Five alumnae of Sarah Lawrence College were awarded citations for achievement and service during the College's reunion, June 6–8. Tina Howe '59, a noted playwright, Ingrid Sischy '73, an acclaimed editor, and Barbara Taylor Bowman '50, a pioneer in early childhood education, were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments, while Anne Beane Rudman '67 and Molly Caldwell '93 were recognized for extraordinary service to the College. The honored alumnae were nominated by their classmates.
profiles the careers and lives of the three Emanuel brothers, Zeke, Ari, and Rahm Emanuel ’81, the Illinois Congressman.
features toy theater at the International Toy Theater Festival, including “Duncan, Part One, or the Boy with a Bird in his Heart” by Hunter Kaczorowski '07.
The dance listings section of lists “Dancing Divas” as a highlight of the La Mama Moves! Festival, stating “the real interest of [the] program is the must-see starry lineup of female choreographers” including Sara Rudner, director of the College’s dance program, and Pam Tanowitz ’98.
“Positions–The All Star Variation,” by Sara Rudner, director of the College’s Dance Program, was reviewed by during “Dancing Divas”, part of the La MaMa Moves! Festival.
Current student Mikal Shapiro talks with the about her solo album “The Crow, the Lark & the Loon” and the friends that helped her along the way.
In a op-ed, Human Genetics faculty member Laura Hercher praises a new federal law banning discrimination in employment and health care on the basis of genetic information, thus opening new doors to the promise of personalized medicine. However, Hercher cautions, work still needs to be done to put tools for the appropriate use of genetic information into place.
Lorayne Carbon, Director of the Early Childhood Center, is quoted in the about the relevance of homework in preschool, which has recently become the norm.
Sophomores Douglas McGinness, Jessica Friedman, and Michael Donatich were interviewed by 's Carol Anne Riddell about being roommates in a story on all gender housing. Dean Allen Green provided the background to the College's policy, one of about two dozen nationwide, that allows male and female students to share a room.
John Hill of Bronxville, N.Y., has been elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of Sarah Lawrence College, it was announced today. Hill succeeds Robert Riggs, also of Bronxville, who has chaired the Board for the last four years.
Hill, founder and vice-chairman of First Reserve Corporation, a private equity buyout firm, has been a member of the Board for the past six years, chairing the investment committee and participating in the executive and finance committees.
The of Augusta, GA profiles Rachel Stolzman ’96 on the debut of her new novel The Sign for Drowning.
Marisa de los Santos MFA ’90, talks to the about her novel, Belong to Me, which debuted at No. 5 on the New York Times best seller’s list.
W. Ian Lipkin ’74, a world renowned scientist, acknowledges his Sarah Lawrence College education as helping to equip him intellectually for the work he does. In his 2000 Commencement address to Sarah Lawrence’s graduating class, he referred to his liberal arts studies: “Many of the concepts I now use daily in molecular biology and neuroscience are rooted in lessons learned by reading Hegel, Levi-Strauss, and Thomas Kuhn.” Lipkin is featured in the Spring ’08 issue of (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health) Discovery News as “among the notable infectious diseases investigators in a remarkable generation of discovery.”
profiles David Lindsay-Abaire ’92, named the winner of the 18th Annual Ed Kleban Award as America's most promising musical theatre lyricist.
Suzanne W. Wright '98 has been named to Time magazine's list of . She and her husband, Bob, are featured in the Heroes & Pioneers section for their work in raising awareness about autism and greatly expanding the research into its causes and treatment. Wright .
The International Conference on Romanticism has awarded Russian faculty member Melissa Frazier the 2007 Jean-Pierre Barricelli Prize for the year’s best work in Romanticism studies for her book, Romantic Encounters: Writers, Readers and the Library for Reading (Stanford University Press, 2007).
profiles alumna Carly Simon, whose career as a talented musician is written about in a new book, Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and the Journey of a Generation.
Sarah Lawrence College features in Audition, a new memoir by alumna Barbara Walters in which she talks about her tough adolescence, college years and her remarkable career. Articles in the , , and are among the extensive media coverage the book is receiving.
In a recent article, dance critic Alastair Macaulay extols the director of the College’s dance program, Sara Rudner, as a dance legend.
