New Book by Economics Faculty Member Jamee Moudud Calls into Question Neoliberal Theory and Policies
Jamee K. Moudud, a member of the economics faculty at Sarah Lawrence College, has published a new book titled, Strategic Competition, Dynamics and the Role of the State: A New Perspective (2010 Edward Elgar Press, New Directions in Modern Economics series).
A senior tackles his fear of graduation, learns how job seekers resemble breakfast cereal, and reports on “Getting Ready for Job Search 2010."
A list of student and faculty prizes given by Sarah Lawrence College.
Achievement and service awards were bestowed upon five Sarah Lawrence College alumnae/i, one posthumously, at its annual reunion on June 5, 2010, on the College’s Bronxville campus. The awards represent exceptional accomplishment on the part of the College’s graduates and this year’s winners are an unusually diverse group in terms of background and achievement.
Five rowers from the Sarah Lawrence College crew team are participating in the prestigious Henley Women’s Regatta in England June 18–20 for the first time in the history of the SLC rowing program.
Office of Career Counseling wins first place award for Best Practices in Career Development at conference of Metro NY Career Planning Officer
Pulitzer-winning author David Lindsay-Abaire ’92 discusses his life and his work with the as he prepares to be the honored playwright at this year's Great Plains Theatre Conference.
The Times-Picayune reports Tessa Corthell ’07 has been appointed the new director of the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter, where she will direct rescue and adoption programs in an effort to reduce rates of euthanasia.
In , Alastair Macaulay offers a favorable review of The Wanderer Fantasy, choreographed by Pam Tanowitz MFA '98 and featuring Anne Lentz '98. Of the performance, Mr. Macaulay says, "The Wanderer Fantasy etches movement in the memory."
Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills, who teaches American studies, writes about the cooperation between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats who have formed a coalition government in the United Kingdom on the ; Mills contrasts the political cooperation they are exhibiting through humor to what he says is “missing these days in American political life: a sense of proportion and gentleness.” Also, in an opinion piece in the , Mills writes about the liberal guilt he feels motivated Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut's Attorney General and Democratic contender for Senate, and Joseph J. Ellis, author and college professor, to lie about their military experience during the Vietnam era.
History faculty member Fawaz Gerges named inaugural director of The London School of Economics and Political Science's Middle East Centre
National media outlets, including , report on The London School of Economics and Political Science's launch of The Middle East Centre, a multidisciplinary research center focused on modern Middle Eastern cultures, societies, economics, and international relations. Fawaz Gerges, holder of SLC's Christian A. Johnson Chair in International Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies, will serve as the Centre's inaugural director, collaborating with Middle Eastern universities, scholars, civil society, and policy makers in speaking to a global audience about the region's strengths and challenges.
Sarah Lawrence College's 82nd Spring Commencement, which featured a keynote address by actress and alumna Julianna Margulies, was covered by a number of local media outlets. WCBS-TV's reported on what it called a "star-packed event" in light of the fact that actress Anne Hathaway was in attendance to watch her brother Thomas, co-president of the senior class, address his fellow graduates. In addition to a story on , Commencement was featured in a Journal News article titled ; the newspaper also posted an from the day. And News 12 Westchester covered commencement with a feature titled .
Award-Winning Actress Julianna Margulies Tells Graduates: “This Education is a Gift You Will Be Unwrapping for the Rest of Your Life”
Alumna and award-winning actress Julianna Margulies delivered the Commencement address to the Sarah Lawrence class of 2010 Friday, May 21, on the College’s southern Westchester County campus.
The Sarah Lawrence student delegation earned Honorable Mention at the National Model United Nations Conference for the second straight year.
The New York Times cites Julianna Margulies' The Good Wife as a new stomping ground for top theatre talent, including fellow alumna Tovah Feldshuh
In an article titled "On TV, a New Refuge for Stage Actors," discusses how the CBS television series The Good Wife, starring alumna Julianna Margulies, has come to frequently feature "top-tier New York theater talent," including alumna Tovah Feldshuh, in its first season.
Publications nationwide, including , report on the death of alumnus Allan Manings, the co-creator of the television series One Day at a Time (1975-84) and one of the first male students to enroll at Sarah Lawrence as part of the GI Bill.
In an independent project for environmental studies faculty member "" class, first-year student Zoe Alexander designed and produced the first-ever plantable high-fashion coat in her Biomimicry Project. The project grew out of Alexander's desire to focus on how the aesthetic consumer industry of fashion may be made more sustainable. Learn more about the project at .
"You want to be nowhere else while she’s dancing:" NY Times gives rave review of dance faculty Sara Rudner's performance in Necessary Weather
Sara Rudner, the director of the dance program, received a glowing review for her recent Necessary Weather performance at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. "It is still easy to believe Ms. Rudner is the greatest dancer in the world. You want to be nowhere else while she’s dancing," writes reviewer Alastair Macaulay.
of Albany, NY, profiles theatre faculty member Dan Hurlin '79 and his play Disfarmer, which uses puppets to tell the story of American portrait photographer Mike Disfarmer.
Sarah Lawrence College has announced that Scheherazad Al-Salamin will be the Class of 2014’s Yonkers Scholar. She will come to the College this fall after graduating from the Andalusia School, a private school on Walnut Street in Yonkers that combines academics and the study of Islam.
Jing Min Chia ’13 and Jake Schneider ’10, along with other students, recently volunteered their time at the community garden at the Marsh Memorial Sanctuary in Mount Kisco, as reported by the .
