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Senior Week 1993

By Kiera Reilly, C’93

As many photos as we have shared in our #93tothe25th countdown posts, many more have been shared in our Class Facebook group. And everyone is also being reflective.

Eliza Schleifstein wrote:

When I talk about my four years at Penn, I still say it is the best four years of my life, despite 13 years at a private school, 20 years of marriage and two children. Given that my kids now view some of my Penn friends as closer to them than their own family and call their kids their cousins, it just makes sense. No matter where you go, Penn alumni seem to all say the same thing, and you do not hear it from other schools.

Jennifer Jarett shared:

I have to admit, a little over five years ago, I was on the fence about attending our 20th reunion. Susan Baranovsky West, charmer that she is, convinced me to go. I ended up having a wonderful time catching up with old friends and making a new friend in Rob Williams! It was such a delightful weekend that when I came back, I immediately tried to find out how to volunteer for the 25th reunion. So I have been looking forward to this for a pretty long time! And now, over the past few weeks, with everyone sharing all of their photos and memories (thank you to all the class hoarders who still have so many tickets and fliers and t-shirts!!!), I am overflowing with excitement!! I can’t wait to see you all!

Caren Lissner added:

May we all make new friends. I keep seeing so many photos that remind me just how many people I *didn’t* know in my class…but there were 5,000 undergrads in our school, so it’s logical we never crossed paths with some.

And Amanda Rykoff chimed in:

The best part about the Penn community is that we share that bond no matter what class and even if we didn’t know each other while we were at Penn. Some of my best friends are Penn alumni I didn’t know when I was there or who graduated well after me but we had that bond. All roads lead to Penn. Looking forward to seeing everyone next weekend!

And now back to reminiscing about our Senior Week back in 1993.

Our Senior Class board planned a week of events for us.

Penn 1993 Senior Class Board

Penn 1993 Senior Class Board

The schedule!

Penn 1993 Senior week schedule

Senior Week 1993 schedule

Who remembers the South Street Strut?

Penn 1993 Senior Week

The map for the South Street Strut, photo courtesy of Lisa Bardfeld Shapiro

 

The Phillies game – tickets were only $7.00!

Penn 1993 Phillies game

Phillies game! Photo courtesy of Lisa Bardfeld Shapiro

 

 

We went to Great Adventure.

Not sure if this is from Great Adventure or the beach.

Penn 1993 senior week

photo courtesy of Jennifer Warren

We spent the day in Atlantic City and at the beach.

Penn 1993 senior week atlantic city

Buses to AC! Photo courtesy of Lisa Bardfeld Shapiro

Penn 1993 senior week

at the beach photo courtesy of Derek Braslow

The Walnut Walk!!!

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The Walnut Walk map!

Penn 1993 Senior week

Walnut Walk route photo courtesy of Lisa Bardfeld Shapiro

Fun on the walk

 

We spent the day on the Green.

Penn 1993 Senior week

Spending the day on College Green, photo courtesy of Jennifer Jarett

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Hanging on College Green during senior week

The Senior Formal at the Bellevue Hotel.

The Senior Class Board before the formal.

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The 1993 Senior Class board during Senior week, photo courtesy of Julie Berliner Bell

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Senior Class Board at the Senior Formal, photo courtesy of Julie Berliner Bell: Brooke Hayes, Ed Miller, Allison Bieber McKibben, Julie Berliner Bell, Chrissy Bass Hofbeck, Doug Rosenberg, Elissa Laitin, Michael Rosenband and Jennifer Spadano-Gasbaro

Penn 1993 senior formal

Friends at the formal, photo courtesy of Allison Brody: Voula Tsoutsiplides Katsouris, Emily Leong, Lester, Jim Asali, Allison Brody

 

 

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4034 Walnut goes to the senior formal, photo courtesy of Jennifer Jarett

 

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The floor seen from above at The Bellevue

 

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Senior Formal at the Bellevue

 

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Going to the senior formal, photo courtesy of Julie Avila Stuckman: Allison Ford (now Harbart), Catherine Donaldson-Evans, Liz Rabbi Cribbs, you, Jennifer Warren, Suneeta Krish, Ellen Chung (now Kinney), Nancy Boudreau (now Oliver), Bridget, Sonia Verma (now Parekh)

And then our very first alumni day where we marched as a class down Locust Walk in the Alumni Day parade.

