In the waning days of summer each year, volunteers from the upcoming 50th Reunion class meet to begin talking about the gathering the following June. Members of the Class of 1963 received training and were joined by alumni from classes “in the pipeline” — ’64 and ’65 — for a reception at Moulton Union, where they heard from President Barry Mills and enjoyed a performance by the Meddiebempsters.
October is now upon us and cool weather is becoming the norm in many parts of the country.
While many people are eagerly and anxiously talking about snow predictions from The Old Farmer’s Almanac— especially in New England where the Almanac been published since 1792 — the Mother Nature Network wondered if the venerable guide is still relevant to its original readership of serious gardeners.
Robert Keohane, professor of international affairs at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School, described as one of the most influential scholars in his field, will deliver the Donovan Lecture Wednesday evening in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. The talk is fee and open to the public.
With a Ph.D. from Harvard, Keohane is best known for his books After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy and Power and Interdependence, co-authored with Joseph Nye Jr.
His wife, noted political theorist and former president of Wellesley College and Duke University Nannerl Keohane, is also coming to campus and will be speaking to Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government Andrew Rudalevige’s first-year seminar Political Leadership, which is using as its textbook her latest book, Thinking about Leadership (2010).
The new union building was in its first year when the donor, Augustus Freedom Moulton, class of 1873, wrote to Donovan D. Lancaster ’27, new director of the Moulton Union: “I have been since my Freshman days impressed with the need of a place for assemblage of all the students to promote general acquaintance and association.”
At the time of the great building campaign under President Coles, which included the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, Coles Tower (then the Senior Center) and Morrell Gymnasium, it was decided to expand the Moulton Union. The conversion was completed in 1965, and the building dedicated on October 2 of that year.