The New Yorker cites dance program director Sara Rudner as “a widely loved dancer” in reviewing her Necessary Weather collaboration
In , Sara Rudner, director of the dance program, is regarded as a “widely loved dancer” in a review of Necessary Weather, choreographed by Dana Reitz. Rudner and Reitz will perform Necessary Weather at the Baryshnikov Arts Center (NYC) from May 13-15.
Scott Lehrer ’77 nominated for a Best Sound Design Tony Award for his work on
A View from the Bridge
reports that Scott Lehrer ’77 has been nominated for a Tony Award (Best Sound Design of a Play) for his work on A View from the Bridge.
President Karen Lawrence has just published Techniques for Living, a study of author Christine Brooke-Rose.
Women's History program director Priscilla Murolo '80 discusses the impact of the birth control pill 50 years after its approval by the FDA
In an Agence France Presse article titled "50 years on, the pill still changes lives," picked up by media outlets worldwide including (UK), Priscilla Murolo '80, Director of the , discusses the impact the birth control pill has had on women since its approval by the US Food and Drug Administration.
New York Times reporter William K. Rashbaum '83 has been covering the attempted car bombing in Times Square, New York City; a collection of his up-to-date articles is available on .
This year, Sarah Lawrence and Oxford celebrated the program’s 25th anniversary at a gathering at the Heimbold Visual Arts Center. In attendance were several Wadham officials, Sarah Lawrence alumnae/i who had studied in Oxford, and students set to travel there in September. They also toasted the 400th anniversary of Wadham’s founding.
Undercovers, the latest series from writer-producer-director J.J. Abrams '88, picked up by NBC for fall season
Undercovers, a new drama series co-created, co-written, produced, and directed by J.J. Abrams ‘88, has been picked up by NBC for next season, as reported by and . The show is the first pick-up by the network for the coming year.
Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses the epidemic of online belittling in a Wall Street Journal article titled, "Surviving the Age of Humiliation"
In a article by Jeffrey Zaslow titled “Surviving the Age of Humiliation," Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills shares his thoughts on the epidemic of online belittling and how it has "helped create 'a culture of humiliation.'"
Author and Nasvhille resident Ann Patchett ’85 reflects on the Southeast's recent floods in a New York Times op-ed
In an Op-Ed to , author and Nashville resident Ann Patchett ’85 reflects on her current and past experiences with flooding in the Southeast.
Sarah Lawrence College is proud to announce that Joseph Giovannelli has assumed the position of Vice President for Finance and Operations.
"Continental Picture Show," a video series in the online Opinion section of , photographer Alec Soth ’92 focuses on his travels around America. The first installment of the series, titled Ash Wednesday, New Orleans, examined cycles of sin and redemption in the aftermath of Mardi Gras. The second and current installment, Iowa Bird Story, follows Soth's quest to take a worthy photograph for a 114-year-old Iowan.
Film events have been plentiful on campus this semester. Here's a recap of some of the major events that have taken place recently.
Sarah Lawrence College’s bike share program, spearheaded by director of facilities Maureen Gallagher, and the work of students at the Buena Vista Community Gardens, led by Lisa Chodorkoff ’10, were among the 27 winners of the City of Yonkers Green Policy Task Force’s 2010 “Greenie” awards.
profiles alumna Tovah Feldshuh, who will reprise her role in Golda’s Balcony, the longest running one-woman show in Broadway history, in performances at the Old Globe in San Diego, CA from April 28-30.
Dr. Bernard Belloc, advisor on Higher Education and Research to President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, recently toured the Sarah Lawrence campus and was the guest of SLC President Karen Lawrence as she hosted a faculty and student reception in his honor.
The SLC Connection: Four women with ties to SLC celebrate the fifth anniversary of their poetry press
reports on the fifth anniversary of Toadlily Press, a small poetry publisher located in Chappaqua, New York. Toadlily was started by four women with SLC connections: Meredith Trede MFA '95, Jennifer Wallace MFA '98, Myrna Goodman, who took courses at the Writing Institute, and former SLC staff member Maxine Silverman.
On the road with Girlyman: Slate profiles the band founded by Nate Borofsky '97, Doris Muramatsu '96, and Ty Greenstein '96
In an in-depth profile, goes on the road with Girlyman, the folk rock band founded by alums Nate Borofsky '97, Doris Muramatsu '96, and Ty Greenstein '96. Interviews with each band member are also available on .
profiles Sanaa Hamri ’96, director of the upcoming feature film Just Wright, which it calls "the rare contemporary romantic comedy with an artistic sense of textures and shadows playing off thoughtful character development."
reviews Invisible Boy, the latest novel by Cornelia Read ’85.
Film Exploring Connection between Nature and Learning Airing Across the Country in honor of Earth Day
Public television stations across the nation are airing the film, , produced by Jonathan Diamond Associates in association with Sarah Lawrence College’s (CDI), in April and into May in honor of Earth Day. The program profiles the efforts of four schools and a community nature center in New York, New Jersey, and California to introduce children to the natural world and to encourage them—through play, classroom activities, exploration and their own creative work—to make a lasting connection to the environment.
"Colleges, students embrace 'green' spirit:" Warren Green and SLC featured prominently in Journal News article on sustainability
The Earth Day issue of features an article titled "Colleges, students embrace 'green' spirit," which reports on the steps the College has taken, and continues to take, to promote and increase sustainability on campus. The sustainable house Warren Green and its residents are a prominent piece of the article.
Julianna Margulies '89, star of CBS's The Good Wife and the 2010 commencement speaker at SLC, is profiled in the May issue of .
