Newletter Updates

Brown Bag Lunch Series Kick-Off at the World Bank
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21st at NOON

Please join us for the first of this year's "Brown Bag Lunch" professional development series.  Stanford grads Odin Knudson and Sara Farley, '98 will host us at the World Bank at noon on Thursday, February 21st.  We've all heard about how good the cafeteria food is there - test it out for yourself and hear from two grads about what they do all day and why.  Odin is currently a Sr. Advisor to the Vice President of one of the Bank's six networks--the Environment and Socially Sustainable Development Network. Sara is currently a Science and Technology Consultant at the Bank, and reports to the Chief Scientist.

LOGISTICS:
Please RSVP prior to:  Sara Farley directly with your full name (for an ID badge):  sfarley@worldbank.org
Day-of:  Meet at noon at the 18th and H Street entrance to the Main Complex. Gather in the main lobby, receive ID passes, grab food from the cafeteria (or bring your own) and head to the conference room reserved for the event.

Quick Blurb on our Hosts:
Odin is currently a Sr. Advisor to the Vice President of one of the Bank's six networks--the Environment and Socially Sustainable Development      
Network.  He has done conflict negotiation and mediation in the West Bank and Gaza and has held several other interesting jobs within his 20+-year career at the Bank.  He has worked in the following regions:               
Africa -- Argentina -- Asia -- Bangladesh -- Chile -- Congo, Democratic Republic -- East Asia and Pacific -- Ecuador -- Europe - Part I -- India -- Madagascar -- Mexico -- Middle East -- North Africa -- Poland -- Russia and Former Soviet Republics -- South America -- South Asia -- West Bank and Gaza.   

Sara is currently a Science and Technology Consultant at the Bank, and reports to the Chief Scientist with whom she is writing the first World Bank Science and Technology Strategy. She is about to begin work on two other projects, one in Venezuela and one in Mexico.
The Honorable Pierre Prosper
US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues
"Prosecuting War Crimes: 21st Century Challenges and the Impact of Recent
Terrorist Attacks"
Tuesday, February 26
6:00 Reception, 6:45 Remarks
Latham and Watkins
555 Eleventh Street NW, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C.

This event is cosponsored by The Stanford Business School Alumni Association of Washington DC/Baltimore and the Stanford Law Society of Washington DC.  Refreshments will be served

Pierre Prosper was appointed by President Bush last year as the country's second Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues. Ambassador Prosper advises the Secretary of State directly on U.S. efforts to address serious violations of international humanitarian law committed anywhere in the world, including genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.  He has traveled extensively to Bosnia, Cambodia, Sierra Leone, the Congo, and East Timor, to name a few, to work with governments to establish legal systems for trying the perpetrators of war crimes. He is the former lead prosecutor for the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda where he won the first-ever genocide conviction.

Ambassador Prosper will discuss the Bush Administration's views on accountability for war crimes, including the proposed use of military tribunals to prosecute terrorists. He will explore the impact of the recent terrorist attacks and the new challenges countries now face in prosecuting war crimes. Ambassador Prosper has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work. In the last month, he has appeared on Larry King Live and Fox News, spoken on NPR, and lectured at the National Holocaust Museum.

RSVP by Tuesday, February 19.

FOR RESERVATIONS (the Stanford Law Society is coordinating all responses):

  $20.00 per person x _____

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Office of Alumni Relations
Stanford Law School
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:    Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at
650/723-2730, or by e-mail at alumni.relations@law.stanford.edu  Or you may contact Melissa Boasberg at 202-338-0345 or melissa@boasberg.com

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Please respond by Tuesday, February 19 given limited capacity.
Hockey Night!
Thursday, February 28
7:30 p.m.

We have 13 tickets left for the Washington Capitols vs. San Jose Sharks on Thursday February 28th, 7:30 p.m. at the MCI Center.  Tickets are in Section 404 and are $29 each (reflecting our $6 group discount).  Please send a check, payable to WDCSA, for the total number of tickets you want along with a stamped self-addressed envelope to: Jody Woods 1860 N. Scott St. #242 Arlington, VA 22209.  Please contact Jody Woods (jody.woods@stanfordalumni.org) for more information.