Penn Alumni Day 1993 Penn Band

Penn Band drum major Lisa Bardfeld Shapiro and Mitchell Kraus lead the Penn Band over the 38th Street bridge on Alumni Day 1993

Jonathan Goldstein was seen carrying the Philomathean Society flag in the Alumni Parade – and Provost Aiken and Lucy Hackney and President Sheldon Hackney .

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Jonathan Goldstein with the Philomathean flag

We presented a check from our Senior Class Gift drive.

Penn 1993 Senior Week

Senior Class Gift Drive co-chairs Stephanie Fish and Lincoln Singleton with Doug Hodis

Penn 1993 Alumni day

Jodi Lynne Baird Styner, Wendy Spander and Andy Roth on alumni day

Penn 1993 senior week

Kiera Reilly and Lisa Bardfeld Shapiro

Next stop….Commencement!

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion #93tothe25th

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of April 27 – 28, marked 2 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)! Meet us at the Button!

Register NOW to attend our 25th Reunion!

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.
  • Donate to The Penn Fund in honor of our reunion! We want to break the 25th reunion participation giving record and every gift matters!
  • Book your hotel room or AirBnB now! See our class website for details.
  • Tag all of your social media posts #penn1993 and #pennalumni!

 

 

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1993 Fondly Remembers OSL’s Albert Moore

By Stephen Golden, ENG’93

As I look back 25 years ago to our graduation and look forward to our upcoming reunion, I think most of the Penn students/alumni I was friends with and spent a lot of time with – either at Penn or after.  I also remember locations (dorm rooms, computer labs) and events (Spring Fling, throwing toast at football games).  I can recall some professors and classrooms (but admittedly, only a few).  But there’s another group of people I like to remember – the many people who worked at Penn in other capacities.

I was recently reminded that as we were leaving Penn, so was one of the staff members I worked closely with, Albert Moore, SW’86.  Amongst other things, Albert was a fantastic adviser to the Student Activities Council (SAC).  At the time I was running University Television (UTV), the student television station – and I can remember checking out some equipment and interviewing people (including many from the class of ‘93) who worked with Albert to create this video.  Happy memories!

 

And now, 25 years later, I’ve posted that video on YouTube (where I work today).  If you have any happy memories on video, post them on YouTube with the hashtag #93tothe25th.

Kiera Reilly shared these photos of Albert’s farewell party. Many of us are still in touch with Albert all these years later. We were lucky to have him as a student advisor when we were at Penn.

Penn Connaissance event with Ramona Afrika of MOVE

Kiera Reilly, Albert Moore, and Meg O’Leary at the Connaissance event – Ramona Afrika of MOVE speaks – January 26, 1993.

Penn Office of Student Life farewell party for Albert Moore

Albert Moore surrounded by Penn friends at his farewell party, January 25, 1993. L-R Bob Schoenberg, Meg O’Leary, Stephen Golden, Michael, Albert, Eliza Feurstein, Jim Walsh and Brad Armistead

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of January 12 – 13, 2018, marked 17 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)! Meet us at the Button!

Register NOW to attend our 25th Reunion!

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.
  • Donate to The Penn Fund in honor of our reunion! We want to break the 25th reunion participation giving record and every gift matters!

Book Your Hotel Room for Alumni Weekend NOW!

The Marriott Downtown (where we had a Penn 1993 and a Penn Alumni room block) is sold out for Alumni Weekend. There are alternative hotels nearby. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion #93tothe25th

 

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See You in Church!

Almost everyone who ventured west past 40th Street during our time at Penn surely remembers the phrase, “See You in Church!” uttered by Joe Murphy, aka Murph, of Murphy’s Tavern fame as you exited the bar late on Saturday night (or early Sunday morning). Situated at the northeast corner of 44th and Spruce, Murphy’s Tavern was a favorite local and campus bar. We asked classmates to share their memories.

By Josh Frank, C’93, and Julie Berliner Bell, C’93

From Julie, remembering Murph:
He was always happy to see us….gave a great deal on pitchers and what was that red drink we got there? I don’t remember what it was called.
Editor: The Skylab?
Julie: Yes! The Skylab! The bar was gross, but Murph was always happy to have us (even those of us with bad fake IDs).
Murph of Murphy's Tavern at Penn

Julie Berliner Bell and Murph of Murphy’s Tavern

Murph and Murphy's Tavern Hey Day 1993

Julie Berliner Bell poses with Murph outside of Murphy’s Tavern on Hey Day, April 1993.

From Josh:
What can I say about Murph and Murphy’s Tavern? It was the quintessential bar, and one my friends and I preferred over any other establishment around campus. It had everything we wanted from a bar, and nothing we disliked. Memories are hazy at this point, but I distinctly remember that there was always great music. It wasn’t small, but it wasn’t so big that you felt like you couldn’t see and interact with everyone there on any given night. It had the perfect balance of intimacy and yet wasn’t too claustrophobic. It had zero pretension, but wasn’t a dump — it had the perfect vibe, and I would have been thrilled to find a bar exactly like Murph’s at any point in my 20s to hang out in. Murph’s had an iconic and unique drink, the Skylab, that was the perfect drink for college students because it was not too expensive, it was full of alcohol, it tasted great, it had a great name, and was indigenous to Murph’s and only Murph’s.
Over everything, though, Murph’s had Murph, who was the quintessential Irish bar owner. Friendly, gregarious, always welcoming of his regulars, but happy to have newcomers. Anyone coming into his bar immediately felt at home. Murph had a great schtick, mostly because it wasn’t schtick for him, it was completely and totally authentic.
Josh sent this photo saying, “I’m disowning my friends for not including me in this picture. I was with them at Murph’s that morning, so I’m not sure how I missed being in this photo, but I will never fully forgive them.”
Penn 1993 Hey Day at Murph's

Eric Palace, Jef Pollock, Murph, Josh Kopelman, and Michael Berman, photo courtesy of Josh Frank.

Murph’s “See You In Church” that he said to everyone as they left his bar may have led to Jef’s eventual marriage to his wife, Deb Brown. As I recall, Deb was a columnist for the DP, and named her column “See You In Church”. Jef and I didn’t know Deb at that point, but we thought her picture was cute (as much as one could see of a one square inch black and white photo in the DP), and that she had to be super-cool to name her column after Murph’s tag line. Jef eventually pursued Deb, and the rest is history. I don’t know if Jef and Deb consider Murph responsible in any way for their relationship, but I wouldn’t be surprised to know that there are many couples who are still together who met in some small or big way because of Murph’s. What held true for Jef and me looking at Deb’s column still holds true today — anyone who “got” Murph’s was our kind of person, and that’s all anyone can ask for from their favorite college bar.
Jef Pollock
Absolutely, 10000% true. We also named our first pet guinea pig with our kids Murphy.
Editor:
Read more about Deb and Jef’s love story in our Penn Love Connections Part 2 post.
What happened to Murphy’s Tavern? After multiple Liquor Control Board violations, Murphy’s was forced to close after a judge refused to renew their liquor license in January, 1997 (as detailed in this DP article). Now the location is the site of Local 44, a “neighborhood beer joint.”
Read our post about another favorite campus bar, Smokey Joe’s.

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of January 5 – 6, 2018, marked 18 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)! Meet us at the Button!

Register NOW to attend our 25th Reunion!

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.
  • Donate to The Penn Fund in honor of our reunion! We want to break the 25th reunion participation giving record and every gift matters!

Book Your Hotel Room for Alumni Weekend NOW!

The Marriott Downtown (where we had a Penn 1993 and a Penn Alumni room block) is sold out for Alumni Weekend. There are alternative hotels near by. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion #93tothe25th

 

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Smokes – the Pennstitution

By Mark Sullivan, C’93

Here are some of my memories of Smokes.

