There’s an easy way to pick a fight at Sarah Lawrence College: proclaim yourself a Republican. In 2007, over 85 percent of first-year students identified as either liberal or very liberal, while barely one percent called themselves conservative.
Some people always seem to know what to say. Luckily, eight of them went to Sarah Lawrence—and are willing to share their secrets. No matter where you are (Kazakhstan, anyone?) or how you want to speak out, these alumnae/i offer concrete tips on how to express yourself with passion, precision, and humor.
“When you find your voice, you have command over your tools, your facilities. And Sarah Lawrence gives you the tools to extrapolate from one discipline to another. You should have confidence in that.”
Dining at SLC
Students have been eating in Bates ever since Sarah Lawrence College opened in 1928. But this fall, things are different. For the first time in 38 years, a new company is dishing out the victuals.
"I never really make the thing that I set out to make. It always turns into something else. But the moments after you struggle and something actually comes together in a way that surprises you and it works, that's very rewarding."