Class Correspondent

Samuel Danon taught French at Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, from 1962 until his retirement in 2000. He divides his time between Paris and Portland, with occasional side trips to Athens, where he was born. He writes, “I spent my three years at Brandeis mostly in the library (a barn at the time, made into a comfortable place to be). My years at Brandeis were the most difficult but also the most formative in my career, unforgettable years, during which I also, for the first time, found out what snow felt like.” Ellen Harriman spends her winters in Florida and then heads back to rural France, where she says she enjoys “peace and quiet, little stress, no traffic, sunflowers and vines.” Central Coast Children’s Foundation, which Harvey Pressman founded and still runs, celebrated its 15th anniversary. The foundation supports nonprofits that serve children with disabilities. Harvey and his wife, Sarah, are also helping people in their area of Central California who were impacted by last summer’s catastrophic wildfire. Arnold Taub is executive director of investment at Oppenheimer & Co. He became a grandfather when his daughter gave birth to a baby girl. Arnold and his wife, Eleanor, have a home in Briarcliff Manor, New York, where she owns a lifestyle retail store, Holbrook Cottage, and he enjoys bicycle riding.
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