SLC celebrates the 400th anniversary of Wadham College, Oxford...and the 25th anniversary of the Sarah Lawrence at Oxford year-long study abroad program
Sir Neil Chalmers, the warden of Wadham College, Oxford University, spoke recently at a reception in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center celebrating the 400th anniversary of Wadham College's founding, and the 25th anniversary of the Sarah Lawrence at Oxford year-long study abroad program.
writes about the Eighth Annual Showtel, an exhibition created and curated by Kara Walker-Tome '90 to showcase cutting-edge installation art by emerging artists. Showtel 8 is at Hotel Biba in West Palm Beach, FL.
Sarah Lawrence College is proud to announce that Charles Rasberry has assumed the position of Vice President for Advancement.
, an online archive of new media, interviews Isla Leaver-Yap, the curator of The Voice Is A Language, a film and performance program revolving around the work of Meredith Monk ’64.
The 4th Annual Sarah Lawrence Student Film Festival will be held for the first time at a commercial movie theatre, The Bronxville Cinemas, on April 22, 2010.
In a article about parents and teachers working together, Marcia Levy, a teacher at the Early Childhood Center, recommends an open door policy where parents can talk to teachers and look at current projects.
recently named Sarah Lawrence a "Top 10 Hipster College," citing the school for having "long been a bastion for political activists."
In an interview with , author Ann Patchett ’85 discusses the influence of former faculty member Allan Gurganus ’72 on her writing.
A article titled Choreographers Are Becoming Curators, Too explores Platforms 2010, a series of artist-as-curator programs conceived by Danspace Project executive director Judy Hussie-Taylor. The series is comprised of platforms conceived by four chosen choreographers, including Juliette Mapp ’93; her "particularly poignant" piece Back to New York City is discussed in detail.
Carmen Ashhurst decided it was time to leave the music business when one of the acts she managed tried to communicate with her using a sawed-off shotgun.
In an interview with , author Michelle Wildgen MFA ’02 says pursuing an MFA at Sarah Lawrence connected her with “teachers and fellow writers who are still a great source of support and feedback.”
profiles the career of Pulitzer Prize winning composer and former Sarah Lawrence faculty member William Schuman, whose centennial is being celebrated this year.
Vanity Fair profiles Amanda Burden '76, calls her "arguably the most influential figure in New York City government, next to Mayor Bloomberg"
The May issue of profiles director of city planning Amanda Burden ’76, calling her "arguably the most influential figure in New York City government, next to Mayor Bloomberg.”
Sophie Auster ’10 talks albums, movies, modeling, and graduation with
The Times of London and Nylon magazine
Sophie Auster ’10 talks to and magazine about the major events happening in her life: a new movie, a new album, a new modeling campaign... and her upcoming graduation from SLC.
You can't judge a book with no cover: MFA writing student Bindu Wiles makes a case for book covers in The New York Times
Bindu Wiles, an MFA student in the graduate nonfiction writing program, comments on the value and importance of book covers and their absence from e-book readers in an article featured in and several other nationwide media outlets.
The transition from college life to a meaningful career can be tough. But thanks to a new pilot program at SLC, 20 graduating students now have a guide.
Three Sarah Lawrence teachers recently experienced the Guggenheim Museum—not as visitors, but as part of the art. Roy Brand (philosophy), Danny Kaiser (literature), and Fred Smoler (literature) participated in “This Progress,” an exhibit by British-German artist Tino Sehgal that ran for six weeks and was part of the Guggenheim’s 50th anniversary celebration.
profiles “Craven’s World: the Human Aesthetic,” the copious art collection of Annette Cravens ’45, which consist of over 1,100 handmade items in a display of historical artifacts.
In , Rashuan Mitchell ’00, who The New York Times' chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay called "the most riveting dancer in the Merce Cunningham Danc Company," shares his story in a piece titled Why I Dance.
Writing faculty member Scott Snyder launches American Vampire comic book with help from Stephen King
reviews American Vampire, a "very smart" new comic book series created by writing faculty member Scott Snyder. Snyder enlisted the help of writer Stephen King for an issue of the book, which EW applauds for adding "new twists on the vampire genre."
Ann Patchett '85 will be judging Round Four of NPR's Three-Minute Fiction short story contest. The winner of this round will get signed copies of Truth and Beauty: A Friendship and What now?, which was based on her commencement speech to the Class of 2006 at SLC.
Visual Arts faculty member Dawn Clements is a participating artist in the 2010 , which runs through May 30.
The March issue of reflects on the making of Raging Bull, including the role played by Gloria Norris '77 in the writing and re-writing of the screenplay. Norris had earlier worked with another Sarah Lawrence alumnus, filmmaker Brian DePalma '77.
Laura Weil, director of the Health Advocacy graduate program, advises readers in an article on healthcare
On , Laura Weil, director of the Health Advocacy graduate program, advises patients to ask hospitals about a financial assistance program to help pay for medical bills.
"The Botanist Hacker:" Stephen Smith '03 combines biology and computer science with revolutionary results
The March issue of profiles Stephen Smith '03, calling him the "Botanist Hacker" for the ways in which he combines his skills in biology and computer science—ways previously unimagined by scientists. Smith received the Ed Cogan Prize for science and mathematics upon graduating from SLC, and went on to earn his PhD at Yale.
Largest Free Poetry Festival in New York Brings “Radical Truths” to Participants at Sarah Lawrence College
The seventh Annual Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival, with a working theme of “Radical Truths,” will be held April 15 to 18 on the College’s campus in Yonkers, NY, near the village of Bronxville. Entirely student-run, it is the largest free poetry festival in the state. All readings and events are open to the public. For more information please call (914) 395 2412 or email .
profiles Tina Chang, a member of the writing faculty and Brooklyn's new poet laureate.