The Sarah Lawrence College Chamber Choir and Women’s Vocal Ensemble will perform works by Handel, Fauré, Copland, spirituals and folk songs conducted by Patrick Romano. The concert is free and open to the public, and it will take place on Sunday, May 11 at 5 p.m. in Reisinger Concert Hall. Organizers hope the public will consider the concert as an enjoyable way to celebrate Mother’s Day. For more information please call (914) 395-2412.
Acclaimed actress Jessica Lange is the speaker for Sarah Lawrence College’s 79th Commencement taking place on Westlands lawn on May 23 at 10 a.m. She will address the 310 graduating seniors, who will receive the bachelor’s of arts in liberal arts degree, 125 graduate students receiving their master’s degrees, and their families.
Holly Robinson Peete '86 is featured on the show News and Notes. She discusses her new book, Book of Life: Making Your Best Days, with host Farai Chideya, as well as raising a child with autism, and the HollyRod Foundation, which she and husband, Rodney Peete, founded to improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease.
reports, “Just in time for graduation season, best-selling author Ann Patchett's 2006 commencement address at Sarah Lawrence College has been turned into an inspirational book.”
Fawaz Gerges, holder of The Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs discusses the Middle East in a wide-ranging interview in the English edition of , the leading Arabic international daily.
Jessica Lockard ’08 and Justin Butler ’10 will have opportunities to pursue work in their areas of interest having successfully competed for two prestigious awards.
Publisher’s Weekly profiles Joan Silber ’67 and her new book . In Size, Silber traces a path around the world connecting disparate times and spaces including 1920s Thailand, 1940s Sicily, and present-day Indiana.
The largest free poetry festival in the east, the fifth annual Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival, will be held Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27. Organized entirely by students, the Festival will feature readings by more than forty poets including Ron Padgett, Sage Francis, Sonia Sanchez, Bob Hicok, Carl Phillips, and Mei-mei Berssenbrugge. All readings will take place on the Sarah Lawrence Campus, a short train ride from Manhattan, in either the Heimbold Visual Arts Center or the Slonim Graduate House. The festival is co-sponsored by Poets & Writers Magazine, with support from the New York State Council for the Arts. Free shuttles will run from the Bronxville train station and free parking is available. Please visit the for a detailed schedule. For more information, please call (914) 395-2412.
Four-time Tony-nominee and Sarah Lawrence College alumna Tovah Feldshuh will recreate her award-winning performance as Golda Meir in "Golda's Balcony" when the acclaimed William Gibson play comes to the College's Reisinger Auditorium for six performances May 29 through June 1.
Directed by Scott Schwartz, "Golda's Balcony" is a portrait of the indomitable Meir, the Milwaukee school teacher who became Prime Minister of Israel in 1969. From the pogroms of Russia to the halls of the Knesset, Meir's life—and the play—encapsulates the dramatic story of Israel in the 20th Century. Following the performances at Sarah Lawrence, Ms. Feldshuh will debut "Golda's Balcony" in London at the Shaw Theatre for a limited run, beginning June 7.
profiles Progressive Soul newcomer Maiysha Simpson ’97, and her debut album “This Much Is True.”
Fawaz Gerges, holder of The Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, provides his analysis on the Crocker and Petraeus testimony in Congress on the on National Public Radio.
Stacey Ahern, class of '08, died on March 20 in Bronxville at the age of 29. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 30, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Heimbold Auditorium, and a tribute remembering and celebrating Stacey will be held from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Anyone wishing to share their memories of Stacey are welcome to do so during the tribute. For more information, contact College Events (914) 395-2412 or .
(Black Professionals and Small Business Magazine) profiles alumna and College Trustee Sonia Reese, selected as one of “25 Influential Black Women in Business” by the magazine.
Literature Professor Nicolaus Mills writes in (Australia) about the Marshall Plan and what its principles could mean for today’s foreign policy, 60 years after “the most important foreign aid undertaking in modern American history” was signed by President Truman. Mills is author of the upcoming book, Winning the Peace: The Marshall Plan and America's Coming of Age as a Superpower.
Fawaz Gerges, holder of The Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, is quoted in recent articles in , , , and the .
Caroline Lieber, MS '80, Director of Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics, says in an article on that people who decide to have their DNA tested should “work with genetics professionals who can walk them through it and explain what the results mean.”
