We remember our teacher, Jonathan Swift, who died April 11, 2017.  Jonathan was 84.  He taught at Mumford from 1957-1964, a short time, but he touched the lives of many of us. He was also adjunct faculty at Michigan State University, Wayne State University, and Oakland Community College. Jonathan was a pioneer in Global Education in the United States and, in 1976 became the founding Director of the High School of Global Education in Livonia, Michigan, a position he held until 1997. His most recent position was Director of the Center for International Studies at Madonna University, Livonia, Michigan.  
For over 25 years, for Bloomfield Community Television, he produced and hosted hundreds of episodes of Global Connections, Dining out with Jonathan Swift, and Time out for Opera.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From time to time we plan to highlight one of our classmates, and we need your help.  Below, we are profiling Larry Brilliant.  Please feel free to let us know what you have done, or are doing, and we will pick additional classmates to profile.

Larry Brilliant MD MPH 
has lived his life making a difference

With pride, and for years, Larry has enjoyed telling others about his quest to help others and how he continues to make a difference. The challenges he faced and the long list of world changing colleagues and friends he's assembled make his journey remarkable. His adventures with his wife Girija (nee Elaine Feldman) include the highs of being at the forefront with the World Health Ogranization to defeat smallpox, fighting correctable blindness, fighting for social justice, serving as executive director of Google.org, and worked with President Barack Obama during the Ebola threat and more.  Larry and Girija together from University of Michigan days, have three loved children, Joseph, Iris and of blessed memory Jonathan.

Larry committed to wiriting his story and on October 11 his book

"Sometimes Brilliant" 

became available. Something refreshing: Google Larry's name to enter into his world!  

Senior Picture 

At Post Junior High School Larry was already representing others

Fighting smallpox: Larry and Girija with Czech epidemiologist Dr.V. Janout showing smallpox recognition card

First day at Google as executive director


Larry and Girija at the Taj Mahal

 Larry with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Meeting with Mikhail Gorbachev

To read a letter from Larry and to learn about his new book, Sometimes Brilliant,

CLICK HERE

[If you don't see Larry's post at the top, change the sort order to "View Newest at the top"]

 
 
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Classmate Profiles

Each line and button opens a  live database and if you click on any one of them you'll be amazed at what you can learn.  Try clicking on one of the fields or buttons and share your thoughts with all of us by writing a note in the What's New, Not Much -You? section of our website.

Also, you can honor a classmate that has passed away by sharing a thought. Click on the Rose button or on the line that says "Contains "In Memory" entry: and enter your memory.


 How to use other site features:

New Feature: We have added a way for you to share thoughts, greetings and your story with everyone in the class that wants to listen.

We call it: What's New, Not Much - You? 

Access or input stories or messages directly by clicking here, or from the What's New link located on this Home Page left panel. Better yet, enter a message from the top of your Classmates Profile page [to get there, click on Edit Profile, Member Functions, left column] and the message will appear at the top of the What's New page, and it will also stay on your Profile page. Also, if you enter something on the What's New page, it will also post to your profile page.  Both are a convient way to share a message with any and all classmates. Try it!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When and How do you want to be notified about changes to our Website ? 

Look at the First option in the left menu of Member Functions called Notify Me

Notify Me offers a convenient way of keeping up with what's happening on the site by receiving email notification. You decide when you want to hear from the class.  On the Notify Me page, you select from a variety of options.  Selecting in the "Immediate" column generates email as it is sent to you.  On days there is email you may select the setting to receive email "Once Daily;" this helps reduce the volume of emails you receive on any given day.  Also, you may selectively decide to "Never" receive  certain classes of email.  The choice is yours.  Take the time to look now and fill in each question to best meet your needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some Facts about our Website:

  • We opened the site October 1, 2010  
  • 58,919 classmate hits through 7-9-2015 
  • We have never had a day without a classmate visit
  • In 2014, we've exchanged 384 in site messages and countless off site communications

Scroll down the page, there's more to see.

                               

What does it look like Where you Live? 

Send pictures, we'll credit you and put them here:

Downtown Detroit & Riverwalk Images

by: Arnie Collens

                                             

Good any time of year: the wall at Buddy's Conant & 6 Mile, Detroit

 

 

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When and How do you want to be notified about changes to our Website ? 

Look at the First option in the left menu of Member Functions called Notify Me: 

Notify Me offers a convenient way of keeping up with what's happening on the site by email. You decide when you want to hear from the class. Look at Notify Me, Options you  set in the  "Immediate"column generate email as it is sent to you. On days there is email you may select the setting to receive email "Once Daily",  this helps reduce the volume of emails you receive on any given day. You may selectively decide to "Never" receive  certain classes of email. The choice is yours. Take the time to look now and fill in each question to best meet your needs.

 

Now Gone - Our Mumford remains a reflection within the New Building.   

 

 

 

Visit our MUMFORD TODAY Photo Gallery to see images of the demolition on 7/24/2012 [Out with the Old] and some photos of the new building [In with the New].

 

 

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NoteIf you are a class member who has not yet joined the website, find your name in the list on the CLASSMATE PROFILES page in the left grey column, click it and register.

 

              Send Your Pictures to our PHOTO SECTION (<-- click to go to photos).

 

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To update your PROFILE information, please click on CLASSMATE PROFILES, here or in the gray column to the left.  Then, find your name in the list of classmates, and click on your name.  During the update, you will have the opportunity to determine how much of your information you want available to the public [anyone who visits the site] and how much you want restricted to class members who are logged in.  Some thoughts with regards to . . .

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When adding your PROFILE information be sure to update the following fields:

1.  PROFILE VISIBILITY:   We URGE you to CHECK this box. Leaving this box unchecked will allow ALL persons (members and non-members) to see portions of your profile.  Checking this box will secure your data so that ONLY members can view this. 

2.  CONTACT DETAILS This box should be UNCHECKED if you do not want your address and phone numbers visible on this site.

 

 

 

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