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Writing faculty member Vijay Seshadri wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Writing faculty member Vijay Seshadri has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He received the honor for his “3 Sections,” which the Pulitzer committee described as “a compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia, in a voice that is by turns witty and grave, compassionate and remorseless.” The Wall Street Journal, The Journal News, and a number of other media covered the story.Read more...

Sarah Lawrence faculty and alumni receive Guggenheim Fellowships

Sarah Lawrence College faculty members Victoria Redel and Rachel Cohen and alumni Denise Duhamel MFA ’87, Eva Kittay ’67 and Rashaun Mitchell ’00 have been honored with Guggenheim Fellowships.Read more...

Students in faculty member Ann Heppermann's Writing and Producing Radio Dramas class to take over WGXC airwaves

Students in Writing faculty member Ann Heppermann's Writing and Producing Radio Dramas class will take over the airwaves of WGXC 90.7-FM: Hands-on Radio from 4-6 p.m. on May 10. WGXC is a creative community radio station based in New York’s Greene and Columbia counties.Read more...

Alumna and television news pioneer Barbara Walters profiled in Variety

Alumna Barbara Walters is profiled in an April 8 article in Variety. Walters, who the magazine calls "the woman who shattered the glass ceiling of TV news," announced recently that she will retire next month.Read more...

Students present prize-winning poster at annual Harry C. Allen Chemistry Symposium

Sarah Lawrence science students' poster earns prize at the annual Harry C. Allen Chemistry Symposium at Clark University.Read more...

President Karen Lawrence argues against “false dichotomy” in higher education debate on value

President Karen Lawrence argues that the debate about the value of a college education, pitting preparation for immediate job readiness against abstract long-term gain, is a “false dichotomy.” In an opinion article in The Hechinger Report she calls for higher education institutions to focus on the “critical abilities” that will serve students in the achievement of both their immediate and lifelong goals.Read more...


Starting From Scratch

Sarah Lawrence magazine
Fall 2013

Lost and FoundHas anyone truly started from scratch, other than our cave-dwelling ancestors, perhaps? Every creative endeavor, fledgling business, or personal transformation is built on what came before. But some take the pieces—received ideas, failed experiments, raw materials— and transform them into something unmistakably new. Here we present five remarkable examples of invention and reinvention from the SLC community.

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