Tony Award-winning play Copenhagen
Performance: Sunday, March 3

The WDCSA has 12 orchestra tickets remaining for Copenhagen, a Tony Award-winner for Best Play, hailed by The New York Times as "the most invigorating and ingenious play of ideas in many a year.  An electrifying work of art."

Where: The Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater
When: Sunday, March 3 at 7:30 pm
Price: $50.25

If interested, please email Quinn McKew immediately at qmckew@npca.org and send your checks made out to WDCSA to Quinn McKew, 2821 29th Place, NW, Washington DC 20008.  Questions?  Call her at (202) 667-0390.
Ivy Tennis Party

Saturday, February 9th, 2002, Time: 7:45 pm - 12:00 midnight
Price: $24 per person (includes court rental, snacks, tennis balls)
Place: Arlington Y Tennis & Squash Club, 3400 North 13th St., Arlington, VA
           Phone: 703-522-1700

For more information, call David Federbush (Yale) at 301-657-4691 h.
or Kuni Matsuda (Harvard) at 301-953-9870 w, 703-765-1653 h.

Make your checks payable to Yale Club of Washington DC and mail to Ms. Terry Watson, Recording Secretary, 4323 Cathedral Ave. NW. Washington, DC, 20016.
Your check must arrive before 5 pm on 2/8/02. 

If space is available, you can pay at the door.  Door admission is $30.  Non playing guests are also permitted.  Cost is $10.

ALL-IVY HAPPY HOUR (+ Stanford)
Feb. 12, 2002
6:30pm - 9:30pm
MCCXXIII, 1223 Connecticut Ave

If you were at the October All-Ivy Happy Hour at Gazuza, this should be an
equally fun time! 1223 is located near the corner of Connecticut Ave and N St,
next to the Lucky Bar. Please RSVP to dcpennclub@hotmail.com.


HOT CHOCOLATE HAPPY HOUR
Feb. 21, 2002
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Xando/Cosi, 1350 Connecticut Avenue

You're invited to the first Third Thursday of 2002! We're going to be meeting up
with recent alums from Columbia University at the Xando/Cosi on the SOUTH side
of Dupont Circle (the block between N and P). Lots of coffee drinks, mixed
drinks, and most important of all... S'mores!


The Modern Drama Discussion Group's February 19 discussion of "Copenhagen" at Stanford in Washington is full, & the group has also sold all its tickets for the March 7 Kennedy Center performance of "Copenhagen."  They are maintaining a waiting list for both events & may be able to get tickets for the performance at a higher (although still discounted) price. If they can get them, the tickets would cost $47+$8 for the optional cast discussion.  To get on the waiting list for the February 19 discussion, call 202-898-4825; for the March 7 theater trip call 202-897-9314.


Washington DC Stanford Association Newsletter
February 2002 Newsletter

Calendar of Events click to take you to that part of the newsletter)

Feb. 3, Sun. Book club meeting
Feb. 6, Wed. Arab-Islamic discussion
Feb. 8, Fri. GALA happy hour
Feb. 9, Sat. Newseum tour
Feb. 12, Tues. Wilson House tour
Feb. 19, Tues. Copenhagen discussion
Feb. 21, Thurs.  Young alums hot chocolate
Feb. 28, Thurs. Hockey: Capitols vs. Sharks
Mar. 3, Sun. Copenhagen performance
Mar. 3, Sun. Book club meeting
Mar. 16, Sat. "Think Again DC"
Apr. 7, Sun. Book club meeting
May 20, Mon. Queen of Spades
Jun. 30, Sun. West Side Story at Wolf Trap
Aug. 10-18 Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Sept. 1, Sun. Some Like it Hot at Wolf Trap

Crossing Our Borders: Views of September 11 from the Arab and Islamic World
Wednesday, February 6
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Please join us for the second event in our series on the impact of September 11 outside the United States.  Three well-respected panelists will present their views and answer questions on the Arab and Islamic community's reactions to that day and the US actions before and after.  Appetizers with a Middle Eastern flair will be served from 6:30 to 7:00 in the antechamber of the historic Sumner School.  Socialize with other members of the Stanford community as you stroll among the historical photographs of DC and the modern artwork of the city's school children.  The moderated panelist presentations will begin at 7 and will be followed by an open floor question-and-answer session.  The panelists are Yvonne Haddad of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, Michael Hudson of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, and Hafez Mirazi, the Al-Jazeera Washington Bureau Chief.  Moderating the panel will be Don Shannon ('44), former Washington Bureau staff writer for the Los Angeles Times.

