Tuesday, June 30, 2009

John Rogers Named Chair of University of Chicago's Lab Schools Board

The University of Chicago issued this press release today about classmate John Rogers:

Alumnus, longtime trustee and education champion John W. Rogers Jr. will be the next chair of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Board of Trustees, University President Robert J. Zimmer has announced.

Rogers, who graduated from Lab in 1976 and watched his daughter graduate last year, will assume the chair after more than 20 years of service on the board. He is currently an executive co-chairman of the Lab+ Campaign.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Welcome to the Blog of the Princeton Class of 1980

As the Class of 1980 prepares for its 30th reunion, this blog is being created to keep everybody up to date on news and blogs involving classmates. It supplements and carries the name of the semi-blog that has been part of the site www.princeton1980.org since the 25th reunion.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Jamie Clements and Family's Excellent "Open Road Scholars" Adventure

Jamie Clements and wife Diana took their two daughters, Noe and Carolina, last fall on a cross-country adventure in home schooling and exploration, captured on their family blog www.openroadscholars.com. In an email, Jamie described the logistics and the plan thusly:

Here are the vital statistics on the "big adventure"...

1 Winnebago
3 dogs
4 people
16 weeks
49 states
17,000 miles

. . . which, of course, does not begin to convey the extraordinary experience we all shared.

We left Santa Fe on August 18, 2008, and returned home December 3. Our website ends in Atlanta because, by then, we were utterly exhausted and used all of our remaining energy and resources to finish the trip.

We came closer together as a family (which is a little hard not to do in a 27-foot RV with, maybe, 150 square feet of living space) and connected with our twin daughters in a way that will not be possible again as they move into high school in September.

We saw every part of the US, which was amazing, and watched two historic events unfold as we traveled: the presidential election and the crash of our economic system. Now that's something to remember!