Smokey Joe's Smokes at Penn

The inside of Smokey Joe’s, photo courtesy of Mark Sullivan

Raid by the Liquor Control Board (LCB)

During the first semester of our freshman year, it was still possible to get into Smokes with a Penn student ID and other questionable forms of identification. The Pennsylvania liquor control board began to crack down, and so we had to be tougher with ID’s. I began bouncing at the end of my freshman year. Members of the wrestling team/ATO had proven to be adept at handling the imposing Penn student population. As you may recall, the uniform for all Smokey Joe’s employees – bartenders, wait staff and bouncers – was a long sleeve oxford with a tie that was tucked in. Many a night, someone would show up without a tie, so there were extra ties (many of them very ugly) that were kept behind the upstairs and downstairs bars. One night during our sophomore or junior year, the LCB raided Smokey Joe’s. They blocked the front and back doors, made everyone exit one by one and checked their ID’s. Some enterprising (and underage) patrons put on some of the extra ties that were behind the bar and tried to pass themselves off as employees. Unfortunately, they wore the ties over polo shirts, baggy sweaters or sweatshirts, and the LCB was not convinced.

Joe Whelpy at Smokes

Joe Whelpy at Smokes, photo courtesy of Mark Sullivan

Erin Express

The Erin Express is a pub crawl held around St. Patrick’s day throughout University City and Center City. School buses drive a loop to each bar that participates in the Erin Express. One year, one of the buses pulled up to Smokey Joe’s and the bus driver went in to use the restroom. One of the passengers grew impatient and drove the bus to the next bar.

Smokey Joe's owners Pat and Paul Ryan

Pat and Paul Ryan, owners of Smokey Joe’s, photo courtesy of Mark Sullivan

21st Birthday Celebrations

I learned the real names of several of our classmates on their 21st birthdays. Most of the birthday celebrations were benign, but a few got out of hand, including one male celebrant who ended up riding a bicycle naked in the downstairs bar at the end of the night.

Sink or Swim flyer for Smokey Joe's Smokes

Sink or Swim flyer photo courtesy of Mark Sullivan

Nearby Shooting

By our junior year, Smoke‘s had installed the video camera and microphone to prove that each person admitted had been carded and stated their name and date of birth. Very late in the Spring of that year, I was working the door with another bouncer (who shall remain nameless). It was a very warm evening and the windows and front door were open. Smoke‘s was pretty empty – it may have even been the week of final exams. Just as the other bouncer and I were carding two women who walked in together, gun shoots rang out on the corner of 40th and Walnut just outside of McDonald’s. The other bouncer and I could see some flashes of light and the car with the shooter speed away. I remember the strong smell of gunpowder lingering in the humid air. The other bouncer and I excitedly recounted the events to everyone inside Smoke‘s. We explained how brave we had been and how we had sprung into action and protected the two women who we were checking for ID by removing them from harm’s way. The only problem was that the video recorder had been running and when they played back the tape, it showed the other bouncer and I cowering behind the two women patrons when we heard the gunshots and using them as human shields. Management played that tape every night for the following week to everyone else’s amusement.

Smokey Joe's the Pennstitution

The Pennstitution – photo by Mark Sullivan

Ken Kweder at Smokey Joe's

Ken Kweder plays at Smokes, photo courtesy of Mark Sullivan

What was your favorite bar on campus? Do you remember hanging out at Smokes? If you have memories, share them in the comments below.

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of December 22 – 23, marked 20 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)! Meet us at the Button!

Register NOW to attend our 25th Reunion!

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.
  • Donate to The Penn Fund in honor of our reunion! We want to break the 25th reunion participation giving record and every gift matters!

Book Your Hotel Room for Alumni Weekend NOW!

The Marriott Downtown (where we had a Penn 1993 and a Penn Alumni room block) is sold out for Alumni Weekend. There are alternative hotels near by. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion #93tothe25th

 

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Trying to Remember Feb Club

By the 1993 Senior Class Board

Five years ago as we prepared to celebrate our 20th Reunion, we wrote a post about Feb Club, a now annual senior year tradition started by our Senior Class Board (you can read that post here: Celebrating Feb Club – 20 Years Later with Penn 1993).

Now we wondered, how did Feb Club begin? We asked the Senior Class Board for more insight, and they responded in an email chain…

Brooke Hays, W’93, WG’99

I actually came up with the idea for Feb Club because I felt bad for the Deke guys who couldnt get anyone to go out with them.  So we convinced seniors to go out every night. The T-shirts helped the Deke guys fit in at the parties.

Laurie Bieber, C’93, GEd’94

Funny man you are, Brooke Hayes!

I honestly don’t remember the details.  Anyone?

Lisa (Luther) Housel, NU’93

Ha! Brooke!! Good to see you haven’t lost your sense of humor after all these years!

