Class Meeting

A Class Officers' meeting was held by Zoom on March 7th, attended by some twenty officers. We learned that there will be a dedication of the Peter Meinig Meeting Room (303 Olin Library) during the upcoming June 2022 Reunion. Date and Time are June 10th, 1 PM, at the Olin Library. Further, planning is underway for a class event in the New York City area, focused on Cornell Tech.

Allan Metcalf

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of classmate Allan Metcalf, Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell Daily Sun as an undergraduate and later a renowned scholar, author and Professor of English. Read his obituary here.

60th Reunion

Our 60th Reunion is now history. The weather in Ithaca was beautiful but only a few could enjoy it as our Reunion was a virtual one on Zoom. At last count, 155 classmates registered to participate. The Zoom Reunion was actually fun. Our cocktail party and farewell events allowed us to interact with more classmates than we likely would have done in person. Corey Earle's Look Back was was just as interesting as it would have been on campus, and we had access to many University events that did not require walking or climbing steps. So, from this webmaster's perspective, Reunion was a great success.

Many Thanks to our Reunion Co-Chairs: Jim Moore, Carol Franklin, Marshall Frank, and Pauline Degenfelder.

Reunion Fund Raising

We, our classmates, contributed $19,220,046 to our 60th Reunion Campaign for Cornell, far exceeding our goal of $14,500,000. We also had 411 donors versus our goal of 400. Donations to the Peter Meinig Reading Room Fund achieved our goal of naming a library reading room in Pete's memory. Honor Roll of Donors.

Class Officer Election Results

Based on the Class Officer election results, the following is the Class of 1961 Officer Slate for July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2026:

Co-Presidents: James C. Moore and Richard H. Tatlow IV
Executive Vice President: Douglas J. Fuss
Regional Vice Presidents: Susan Rand Lewis and Doug Uhler
Class Correspondents: Douglas J. Fuss and Susan Williams Stevens
Treasurer: Walt Cottrell
Reunion Chairs: Rosanna Romanelli Frank, Carol Gitlin Franklin and Pat Laux Richards
Website Community Manager: Lawrence A. Wheeler
Nominations Chair: Pat Laux Richards
President's Council Members: Frank E. Cuzzi, Marshall E. Frank, Rosanna Romanelli Frank, Carol Gittlin Franklin, Peter W. Greenberg, Jon W. Greenleaf, Diane Baillet Meakem, Pat Laux Richards, John F. Sobke, and Lawrence A. Wheeler
Class Council Members: Kenneth Blanchard, Edward E. Goldman, David S. Kessler, Carmine J. Liotta, Robert H. Lurcott, Alfred Rauch, Gail Smith McDougall Sullivan, Irene H.S. So, and Gerrit A. White

Frank H.T. Rhodes Memorial     

Cornell Ranking    

For those interested in university rankings, the one considered most trustworthy is the Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the Shanghai Rankings. Of the top 1,000 global research universities for 2021, Cornell is ranked twelfth. Among U.S. universities, it is ranked tenth, and among Ivy League schools, it is ranked fifth. Seventeen of the top twenty-five ranked universities globally are American, four are in the U.K. and one each in France, Canada, Japan and Switzerland. See the full rankings at

Class Notes:

Send e-mail with news, pictures, questions, information about classmates, thoughts on reunion, or just about anything to our class correspondents: Susan Williams Stevens or Doug Fuss . Read their current and past class columns on this website and in "Cornellians", the internet successor to Cornell Alumni Magazine, at

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Advise the Webmaster of any newspaper, magazine or electronic media articles featuring classmates so we can link them to our Classmates in the E-News page.

Provide contact information for any Missing Classmates.

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And finally, please visit the Class Registration page and enter your latest personal data so that we can be sure you are receiving the latest class information. E-Mail Addresses

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