Guest Faculty Thomas Lux sits down with to discuss what he enjoys most about teaching, what he is currently reading, and why people should read poetry.
Diana Jones ’84 talks to the about the inspiration behind the songs on her new album “Better Times Will Come,” to be released in June.
, a trade publication that "reports on the news, deals, trends and personnel moves shaping the consumer magazine publishing industry" features an article on alumna Ingrid Sischy '73, who departs as editor-in-chief of Interview magazine (which includes her final interview, with Madonna) to become international editor of Vanity Fair's Italian and German editions. (Subscription only)
"Preparing Students to Live with Curiosity": President Karen Lawrence talks about challenges and opportunities in .
Literature Professor Nick Mills, in a , provides his perspective on Barack Obama’s recent speech on racial unity.
Rosamond Bernier ’38, the "world’s most glamorous lecturer on art and high culture," gave her final lecture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on March 13th, as described in .
Acclaimed poet Jean Valentine, who spent the majority of her teaching life at Sarah Lawrence College, has been named New York State Poet for 2008–2010. She was also awarded the New York State Walt Whitman Citation of Merit for Poets, as announced by the New York State Writers Institute.
reports on a new FOX television series, Canterbury’s Law, starring Julianna Margulies ’89 as a defense attorney.
Ann Patchett ’85 sits down with the to talk about her books, Bel Canto and Run (her most recent) and the power of female friendship.
In his review of “Starting Out in the Evening,” New York Times film critic A.O. Scott referred to the book on which it is based as a “near-perfect novel.” The author, SLC Writing faculty member and alumnus Brian Morton, will be joined by the film’s director Andrew Wagner, his co-screenwriter Fred Parnes, and actress Lili Taylor in a program presented by the College’s Friends of the Library on Friday, March 14. A panel discussion with the author and actors will begin at 7 p.m. following a screening of the film at 4:30 p.m. The program will be held in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center and will be moderated by Film history faculty member Malcolm Turvey.
In an interview with Tampa Bay's , Gabriel Vaughan ’00 talks about playing Hamlet, the role all actors dream about.
magazine profiles Georgette Bruenner MS ’07, and lists her job as Genetics Counselor as one of the best ten jobs for midlife women.
Literature faculty member Nick Mills writes on the fallout of the Texas and Ohio Democratic primaries in magazine online.
Barbara Schecter, psychology faculty member and Director of the graduate program in Child Development was quoted in a story on "tomboys," based on her letter to the editor of the New York Times about the term used to describe the star of Juno. The story also received attention from a .
An article in the highlights the College’s Dance Outreach Program at the Enrico Fermi School for the Performing Arts in Yonkers.
Courtney Hunt ’86 talks to about her new movie Frozen River, which recently won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, the most prestigious award given at Robert Redford's annual celebration of independent films.
A article notes that Women’s History Week, the precursor to Women’s History Month, originated at Sarah Lawrence College.
Mark Campbell ’98 joins the ensemble cast of "Mamma Mia!" as the Broadway smash returns to Omaha, NE for the third time, as reported by the .
The musical work of Sarah Lawrence College students and faculty will be included in a Carnegie Hall concert “Pre-Raphaelite II,” presented by the Cygnus Ensemble, the College’s ensemble-in-residence, on March 8 at 8:30 p.m. in the Weill Recital Hall.
Alumna Alice Brock ‘62, of "Alice's Restaurant" fame in the 1966 Arlo Guthrie anti-war song, talks about art, religion, collecting rocks, and being a restaurant owner in a recent article.
In a letter to the editor of the Barbara Schecter, Director of the Graduate Program in Child Development at Sarah Lawrence College, voices concern about the word “tomboy” in describing the actress Ellen Page, star of Juno.
Ellen Page, nominated for Best Actress for her role in Juno in this year’s recent Academy Awards, talks about her friends at Sarah Lawrence and that “she often muses about enrolling” in an article written by Ginny Chien of the .
An exhibition of watercolors by Frederick Wong will be exhibited in the gallery of the Esther Raushenbush Library at Sarah Lawrence College from March 30 – May 2.