Veteran journalist Don Shannon worked for the Los Angeles Times (LAT) for 38 years. From 1975-1992, Mr. Shannon worked in the Washington Bureau as a staff writer covering the United Nations and foreign affairs.  From 1954-1975, he served as the LAT's United Nations bureau chief, Tokyo bureau chief, Africa bureau chief, and Paris bureau chief, and as a reporter in the Washington bureau.  A U.S. Army veteran of the Pacific Theater in WWII, Mr. Shannon also reported for the Brazil Herald in Rio de Janeiro, the United Press in London, and Western Reporters before joining the staff of the LAT.  He is currently writing a book on the murder of Mary Meyer, President Kennedy's mistress.

Yvonne Haddad is a Professor of the history of Islam and Christian-Muslim relations and part of the core faculty at the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University.  Dr. Haddad has published over fourteen books including Muslim Communities in North America and The Muslims of America.  With John Esposito, Haddad co-edited The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World in 1995.  Dr. Haddad is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Middle East Policy Council, New England Region of the American Academy of Religion, and the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies.  Her fields of expertise include twentieth-century Islam; intellectual, social and political history in the Arab world; and Islam in North America and the West.

Michael C. Hudson (PhD, Political Science, Yale University) is the Seif Ghobash Professor of Arab Studies and Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University.  He previously served as Acting Director of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (1999-2000), Director (1976-89) and as president of the Middle East Studies Association.  His research interests focus primarily on international relations, authoritarian states and civil society, Lebanon, and Palestine.  Dr. Hudson has edited and contributed to numerous books, including Middle East Dilemma: The Politics and Economics of Arab Integration (Columbia University Press/CCAS, 1999), The Palestinians: New Directions (CCAS, 1990), and Alternative Approaches to the Arab-Israeli Conflict (CCAS, 1984).  His other works include The Precarious Republic: Political Modernization in Lebanon (Random House, 1968), Arab Politics: The Search for Legitimacy (Yale University Press, 1977), and numerous articles appearing in Middle East Journal, Comparative Politics, and other scholarly journals.

Hafez Al Mirazi is the Washington Bureau Chief for Al-Jazeera Television.  Before joining Al Jazeera, he served in Washington as a correspondent for the BBC World Service/Arabic, a talk show host for both the Arab News Network and the Arab Network of America, and a writer, editor and broadcaster for the Voice of America.  Before coming to D.C., he was a radio broadcaster for the Voice of the Arabs in Cairo, Egypt.  Mr. Al-Mirazi received his B.A. in Political Science from Cairo University and his M.A. in World Politics from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Location: The Sumner School is located at 1201 17th Street NW on the corner of M Street. It is across the street from the main National Geographic Building.  Street parking is free after 6:30 pm.  Several parking garages are located close to Sumner on 17th and M Streets and on Rhode Island Avenue.

Metro: The Sumner is located 2 blocks from the Farragut North metro located at Connecticut Ave and L Street NW on the Red Line.  Use the L Street (Connecticut Connection) exit.  It is also 4 blocks from the Farragut West metro located at 17th and I streets NW on the Blue and Orange lines.

Price: $12/person.

Please RSVP and send checks, payable to WDCSA, to Eric Sword by Monday, February 4.  His address is 6601 North 16th Street, Arlington, VA 22205.  Email (esword@stanfordalumni.org) or call (703-593-0135) with questions.


Think Again
Saturday, March 16
2:00-9:30 p.m.

Think Again is a half-day educational adventure showcasing Stanford's undergraduate experience, its students, and its faculty. In addition, it is an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and new over cocktails, dinner, and an extraordinary virtual visit to campus.

