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Joel Rosenberg posted a message.
Sep 19, 2023 at 1:10 PM

Hello Lee, Congratulations on a most distinguished career.
Joel Rosenberg

Chip Hauss posted a message. New comment added.
Jul 06, 2023 at 6:28 AM

Posted on: Jul 05, 2023 at 6:59 AM

On the assumption that we still celebrate these things. Happy Birthday

Alas, won't be at reunion. One of the boards I'm on has a mandaatory meeting that weekend which will be held four miles from my house, so.....

Paul Safyan posted a message.
May 30, 2023 at 2:40 PM

Tom Thomas, our site administrator, has done a beautiful job setting out the "Recent Publications" in our cluster. This is a good kickoff for our reunion "Memoirs and Remembrances" topic to be held this Fall.

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Mark Jaffee posted a message. New comment added.
Feb 10, 2023 at 1:05 PM

Posted on: Jul 27, 2022 at 9:58 AM

I've always considered Tom a "Brother in Arms". While Bill Saint, Joe Hyman and I were washing dishes at the Quadrangle Dining Hall sophomore year (Graduate School of Theology, now Asia House), Tom was scrubbing the pots. - Mark Jaffee

John Lurain has left an In Memory comment for Nell Snavely Lurain.
Sep 13, 2022 at 1:49 PM

Nell S. Lurain passed away peacefully at home in Oak Park, IL, on August 31, 2021. Born in 1946 in Charlottesville, VA, to the late William P. and Alice Snavely, Nell grew up in Storrs, CT. In 1968, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Oberlin College, where she earned an undergraduate degree in biology and met her life partner, her husband of 52 years, John R. Lurain III. She went on to pursue an academic career in science, completing a PhD in microbiology at Loyola University of Chicago while simultaneously raising two daughters. Throughout their childhood, she was a dedicated presence on the sidelines at sporting events, always found reading scientific journal articles in between burst of cheering. In 2020, Nell retired from her position as Professor of Immunology and Microbiology at Rush University after more than 25 years on the faculty. She loved the puzzle and practice of laboratory research and found human pathogens endlessly fascinating. This enthusiasm for her discipline, along with her nearly infinite patience, care, and commitment to education made her an excellent mentor and teacher; in 2019, she was awarded the Rush Faculty Excellence in Education Award. Nell was a longtime, engaged member of First United Church of Oak Park, where she found a community of faith that nurtured both her spirit and her strong sense that human beings have a collective responsibility to care for each other. Through the church, she became involved with Cluster Tutoring, first as a tutor, and later, as a board member. The organization’s mission corresponded closely with her belief in the power of education and the importance of investing in the future through young people. Everyone who knew Nell was struck by her sharp intellect, her unflappable practicality, her understated sense of humor, and her deep concern for others. Her family, friends, and colleagues were warmed by her generosity of spirit and reassured by her steadfast reliability. We will miss her affection and her “instructions” in equal measure. In addition to her husband, Nell is survived by her children, Alice (Carla García) Lurain of Brooklyn, NY, and Kate (Gabriel Alvarado) Lurain, of Washington, DC, and by her siblings, William (Susan) Snavely and Elizabeth (Van) Aldred.

Chip Hauss posted a message.
Aug 19, 2022 at 2:09 PM

Marc, Hope you come. Our CEO at the Alliance for Peacebuilding is a BC grad but didn't have you or Dennis. Her loss. We're doing a lot of work on bringing together folks on left and right to work on local projects on issues and on democracy. When people tell me that that's never been done, I tell them about what you did the year after graduating. Your brain could be really helpful. I'm hauss@allianceforpeacebuilding.org by the way.

Paul Safyan posted a message. New comment added.
Jul 26, 2022 at 5:46 PM

Posted on: Jul 26, 2022 at 1:22 PM

The Oberlin's History Page is a great new page to add for our cluster reunion. Thanks Tom. How did you pull all of those pieces together?

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