A reduced contingent ventured to Deerfield for our final reunion as merely a "Great" class. John Lacey, as unofficial Participation Chair, collected excuses from many classmates, the most common of which was that they would be sure to attend the 50th. At that time we will reconvene as a "Grand" class which may seem to some as too early to be considering shuffle board, hip replacement and lower taxes in Florida. I somehow expect those who feel that way to hold off for the 60th.
The weather improved over the course of the weekend in contrast to five years ago. There were too many conflicting panels to attend so I will report to you some salient facts from the State of the School presentation. Of particular interest was the following:
- Total applications: 1951 (an easy number for most of us to remember)
- Acceptances: 15%
- Yield: 61.5%
- International Students: 15%
- Financial Aid Students: 32%
- Most popular colleges: Cornell (11), Yale (10) and Brown (9)
- Total colleges: 82
|Rawles, Ewing and Clough|
Best wishes to all.