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This year was not a “usual” 50th reunion that we hoped for. Because of the pandemic, it was all on-line. It's been called “virtual,” but it was real, just not in person.

That said, we had all kinds of on-line events set up by the 50th reunion committee.

And now the College is planning for 2022, including “catch-up” reunions for classes 1970 and 1971 (us), so save the dates at the end of May, 2022. More information will be available in early 2022.

One place to see what happened and what's still going on is at the new interactive Swarthmore Class of '71 website. You can also enter your information there and see what other classmates have entered.

Also check out the Swarthmore1971 YouTube collection of videos recorded from the reunion.

And you can join our private Swarthmore College Class of 1971 Facebook group for other information.

Make sure you are connected for the upcoming Reunion Events this spring in person and/or on-line. If you are not getting reunion emails, contact the Reunion Committee at 1971reunion@swarthmore.edu .

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Below is one of the pictures from our 45th reunion.
Click on the picture to see more about this 2016 event.
 




Here is an interview at the Guinness World Records office in New York
with our classmate Lynn West Salvo, who had just set the record for
"Oldest person to cross America by bicycle (female)" at the age of 67.

You can also view the documentary that Lynn made following her record-setting ride. Here she looks at the challenges and resolution in setting the record. (And here's a slightly shorter video about her ride. )



T-shirt cartoon by Dan Wasserman
Items posted here on our website include
notes from our 45th Reunion,
photos from our 40th Reunion, and
a list of concerts that were held on campus
during our years as students.

What else should we be doing with this website?
Let us know at bobabrahams@yahoo.com



Don Mizell '71 won the Grammy Award for 2005 Album of the Year as a producer of the Ray Charles album Genius Loves Company. At a special presentation at the Black Cultural Center during the Sesquicentennial All-Alumni Reunion Weekend in early June, 2014, Don presented his Grammy to the College for the Black Cultural Center. In his presentation, Don explained why he feels that he would not have won the Grammy had it not been for the College. Click on the picture below to see the presentation.






Ken Giles '71, music teacher at Shepherd Elementary School in Washington, D.C., helped create this concert: