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Fulfilling Requests Large and Small For 20 Years
It's the week after Thanksgiving, and John Neary, C'71, is very, very tired. This is the busiest time of the year for him, he explains, as head concierge at The Carlyle hotel on Manhattan's Upper East Side. "Everybody wants to go to New York to buy Christmas stuff." And at the elegant Carlyle, where rooms start at $355 a night, guests expect -- and receive -- top-notch concierge service.
When Willow Bay, C'85, was a 15 -- year -- old high school student, she wanted to be a journalist and decided to interview with Seventeen magazine for an editorial internship. After she arrived at the magazine's offices, however, she was directed to a modeling agency. In no time at all, rather than writing for the magazine, Bay found herself on its cover.
To keep in touch with classmates, some alumni travel great distances to attend college reunions and homecomings. Residents of One Columbus Place need only walk into their lobby. The apartment complex on Manhattan's Upper West Side is home to some three dozen members of Wharton's Class of '97.
Marshal H. Larrabee II
In 1932, just a year after he graduated from Wharton, Marshal H. Larrabee II's banking career derailed when he suddenly collapsed and was diagnosed with tuberculosis. But for Larrabee, now age 90, that devastating illness led to a successful vocation he never would have predicted -- making toy trains.
From now on, there will be no confusing Penn's alumni association with any other. On January 1, the General Alumni Society officially became the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Society, or UPAS..
Fugitive Remains in France
Efforts to extradite Ira Einhorn, C'61, to the United States to serve a life sentence for a 1977 murder have so far met with a firm "non" from French authorities.
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