A Women’s History Month Conference entitled, Black Power, Black Feminism: Black Women’s Activism and Development of Womanist/Feminist Consciousness in the Era of Black Power will be held at Sarah Lawrence College on March 7 and 8. The keynote speaker will be Chana Kai Lee, author of For Freedom’s Sake: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer.
Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce “Meadowlands”, an exhibition of photography by Joshua Lutz. On view at the Heimbold Visual Art Center’s Barbara Walters Gallery, it is free and open to the Public. For more information please call 914-395- 2355 or e-mail .
Sarah Lawrence College will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights on Wednesday, February 27 at 5 p.m. in the Esther Raushenbush Library. Two distinguished experts on international law, Professor Tai-Heng Cheng, and Dr. Angelia Means will discuss the way the discourse of human rights has evolved since it was adopted 60 years ago, as well as a series of related issues. Questions about whether the limited institutional enforcement of the charter has undermined its effectiveness and whether human rights should be understood to include cultural or social rights will be addressed.
Faculty member Nick Mills writes stirringly in magazine online about the interdependent black and white forces that brought about the 1964 Civil Rights Act from JFK's 1963 speech following federal intervention that allowed two black students to enroll at the University of Alabama, to the momentum generated by Martin Luther King, the grassroots work of SNCC's Bob Moses and others, to the legislation stewarded by Lyndon Johnson.
One of the nation’s leading experts on climate change, Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone, president of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), will outline ways to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and other mitigation strategies, such as geoengineering, in an appearance at Sarah Lawrence College.
The Margaret Hopping Music Fund at Sarah Lawrence College has been established thanks to a $225,000 bequest by a member of one of the first families to live in Bronxville, Margaret Hopping, who died shortly before her 100th birthday last year. The gift will be celebrated at an upcoming concert this spring.
History faculty member LaShonda Barnett talks about the research behind her new book I Got Thunder: Black Women Songwriters on Their Craft in the . Listen to what LaShonda learned from her book in a interview.
The artistry of the legendary Trisha Brown, considered to be the most widely acclaimed choreographer to emerge from the postmodern era, is being shared with students and local residents in Yonkers by the Sarah Lawrence College Dance Program.
The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy, written by Robert LeLeux ’03, has been widely reviewed including in and the .
On January 30 and 31, 2008, Sarah Lawrence College will participate in Focus the Nation, joining over 1,000 colleges and universities around the country in an unprecedented national teach-in on solutions to global warming.
Caroline Lieber, MS '80, Director of the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics, gives her analysis of new direct-to-consumer genetic testing services on .
JJ Abrams '88, director of the new movie Cloverfield, is featured in .
Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce “CARL”, an installation by Analia Segal. On view at the Heimbold Visual Art Center’s Barbara Walters Gallery, it is free and open to the public. For more information please call 914-395- 2355 or e-mail .
The artist Anne-Marie Levine will exhibit her work in a show called "Sex, Death, Abstraction: Selected Work, 2004-2007" at Sarah Lawrence College Library from February 2 to March 3, 2008.
Fawaz Gerges, holder of The Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, talks with National Public Radio’s Madeleine Brand about President Bush’s recent visit to Kuwait. .
Joanna Heimbold '85, M.S. Ed. '90 has been elected to the board of trustees of the Westport Country Playhouse, of which Joanne Woodward '90 is Co-Artistic Director, as reported on .
Politics faculty member David Peritz discussed civil rights with State Senator Jeff Klein on WVOX-AM in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The program, which included Louise Mirrer, President of the New York Historical Society, and Democratic County Election Commissioner Reginald La-Fayette, can be heard on the . A second radio program on WVOX with Professor Peritz is available as an .
Electronic music is a central component of the music curriculum at Sarah Lawrence as well as in other schools. The featured SLC students and faculty member John Yannelli in an article about the integration of electronic and traditional music: Watch the .
Laurence F. Whittemore, a valued, longtime member of the Board of Trustees, and since 2000 Honorary Trustee, died on December 24 at the age of 78, following complications resulting from a fall.
Joshua Muldavin, Geography faculty member, currently doing research in China, writes about the West’s share of responsibility for the environmental destruction caused by China’s global economic integration in an op-ed published in the and the South China Morning Post.