Schedule of the day:

2:00 Check in and Registration
2:30 Welcome by Gerhard Casper, President Emeritus and CUE Convening Co-Chair
2:45 Student panel with John Bravman, Freeman-Thornton Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Bing Centennial Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
3:30 Faculty Panels and Seminars. (You choose from two panels and eight seminars.)
4:30 Break
5:00 Repeat of Faculty Panels and Seminars.
6:00 Cocktails to unwind from the intellectual rigors of the day
7:00 Dinner and virtual visit to Stanford; remarks by President John Hennessy
9:00 Coffee with friends surrounded by Stanford memories

Location: International Trade Center at 13th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
Metro: Federal Triangle on the Orange and Blue Line, or Metro Center on the Red Line.  Underground parking is available at the Trade Center.  Further information on parking will be provided in the letter confirming your registration.
Price: $74, with a half-price special for young alumni (Classes of '97 - '01) of $37.  A portion of the expenses for these events has been generously underwritten.

To sign up and for detailed information on the faculty panels and seminars, access the Think Again website through www.stanfordalumni.org. Registration and panel/seminar information is also included in the written invitation mailed from Stanford, which should arrive this week.

If you are interested in organizing a table, have questions about the event, would like to volunteer, or attend a session in another city, please call (650) 724-1000 or e-mail us at cue-registration@stanford.edu.


Family Day at the Newseum
Saturday, February 9
2:00 p.m.

Join fellow Stanford alums and family for "Family Day" at the Newseum on Saturday, February 9.  A full day of programs and events for families and children is scheduled.  Current exhibits on display include "National Geographic's Women Photographer", "Pens and Needles: The Editorial Cartoons of Ann Telnaes", "America Under Attack: September 11, 2001", and "Barry Bonds: Blasting Into Sports History".  We will meet at the entrance to the Newseum at 2 p.m. for a short overview of the Newseum.  This may be your last opportunity to visit the Newseum before it closes on Sunday, March 3!  It will reopen in downtown Washington in 2005.

Time: Meet at the entrance (1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington) at 2:00 p.m, February 9th.  Self-guided tours usually last about 2 hours.
Location: Newseum is located in The Freedom Forum World Center Building at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Parking is located in the building.
Metro: Take the blue or orange line to Rosslyn Station.  The Newseum is 2 blocks down Wilson Blvd from the Rosslyn Station.
Price: Free

For questions, please contact Elizabeth G. Pianca at (202) 588-6322 or pianca@stanfordalumni.org.  For more information about the Newseum, visit www.newseum.org.

Celebrate Presidents' Day with a Private Tour of the Landmark Woodrow Wilson House
Tuesday, February 12
Noon - 1:00 p.m.

In 1921, after leading the nation through the first World War, President Woodrow Wilson moved to this  elegant Washington home.  This townhouse, in the capital's Embassy Row neighborhood, was a quiet haven for the Wilsons.  Noted as Washington's only presidential museum, the Wilsons' home presents a fascinating glimpse into the life of an educator, scholar, and world statesman.

Location: From Dupont Circle, travel north on Massachusetts Avenue for five blocks, turn right onto 24th street, then right onto S, and proceed to 2340 S Street.
Cost: $4/person

Please RSVP to Elizabeth Pianca (pianca@stanfordalumni.org or 202-588-6322) by Monday, February 11.

Hockey Night!
Thursday, February 28
7:30 p.m.

We have 20 tickets for the Washington Capitols vs. San Jose Sharks on Thursday February 28th, 7:30 p.m. at the MCI Center.  Tickets are in Section 404 and are $29 each (reflecting our $6 group discount).  Please send a check, payable to WDCSA, for the total number of tickets you want along with a stamped self-addressed envelope to: Jody Woods 1860 N. Scott St. #242 Arlington, VA 22209.  Please contact Jody Woods (jody.woods@stanfordalumni.org) for more information.

Stanford Basketball

The remaining January and February schedule for the 16th-ranked men's Stanford basketball team (11-4, 4-2 Pac-10) is as follows.  All times are EST with current TV coverage indicated.  There is a small probability that additional games could be televised or times could be changed.  Most, if not all, games on Fox Sports Net (FSN) will be televised on your local cable system as part of their basic/expanded basic service (e.g. Comcast SportsNet in Arlington and Alexandria).

