Birth of an alumni association — and an independent Targum
Note: J.D. Lasica gave the keynote address at the Targum 25 Gala Dinner in New Brunswick, NJ, on April 1, 2005, celebrating 25 years of Targum independence.
By J.D. Lasica
In many ways, the story of the Targum Alumni Association’s birth is tied inextricably to the paper’s drive for independence. And both came about largely as a result of a seminal journalism convention and alumni reunion held on the Rutgers campus 25 years ago today.
I was chairman of that maddeningly difficult gathering and thus had a pretty good seat as the fast-paced chain of events unfolded during those years. But first, let’s briefly set the stage for our story.