Tag Archive for 1972

CLASS OF 1972 | 2016 | ISSUE 3

NEWSMAKERS | 1970s NEWSMAKER SETH DAVIS ’72 Seth Davis ’72 is chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law (SEER), the premier forum for strategies and information for environmental, energy, and resource lawyers. “To be entrusted with the leadership of SEER is truly a high honor,” said Davis. He has…

CLASS OF 1972 | 2016 | ISSUE 2

As I cleaned out my basement while moving out of the Davis homestead, I preserved a few items of particular personal interest. One of these items was our freshman facebook. I have it in my office now, and as I look at it periodically I am struck, not just by the array of earnest young…

CLASS OF 1972 | 2016 | ISSUE 1

I must begin with some sad news, as we have lost one of the true icons of our class. Dave Revenaugh died in February after a lengthy illness. Everyone will remember Dave as the star running back on Wesleyan’s undefeated team in 1969. The image of him scoring the winning touchdown in the epic win over Williams…

CLASS OF 1972 | 2015 | ISSUE 3

Rick Berg and his wife are back from Bhutan, where he was writing software for the Royal Thimphu College. “That,” he says, “was a wonderful and enlightening experience, but after two years at Himalayan wages there is no question of retirement. Besides, I need something to do, since I’ve given up climbing after several bad falls.…

CLASS OF 1972 | 2015 | ISSUE 2

First, my humble apologies to Ron Ashkenas, whose name was omitted from the list of attendees at the George Sobelman Celebration last fall. I would blame the Wesleyan editors, but he knows better. Ron attended a fundraiser for Chabad of Wesleyan in New York this spring, honoring the retirement of Professor Vera Schwarz, who happens to…

HENRY C. WOOD JR. ’72

HENRY C. WOOD JR., a software entrepreneur, died Sept. 3, 2014, at age 64. He was affiliated with the U.S. Army Security Agency and attended law school at Vanderbilt University. A founder of the software company, Villa Crespo, he developed one of the earliest software security programs. He was on the board of the Touchstone…

MICHAEL Z. HEILPERN ’72

MICHAEL Z. HEILPERN, the founder of a Web consulting company, died Feb. 15, 2014, at age 63. An innovative and accomplished musician, he studied at the Berklee School of Music and played several instruments before becoming a dedicated amateur jazz vibraphonist in recent years. The company that he and his wife founded serves membership organizations,…

CLASS OF 1972 | 2015 | ISSUE 1

Thank you, one and all—nothing but good news this time! This very morning on Facebook I read that Paul Vidich is writing a novel, due to be published in spring of 2016. “It will be positioned as a Cold War spy novel wrapped inside literary fiction, à la Alan Furst, John Le Carre.” I can’t…

CLASS OF 1972 | 2014 | ISSUE 3

Newsmaker: Seth Davis ’72 Seth Davis ’72, an attorney and partner at Elias Group, LLP, was named vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law (SEER) to become chair in 2014. SEER is a forum for strategies and information for environmental, energy and resource lawyers, representing nearly 11,000 members.…

CHARLES M. RAFFEL ’72

CHARLES M. RAFFEL, 63, longtime professor of Jewish philosophy at Yeshiva University Stern College for Women, died Apr. 19, 2014. He was known as the mainstay of the school’s Jewish philosophy program, as well as a beloved colleague and teacher. Among those who survive are his wife, Rivka Raffel, two children, two brothers, and two…