#ThrowbackThursday: ’64, Squarely Aware

During May, our Throwback Thursday posts have been highlighting some of this year’s major-reunion classes. Our series concludes with the Class of 1964. Happy reuning!

Class numerals are a part of who you are — in PAW, at least, where every alumni name comes with digits attached — and class logos and reunion themes often build on the numbers. Think, for example, of the Class of 1969’s yin and yang logo or the Class of 2006’s “’06 Feet Under” reunion (a great excuse to do the Thriller dance en masse).

(Credits, clockwise from left: Beverly Schaefer; Larry French/PAW Archives; Class of 1964)

(Credits, clockwise from left: Beverly Schaefer; Larry French/PAW Archives; Class of 1964)

For the Class of ’64, being a perfect square was at the root a clever image — the square-root-of-64 eight-ball — that has been a consistent presence for five decades, from the class’s beer-jacket design to its 50th-reunion logo. As Huey Lewis once sang, it’s hip to be square.

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