Reports from the Field: Health Advocacy team blogs from Mossville, Louisiana, as they aid residents of this "toxic town"
Faculty member Rebecca O. Johnson and eight students from the are blogging this week from Mossville, Louisiana, where they are helping Mossville Environmental Action Now (MEAN) assess the health care needs of a community made ill by toxins emitted by refineries and chemical processing plants. Follow the students' blog and Rebecca's blog for reports from the field.
On Maryland's , Elizabeth Catherine Wright ’65, granddaughter of Frank Lloyd Wright, shares her parents' Depression-era love letters in her new book, Dear Bob, Dear Betty: Love and Marriage During the Great Depression.
Literature faculty member Danny Kaiser was one of the “interpreters” in a show at the Guggenheim Museum by artist Tino Sehgal, and comments in about the viewers with whom he interacted.
Sarah Lawrence is one of several colleges and universities including Cornell, Dartmouth, Stanford, Wesleyan, Haverford, and the University of Michigan that have made gender-neutral housing available to students. An story covers this trend in college housing.
Sarah Lawrence College Awarded Mellon Grant to Expand Environmental Studies and Foster "Green" Careers
President Karen Lawrence today announced an innovative planning program to expand and strengthen environmental initiatives across the curriculum, including preparing students for a new generation of “green careers.” Assisted by a planning grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the selective College will sponsor a series of programs on campus and a long-term planning process designed to build cutting-edge, environmental offerings based on its historic strengths in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
A new academic chair in Asian Studies, with a focus on modern Chinese history, has been established with a $1,500,000 gift from Marshall I. Goldman in honor of his wife, alumna and former trustee of the College Merle Rosenblatt Goldman ’53.
On , literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses the possible repeal of a ban on mixed martial arts in New York state, despite the sport's violent nature.
Filmmaking faculty member Damani Baker ’96 is co-director of Still Bill, a documentary about singer-songwriter Bill Withers ("Ain’t No Sunshine”, “Lean on Me”), which describes as “an unshowy, confident attempt to render the personality of a man who wrote so well and then walked away…” Baker recently discussed the documentary on NPR's "All Thing Considered." .
Eight Sarah Lawrence College graduate students are assisting the residents of Mossville, LA, suffering illnesses—in highly disproportionate numbers to the general population—from the effects of air and ground water pollution.
of Glen Falls, New York, profiles Jessica Kane MFA ’06 and her CD Straining to Parallel Park in an Empty Field: A Series of Interruptions on the Way to Getting Somewhere, a collection of her personal thoughts.
reports that Jenna Esposito ’00 will be performing That’s Amore, paying tribute to the patrons of Patsy’s Italian Restaurant over the years, which included Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Dean Martin, in a one-night only performance on March 22 at Feinstein’s in New York.
In a article about new careers for older professionals, Marleise Brosnan MA ’09 discusses the role she played as a corporate human relations executive, advocating for an ill employee, which led her to pursue a master’s degree in SLC’s graduate Health Advocacy Program.
In a cover story for , Porochista Khakpour ’00 sits down with award-winning novelist Danzy Senna "to dish for a few hours on our favorite topics: race, ethnicity, difficult fathers, and nonfiction versus fiction." Khakpour met Senna as a senior at Sarah Lawrence while taking Senna’s fiction workshop class.
In an op-ed in , Kristen Dillman ’11 shares her thoughts about a train ride she endured while sitting next to a “cell-phone offender.”
profiles the Center for Therapeutic Riding of the East End (CTREE), an organization founded by Amanda Ross ’88 to help children with special needs develop their physical, emotional, social, sensory, and cognitive skills through horseback riding.
In a article titled Creating Closeness, Sara Wilford, director of the Art of Teaching graduate program, details six ways parents can nurture their child’s relationship with books and words and build a solid foundation of literacy.
Sarah Hreyo ’12, who aspires to be a pediatrician, has been named one of the winners of the video contest as reported by the . Her winning video can be seen on the .
In , literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses Tiger Woods’ treatment in the press and the challenges he faces.
Alumna Elizabeth Eslami Discusses Debut Novel, Life as an Iranian-American Author with The Bend Bulletin
The reviews Bone Worship, the debut novel of alumna Elizabeth Eslami.
The Broadway Beauty Pageant, the annual benefit event of New York's Ali Forney Center, which provides support and shelter to the LGBT community, will be hosted by alumna Tovah Feldshuh, as reported by .
The 12th annual Women's History Month Conference, bearing the theme The Message is in the Music: Hip Hop Feminism, Riot Grrrl, Latina Music, and More, will be held on March 5 and 6.
A new ending to Molière’s seventeenth century masterpiece, Tartuffe, will be presented at SLC March 4-6.
reports Damascus, directed by Brooke Ciardelli ’87, will be showing from February 17 through March 7 at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT.
profiles actress Merritt Wever ’02, who plays one of the leads opposite Annette Bening in the stage production, The Female of the Species, “a farcical look at '60s feminist ideology and its present-day fall-out.”
The career of Meredith Monk, who became a prominent name in the arts after studying music and dance at Sarah Lawrence College in the ‘60s, has been documented in a film titled Inner Voice. It was reviewed by the .
Award-winning actress and alumna Julianna Margulies will deliver the Commencement address to the Sarah Lawrence class of 2010 on Friday, May 21.
, a journal for live entertainment professionals, profiles the work of Beverly Emmons ’65 in lighting the remake of Dance, originally choreographed by Lucinda Childs ’62 in 1979.