Writing faculty member and alumnus Brian Morton ‘78 is interviewed in about his acclaimed novel Starting Out in the Evening, which has been made into a newly released movie starring Frank Langella.
Elizabeth Atkins, who graduated from the College in May, died on November 19 after a struggle with brain cancer, diagnosed during her junior year. Her courage and persistence were evident at her commencement. She will be missed by all who knew her. Obituaries were published in the and the .
The December issue of Scientific American features a story by Laura Hercher, faculty member in the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College, probing the growing business of direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Hercher focuses the article on “nutrigenetics:” a new industry offering what they bill as personalized nutritional advice based on the results of a genetic test combined with a lifestyle questionnaire. But Hercher cautions that commerce may be running ahead of science, stating that “the commercialization of gene detection technology has occurred before scientists have developed an adequate understanding of how particular genes contribute to health and disease.”
Literature faculty member Nick Mills reviews an exhibit of photographs called "Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq" by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders in the current online edition of magazine. Focusing on three of the 13 images, currently on display at the Steven Kasher Gallery in New York through December 22, Mills concludes: "... when it comes to arguing that the time has come to bring the Iraq War to a close, nobody has made the case in a way more likely to convince the undecided than Greenfield-Sanders. His visual politics forecloses debate."
Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce “Smells Like English Boxwood”, a solo exhibition of animation and watercolors by Jennifer Levonian. On view at the Heimbold Visual Art Center’s Barbara Walters Gallery, it is free and open to the Public. For more information please call 914-395- 2355 or e-mail .
Seventeen Yonkers high school students will have an opportunity to read from their original writing at an awards program at Sarah Lawrence College at 7 p.m. on November 13. The students are being honored for their Fulbright Association-sponsored participation in a week-long writing workshop held at the College in July.
A go-to place for the growing needs of seniors for information and help related to health care is being established through collaboration between Sarah Lawrence College’s , the Westchester Library System, the County’s Department of Senior Programs and Services, the Medicare Rights Center and the Yonkers Public Library. The partnership will make it possible for older adults and their families to access reliable health care information, including on-line information, receive one-on-one counseling, address health care and insurance questions and learn to act as their own health advocates.
aired an essay by Bianca Butler ’10, in which she describes her initial culture shock as a first year student at Sarah Lawrence.
Raymond Seidelman, member of the Sarah Lawrence College politics faculty for 25 years, died October 30 from complications due to cancer. A teacher devoted to his students and colleagues, he will be remembered for his passionate commitment to democracy and to social justice. In a message to the College community, Pauline Watts, Dean of the College said: “Ray fought fiercely, eloquently, and practically for human rights, locally and nationally.”
Jane Marvel Cooper, poet, Professor and Poet-in-Residence Emerita at Sarah Lawrence College, died peacefully at Pennswood Village, Newtown, P.A., on October 26th from complications due to Parkinson's Disease.
Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce “Love Cliché”, a solo exhibition of mixed media, painting, and collage by Modou Dieng. On view at the Heimbold Visual Art Center’s Barbara Walters Gallery, it is free and open to the Public. For more information please call 914-395- 2355 or e-mail email@example.com.
Winners of the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize, a $3,000 award, as well as other distinguished poets will read from their work at Sarah Lawrence College on October 30 at 7 p.m. in the Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre.
The nascent profession of health advocacy for which Sarah Lawrence has the first and only master's degree program in the country is discussed in a front page article in the .
Fawaz Gerges, holder of The Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, reviews three books — Suicide Bombers in Iraq: The Strategy and Ideology Of Martyrdom By Mohammed M. Hafez, A Poisonous Affair: America Iraq, and the Gassing of Halabja By Joost R. Hiltermann and Merchant of Death: Money, Guns, Planes, and the Man Who Makes War Possible by Douglas Farah and Stephen Braun in the . The review addresses the question "How much of the war on terror is 'blowback' from U.S. policies?"
In a tribute to College alumna Jean Baker Miller (1927 – 2006), a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who had a profound effect on the way today’s psychology views women, leading voices in the field Carol Gilligan and Judith Jordan will present a lecture on the late author of the seminal work, Toward a New Psychology of Women, in the Donnelley Lecture Hall of the Heimbold Visual Arts Center at Sarah Lawrence College on Wednesday, October 24 at 4 p.m.
