Just a thought: would 'graduating together' necessarily mean having to be the same age? I wouldn't have thought so.
Almost unrelated -- how are you figuring the years for Tolwyn in your .sig? He's 21 at the start of Action Stations (on 2634.089), so shouldn't he be born in 2613?
I'm less interested in everything else in the thread except this one line.
How is Tolwyn's birthdate in anyway related to anything said here? I can guess, but I'm not sure I post my speculation here.
And while we're on this subject, is there any conclusive evidence that Jefferson actually said it? I remember there being some controversy over that, and Wikiquote claims it as "misattributed."