Films and accompanying talks by highly acclaimed filmmakers Ken Jacobs and Bruno Barreto will be presented at Sarah Lawrence College the week of February 22.
Alumna Barbara Walters talks to Caryn McBride of the about her career and the state of journalism today.
, a popular blog that covers important people in Manhattan, profiles the career of Barbara Kolsun ’71.
In response to a cover story in about admission testing for kindergarten, Psychology faculty member Jan Drucker suggests that a diversified group of children, with different talents and interests, benefits all members of a classroom.
New studies that challenge the old narratives of Civil Rights and Black Power will be discussed in-depth at a week-long International Black Power Studies Symposium at Sarah Lawrence College from Monday, February 15 through Saturday, February 20.
“You’re very smart, smarter than almost anyone in this country, going to this school,” stated Barbara Walters, broadcasting legend and Sarah Lawrence alumna, when she returned to campus on January 29 to answer questions about her life and career.
reviews Devotion, the new memoir by Dani Shapiro '83, in which she explores the meaning of faith and religion. Shapiro also appeared on the to discuss the book.
Maria Finn MFA ’95 talks to the about her new book Hold Me Tight & Tango Me Home, recounting how she turned to tango for comfort after her divorce.
In an opinion article in , Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills provides evidence that J.D. Salinger might not have thought so harshly of his ability to teach college students, as he suggested in an interview with the editor of the New Yorker in 1951, had he known that the Sarah Lawrence students and professor who heard and observed him thought just the opposite.
In the aftermath of the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, SLC faculty, staff and students have struggled for a way to make sense of the tragedy and respond to the ongoing humanitarian crisis.
In March, theatregoers at Sarah Lawrence’s Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre will see OBIE Award-winning playwright Amlin Gray’s recent translation and new ending to Moliere’s masterpiece, Tartuffe.
reports that Writing faculty member Tina Chang has been named the poet laureate of Brooklyn.
Ansul Ashby of says that Once Cello x 16, the debut album of Zoe Keating ’93, is a “testament both to her technological abilities and her musical talent.”
The performance of Jessica Flood ’00 in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf is lauded by the , which remarks that Flood “creates a memorable presence.”
The profiles painter Drew Snyder ’08, founder of Andrews Gallery, where he is also the resident artist.
Christina Thela ’10 talks about her internship at the City Council President’s office in Yonkers, NY, with the local publication, .
In a Letter to the Editor to , current Dance MFA student Rebecca Moore shares insight on what she has learned under the tutelage of Sara Rudner, director of the dance program, as she congratulates her on her award of achievement from the magazine.
Alice Walker ‘69 recollects her friendship with the late Howard Zinn, which began at Spelman College where she was a student and he a professor in the early sixties, and how her transfer to Sarah Lawrence followed shortly after he left the Atlanta college, as reported by numerous outlets including the .
profiles the career of actress, author, and philanthropist Holly Robinson Peete '86 a contestant in this season's Celebrity Apprentice set to air in March on NBC.
On WYNC's , Karlin Mbah HAP ’07 and Betti Weimersheimer HAP ’00, both of the FRIA (Friends and Relatives of the Institutionalized Aged), discuss national health care reform efforts.
Camonghne Felix, who will enter Sarah Lawrence as a first-year student in the fall, read one of her poems as part of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day panel at the Brooklyn Museum, hosted by ’s Brian Lehrer and broadcasted on his show. (Reading begins at 42:02)
Cris Villonco ’06 talks to about her role as Bernadette in Repertory Phillipines’ recent production of Romeo & Bernadette.
interviews Jon Kinzel MFA ’09 about his new work , Responsible Ballet and What We Need is a Bench to Put Books On.
Julianna Margulies ’89 won "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series" for The Good Wife at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 23, 2010, as reported by news outlets nationwide, including . This is her seventh nomination and third win from the Screen Actors Guild.
Alumna Syreeta McFadden comments in a article on a study by the Pew Foundation that finds an increasing number of women are marrying men who are less educated and earn less money than they do.
Alumnus Alex Carleton, founder of fashion label Rogues Gallery, talks to about his new role as L.L Bean’s Signature Creative Director.
reports that Janice Simpson ’72 has been named Contributing Entertainment Editor of W Magazine.
Julianna Margulies ’89 won a Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a Television Drama for "The Good Wife", as reported by news outlets nationwide, including the New York . When the importance of winning the award, Margulies responded, "oh, it's awfully nice, I mean any actor who says they don't want to get one is lying...but it shouldn't be your goal, the goal should be good work and fulfillment in what you do."
Acclaimed Sarah Lawrence College faculty member Ilja Wachs commences this new series of talks on literature with his discussion of the 19th Century novel.
reports that Nancy Bennett ’73 has been selected as one of 22 finalists for the 2010 Athena Award, which recognizes women for their professional excellence, community service, and for actively helping women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.
talks to Beth Powning '71 about her new historical novel, The Sea Captain’s Wife. In the interview, Powning discusses how she uses theatre exercises she learned at SLC to inhabit her characters' headspaces.
Lesley Gore ’68 talks to about the early stages of her career and the inspiration behind her songs.
reports on Princes of Waco, featuring theater faculty member Christine Farrell. The play opened January 11 at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City.
Three alumni—including choreographer Christopher Williams '99—return to campus to work on the student production of Cabaret.
reports that Holly Robinson Peete '86 will be one of the contestants on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice, set to air in March.
As reported by the , The Grumbling Gryphons, a theatrical troupe co-founded by Leslie Elias ’76 and Vanessa Roe ’77, celebrated its 30th anniversary with a special performance of “The Ghost Net: An Environmental Musical of the Sea.”
