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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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Keeping watch on Saint-Exupéry

Our colleagues send along news of two reports published by the St-Irenaeus Centre in Lyon on Saint-Exupéry. One story, we’re told, describes the creation of a Saint-Exupéry Foundation for youth. Another describes the decision to create, after long negotiations, a museum at the commune of … 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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Reunion Fougerolles!

All: Our esteemed French breathren met earlier this month in Fougerolles. Via post and routed through China, we have come across some pictures showing both our brothers and — apparently — many wine bottles.  (The photographer, we believe, are supplied … Continue reading

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Gallia stands alone …

All: Our photography team is still catching up the treasure of pictures and old yearbooks sent to our offices by our esteemed alumni. Here is a recent photo of Gallia, the only surviving structure of our old school. Our correspondents … Continue reading

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50 years ago at the Villa…

Our photo desk is still going over the vast library of material released by François Marchal (see this post). We thought we’d pass along a couple more excerpts, these from the 1959-60 yearbook, a half-century ago, and the twilight period of … Continue reading

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Old VSJ yearbooks preserved

François Marchal, one of our esteemed senior alumni from the Villa’s French days, has taken the trouble to scan and preserve some VSJ yearbooks from the late 1940s to 1960-61. It’s a stagering amount of work that adds, significantly, to … 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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A chance encounter in Maui..

What are the odds on this one? Brew & D’Annunzio  One of our junior editors, Thomas Brew, reports that he was jogging with his wife, Dawn, on the streets of Kihei, Maui, when he spotted his fellow ’69 alumni Mike … Continue reading

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