Tuesday, May 31, 2011
What does this mean for you? It means that we have one year . . . one year . . . until our 25th Reunion. Save the dates -- May 24-27 -- and make plans to be there.
Clear here for a summary of all of the Reunion-related posts to date.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Here is the write up on Amor's new book:
I am very excited to announce that I have joined a new law firm – Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer. It is an exciting move personally and professionally, so I wanted to let you know about it. I will still be practicing in New York, but that my practice will become increasingly more international in the years to come.
Making A List For Summer Science Reading : NPR – Carl Zimmer One of the Top Science Writers of the Year
NPR featured a segment on the best science writing and what people should be reading this summer. Yale 87’s own Carl Zimmer got a shout out because of his “Planet of Viruses.” Click below for the full report.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced recently that classmate Cameron Elliot has joined the agency as an Administrative Law Judge.
Mr. Elliot has been based in New York as an Administrative Law Judge for the Social Security Administration since June 2008. He was previously an attorney at the law firm of Darby & Darby P.C. in New York, where he handled intellectual property litigation. Prior to his private-sector work, Mr. Elliot spent eight years at the U.S. Department of Justice, starting in 1998 as a trial attorney in Washington, D.C., where he was responsible for civil litigation in patent and copyright cases. From November 2001 until September 2006, Mr. Elliot was an Assistant U.S. Attorney, first in the Southern District of Florida and then in the Eastern District of New York.
Mr. Elliot graduated from Harvard Law School in 1996 and clerked for Judge Edward Reed in the U.S. District Court in Nevada from July 1996 to August 1998. Mr. Elliot holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and applied physics from Yale College, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1987. He then served for six years as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve.
Administrative law judges are independent judicial officers who rule on allegations of securities law violations in public administrative proceedings instituted by the Commission. They conduct public hearings, in a manner similar to non-jury trials in federal district courts, issue initial decisions, and have authority to impose a broad range of sanctions. Those sanctions include suspending or revoking the registration of registered securities, brokers, dealers, investment companies, investment advisers, municipal securities dealers, municipal advisors, transfer agents, and nationally recognized statistical rating organizations. In addition, they can order disgorgement, civil penalties, censures, and cease-and-desist orders against these entities, as well as individuals, and can suspend or bar persons from association with these entities or from participating in an offering of penny stock. Parties may appeal an administrative law judge’s decision to the five-member Commission, which can affirm, reverse, or modify it, set it aside, or remand it for further proceedings. Appeals from Commission decisions are to a U.S. Court of Appeals.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
- We have the dates for the 25th Reunion -- May 24-27, 2012. Click here for more details on the timeline.
- We need your ideas! We have a plan for our activities, but we would love your input. Please click here for more details about planning.
- We are putting together a class video montage. We need your pictures from college. The more embarrassing (for others), the better. Seriously. Send them in.
- We are doing a dues drive -- the Drive for 25. Please pay dues this year. Click here for more information.
- We need stuff. Really. Can you help out with donating to the reunion? If so, we would love to hear from you!
One more thing: please call a classmate you haven't spoken to in a while. Find out how they are doing.
So, what could we use? We could use audio-visual equipment/expertise. (Wouldn't be great to watch some our classmate's work on the big screen?) How about some wine? Nice food? Activities for the kids? (One recent 25th reunion had a tent filled with video games generously donated by a classmate.)
Please feel free to offer suggestions, too. We would like the class to shape for themselves the reunion experience.
Please help me replace myself as executive director of the Alternatives to Marriage Project – see the full posting here: http://www.unmarried.org/images/exec_dir_posting.pdf. The pay is low, but my 5-1/2 years in this role were a valuable and enjoyable experience, I think I made a decent contribution to society, and there’s big growth potential. This could be the right moment for you to try something new!
Over the last few years, we haven't pestered you about class dues. Why is that? Well, for a couple of reasons. First, we didn't have much we needed dues for. Our events have been self-funded and the blog and e-newsletter is not costly. Second, we didn't have a pressing need for funds. Both of those things have changed.
In the last several months, classmates have stepped up to organize what is shaping up to be a great 25th Reunion. And, we have a nascent initiative to support community service among classmates. For both of these efforts, we could use your help. Specifically, we need to increase our class treasury so we can nail down the compelling offerings we hope to provide at reunion and to get the service opportunities we are putting together off the ground. Planning these sorts of things is much simpler when we have the capital necessary to assist class volunteers with the necessary support.
Please click here, or the title of this blog entry, to access the class dues website. It is easy to do, so please take a minute and do it now.
When you visit the site, you will see that we have different levels of contribution. We ask that you pay dues at the highest level you can . . . every bit will help us provide the robust reunion programming and meaningful service opportunities we are putting together.
Thanks -- Tim