Everything old is new again

Members of Chicago classes ending in 1 and 6 have begun streaming into campus for the 2006 Alumni Weekend. Their starting point is Alumni House, where they register, pick up their reunion badges and schedules, grab breakfast, meet old friends, and catch a campus trolley. "I'm excited to see the campus," said Jessica Franklin, AB'96, MD'01, enjoying a bagel in the Alumni House library. "I haven't been back in five years." She and husband Suleman Khawaja, MD'01, came in from New York.

Also in the library, Marcia Earlenbaugh, AB'66, flew from Denver, while Jim Fullinwider, AB'66, arrived from St. Louis. Neither had been back in 40 years and planned to walk around this morning to see how much had changed. "The new stuff has probably been here for 20 years," said Fullinwider. Joining them were classmates Judy Cohen Siggins, AB'66, AM'68, PhD'76, in from Binghamton, NY, and Joel Brody, SB'66, in from Oakland, CA. They spent last night at Ida Noyes looking at old photos, Earlenbaugh said, "and wondering where everyone was" in lifeā€”that is, everyone but the 100-plus peers the Class of '66 expects to see again this weekend.


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Photos (left to right): The trolley takes alumni around; An alumnus gets reacquainted with a campus map; Jessica Franklin and husband Sulemen Khawaja grab breakfast; Members of the Class of '66 meet up at Alumni House; Returning alumni register and peruse the flyer table.

June 2, 2006