I am disappointed on the decision to cancel Reunions. The trajectory of the pandemic, the advent of vaccines, and the injuries of isolation — all suggest that, for those who so choose, the benefits of our annual in-person confab far outweigh the risk. I see little downside to the University for providing the venue for those so inclined.  

It seems, frankly, a timid and legalist decision by committee, unsupported by science, unpopular with alumni, and unworthy of our University’s bold legacy. Could not the University set reasonable ground rules, respect alumni to make their own decisions, and let Reunions occur for those who see the small calculated risk as well worth the anticipated pleasure?

Mellick T. Sykes ’71
San Antonio, Texas