Reimagined Reunion 20/21 Hits High Note
After Reunion 2020 was postponed due to COVID-19, a reimagined, virtual “double Reunion” was designed to rekindle connections for classmates—in the cloud.
Watch the kickoff conversation with Dean Gillian Lester and President Lee C. Bollinger ’71.
From June 9 to 12, nearly 900 alumni from 44 countries registered and came together in the “Zoom room” to celebrate Reunion 20/21. Class members whose graduation years end in 0, 1, 5, and 6 attended a series of virtual events, including a comprehensive lineup of social and intellectual programming.
“A big thanks to all of you, especially the chairs and committee members for each class,” said Gillian Lester, dean and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law, in her opening remarks. “ I see how hard you work to make this a terrific celebration and to reconnect with your classmates, and so I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
The programming series then kicked off with a special conversation between Dean Lester and President of Columbia University Lee C. Bollinger ’71, who was celebrating his 50th reunion year.
Speaking of his own Law School experience, President Bollinger said: “There are so many times that some little experience, which was perhaps not that meaningful at the moment . . . comes back and becomes a source of pleasure or instruction or a guide for thinking through something that I'm puzzling about. . . . I am deeply, deeply grateful to the Law School and the faculty who were there and the friends that I made in the class.”