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Welcome to our
Oberlin College & Conservatory
Class of 1969
50th Reunion
Website


Thanks for coming! As part of the CRW (Commencement / Reunion Weekend), our 50th Reunion was held on campus May 24-27, 2019. We hope to maintain this website for years so it can serve as our "memory book." See the -Scrapbook  section.

If you're new here, you'll see an Announcement below explaining how to join the site.  If you've been here before, continue staying in touch with comments on your -Classmate Profile  as well as messages to your friends.

Our next big get-together will be a Cluster Reunion together with two other classes, 1967 and 1968, to be held May 26-29, 2023.  Save the dates!

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pandemic Stories

A year ago, it was thought that coping with COVID-19 would require withdrawing $31 million from the college’s endowment, but now that estimate has been reduced by 45%. In June, ObieSafe policies began to be lifted as recommended by the Ohio Department of Health, and campus life began to return to normal. There were 839 students on campus for “summer semester” classes, and more than 900 new students are expected to enroll in the fall, making the incoming class the largest in Oberlin’s history!   Details are in this article from the Oberlin Review. Classes begin October 4.

President Ambar's Chief of Staff told the story of Oberlin's leadership planning from March through November of 2020. It is dramatic and detailed. Read it at https://inside.oberlin.edu/oberlin-2020/   Then, looking forward, in August 2021 Ben Jones interviewed President Ambar. Watch it at https://vimeo.com/588389938/45c693f5f7

 

A Civil Rights Memoir

Matthew Rinaldi has published Fire at the Freedom House, which he’s worked on for over a decade.

It begins with the trip by Oberlin students to Mississippi with OACR during winter break in 1966, which one reviewer calls “very relevant” to current-day issues. “The Black residents of small-town Mississippi, working at the direction of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, overcame difficulties as they struggled with some white volunteers from the North to integrate businesses and do the work of voter registration.” Many Oberlin classmates are included. 

The book can be ordered directly from any bookstore, and it’s also available from Amazon.

 

Congratulations

Walt Galloway received the Alumni Medal for outstanding and sustained service to Oberlin College in a video presentation during the 188th Anniversary Commencement Exercises on May 14, 2021. More details are at https://www.oberlin.edu/alumni-association/alc/awards (click on Walt's + symbol).

 

 

If you're new to this website, please go to the  First Time Visitors  menu item (on the top bar above) to learn about it. Then go to  Classmate Profiles  and locate your name.  (Tip: try a Search for your name, which is faster that scrolling through that long list.)  Click on your name and follow the prompts to create your profile.

Many of your classmates have already joined, and you can check out their profiles. However, many have not, and you can help us out!  Go to  Not Yet Joined This Site , where you'll find several of your old friends on the list. If you know how to get in touch with any of them, please do so and ask them to join us here.

WHO'S ONLINE NOW


•   Ronald Weil

PROFILE UPDATES


•   Gael Schwertman (Treesiwin)  9/8
•   David Hoose  7/26
•   Ann Shaftel  7/13
•   John Waldvogel  7/12
•   Matthew Rinaldi  6/29
•   Frank Sweetser  5/31
•   Paul Charbonnet  5/20
•   Ralf Hotchkiss  3/17
•   Charles Dolsak  3/3
•   Tom Thomas  2/14
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW


WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

2 live in Alaska
4 live in Arizona
3 live in Arkansas
51 live in California
9 live in Colorado
7 live in Connecticut
2 live in Delaware
9 live in District Of Columbia
16 live in Florida
12 live in Georgia
2 live in Hawaii
1 lives in Idaho
22 live in Illinois
3 live in Indiana
5 live in Iowa
1 lives in Kansas
1 lives in Kentucky
10 live in Maine
12 live in Maryland
47 live in Massachusetts
12 live in Michigan
7 live in Minnesota
1 lives in Mississippi
4 live in Missouri
2 live in Montana
1 lives in Nebraska
2 live in New Hampshire
17 live in New Jersey
8 live in New Mexico
56 live in New York
13 live in North Carolina
29 live in Ohio
12 live in Oregon
26 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Rhode Island
3 live in South Carolina
4 live in Tennessee
6 live in Texas
15 live in Vermont
26 live in Virginia
18 live in Washington
1 lives in West Virginia
4 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in Alberta
3 live in Nova Scotia
7 live in Ontario
1 lives in Quebec
2 live in Australia
1 lives in Cambodia
2 live in France
2 live in Germany
1 lives in Hong Kong
2 live in Israel
1 lives in Italy
1 lives in Mexico
1 lives in Switzerland
3 live in United Kingdom
26 location unknown

MISSING CLASSMATES


Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!

JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 47.5%


A:   261   Joined
B:   289   Not Joined
(totals do not include deceased)