Class Correspondent

We were happy to welcome Lois Lindauer to the Class of 1952 in the last issue’s Class Notes but are sure her 1953 classmates missed her!

Tamar Soloff Brower writes that she is using a walker but is not in any pain. In March, she and husband Martin went on a round-trip Los Angeles-Hawaii cruise. Martin is doing well — still writes a monthly column and now does most of the cooking. A granddaughter’s marriage, a grandson’s law school graduation and a daughter-in-law’s birthday celebration have kept them both busy. Although they weren’t able to attend the reunion, they try to go to local Brandeis alumni events. Stephen Meltzer, G’10, reports his grandson Ethan ’10 finished his final year as chief resident in neurology at Harvard and now works at the University of Texas at Austin. Ethan and his wife, Catherine, who were guests at the 2017 reunion, had a baby girl recently — Steve’s third great-grandchild. Larry Nigrosh, P’96, writes that he and Millicent are slowing down and weren’t able to attend the reunion last year. Larry finally retired from softball after 67 years. He says, “I couldn’t keep up with the 50-year-olds, and the old guys weren’t that much fun.” A special Harry, Joseph and Ida Stein Award, presented to the outstanding male athlete, was dedicated to Larry in absentia at the reunion. Lenny Van Gaasbeek and Norma Swenson spent a week in Puglia, Italy, in August for the wedding of Norma’s daughter Sarah to Allesandro Griasoli. Lenny gave the bride away, as guests from many countries looked on.

Four smiling undergraduates at a 1951 President's Tea.
LOVE IS ALL AROUND: In September 1951, as the members of the university’s inaugural class were beginning to imagine their lives after college, these guests at a President’s Tea found themselves happily surrounded by Louie Love. Even the Louis Brandeis portrait had a place at the love fest, though his passion (for the law) was not newly minted — it kicked off in earnest back in 1878, when the Harvard Law grad and future Supreme Court justice was admitted to the Missouri bar.
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