CLASS OF 1950 | 2020 | ISSUE 1

We regret to inform you that James Shasha, a Sigma Chi at Wesleyan, passed away last October. He was born in Baghdad, Iraq, and emigrated to the United States. In 1955 he traveled to Argentina and spent most of his life there. He created a center at the Hebrew University in Buenos Aires called the Shasha Institute for Strategic Studies and was named an honorary member of the university. He also endowed Wesleyan’s Shasha Seminar for Human Concerns, which supports lifelong learning and encourages participants to expand their knowledge and perspectives on significant issues. We send condolences to his daughter Leslie ’82, and all their family.

Mark Sacharoff contributed a short note: “I reread A Tale of Two Cities recently and found that it was far, far better than I had realized.” He added: “A young man recently graduated from a top American prep school and was interviewed on national television. The reporter asked him what his plans were for college. He replied, ‘I could’ve went to Harvard or Yale, but I chose Princeton.’”

My wife Margie and I have been married for 65 years and will be 91 years old. Our son Alan ’83 and daughter Cindy ’81 and two granddaughters Ellie Dorsey ’12 and Emily Dorsey ’14 also graduated from Wesleyan.

Here’s hoping that we will see you or hear from you soon!

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