I don’t really remember any of the details either- glad to see I’m not the only one 🙂

Only thing I remember is trying to coordinate our schedules so at least one of us was able attend every event that month to manage things. Turned into quite a busy social schedule for all of us. Also have no idea how we ever got anything done before email and cell phones to help with communication. Lots of in-person meetings I guess! Fun times with a great team!

Elissa Laitin, ENG’93

I totally remember that the idea was a spin-off of DKE’s Feb Club. We didn’t go out every night – it was like 11-12 events during the month.

We also had a raffle to help incentivize people to come to all the events. I think it was a $100 cash prize and people were only eligible if they came to at least 10 of the 11 events, or something like that. So then we had to manually track everyone who came to every event….

One of the things that was great about it was that there were a bunch of non-bar events like ice skating, movie night, and a basketball game – and that brought out a lot of seniors who didn’t come to other things b/c they wanted social events that weren’t just about drinking.

Boy this is bringing up a lot of memories! And now I’m getting Senior Week flashbacks.  Just don’t ask me what I did last weekend – that, I don’t remember….

Chrissy Bass Hofbeck, C’93

I just went in the attic to dig out my old Penn planner in hopes of finding the Feb Club schedule. Unfortunately the only thing tucked into my planner was a photo from Spring Break in Jamaica.

That said, I remember there were 3 events per week for a total of 12. I think you needed to go to 10 of the 12 to get a t-shirt. And yes, we had equal numbers (or so) of bar versus non-bar events. So we are all having the same recollection of events. I remember having our Board meetings in Brooke’s room at Sigma Chi.

Those were good times. Hope to see you all at the reunion in May. Hard to believe it’s been 25 years.

Jenn Spadano-Gasbarro, C’93

I am so impressed with all you guys remember. I can remember neither what I did this past weekend nor the details of Feb club except that it was an idea borrowed from Deke. I do, however, have pictures…

1993 Senior Class Board Feb Club schedule

The 1993 Feb Club schedule as published in The DP. Photo courtesy of Jenn Spadano-Gasbarro

Stephen Jung, C’93, shared these tickets from Feb Club events.

1993 Penn Senior Class Board Feb Club movie screening

The photo was labeled Columbia Game, but looking at the seats we think it’s in the Eric 3 for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off screening. Photo courtesy of Jenn Spadano-Gasbarro.

 

Class of 1993 Feb Club skating at the 1923 Ice Rink

Marianne (Alves) Brogdale, Lisa (Bardfeld) Shapiro, and Kiera Reilly skating at the 1923 Ice Rink for Feb Club, photo courtesy of Jenn Spadano-Gasbarro

1993 Feb Club event at Smoke's Smokey Joe's

Smoke’s, photo courtesy of Jenn Spadano-Gasbarro

1993 Feb Club Initiates Senior Year at University of Pennsylvania

The list of Initiates – all the 1993 Classmates who attended at least 10 events! Photo courtesy of Jenn Spadano-Gasbarro

Feb Club t-shirt Senior Class Board 1993

The back of the original Feb Club t-shirt – a tradition started by the Class of 1993! Photo courtesy of Alyssa Newman, C’93

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of February 16 – 17, 2018, marked 12 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)! Meet us at the Button!

Register NOW to attend our 25th Reuion!

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.
  • Donate to The Penn Fund in honor of our reunion! We want to break the 25th reunion participation giving record and every gift matters!

Book Your Hotel Room for Alumni Weekend NOW!

The Marriott Downtown (where we had a Penn 1993 and a Penn Alumni room block) is sold out for Alumni Weekend. There are alternative hotels near by. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion #93tothe25th

 

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Bulkpacks and History Classes

By Rob Williams, C’93

Penn History bulkpack from Prof. Childers' class

History 2 bulkpack from Campus Copy Center, photo courtesy of Rob Williams, C’93

Ah, bulkpacks — because we didn’t have Blackboard or Canvas, Google, or on-line library resources to easily connect us on-line to thousands of e-book and journal articles!  I can’t say I miss the grainy, poorly copied, sometimes off-center, and often hard to read copied-for-the-millionth-time pages.  As a former adjunct at American University teaching graduating seniors and now as an adjunct associate professor with Georgetown University’s MSFS program, most students today have easy access to materials that will not make you prematurely put you in reading glasses or add 15 pounds to a backpack.  I have to say, I am fairly certain none of them have ever thumbed through a card catalogue and wandered the stacks looking for books.  But, maybe, that experience represents our good-ole-days.