Dancing-on-View (Preview/Hindsight), by Sara Rudner, director of the dance program, was named among the best dance events of the decade in the .
As reported by the , Dr. Robert Marion, a member of the faculty of the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics, was honored with the Zella Bronfman Butler Award award from the UJA-Federation of New York’s Task Force on People With Disabilities for his commitment to enriching the lives of children and adults with physical, developmental, and learning disabilities.
You’re a scientist. You work with powders, crystals, and particles that are too tiny to be seen. How can you tell what they’re made of? If you’re at Sarah Lawrence, you could use the x-ray diffractometer the College acquired over the summer.
Quite a year, 2009-marked by an economic recession, the start of a historic American presidency, and the deaths of beloved icons like Merce Cunningham, Michael Jackson, and Ted Kennedy, to name a few.
Sarah Lawrence students Elissa Hutson '11 and Bianca Galvez '11 shared the top prize in the recent fiction writing contest held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which asked college students to write a short story in response to Robert Frank's photographs of Americans in the 1950s, "Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans," a special exhibition that ran through January 3.
The Times Literary Supplement has named a book co-authored by Dean of the College and art historian Jerrilynn D. Dodds a 2009 “best book of the year.”
On , Laura Weil, director of the Health Advocacy graduate program, advises patients what kind of questions to ask a health advocacy professional before selecting one.
Theatre Faculty member Dan Hurlin ’79 has been awarded a United States Artists’ Fellowship. He is one of 50 Fellows named by the national grant-making and advocacy organization and will receive a $50,000 unrestricted grant. The USA Fellows for 2009 hail from 18 states and range in age from 28 to 82. Chosen for the caliber and impact of their work, they include contemporary experimenters and traditional practitioners.
Alumnae Julianna Margulies ’89 and Kyra Sedgwick are both nominated for a Golden Globe in the category Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Drama, as reported by the .
As leaders deliberate at the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce the results of an analysis of its first energy efficient residence hall: a ninety-one percent savings in energy from the previous year and a sixty-eight percent cost savings.* The impressive reduction in energy use and carbon emissions is attributed to the energy efficient retrofitting of a residence hall and the sustainable practices used by the students.
Religion faculty member Cameron Afzal narrates a slideshow recapping his time spent in Greece last summer as part of the College Year in Athens Summer session.
In the , Laura Weil, director of the Health Advocacy graduate program, advises people to be aware of potential conflicts when hiring a health advocate.
In a special commentary to , Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses how Sarah Lawrence maintains its core mission despite the current economic hardships colleges and universities are experiencing nationwide.
The December issue of lists Mara Farrell ’77 as one of the “People to Watch” for her work in preserving the Fishkill Supply Depot, a historic military site.
Americans’ serious attitude toward fire safety, experienced as an exchange student at Sarah Lawrence in 1990, was one of his first impressions of this country, writes Andrei Zolotov in an essay on the recent night club fire in Perm, in an online about Russia.
notes in an article titled "Small tuition, big debt for public-college kids" that alumnae/i of Sarah Lawrence and other private colleges and universities graduate with lower student loan debt than graduates of public colleges and universities even though public institutions have much lower tuition costs.
Sarah Singleton ’71 will be appointed First Judicial District judge in Sante Fe, New Mexico, as reported by .
(NC) profiles Girlyman, a folk rock band consisting of Nate Borofsky '97, Doris Muramatsu '96, and Ty Greenstein '96.
Members of the Sarah Lawrence College faculty Sara Rudner, John Dillon, William Shullenberger, Joshua Muldavin, and Melissa Frazier have been recognized by their peers recently with prestigious awards for their work.
In a special commentary to , Fawaz Gerges, holder of The Christian A. Johnson Chair in International Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies, shares his opinion on President Obama’s decision to deploy more troops to Afghanistan.
reports that President Obama will appoint Brooke Anderson ’86 as the Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador.
reports that Julianna Margulies ’89 will be honored for her achievements in theater, film, and television at the 25th Anniversary New York Stage and Film (SAF) winter gala on December 13.
Charis Wilson, model, muse and, for a time, wife of photographer Edward Wilson, died recently at the age of 95. She won a scholarship to Sarah Lawrence College but, impoverished by the Depression, her father refused to send her. Instead she worked as a secretary and then at a dress shop operated by her mother. The story was reported in the and numerous newspapers around the country.
Sarah Lawrence student dancers will present Radial Courses, a 1976 masterpiece by Lucinda Childs, post-modern choreographer and Sarah Lawrence College graduate, December 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bessie Schonberg Dance Theatre. The piece is a product of Childs’ exploration of issues of time and space through movement and sound and the students had an opportunity to study the dance with Ms. Childs, who has been the Viola Farber Artist-in-Residence this fall.
In a article, Laura Weil, director of the Health Advocacy graduate program, comments on the “concierge” care model that many doctors are following today.
Alumna Yoko Ono is quoted in the regarding her experience at Sarah Lawrence, "It was kind of an exciting school… they encouraged us to be creative."
The interviews Rachael Solomon ’09 about her new position as Program Coordinator at the Hopper House Art Center, the house where famous artist Edward Hopper spent his childhood.
On MSNBC’s , Matthews jokingly asks if Sarah Lawrence College is the “key to the [Obama] administration” when the pros and cons of the types of institutions attended by his administrators were being discussed.
Note: The Sarah Lawrence mention is at the 3:00 mark.
reviews the production of Rabbit Hole, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play written by David Lindsay-Abaire ’92, showing at Pace University's Woodward Hall Theatre in Briarcliff Manor, New York.
profiles Michelle Wildgen MFA ’02 and her new novel But Not for Long.
