Envoyé de mon at Meliora Weekend

Envoyé de mon at Meliora Weekend

Photo provided by Siobhan Seigne

What a Meliora Weekend it was!

In 5 Meliora Weekends ago when President Clinton spoke. And Great Books with President Seligman, you heard from President Seligman on President Clinton’s visit five years ago and met some Yellowjacket cheerleaders under the big tent on the Quadrangle.

In Score one for love at Meliora Weekend, you saw President Seligman tell a love story.

On Friday, in The sky announces the Moon Dress landing at Meliora Weekend, you witnessed the aerial debut of the Moon Dress.


Photo provided by Siobhan Seigne

And over the weekend, two UR moonies took one small giant step for womankind on the Quadrangle.


Photo provided by Siobhan Seigne

And first year student Sarah “O” Wise  — who only recently began learning the carillon — was thrilled to tout the wild bells.

on the carillon, see “Ring out, Wild Bells”


secret Talker hand signal known only to the magazine staff. [Photo: Sarah Wise]


Over Meliora Weekend, the Alumni Office had a booth in Wilson Commons offering free photos from immaginé Photography. Photographer Renée C. Veniskey just (10/12) sent along mine. It’s kinda grunge, but Renée said I look artistic (not autistic, she stressed) and said we should go with it.

for Moon Dress inquiries:





Back to earthly reality 10/10/16


A personal tour of the URMC during Meliora Weekend with Dr. Ruth Lawrence, URMS ’49. And still on the active faculty.

“Ring out, Wild Bells”

The sky announces the Moon Dress landing at Meliora Weekend

5 Meliora Weekends ago when President Clinton spoke. And Great Books with President Seligman

Score one for love at Meliora Weekend

About The Author


Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History and a Storyteller in Residence at the SmallMatters Institute. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, the CITY, Lake Affect Magazine and Brighton Connections. My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.


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