Category Archives: 170.10 Alumni/Ancien

Hello World of Villa St. Jean

    Hello World of Villa St. Jean, from VillaBlogAuthor              Ormes Sapinière Bossuet

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Music inspired by VSJ’s ‘Sufferin’ Kind’

OK, Villa tech neanderthals, you’ll have to read this report from Cliff Thompson slowly… Once you’ve got the idea (new music recorded online and inspired by the  late/great villa house band, there’s audio at the end.. More on the band … Continue reading

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Lawler (vsj ’68) atop Africa

Please excuse our tardiness.. Today, we have a photograph of Brian Lawler, Villa class of ’68 and now a Seattle attorney, atop Mount Kilimanjaro.. Brian is with his guide near Uhuru Peak. More information is available here. Read and post … Continue reading

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Lawler and the Dark Continent

Brian Lawler, Seattle attorney, outdoorsman and Villa alumni, class of ’68, is now preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. (19,341 feet) You’ll recall from previous dispatches that Lawler has completed three trans-Alpine races. We will update the Villa community as dispatches … Continue reading

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Di Palma in the Middle Kingdom…

Yes, it’s true that Kevin Di Palma (vsj ’67) remains teaching English in rural China. To that end we offer this recent photograph, mailed to the Villa Alumni offices world headquarters. Kevin also provided this links to better understand his … Continue reading

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The MacIntyre-Dorrance legacy…

What are the odds that an Indie band would have two connections to the long-closed Villa? From a note from ’68 graduate Steve MacIntyre to his colleagues… … today, Cole, my stepson, called to tell me that he had news … Continue reading

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Jean Remy speaks!

From an interview published in the autumn issue of the University of Dayton’s magazine. (it’s here) Jean Remy interview The headline: Jean Remy first met Americans, U.S. soldiers pushing through eastern France, during World War II. — “My first words … Continue reading

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Notre ancien “super-star” ….

The tireless Jean Remy passes along the latest information from the Continent regarding Antoine Saint-Exupéry. First, he notes that a French TV magazine show, earlier this month,  devoted a story to the disappearance off the coast of Marseilles and the … Continue reading

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Brian Lawler: half-man, half-beast!

Mr. Lawler, class of 1968 at the Villa, returned yet again to the Alps this year to race the Gore-Tex Transalpine Run, for reasons not entirely clear to us. Lawler & son… He was accompanied this time by son Patrick, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Saint-Exupéry in Paris…

One of our esteemed older brothers sent us notice of an academic gathering  in late June in Paris organized to study and celebrate the life of Antoine Saint-Exupéry. As our weekend staff never studied French (but German) in Fribourg, we … Continue reading

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