In the midst of the contentious debate about health care reform, just about the last thing that comes to mind is poetry. But at an October panel discussion on health care, health advocacy faculty member Mark Schlesinger read a poem aloud then suggested that poetic, creative thinking could improve the entire health care system. “As part of the reform debate, we can use the tools of the poet” —like metaphor and analogy— “to help people learn how to think about health care beyond their own experience,” he said.
We're hearing various terms and phrases in the health care debate. What do they mean? How legitimate are these concerns? Join us in Heimbold on October 26 for a panel discussion about Health Care Reform to learn about the proposals for changing our health care system.
reports that Music faculty member Carsten Schmidt will perform Bach’s Clavieruebung on harpsichord as part of the Staunton Music Festival on November 21.
Students in Hill House have more room to socialize since the opening of two new lounges in October. Previously, the pre-war apartment complex had no common areas for larger gatherings. But the two renovated apartments on the first floor now provide space to hang out, watch TV, have meetings, or study.
Stephanie Viola ’00, co-owner of the Riot Group theater company along with fellow alumnae/i Adriano Shaplin ’00 and Andrew Friedman ’99, talks about the company, the people who inspire her, and advice she would give to teenage girls with the online magazine .
Dr. Safina will also discuss how scientific findings have ethical implications, how religion and science are converging toward common cause on environmental matters, and how moral responses can add momentum toward solutions that are becoming increasingly crucial.
In the , Matthew Klauber ’03 writes about the political, economic, and social divide between North and South Korea.
reports that Deborah Moldow ’70, a representative to the United Nations for the World Peace Prayer Society, is the recipient of the Spirit of the United Nations Award for her efforts to promote peace.
Sara Rudner, director of the dance program, is quoted in magazine about the late Kermit Love, who was one of the theatre world’s most original costume designers.
In a article that has been covered internationally, Eva Golinger ’94 writes about the U.S. Air Force document that discusses the installation of a military base in Colombia.
In , psychology faculty member Jan Drucker shares her tips on how parents can spend more quality time with their children in order to strengthen the parent-child bond.
New York City’s newest park is elevated 30 feet above the city streets, on the tracks of a defunct rail line. On October 14, photography faculty member Joel Sternfeld led a a small group of the College's closest supporters on a tour of the High Line park, starting at Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District. Sternfeld had photographed the High Line back when it was an abandoned structure overgrown with wild plants. He was one of a handful of people who had legal permission to explore the tracks, and his photos helped end the long battle between the preservationists and developers who fought over the fate of the High Line for two decades.
reports that Jane Alexander ’61 will star in Thom Thomas’ A Moon to Dance By at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey from November 17–December 13. The play is directed by Alexander’s husband and SLC theatre faculty member Edwin Sherin.
Twenty-three 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 Monday, November 16. The students are being recognized for their Fulbright Association-sponsored participation in a week-long writing workshop held at the College in July. The awards program takes place during International Education Week.
Rashaun Mitchell ’00 talks to about the late Merce Cunningham, studying under the late Viola Farber during his time at Sarah Lawrence, and how dancing “saved him.”
reports that Libby Emmons ’97 is the recipient of The Clubbed Thumb’s $15,000 Biennial Commission for her play Zeropia.
Personal essays can resonate with readers when writers reveal the truth about their life journeys. Writers benefit too as they unearth memories, distill them into words, and share their experiences with the world. World War II veteran Marty Schwager, now 88, had such an experience a decade ago when trying his hand at writing through a program co-sponsored by Sarah Lawrence College and the SOS program of the JCY-Westchester Community Partners (Jewish Council of Yonkers).
reports that Sara Rudner, director of the dance program at Sarah Lawrence, is a winner of the 52nd Dance Magazine Awards for her contributions to dance.
reports on the Drucker centennial, which marks Peter Drucker’s 100th Birthday. Drucker was a former Sarah Lawrence economics faculty member and world-renowned writer, management consultant, and "father of modern management.”
The education and career of Jane Alexander ’61 are profiled in an article on .
The education and career of Jane Alexander ’61 are profiled in an article on .
reports the release of To Connie, Love Jenna, the tribute CD by Jenna Esposito ’00 to Connie Francis, one of best-selling female vocalists of the 20th Century.
The College rolled out a bike-share program earlier this month, placing six lime-green bicycles in a designated rack in front of the library. Students, faculty, and staff can now borrow a bike to get around on campus, to pedal into town, or just to get some exercise.
profiles the career of “rising TV star” Katherine Pope ’94—a career that has included an internship at ABC News when she was a senior at Sarah Lawrence.
In , writing faculty member Stephen O’Connor hopes that a younger audience like “his students at Sarah Lawrence” will read Electric Literature, a new quarterly literary magazine that features his story Love in the second issue.
profiles the career of Meredith Monk ’64, which includes a prestigious MacArthur “Genius” award, two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Grammy nomination, and other awards and distinguished accomplishments.
reports that David Adjmi ’95 is one of three recipients of the Steinberg Playwright Awards for the “most gifted up-and-coming American playwrights.”
As part of a larger effort to enrich environmental studies on campus, Sarah Lawrence College and Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture are embarking on a partnership to promote sustainable food practices and production.
Judy Wu, author of Dr. Mom Chung of the Fair-Haired Bastards: The Life of a Wartime Celebrity will discuss Margaret Jessie Chung (1889-1959), the first American-born Chinese female physician, and a pioneer not only in her professional career but also in her personal life.