An exhibit of watercolors by Ellen Hopkins Fountain, of Ardsley, will be exhibited in the Esther Raushenbush Library Gallery at Sarah Lawrence College from Saturday, October 13, through Saturday, December 15. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, October 14 from 2 – 4 p.m. “Double Vision,” a series of 25 watercolor paintings of landscapes, both representational and abstract, is open to the public during regular library hours. For more information, please call 914-395-2470.
Carolyn Brown, dancer and author of Chance and Circumstance: Twenty Years with Cage and Cunningham, will join members of the Sarah Lawrence College dance, music, art history, and writing faculty on Monday, October 15 at 3:45 p.m. in the Bessie Schonberg Dance Theatre. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the inaugural year of Sarah Lawrence College’s tenth president, Karen R. Lawrence. It includes a dance performance by the Cunningham Repertory Understudy Group and will conclude with screenings of “Merce Cunningham—A Lifetime of Dance” by Charles Atlas and “Cage/Cunningham” by Elliot Caplan.
Joan Countryman ’62, recently returned from helping Oprah Winfrey establish an academy for girls in Johannesburg, South Africa, has agreed to serve as interim head of the Atlanta Girls School. Countryman has been praised as a world-class educator for her work as head of the all girls Lincoln School in Providence, R.I., for many years, reports the .
Faculty members Marvin Frankel, psychology, and Nicolaus Mills, literature, discuss baseball, Alex Rodriguez, and Barry Bonds in an opinion piece in Newsday.
Karen R. Lawrence will be inaugurated as tenth president of Sarah Lawrence College on Friday, October 5, 2007, on the College’s campus in Yonkers, N.Y. near the Village of Bronxville. Delegates representing 78 colleges and universities, including seven sitting presidents, will join more than 1,000 members of the College community, alumnae/i, and guests to celebrate the occasion.
Sarah Lawrence College presents a panel on dance/movement therapy, the psychotherapeutic use of movement and dance,entitled SLC to Dance/Movement Therapy: Why Are We Here? The panel discussion, hosted by the College’s dance program, isan opportunity for students and guests to learn about a dance-related profession in which several former dance students are making major contributions. The program will be held on Monday, September 24 from 3:45 – 5:15 p.m. in the College’s Bessie Schonberg Dance Theater. The panel will be led by Cathy Appel, class of ’80, and will include Deborah Thomas ’49, Sharon Chaiklin ’55, Linni Deihl ’62, Mimi Leeds ’78 and Theodora Thatcher ’78. A reception with the panelists follows.
The current issue of includes an article by faculty member Nicolaus Mills comparing the decision the U.S. must make in Iraq to that of Great Britain in India 60 years ago.
Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce “even”, a solo exhibition of paintings by Angela Fraleigh. On view at the Heimbold Visual Art Center’s Barbara Walters Gallery, it is free and open to the public. For more information please call (914) 395- 2355 or e-mail .
The 2007-2008 academic year kicked off Saturday, September 1, as new students arrived on campus. The 367 first-year students were chosen from 2,808 applicants, the largest pool in the College’s history, with an admit rate of 45% and average GPAs of 3.6. They hail from 38 states and 15 countries–Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, Pakistan, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
The new edition of U.S. News & World Report’s annual college rankings lists Sarah Lawrence College and 17 other liberal arts colleges in a new category labeled “unranked.” This classification, not used previously for liberal arts colleges, includes institutions that do not consider SAT or ACT scores, as in the case of SLC, and schools for which there were insufficient responses to the peer assessment survey as well as other unrelated criteria.
Indianapolis social studies teacher Deborah Hejl MA ’76, describes her week as a House fellow in Washington D.C. for the Indianapolis Star.
Musician Christopher Roush ’08 was profiled in the for his upcoming performance at the Park Theater in Hayward, Wisconsin.
Melinda Yeomans MFA ’96, now working on a doctoral degree at the speech and communications department of Southern Illinois University, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Scholarship reports .
Ivanna Yi MFA ’09 has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. student scholarship to South Korea in creative writing, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently. Yi is one of over 1,300 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2007-2008 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.
Marjory Sweet '08 co-writes "Local Bites: An eclectic guide to Mid-coast region's eateries," a series of weekly restaurant reviews for in Maine.
