Braves, bands, & a new "B"

Homecoming and Parents’ Weekend 2011 was a mix of old and new traditions. Created by BILL HARDIN ’50, a new “B” atop Bradley Hall was lighted on Wednesday night to kick off the festivities. An action-packed weekend followed, including Friday’s bonfire and pep rally leading up to Saturday’s 5K race, reunions, multicultural festival, tailgate party and soccer victory, and, of course, Avanti’s gondolas. A chat with President Glasser, a chat with Geno Ford, and a concert by the band Taking Back Sunday were also offered. The real star of the show, though, was the dedication of the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center.

— Photography by Duane Zehr, Daryl Wilson, and Ethan Zentz ’13