will be virtual - most via Zoom. If permitted, we will post links to all events here.
 
Thursday, May 27, 2021
 
TBD
 
2021 Commencement
Principal speaker: Ruth Simmons, Ph.D. ’73, president of  Prairie View A&M University, frmer preisent ot Smith College and Brown University
TBD
 
Virtual Classs Lunch (the "Tree Spread")
 
Friday, May 28
 

2:00 - 2:30 pm

Radcliffe Day
   
3:30 - 5:00 pm

Radcliffe Oral History Project – Classmates Alice Abarbanel, Julie Cheever, Diane Franklin and Connie Gibb will present an update on their Radcliffe College Alumnae Oral History Project, including several excerpts from oral history interviews with alumnae from classes of the 1940s to the early 1960s. This project was initiated in 2019 by the Radcliffe Club of San Francisco and in April 2020 the Schlesinger Library awarded the project one of four honorary Schlesinger Library Oral History Grants. Interviews are conducted by alumnae volunteers and the recordings and transcripts are sent to the Radcliffe College Archives at the Schlesinger.

   
Tuesday, June 1  
 
 
12:30-2:00 pm
Class Retrospective Presentation
   
2:30 - 3:30 pm 
Ten-Minutes Talks I I
 

Five short talks by classmates on subjects of particular interest

   
7:00 - 8:30 pm Afterglow: informal social time

Wednesday, June 2
   
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Faculty Panel: Proving Equality of Opportunity in America: Insights from Big Data
Moderator: Prof. Ben Friedm '66
Raj Chetty, William A. Ackman Professor of Public Economics (Economics Department); also Director, Opportunity Insights
David J. Deming, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, and Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard Graduate School of Education; also Director, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy
Sarah Oppenheimer, Associate Director of Policy and Research Application, Opportunity Insights
 
4:00 - 5:30

Classmate Physicians Panel on Covid

Short presentations and class discussion

Moderated by Alan Cross, MD and including Paul Lanken, MD, MSCE; Toby Nagurney, MD, MPH; Dick Olans, MD and Beverly Winikoff, MD, MPH.

   
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Afterglow: Classmate musical film and informal social time

Why Music? - a classmate musical showcase produced by Shelby Allen featuring Ginio Morris, Carolyn Balderston Parry, Bedford Lawson, Bill Edgar, Harriet Katz and Don Gunn. The performers will be available to chat after the film in breakout rooms.

Informal social time in the main virtual Common Room.

   
Thursday, June 3  
 
 
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Class Memorial Service
   
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Ten-Minutes Talks II
 

Five short talks by classmates on subjects of particular interest

   
7:00 - 8:30 pm Afterglow: informal social time

Friday, June 4
 
 
11:30 - 1:00 pm
Harvard Alumni Association Annual Meeting
 
 
2:00 - 3:15 pm
Faculty Presentation: Prof. Michael Sandel
 
Referencing his new book The Tyranny of Merit, What's Become of The Common Good
   
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Classmate Discussion of Prof. Sandel's Presentation
 
 
7:00 - 8:30 pm Fareewell Afterglow: informal social time