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CONTENTS
August 17, 2016

FEATURES


    Reilly: Trump?
    Rosenkranz: Debates?


    The Decline of Olympic
    Sportsmanship

Remembrance
    Notifying Classmates
    of Services

 




Reminder: The dates for our 55th reunion in 2017 are June 1-4. Start making air and hotel reservations.

 

Intelligence Squared Debates
Fall '16
Upcoming debates


 


PREVIOUS ISSUES

JULY. 27, 2016
"DARK" CONTINENT "NOIR" L.A., AND THE CHIPPER CONSERVATISM WE NEED

APR. 12, 2016
REMEMBERING BILL HAMILTON AND DENNY PHIPPS

DEC. 2, 2015
CAMPUS TURMOIL, BOSTON TEMPTATIONS, AND PARISIAN RESILIENCE
Boyer, Buck, Ravenscroft, Stott and Finkle on the recent events in New Haven, Paris and beyond.

NOV. 10, 2015
Travel issue: AUSTRALIA, THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, INDIA, AND THE PENUMBRA
Proctor, Jackson, Hummel, Ravenscroft, Weil, Appell, van der Merwe

OCT. 16, 2015
TRUMP, REUNIOSNAPS, JURIES, CUBA Bent, Mini Reunions updates, Susman, Mestre, Culver, Newberger

JULY 21, 2015
A VIDEO ISSUE Tuba (Newberger), Cuba (Ater) and Weeden

APR. 23, 2015
DEALING WITH DYING Planning tips from Stork, Oliver's dedication to a class task, musings from Graves and Saari, plus more

FEB. 18, 2015
WILDER SIDE OF WINTER Wilder by Stewart, plus Greer, Hedlund, Marr, Kovel, Kolodny, Finkle

JAN. 27, 2015
A JANUARY TRIO Fine, short articles by Starr, Weil and Boyd

The Fall '14 Intelligence Squared Debate Series on Yale'62, including FIVE EASY PIECES

NOV. 21, 2014
Summer and Other Vacations A potpourri of updates from Finkle, Truslow, Newberger, Stott, Snider and more.

AUG. 19, 2014
Mirror Selves Zucker on Elihu, Starr on Central Asia, Platt on nicer cities, and more.

JUNE 17, 2014
Arresting Responses to the Normandy Anniversary Edition (Special Edition) Gorry evoked family memories of yesteryear, while Buck focused on current events.

JUNE 11, 2014
Normandy Edition (Special Edition) Hovland and Wortman contribute early memories

APR. 18, 2014
America's Role in the World (Special Edition) Buck, Hughes and Starr weigh in on world events


For previous issues you can search by author's name and key content words here, or head over to the issue archives.

Yale62.org
August 17, 2016.
VOL. XVIII NO. 3


REILLY: TRUMP?
ROSENKRANZ: DEBATES?


COMMENTS SECTION



POLITICS

Influential classmates support Hillary, sanity

The Administrator of the federal Environmental Protection Administration in George H.W. Bush's cabinet, Bill Reilly, and Bob Rosenkranz (the highly successful financier whose foundation helped found and supports the ten-year-old, nationally-broadcast Intelligence Squared debates) have jumped into the US presidential campaign.

* In a note written especially for readers of this website, Bill explains here (click) how his joint statement endorsing Hillary Clinton with another former EPA head in Republican administrations, William Ruckelshaus, was encouraged by the Clinton campaign (and, of course, by his analysis of Donald Trump). The statement and Washington Post coverage are here, too.

* Click here to read Bob's Wall Street Journal piece calling for this fall's presidential debates to get real with the Oxford-style format.

* Pile in -- or on - here. Classmates will be interested in your comments, whether brief or lengthy.



SPORTS

The decline of Olympic sportsmanship

"Playing with athletes as if they were insensitive animals was rare before 1936; much more common afterward."

By Alan Cunningham

Ed note: "Crab" Cunningham, a Yale varsity swimmer, won third, fifth and sixth place medals in the 1961 NCAA and AAU championships, "including two medley relay medals thanks to Mike Austin's anchor legs." His nickname has long been "crab" because of his unique freestyle stroke.

During this year's Olympics, he wrote:

I have managed to see NBC's evening coverage of Olympic swimming and, forgive me, but I am increasingly annoyed by the Michael Phelps saga; did he really have to swim both freestyle relays? I am grateful for NBC's coverage of some magnificent swimming, but the interviews are painful: all that sincerity, with a few exceptions, brings me close to retching. Lurking in the background are the corporate sponsors and, for a few swimmers, agents and contracts to turn medals into commercial profit. Along with legitimate athletic achievement you have carefully orchestrated "branding." I hope it is good stuff that Michael Phelps will be selling, but I am afraid he will inspire mostly vanity, envy, conspicuous consumption and waste.

Click here to read more of Alan's "rant."



NOTIFYING CLASSMATES OF SERVICES

If you would like classmates to be notified about your funeral or memorial activities, if we get the information in time the Class of 1962 will send information to the names on our class email list. Please ask those who will be in charge to send the details to Bob Oliver at oliver@moglaw.com, 203-624-5111, and for backup to John Stewart, Co-Corresponding Secretary, at johnhargerstewart@gmail.com, 845-789-1407. We will not send out information unless someone makes this request.


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