Fall 2002: Choices and Transitions: How to Grow Up
The Autumn 2002 issue of Sarah Lawrence Magazine examines the hinges of our lives: those doors we open when moving from one of life's rooms to the next.
Ann Barnet '51, a pediatric neurologist knows that the first years of a baby's experience are critical for his/her brain development – that both nature and nurture account for behavioral tendencies.
Adolescence and early sexuality are explored by SLC psychology faculty member Linwood Lewis and others in a study at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at Columbia University, and a book by Emily White '89 called, "Fast Girls: Teenage Tribes and the Myth of the Slut."
Beverly Fox, SLC's Associate Dean of Studies spends her summer with a fresh reading list: the files of 300 incoming students. Her task is to match them up with the right don, taking the time and care to lay the foundation for an important relationship.
Intrigue; logistics; adversity; negotiations; fundraising. A political campaign? No, it's the wry account, by April Reynolds '97 of planning her wedding.
Stephanie Cooper '65, MFA '76 is a Manhattan attorney practicing entertainment, employment and matrimonial law. She believes in "ethical divorce," steering clients.
Scott Penn, MA '81 In Health Advocacy, has seen a profound improvement in the prognosis for gay men afflicted with AIDS, and with that, a new lease on life that takes nothing for granted.
Die As You've Lived
SLC faculty member and anthropologist Robert R. Desjarlais examines the traditions of a good death in the Yolmo region of Nepal.