Nearly three decades ago, when the Earth was still cooling and Chris Bohjalian was obscure, we bade farewell to the concerns of youth and marched off into the world. Curiously, tradition dictates that college classes celebrate the anniversary of their parting at graduation, but if you want to look at 2012 as the 34th anniversary of the coming-together of the amazing Class of 1982, well, that would be a very liberal-arts ("who are we to say that's 'wrong'?") perspective.
So much has changed since that day; everything, really, except Norton Starr.* We used to be able to party all night yet study all day, or the other way around if you were Phi Gam. We wear purple somewhat less frequently. Introduction to Liberal Studies departed the earth before our diplomas were dry. Oh, and somewhere along the line, we turned into the people we always hoped we might become.
If you were at our 25th Reunion, you'll remember the amazing spirit and camaraderie, and if you weren't, we missed you! Come to the 30th and see what keen people your classmates are now - yes, even the ones you couldn't stand. (Don't make us have Fitz subpoena you.)
We are deep into the planning for our 30th Reunion, and fairly soon we'll have to get up off the divan and do something about it. These things we know: Our reunion headquarters will be DU. (The college calls it "Porter" now. Ignore them.) Reunion runs from the evening of Wednesday, May 23 to Sunday morning, May 27 with most of the activities scheduled Friday to Saturday night. Yes, it's Memorial Day weekend; come spend it on Memorial Hill! The weekend will include plenty of time for conversation and re-engagement, athletic activities, entertainment, nostalgic canoodling under the Pratt Field stands and educational programs. More details will follow as the plans, people and programming are confirmed.