Thursday, Jan. 24 at UCLA - 10:30 p.m. - FSN
Saturday, Jan. 26 at USC - 6 p.m. - ABC
Thursday, Jan. 31 vs. Arizona State - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 2 vs. Arizona - 8PM - FSN
Thursday, Feb. 7 vs. Oregon - 10 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 9 vs. Oregon State - 10 p.m. - KRON
Thursday, Feb. 14 at Washington - 10 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 16 at Washington State - 6 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 21 vs. USC - 10:30 p.m. - FSN
Saturday, Feb. 23 vs. UCLA - 4 p.m. - CBS
Thursday, Feb. 28 at Arizona - 10:30 p.m. - FSN
Sat. March 2 at Arizona State - 6 pm- Fox Net

The ABC game this Saturday will almost certainly not be available locally on ABC, so, Stanford fans in the Washington area are invited to come to one of the sports bars listed below.  Be sure to wear clothing to identify yourself as a "Stanfordite".  Go CARDINAL.  Gatherings for future games will be publicized by email -- the most likely ones at this point are Feb. 2, Feb. 23, and March 2.

MARYLAND
Location: Willie and Reeds, 4901 Fairmont Ave. (corner of Norfolk St.) in downtown Bethesda [301-951-1100].
Metro: Exit Bethesda Metro stop on the Red Line.  After a long and a short escalator, turn left on Old Georgetown Road.  Walk 3 short blocks and turn right on Fairmont.  Willie and Reeds is on the left at the end of the block.

VIRGINIA
Location: Crystal City Sports Pub, 529 South 23rd Street, Arlington [703-521-8215].  From DC, come over 14th Street Bridge, and come south on Route 1.  Make a right at 23rd (gas station on corner) before turnoff to National Airport.  The sports bar is in the second block on your right.
Metro: Exit Crystal City Metro (8th Street) and walk under underpass to Eads, and left to 23rd, and right on 23rd.

WASHINGTON, DC
Location: Grand Slam Sports Bar in the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW, Washington, DC
[202-637-4736].
Metro: Exit at Metro Center and go through the Washington Center Exit.  In the Washington Center, follow directions to the Grand Hyatt and head for the Grand Slam Bar.

Tony Award-winning play Copenhagen
Discussion: Tuesday, February 19
Performance: Sunday, March 3

The WDCSA is pleased to offer tickets to Copenhagen, a Tony Award-winner for Best Play, hailed by The New York Times as "the most invigorating and ingenious play of ideas in many a year.  An electrifying work of art."

Copenhagen is inspired by actual events that have intrigued and baffled historians for more than 50 years - a mysterious 1941 meeting between two brilliant physicists, longtime friends whose work together had opened the way to the atom, but who were now on opposite sides of World War II.  German physicist Werner Heisenberg made a covert trip at great risk to see his Danish counterpart Niels Bohr and his wife Margarethe in Copenhagen, but the meeting ended in disaster.  Why did Heisenberg go to Denmark, and what did the two men say to each other?  What happened at this pivotal meeting that was a defining moment of the modern nuclear age?

Where: The Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater
When: Sunday, March 3 at 7:30 pm
Price: $50.25 (orchestra seats)

If interested, please send your checks made out to WDCSA to Quinn McKew, 2821 29th Place, NW, Washington DC 20008.  Questions?  Call her at (202) 667-0390.

In addition, the WDCSA and the Modern Drama Discussion Group (a joint project of the Stanford, Cornell, Harvard, and Chicago alumni clubs) will discuss Copenhagen with physicist Maurice Shapiro, a veteran of the Manhattan Project, on Tuesday, February 19.  The meeting will be from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Stanford in Washington campus, 2661 Connecticut Ave., NW, just across the street from the Woodley Park metro (Red Line) station.  People who bring take-out dinner from one of the many nearby restaurants should plan to arrive by 7.  Doors open at 6:15 p.m.  Participation is free (donations accepted), but reservations are required.  RSVP to (202) 898-4825 or markgruenberg53@hotmail.com.

For Stanford alumni who are unable to attend the performance of Copenhagen on March 3 with the WDCSA group, on Thursday, March 7, the Modern Drama Discussion Group will also attend Copenhagen at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater.  A pre-show cast discussion starts at 6 p.m.; the performance starts at 7:30.  Half-price orchestra seats, including the cast discussion, are $38 ($30 for performance only).  Mail your check (payable to "Footlights") to Robin Larkin, 5403 Nibud Ct., Rockville, MD 20852 (301-897-9314 & rlarkin@footlightsdc.org).  Tickets will be distributed in the lobby just before the cast discussion (or just before the performance, for those attending only the performance).  For more information go to www.footlightsdc.org.

