In honor of their 65th Reunion, Ann Denburg Cummis, P’80; Sheila Fischman Appel; and Rachel Ranis, P’89, gathered at Ann’s house in the Berkshires, in Massachusetts. Phoebe Giddon, G’24; her husband, Don, GSAS PhD’61, G’24; Leonard Saxe, P’14, the Klutznick Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies; and his wife, Marion, P’14, joined them for brunch. Mellon C. Peirce is the author of “Wealth of Dreams,” a 2020 collection of poetry on the subject of love. His fond memories of Brandeis include sneaking out of class to attend Leonard Bern­stein’s lectures and helping to arrange classical music concerts. After graduating, he ran a commercial photography studio in Manhattan for a decade, then moved to London, where his wife, Gareth, became the U.K.’s leading civil rights lawyer (and was portrayed with what Mellon calls “uncanny accuracy” by Emma Thompson in the film “In the Name of the Father”). Today, grandnephew Cameron ’25 is carrying on the family tradition of studying at Brandeis. Judith (Grossman) Taylor, G’24, still works in local and state politics. Daughter-in-law Michèle Taylor is U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council, in Geneva.
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