CLASS OF 1988 | 2019 | ISSUE 3

Hillary writes for this issue: Evan Yassky connected with Chris Hall over the summer at his home in Maine where he and his wife have been teachers and part-time goat farmers for years. Since spring 2017, Evan has been living in Chapel Hill, N.C., where he is university architect at UNC. He is proud to say that his son graduated from Wes in 2018.

Mark Miller is about to open his second location for Hex & Company; the new spot is a total rebuild of an old Greek diner. He and Beth Kaufman ’86 moved to Sugar Hill in Harlem, where they will launch a four-room Airbnb and start hosting house concerts.

Peter V.S. Bond has displaced his Chi Psi brother Timothy McCallum as the ’88er with the youngest immediate offspring. In February, Peter and his wife celebrated the birth of their daughter.

A major exhibition that Mia Fineman organized is opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where Mia is a curator in the department of photographs. The exhibition’s title is Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography, but it will no longer be on view by the time you are reading these notes.

Jennifer Fink recently published Bhopal Dance, which won the Doctorow Prize in Innovative Fiction and is now a finalist for a Lambda literary award. Jennifer is a professor of English at Georgetown.

Vivian Johnson has a new addition this year. She and her daughter are hosting an exchange student from South Korea; they report this has been a great experience so far.

Stephen Morison Jr. has moved to Sofia, Bulgaria (the hidden treasure of Europe), where he is dean of students for The American School of Sofia. He and his wife live in a fab apartment in a Communist-era building and are enjoying getting to know their new colleagues.

Rob Wrubel ’88, MA’89 just got back from taking his oldest son to Kenya and Tanzania—an incredible trip that he highly recommends. If any Wes folks are around Arusha, Tanzania, please reach out, as his son could use some more contacts.

And finally, I had the great pleasure of dining with Rob Daniels, Laura Sherman, and Renee White in Boston in late August.

Thanks for keeping us updated!

Peter V.S. Bond | 

Hillary Ross |