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  • Climate Summit Follow Up
  • Basketball Gatherings
  • Inaugural Monthly Birthday Zoom
  • Class of 1986 Princeton Diversity Discussion
  • The Orange Lotus Class Mini-Reunion
  • Global Happy Hour 4.0
  • Upcoming Regional Events - New York City and Boston





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Els Paine, 415 Ridgeview Road, Princeton, NJ 08540






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Climate Summit Follow Up



Our Second Annual Virtual Climate Summit:"Turning the Tide"

was a huge success!!


On Sunday, November 12, over 100 Tigers joined us for a conversation with

Professor Elke Weber (Professor of Psychology & Public Affairs; Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy & the Environment)

followed by seven breakout sessions led by our extraordinary classmates and peers.

The response was amazing, and we plan to continue this kind of programming in the coming years.


For more information - including the full program from the event, further resources, articles, and reports - please click HERE.


From our Environmental Sustainability Chair ... 


Thank you to those of you who attended the Class of 1986 Climate Summit Turning the Tide. We were thrilled that so many Tigers showed up to discuss this important topic, and that among the 106 participants, we had alumni from the early 70's through the Great Class of 2026! We would like to extend special thanks to Anni Tilt, Carl Walsh, Carlos Rufin, Charles Wohlforth, Jim Waltman, David Antonioli, Kata Burns, Leila Philip, Lynne Archibald '87, and Todd Laurence for offering their expertise and insights on this critical topic. We left with a glimmer of applied hope that the climate crisis can be addressed through collective action, innovation, and behavior change. 


If you are looking for recordings, and copies of the presentations, please be patient while our volunteers collate, clip, and edit the voluminous output from the conference. We'll be in touch.


We look forward to seeing you at the next one. If you would like to join a committee supporting future '86 climate events, please email me at


If you are interested in collaboration on climate solutions with other alumni and faculty you may want to join the Princeton Pollinators. The goal of the group is to "connect the talents and experiences of Princeton alumni and experts with scholars who are working towards a sustainable future." Email me or David Stewart at and we will send you an invite to the Slack workspace. 


Kind regards, 

Kiku Loomis '86




Basketball Anyone???


Check back regularly for up-to-minute info on location and times.


For other games and times, visit 2023-24 Men's Season Schedule and 2023-24 Women's Season Schedule.


Ivy Inn Bar and Restaurant
 Pizza/Pub Food

248 Nassau Street
 (click for Google Maps)


Saturday 1/6

Ivy Inn Princeton - 12pm

PU Men v. Harvard - 2pm


Saturday 1/13

Ivy Inn Princeton - 12pm

PU Women v. Harvard - 2pm


Monday 1/15

Ivy Inn Princeton - 12pm

PU Men v. Dartmouth - 2pm


Saturday 1/20

Ivy Inn Princeton - 12pm

PU Women v. Columbia - 2pm


Saturday 1/27

Ivy Inn Princeton - 5pm

PU Women v. Columbia- 7pm





Inaugural Monthly Birthday Zoom !!!



Wednesday, December 6 at 8:00 - 9:30 EST!!!


We (most of us anyway) have a milestone birthday coming up in 2024 - yikes!


Let's make 60 the new 40 and celebrate it together!


In December we will celebrate all of our 1963 babies who have already forged ahead into a new decade.

Zoom link HERE.




Class of 1986 Princeton Diversity Discussion


What are your memories of food from your childhood?


Join the Class of 1986 to share anecdotes about food and memory,

as we discuss ethnicity, race, culture, gender, immigration, and family.



Tuesday, January 30, 8-9:30pm ET



Register HERE. Please feel free to forward to classmates and friends.


Contact Jenny Korn, Javier, or Jamal with questions or feedback.





The Orange Lotus Class Mini-Reunion








July 1-5, 2024



There’s nowhere more magical (and occasionally mysterious) than Sicily. Join us for an unforgettable mash-up of everything that’s amazing about Italy - with all of your old and new friends.


You may have been to Italy before…but never like this! South-eastern Sicily is less explored, but it’s overflowing with beauty, great wine, bountiful produce, and amazing places to visit.


This will be a Mini-Reunion/60th Birthday like no other.

So relax by the pool, sidle up to the hotel bar, and check into

The Orange Lotus!



Official website and early (discounted) registration HERE.







Global Happy Hour 4.0


Save the date - Sunday, February 4 in your hometown!



Wine tasting sponsored by the Class, Jim Petrucci '86, and Chris Cree - NJ's only Master of Wine (only 500 in the world).


We'll ship wine to your regional group so we all can enjoy a taste and discuss a few different varietals from

Cree Wine Company - supplier of the vintages served at our 36th Reunion!




Upcoming Regional Events - New York City and Boston


Join Leslie Tucker '86 and Henry Horenstein

(working photographer and Rhode Island School of Design alumnus - where he also serves as Professor of Photography)

to learn about their new book, We Sort of People.


Photographer Henry Horenstein and Leslie Tucker began working together in 1997 when Tucker invited Horenstein to Maryland to document her family. The project started as a genealogical search for a family whose roots stretched back to the early 1700s and the founding of the first Catholic colony. It grew into a mystery about the multi-ethnic origins of America, and became a race against time and preservation as the Wesorts (we sort of people) and their descendants slowly passed away. Henry took the pictures and Leslie interviewed remaining Wesorts. The project is a reimagined Let Us Praise Famous Men (James Agee/Walker Evans), except Leslie's people are not simply reported about; they speak for themselves.



New York Regional Classmates 


Join the festivities with Leslie and Prof. Horenstein at the NY book celebration


onSaturday, December 2 from 4-6 PM at Clamp Gallery, 247 W. 29th Street.




Boston Regional Classmates


Join Leslie and Prof. Horenstein at a book talk hosted by


Boston Public Library's Central Library in the Rabb Lecture Hall (Boylston Building)


on Thursday, December 7 at 6 PM. The group will go out afterwards for a drink in Copley Square. 


More information HERE.






RSVP to Olivia Hurlock with your email and cell phone number if you'd like to be on the list for either of these two events.