Upcoming Book Club Meetings...

The D.C. Stanford Alumni Book Club is open to any Stanford alumnus or friend interested in discussing and sharing ideas about good literature. Our upcoming schedule is as follows:

Sunday, February 3: Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino - An enchanting series of stories about the evolution of the universe.  Calvino succeeds in relating complex scientific concepts to the ordinary reactions of common humanity.

Sunday, March 3: Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice - Like Interview with a Vampire, Memnoch has a half-maddened fever pitch intensity.  Narrated by Rice's most cherished character, Lestat, Memnoch tells a tale as old as Scripture's legends and as modern as today's religious strife.

Sunday, April 7: White Teeth by Zadie Smith - Epic in scale and intimate in approach, White Teeth is a formidably ambitious debut.  First novelist Zadie Smith takes on race, sex, class, history, and the minefield of gender politics, and such is her wit and inventiveness that these weighty subjects seem effortlessly light.

Please contact Marisa at mbfitzgerald@air.org or (202) 332-4826 for more information, including times and locations.

Young alumni social events

A couple of dates to save:

February 12: All-Ivy winter party, location TBA
February 21: A Hot Chocolate Happy Hour, with young alums from Columbia

For more information, or to be added to the D.C. Cardinal Young Alum e-mail list, please contact Atiba Pertilla at akpert@journalism.org.

GALA Happy Hour
Friday, February 8
6 - 8 p.m.

The local Princeton GALA group is hosting another mixer for Ivy League and Stanford gay and lesbian alumni on Friday, February 8th at the Duplex Diner, 2004 18th St. NW.  The last one attracted 70+ people, and this gathering is expected to be even bigger.  The Duplex Diner is a casual, bright, and friendly neighborhood bar and diner that is located in Adams Morgan, on 18th and U Sts.  It's a 5-10 minute walk from the Dupont Circle metro.

Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades with Placido Domingo
Monday, May 20
7 p.m. curtain

The WDCSA still has 12 opera tickets (Orchestra - $115 each) for the Washington Opera's performance of Queen of Spades, with Placido Domingo in the lead role.  The performance is Monday, May 20th at 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Opera House.

Tchaikovsky revered Bizet above all other composers, and Carmen undoubtedly served as an inspiration for this passionate and lyrical drama in which fate drives the characters to their destinies.  Placido Domingo headlines an all-star cast in the role of the obsessed gambler who's consumed by his passion.  In this elegant production from Vienna Staatsoper, Soprano Galina Gorchakova, last seen here in Tosca, is our Lisa, and Elena Obraztsova makes her company debut in the tour de force role of the Countess.  The tickets are available first come, first served, and the cut-off for receipt of ticket requests is March 29th.  Please mail your request and enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope and cheque made out to "WDCSA" to WDCSA Opera c/o Taplett - 6620 North 32nd Street, Arlington,VA 22213-1608.

Miscellaneous:

Spring Housing Swap with Stanford Prof

An assistant professor at Stanford's medical school will probably be coming to Washington to work at the Executive Office of the President from about mid-March through mid-June.  He and his wife own a condominium (2 BRs/2BAs) on campus (Pearce-Mitchell Houses where Campus Drive intersects Mayfield) and are seeking a responsible Stanford alum who might be interested in a housing swap for some or all of the time they will be in DC (or an alum in DC interested in responsible house-sitters while they vacation elsewhere, and who might want to stay at Stanford at some future point when they were on vacation elsewhere).  Please contact Prof. Keith Humphreys at knh@stanford.edu.

Correction for Capitol One Event

The recipient of the RSVPs recently moved.  Mail your checks to Stanford GSB Alumni, PO Box 533, Glen Echo, MD 20812.

KEY CONTACT INFORMATION

President: Charles Hokanson, BA '93, MA '93, (703) 351-1091; charles_hokanson@stanfordalumni.org
Vice President: Claire Taplett, AMP '81, '82, (703) 534-5920; taplett@juno.com
Webmaster/Membership: Bill Pegram, BA '73, MBA '77, (703) 486-0952; dcstanalum@aol.com
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12179, Arlington, VA 22219
Website: www.stanfordclub.org/dc