Welcome to Classmate News

When Cornell discontinued Cornell Alumni Magazine (CAM) last year, we decided to post here all the news from classmates that we had been accumulating. “Classmate News” not only features current news but includes an archive of postings from the past year and earlier.

Everything that is sent to Judy Prenske Rich, is also passed along to the editor of Cornellians. The biggest differences between the entries in Class Notes in Cornellians and our website are that we have no deadlines or limits on word-length. This allows your postings to be timelier, longer, and can include photos. And, of course, our website is dedicated to all things Class of 1962.

Thank you for submitting your news. To see if your email address is on the list to receive Cornellians, contact Lauren Coffey, Director of Class Programs. To find out what is now and has been going in the Class for the past 60+ years, check out this website it its entirety.


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July 2021

Paul Marantz writes, “After Neil Krieger died of COVID-19 in April 2020, his two children, Hilary’98 and Jonathan, came up with a novel way to remember him and his playful sense of humor that had its origins in his freshman year at Cornell in 1958-59. Neil’s...

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Welcome to our first virtual class column!

Whoever said, “You can’t teach old dogs new tricks” didn’t know the Cornell Class of 1962!!! Just watch us pivot!   Speaking of the specialness of our class and of our time at Cornell, the recent death of Walter LaFeber at age 87 sparked a lot of reactions...

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May/June 2021

What a wonderful group of memories and updates we received in response to Neil’s email! Thank you all! Apologies to all our classmates whose items are not included in this column because of CAM’s word limit. But the good news is that the virtual class column, to which...

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March/April 2021

Thanks to all of you who responded to the requests for memories of Cornell! Here are some thoughts from our classmates about their time on the Hill. Cal Simon shared an excerpt from her Cornell journal. “It is St. Patrick’s Day,1961. While that has just jolly...

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January/February 2021

Succeeding Jan McClayton Crites as class correspondent is a most bittersweet assignment. Jan was a revered and admired classmate, and we all wish she were still writing this column. My love for Cornell, the class of ’62, and Jan is what prompted me to accept this job....

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