MAPH Reunion: The Fifteenth Class!

January 27th, 2011 § 0 comments

1996 Was a Very Different Time

MAPH Celebrates the graduation of its FIFTEENTH CLASS this year on Friday, June 3.  Consider the following:

In 1996, Alanis Morissette won a Grammy Award in the category of Best Record for Jagged Little PillFargo was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards (but lost, much to the dismay of Elaine Benes, to The English Patient).  President Bill Clinton said the following in his State of the Union Address:

Our economy is the healthiest it has been in three decades. We have the lowest combined rates of unemployment and inflation in 27 years. We have created nearly 8 million new jobs, over a million of them in basic industries, like construction and automobiles. America is selling more cars than Japan for the first time since the 1970s. And for three years in a row, we have had a record number of new businesses started in our country.

And in September, a new class of around 60 of the first MAPHers came to the University of Chicago.  Join us for reunion festivities.  There will be a full day of cultural, academic, and social programming in Hyde Park, followed by the annual Wine Bacchanalia in Downtown Chicago.  If you haven’t been in touch with MAPH for awhile, and want to see what’s happening, by all means send us an email!  If you’re interested in getting involved with the planning, we’d love to hear from you.  Here are some reasons to attend:

  • We have almost 1500 alumni scattered around the country doing hugely varied work in interesting places.  It’s a great time to reconnect
  • MAPH has changed immensely in the course of its 15 year history.  We now have 120 students working toward their MA.  This year, students will work with upwards of 60 different Thesis Advisors in 70+ programs and departments across the University
  • We really just want to see your shining faces.


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