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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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The villa, winter of 1952

All: These  photos were forwarded to our offices from our elder brethren who attended the original (ie pre-American) Villa. We were led to believe these photos, showing students sledding near the villa woods, were from 1951, but have been  corrected … Continue reading

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The Willy Boom reunion tour!

Willy Boom, class of 1969 and a resident of the Pacific Northwest, recently traveled East and visited his old classmates, Tedd Smith and Jhon Akers. He and his wife, Marge, sent along these photographs as documentary evidence. — the editors … Continue reading

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réunion anciens 2009!

An update from our brethren.. — Bonjour, Ayant trois nouvelles adresses d’anciens de la Villa St Jean, je me permets d’envoyer cette petite piqure de rappel, concernant notre prochaine réunion des Anciens. Programme : Jeudi soir 03/09/2009  19 h  Rendez-vous … Continue reading

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The villa community, Google & Mr. Obama…

This pitch to the villa alumni group was sent to us by Cliff Thompson, vsj 1967.. In our Fribourg world, neither Mr. Obama nor Google were remotely conceivable.. — the editors — Hi Alumni, I’m writing to inform you of … Continue reading

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Boschert speaks!

All: The context for this is a bit complicated but we thought we’d pass along comments made by Cyril Boschert, who taught at the Villa 40 years ago as Brother Cyril and is fondly remembered by all those associated with … Continue reading

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Turning back the clock..

What might you do differently if you could relive your youth and Villa years? (First, the editors would have taken credit, in some fashion, for a blog in the future. And anticipated the recent market meltdown) But Michael Childs, in … Continue reading

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The Swiss and the president-elect ….

Brian Lawler, 1968 graduate of the Villa and trans-Alpine runner, sends along this link detailing the reaction of the Swiss media to the election victory of Senator Obama. The president-elect is 47, by the way, which means he was a … Continue reading

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A curious excerpt from Villa history…

Thanks to the work of Brian Hedges, villa student in the early ’60s, we continue to learn more about the school’s transformation from a French to American institution. Brian has uncovered and then translated some letters written to him years … Continue reading

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Remembering Scott Wilson, Fribourg 1967

Our blog has received a request from the son of Scott Wilson, who attended the villa for a year — 1967-68, as a junior. Please send his son, Jared — or us — any pictures or even memories you might have of … Continue reading

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