Inside Westlands Gate
For her February talk in Reisinger, Beverly Tatum didn’t park behind a podium. Instead, she had the microphone in hand and moved freely across the stage. By removing the barrier between herself and her audience, Tatumï¿½who is president of historically black Spelman College, and a clinical psychologistï¿½created the perfect metaphor for her approach of encouraging dialogue about race and diversity.
NSF Grants Power Research
Over the last three years, nearly a dozen Sarah Lawrence students have spent the summer or academic year as research assistants to biology faculty member Drew Cressman, in an ongoing study of a protein crucial to immune system responses. A 2002 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded the project, and in January, Cressman applied for a renewal, which would support the project for an additional three years.
Women's Softball Goes Legit
Two years ago, the women’s softball squad at Sarah Lawrence practiced twice a week, wrapping up the spring with a scrimmage against members of the College staff. Last year, a more formalized team met three times weekly, testing itself in seven games against area colleges. Finally, in 2005, Sarah Lawrence softball went legit, joining the Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference (HVWAC) and playing its home games on a brand new field sculpted out of Marshall Field lawn.
Feeding Empty Bellies
Day in and day out, a group of Sarah Lawrence students makes the rounds, picking up leftovers from Bronxville establishments. But the food doesn’t end up at campus parties or as fuel for wee-hours conference paper sessions.
What They Said
Amy Paulin, David Berman, Angelia Means, and Edmundo Desnoes spoke at Sarah Lawrence