THE GOLDEN CLASS OF 1955
At dinner in Manhattan, members of the Class of '55 dined with a few guests: (Back row, from left) Joan Lichtenstul Rich, Marian Pack Howard, Luba Byman Staller, Harris and Sharon Udren Chaiklin, and Joan Berry Waite; (Front row, from left) Betsy Kalish '77 and her mom Beth Isaacs Kalish-Weiss, Salty Padawer Loeb and Dr. Laurence Loeb, and Barbara Evans Bisgyer Cohn.
A record 559 alumnae/i and their guests returned to Sarah Lawrence for Reunion 2005 in June, drawn by events that included an alumnae/i art exhibit in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center; an open-mic night for alumnae/i writers; and a special tribute to former writing faculty member Joseph Papaleo '49, which accompanied the traditional Service of Remembrance. Alums raved about "Filmmaking and the Digital Age," a seminar held in the visual arts center's Film Viewing Room, and an in-depth look at the College's donning/conference system in the Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre; they breakfasted with the president, dined with classmates and danced the night away at Loft 11 in midtown Manhattan. Six alumnae/i received citations for achievement or service, while a special Archives exhibit, "SLC under Fire: The Attacks on Creative Freedom During the McCarthy Era," relived a controversial period in Sarah Lawrence history. All told, a weekend well spent, with more pleasures in store for 2006.