"The Foxhole Manifesto", a poetry/animation collaboration between faculty member Jeffrey McDaniel '90 and Nick Fox-Gieg has been seen by over 18,000 people on . The short is described as "whip-smart experimental animation" by in England.
Lauren Powledge ’07 comments on her love of riding in .
Sarah Lawrence College-for three decades a leader in health advocacy and human genetics master’s level education-offers a pioneering Applied Research Ethics (ARE) Certificate Program designed for healthcare professionals who seek career change and advancement.
Three students working under the guidance of biology faculty member Leah Olson completed a ten-week research project attempting to identify differences in brain structure between two competing species of tube blenny, small fish commonly found in coral reefs. The group was one of seven participating in The Division of Science and Mathematics’ Summer Undergraduate Research Program, now in its sixth year.
Dr. Joe Ross has been named Head Coach of Men's Basketball at Sarah Lawrence College. The team joins the Hudson Valley Athletic Conference after six years as an independent.
The reports the India tour of To the Death of My Own Family, a one-woman play starring Farah Bala MFA '03.
An obituary in The Brattleboro Reformer remembers Lillian Farber MA ’66, a former dean of student services at Sarah Lawrence, known for donating time and money to countless art, educational and social service institutions in her community.
Sarah Merchlewitz '07, a community columnist for the , reflects on the television program "Chic-A-Go-Go."
Artist and environmental advocate Josie Merck ’69 talks about her work exhibited at in Block Island, New Jersey.
Barbara Probst Solomon, a member of the Graduate Writing Program faculty, received the United Nations/Women Together Award this past May at the United Nations. The honor seeks to pay tribute to eight women who "share a dedication to stand out in their individual activities, a commitment to their work, and a devotion to making the world a better place. Their efforts have made them symbols, icons and examples to the women of this century, giving hope for the future and creating a legacy for the next generations." Joining Solomon in receiving this year's award were: Artist Louise Bourgeois, Spanish television journalist Rosa Maria Calaf, Iranian lawyer Shirin Ebadi, Spanish economist Isabel Estapé, theatrical and television producer Francine LeFrak, Wangari Maathal the first African woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize, and Vasundhara Raje, the first woman Chief Minister of the State of Rajastan.
Karen R. Lawrence has assumed the presidency of Sarah Lawrence College widely know for its rigorous, progressive liberal arts and sciences educational program. She succeeds Michele Tolela Myers, who retired on August 1, as the College’s tenth president. Her inauguration will take place October 5, 2007.
Professor of Poetry Jeffrey McDaniel ’90 performs at "The Drums Inside Your Chest," a Slam Poetry event in Los Angeles to benefit the American Heart Association.
Caroline Lieber, MS '80, Director of the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College, spoke about genetic testing and the role of the genetic counselor with Timberly Whitfield on the Hallmark Channel's show .
Cassandra Medley, theatre faculty and playwright-in-residence at New Voices for the Theater in Virginia, discusses how she encourages students to produce the best work they can with the .
An essay by Nicolaus Mills, literature faculty, on what FDR and Elizabeth Edwards have in common can be found on Web site.
Health Advocacy Program graduate Omega Okello MA ’04 is pursuing her calling as a musician, aimed to release three multi-genre albums spanning jazz, world music, and praise and worship in 2008. The full story can be accessed from .
Abby Felder ’04, camp leader of a weeklong puppetry camp for elementary school students, comments on the discipline and shares instructions on how to make your own rod puppet in The Charlotte Observer.
History faculty member Fawaz Gerges, who has been conducting extensive research in the Middle East as a Carnegie Scholar, explains challenges in the region to al-Qaeda in a article. (Free registration required to read article)
What Now for Diversity? Literature and American Studies faculty member Nicolaus Mills examines the recent Supreme Court ruling prohibiting the explicit use of race to achieve diversity, and notes that income-based plans were not cited in the decision and remain unchallenged and untested in a opinion article.
reviews Down For You, the debut album of vocalist Darby Dizard ’77.
Jennifer Cipri ’07 spoke at a recognition ceremony for students who completed the Home Instruction and Alternative Routes to Success (ARTS) program. Read more on The Stamford Advocate Web site.
