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Upcoming Class Events:  Message from Our Presidents

Dear Classmates: 

September has arrived and with it, the new term at the university.


Our class is Princeton’s first ever "grandparent” (as opposed to "grandfather”) class according to the new tradition linking classes at 50–year intervals:  The class of 2020 will graduate in the year we hold our 50th reunion.    Accordingly, as you know from an email blast sent out  by Reunions Chair Bruce Millman on August 6, we were invited to join in the Pre-Rade welcoming 2020, the BBQ that follows and the step sing at Blair Arch.   We made the point about our first-ever position by having our "First Women to Graduate Princeton” banner displayed along with our Class of 1970 banner, and three of our women classmates (Mae Wong Miller, Susan Craig Scott and Priscilla Read) were present in person.   A total of about 17 members of ’70 and guests participated – a very respectable delegation – too numerous to name all individually here.  "Twas a grand event.


George Bustin gave a brief welcome to the class of 2020 on behalf of our class as they gathered at Blair Arch.  We are looking forward to more opportunities to revive our own class fellowship.



Saturday, October 22 1:00 pm.  Harvard football at Princeton Stadium.  The Tiger tailgate will be in Fine Plaza (Math tower, next to the stadium) 11 a.m. till 12:45 p.m. , featuring "gourmet food” (in context, of course), liquid refreshment of various kinds  and general jollity.    Our class will have a separate area designated for us to gather.   There is no charge for this party, but registration is required.  Please register at    We had an excellent turn-out for this event at last year’s Yale game at home,  and we hope that we can repeat that again this year.  


Saturday, November 12 1:00 pm. Football at Yale . Information re: pre-game Tiger tent at New Haven tailgate, including registration details, will be sent by email to the class as we draw closer to the date.


Other Athletic Events: All the sports schedules, home and away, can be found at


If you will come for the Harvard game, or will be in Princeton for other reasons that weekend,  stay around till Monday, October  24 for a Lecture by our own Stuart Taylor ’70 entitled  "How We Have Allowed Our Universities to Betray Free Speech, Free Thought, Intellectual Diversity, and Due Process -- and How Moderates Should Fight Back”  as part of the Walter F. Murphy series on American Constitutionalism sponsored by the james Madison Society.  The lecture will be given in McCormick 101 (Art Museum building) at 4:30 p.m.with a Q&A following.


Class of 1970 Mid-winter Dinner Friday, February 24 at the Nassau Club in Princeton.  (The name of our speaker, cost and exact time will follow by email). The following day begins Alumni Weekend on campus, with the annual Wilson and Madison awards presentations, the Alumni Council lunch and awards, and numerous lectures, forums and athletic events.


The Service of Remembrance will be held for all alumni on Saturday, February 25.    As you know from our series of emails, a number of our classmates have passed during the last year, and all will be named and remembered in the program for the Service.


REUNIONS will convene Thursday/Sunday June 1-4.  As those who attended our 46th last year can attest, off year reunions are sometimes the best occasions to

see old friends in relative calm and actually converse without being hoarse for the following week.   So plan to join us!

Class Dues

Yes, it is time for you to return to that stash you set aside for class dues and pony up.  This letter is coming to you by regular mail with an envelope to facilitate the transaction. Or you may pay on the class website. Dues help support class activities as well as the PAW (for which the class is assessed a fee. Official class dues are $50. Or for $200 you may join the Big Bug Club. Whichever level you choose, please send the money as soon as possible.  Checks should be made payable to "Princeton Class of 1970” and sent to Bob Ridolfi, Twin Hunt Farm, 26 Harbourton-Woodsville Rd., Pennington, NJ 08534 using the envelope provided. You can also pay your dues directly on the class of 1970 website ( ) or transfer funds through a donor advised fund.  Class dues payments are tax deductible, tax ID 22-2575679. The money stays within our class and is used for the benefit of our class.   In recent years, many of our classmates seem to have put the dues envelope "somewhere safe” for future attention – some of you may have quite a collection of these -- so that participation has been rather less than we would like.   As we ramp up for our big 50th in 2020 we would like to increase both our activities and the size of our financial reserve so PLEASE  PAY YOUR DUES NOW.


We warmly invite you to join us at as many of the planned activities as you can attend.

Finally, stay in touch, send information for PAW Class Notes to our notes editor Richard Trenner ( and keep up with Gregg Lange’s entertaining and informative column in the PAW online.


George L Bustin                               Mickey Pohl

‘70 IS THE NEW 45

45th Reunion: May 28-31, 2015

For Photos, etc., see links to the right on this page.  

Who CAME to the 45th?

Nassau Club

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