Penn history bulkpack

Table of Contents for Prof. Childers’ History 2 Bulkpack. Photo courtesy of Rob Williams, C’93

As for Professor Childers’ history course, it started me down a path I did not fully appreciate at the time–into a career protecting the United States and its position in the world.  Combined with Professor Walter McDougall‘s courses in Diplomatic History, Professor Daniel Deudney‘s course in International Relations Theory, and Professor Thomas Naff‘s courses on the Middle East, they opened doors into different worlds, contextualized our present, and sketched for us an arc of history while equipping us with ways to critically think about the world system, which is our heritage.  They helped us to better understand a world that is ours to care for, or not.  To learn from humanity’s collective historical mistakes.  To properly frame the present.  To do better for the future.  Indeed, Childers and MacDougall offered us insights into the importance of Allies and Alliances, balancing other countries that challenge the world order, and managing well internal stresses as countries rapidly change while being shaped by technological developments. Lessons we would be foolish to ignore today.

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of December 8 – 9, 2017, marked 22 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)! Meet us at the Button!

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.
  • Donate to The Penn Fund in honor of our reunion! We want to break the 25th reunion participation giving record and every gift matters!

Book Your Hotel Room for Alumni Weekend NOW!

The Marriott Downtown (where we had a Penn 1993 and a Penn Alumni room block) is sold out for Alumni Weekend. There are alternative hotels near by. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion #93tothe25th

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Class of 1993 – Photos from Yesterday

Editor’s note – We asked classmates to share photos from when we were students at Penn. Classmates sent us photos and shared their memories.
By Jennifer Jarett, C’93
SDT sorority Masquerade Ball April 1991 at Penn

Jill Varon, Leslie Sacks (’92), Jonny Segal, Adam Bernstein, Jen Hendler, Byron Stier, Mike Mishkin, Lauren Stein at the SDT Masquerade Ball, April 1991

What I can say is that none of those photos feels like they took place yesterday—they all feel like they took place about ten years ago. I still see many of the lovely faces in them, and none of them look like they are even ten years older. I never took physics, so I can’t provide the quantum mechanics vs. general relativity explanation of how this works.
Sigma Delta Tau Spring Formal 1993 at Penn

SDT Spring Formal, April 1993, photo courtesy of Jennifer Jarett. Deb Jaffe, Allison Bieber McKibben, Ruth Center. Next row: Alyssa Mendelsohn, Amy Eisenberg Boyers, Jill Lavine, Laurie Bieber, Lauren Stein, Jaci Israel Leit, Deb Zarnow, Tara Wortman Gabbai, Jennifer Jarett. Next row: Jennifer Eisenberg Bernstein, Lori Bean Geisinger, Marni Goldman Altman, Melissa Rogal, Gabbi Gould, Julie Steinberg Rubinstein, Jen Hendler. Bottom row: Allison Feder Fleigler, Rachel Cohen, Suzy Q. Schlensky Aronoff, Jill Buchwald Rothstein, Stacey Graff Kaufman, Erin Ziegler Schoor, Heather Caslow Pavell, Jill Varon, Jami Brodey, Joanna Fein.

I guess I never wanted to be weighed down by the responsibility of carrying around a bulky camera, so absolutely one of the best things about being in a sorority was the ability to buy photos from various events. If not for that, I would have little proof that I ever socialized in college. Well, there were certainly clues in my first semester report card, but that doesn’t bring back fond memories like these photos.
Do you have photos from Penn? We would love to share them in a future post. Email us upenn1993 [at] gmail.com.

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of December 1 -2, 2017, marked 23 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)! Meet us at the Button! Our 24 Week countdown post was published in November for Giving Day. You can read it here.

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.
  • Donate to The Penn Fund in honor of our reunion! We want to break the 25th reunion participation giving record and every gift matters!

Book Your Hotel Room for Alumni Weekend NOW!

The Marriott Downtown (where we had a Penn 1993 and a Penn Alumni room block) is sold out for Alumni Weekend. There are alternative hotels. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

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