Jeremy Olshan ’96 writes about the process of in-vitro fertilization on his blog, Mechanical Reproduction, hosted by .
profiles incoming president Karen R. Lawrence.
“Red Without Blue,” the family portrait documentary starring Clair Farley ’06 and her twin brother Mark, is gaining popularity in the film festival circuit. Read a review by .
Sarah Lawrence College plans to work with national educational organizations in developing a common format to share information with prospective students and their families to use in the college search process, a step resulting from meetings June 18-19 of the Annapolis Group (AG) of leading national liberal arts colleges. “We believe in accountability and openness, and that the public has a right to solid and reliable information about the important decisions involved in choosing a college,” said President Michele Tolela Myers.
In her latest column for the , Sarah Merchlewitz ’07 describes her discovery of making a difference through the practice of microfinance.
Psychology professor Linwood Lewis talks about parents, children and money in an article in The Journal News on Father’s Day.
Genetic counselor Flavia Facio MS ‘01, explains the goals of a study exploring the challenges facing individualized gene sequencing in a clinical research setting, in which she is lead associate investigator. The study, called ClinSeq, is described in detail on the .
A coordinator of the Right-to-Write program while at Sarah Lawrence, Jennifer Wallace MFA ’98, continues to share her craft with ex-offenders re-entering society in a Baltimore workshop profiled on .
Lesley Gore ’68 discusses her new album, today’s teen stars, fan mail and her favorite song with the South Bend Tribune.
History faculty member Fawaz Gerges, an expert on the insurgency movement in Iraq and on the jihad movement, shares his opinions with the media:
: "Remember, al-Qaida breeds on chaos and war. And if the Palestinians descend into all-war, in the next few weeks we'll likely witness the emergence of new networks, who tend to subscribe to al-Qaida ideology."
: "It's going to be a very hot summer in tiny Lebanon. You have Al Qaeda-inspired groups ready to die. These people fight until the end."
: “The Middle East is boiling, and not just in Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq. What official Washington views as “clarifying moments” are deepening institutional crises shaking the foundations of Middle Eastern societies.”
: “I think the administration has boxed itself in. It has become a hostage of its own rhetoric. And that's why American diplomacy is not as effective as it should be.”
: “Rather than democracy's advance, we have deepening and widening fault lines shaking Muslim and Arab society.”
and obituaries memorializing Rudolf Arnehim, the founder of the field of psychology and art and a professor at Sarah Lawrence between 1943 and 1968, mark his passing at 102.
Shakira Croce ’09, has won a College Activist Award from peta2—a youth animal rights organization—for her contributions towards making vegan food widely available on campus. Read more in the press release on .
Rudolf Arnheim, legendary psychology faculty member from 1943 to 1968, died on June 9 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at the age of 102. Revered by his colleagues and students, Arnheim was a pioneer in his discipline and the founder of the academic field of the Psychology of Art.
Kaui Hart Hemmings MFA ‘02, author of The Descendants, discusses her identity as a Hawaiian and a woman in relation to her novel, which was recently optioned to Fox Spotlight for a film to be directed by Alexander Payne. Read the full article on the .
The Writing Institute at 45 Wrexham Road on the Sarah Lawrence College campus is holding an open house on September 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 for prospective students to hear faculty members describe their courses, meet other writers and ask questions. Lunch will be served, and students who wish to meet with the staff of the Writing Institute will be able to speak one-to-one about their writing and which courses would be most useful in helping them reach their goals. Sally Koslow, author of the novel Pink Slips, and Sarah Goodyear, author of View from a Burning Bridge, both faculty members, will also be reading their work. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Nadeen Thomas at 914-395-2205 or .
How do you teach children, especially young children, about the environment in a way that connects them and instills in them the importance of good practices, but doesn’t scare them? After all, global warming and specters of rising tides and stranded polar bears can be rather frightening for anyone.
David T. Sobel, co-director of the Community Based School Environmental Education Program (CO-SEED) at Antioch New England Graduate School, will present “Children and Nature Design Principles,” as the annual Thomas H. Wright Lecture sponsored by Sarah Lawrence College’s Child Development Institute on July 10 at 10:30 a.m. in Reisinger Concert Hall. For more information, please call 914-395-2630.