2010 Reunion Weekend
Nearly 500 alumni, guests, and family were welcomed back to the Yale SOM campus for a warm and sunny 2010 Reunion Weekend, September 2426, 2010. SOM alumni from the Classes of 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, and 2005 took part in the weekend's festivities, celebrating with their classmates their 30th, 25th, 20th, 15th, 10th, and 5th anniversary reunions.
The weekend kicked off with a Friday night barbecue in Caulkins Courtyard on the SOM campus. More than 200 people gathered afterwards for an after-hours social at Anna Liffey's, where alumni shared tales with current students. At breakfast on Saturday morning, Dean Sharon Oster updated alumni on the state of the school and a panel of students offered insights from their own perspectives. Breakfast concluded with alumni engaging in a fascinating discussion with Professor Peter Schott titled "The Surprisingly Swift Decline of U.S. Manufacturing Employment."
Throughout Saturday afternoon, alumni packed into their old classrooms, choosing from a fascinating array of faculty presentations, including case studies taught in the Yale SOM integrated MBA curriculum. Dean Sharon Oster and Professor Art Swersey taught an Operations case on Netflix. A case study from the Integrated Leadership Perspective course on Brandeis University and its Rose Art Museum was presented by Professor William Goetzmann and Deputy Dean Stan Garstka. Professors Fiona Scott Morton and Nathan Novemsky considered how the internet is impacting the publishing business around the globe in "Exporting Your Business to China and India: Learning from Hearst Publishings Experience."
Other faculty leading discussions included Deputy Dean Andrew Metrick, recently returned from Washington, D.C., where he served as chief economist on President Obamas Council of Economic Advisers, who presented "My Year in Washington, D.C. Financial Reform"; Senior Associate Dean Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, who presented "Firing Back: Overcoming Adversity through Courage, Character, and Competence"; and Professor Victor Vroom and Lecturer Heidi Brooks, who facilitated a special Integrated Group Behavior Workshop for the Class of 1985, "Reinventing Lives." The associate director of undergraduate admissions at Yale College, Harry Levit, offered insights on the college admissions process in "College Admissions 101."
The Class Receptions and Gala Dinners were followed by an all-class party at the Study at Yale. A Sunday Brunch marked the end of the reunion weekend.
Our sincere thanks and appreciation to the Class Reunion Committees, who generously gave their time, effort, and enthusiastic support to ensure the 2010 Fall Reunion Weekend was a success and a special time for all alumni.
Save the Date:
2011 Fall Reunion Weekend (Classes of 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001 & 2006) September 23-25, 2011
Class Reunion Committees