Sarah Lawrence College is participating in the Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program, one component of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2007, making it financially possible for veterans, and their qualifying dependents, to attend private colleges and universities.
Robin Givens ’84 served as the keynote speaker, giving a speech about domestic violence at the 17th annual Rebuilding Lives Luncheon hosted by STAND! Against Domestic Violence, as reported by the .
Alumna Sarah Danforth talks to the about her Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and shares some recipes from her new cookbook titled Amity Farmhouse Cookbook.
reports that writing faculty member Victoria Redel has been awarded with the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award by Scarsdale High School and the Scarsdale Alumni Association.
reviews Getting Out: Historical Perspectives on Leaving Iraq, the latest book by literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills.
reports Sarah Lawrence student Rebecca Seatle ’10 and alumnus Joanlie Shiah ’08 will be the opening act to a performance by Res Miranda, Sarah Lawrence's newly renamed gospel choir, at the Fall Concert Series at the Goshen Methodist Church.
published a previous New York Times column by Jane Brody quoting Human Genetics faculty member Siobhan Dolan about the value of direct-to-consumer genetic tests.
Health care reform and the details of proposals being put forth in Congress will be discussed by a panel of experts on October 26 at 6 p.m. at Sarah Lawrence College. Sponsored by the Health, Science and Society faculty group, it is the first in a series of programs on the topic of health care reform and the implications for health, science and society in the U.S. Free and open to the public, the presentation and discussion will take place in the Donnelley Lecture Hall, Heimbold Visual Arts Center, on the College’s campus.
Margaret Loesser Robinson ’02 talks to about her role as Margot Wendice in Dial M For Murder, opening November 8 at the Fulton Theater in New York City.
profiles Alexandra Unthank ’09, one of three women working as apprentices on the restoration of Eva Cockcroft’s mural "Homage to Seurat: La Grande Jatte in Harlem."
reports that alumna Tovah Feldshuh will be honored with several prestigious awards in the next few months, including the Friend of the Arts Award from Town Hall, an award from the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center, an award from The American and International Societies for Yad Vashem, Inc., an honorary doctorate from Yeshiva University, and the first Theatre Arts Award from the America Israel Cultural Foundation.
profiles Alloy Entertainment and its president, Leslie Morgenstein ’89, who got his start right out of Sarah Lawrence, going to work for the head of a publishing company that marketed to teenage girls.
Writing faculty member Jeff McDaniel '90 talks with about his new book of poetry, The Endarkenment.
Joanna Kraus ’59 writes in about her experience at her 50th reunion at Sarah Lawrence College.
The October 12 issue of features an article about CEO compensation, which highlights the work of Nell Minow ‘74, co-founder of the Corporate Library. The article’s author, David Owen, calls Minow "one of the country’s leading experts on the fiduciary obligations of executives and directors."
Writing faculty member Vijay Seshadri contributes a poem in the October 12 issue of .
Judith Benkendorf MS ‘80, a graduate of the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics, is profiled by the University of Cincinnati’s . After nearly three decades in the field of genetics, Benkendorf is currently the special assistant to the executive director of the American College of Medical Genetics.
"Understanding Afghanistan," the topic of Sarah Lawrence College’s Bozeman Lecture to be held Monday, October 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Titsworth Lecture Hall, will be presented by Dr. Charles Norchi, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Marine Law Institute at the University of Maine, a former member of the Sarah Lawrence history faculty, and co-editor of Afghanistan: Essential Field Guide to Humanitarian and Conflict Zones. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Sarah Lawrence College presents The Tournées Film Festival, a selection of contemporary French films, to be screened in 35mm format in the Donnelley Film Theatre, Heimbold Visual Arts Center, Thursdays, October 22 through November 19 at 7 p.m. The screenings are free and open to the public.
reports that Lucinda Childs ’62 will be performing Largo from October 6-11, her first appearance in New York City since 2002.
If a Person Visits Someone in a Dream, in Some Cultures the Dreamer Thanks Them, a poem by former writing faculty member Jean Valentine, appears on PBS’ Web site for .
Marty McConnell MFA ’01 talks to Madison, Wisconsin’s about her appearances on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, her definition of courage, and which of her works she would choose to perform for a state dinner hosted by President Obama.
Sarah Lawrence Participates in Project on Depression in College Students; Significant Results Realized
“Unrecognized and untreated depression is currently the most common serious public health problem in college students,” states the National College Depression Partnership (NCDP), a public health initiative in which Sarah Lawrence College is taking part. Utilizing a model developed by the NCDP for screening students both in primary care as well as counseling, connecting them with services, and tracking their progress, the College’s health services, under the direction of director Nance Roy, is finding both a significant number of cases that would have gone undetected, and success in ameliorating the students’ conditions.
reports that The Descendants, the debut novel of Kaui Hart Hemming MFA ’02, will be made into a movie directed by Alexander Payne about the Hawaiian islands.
William Frears ’96 talks to about his new directorial play, Still Life. While at Sarah Lawrence, Frears took an acting class that gave him his first opportunity in theater directing, putting on Lee Blessing’s Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music.
profiles C. Bard Cole ‘91 and reviews his new book , This Is Where My Life Went Wrong.
As part of a yearlong Yonkers celebration of the Quadcentennial of Henry Hudson’s voyage up the Hudson River, Sarah Lawrence College’s men’s and women’s crew team will row two, 4-oared Whitehall gig boats, the type of boat used in a lavish 300th anniversary celebration regatta in Yonkers in 1909.
Sha Fagan, Director of Libraries/Academic Computing, talks about the effects of technology on the library profession in a article.
and report that Elizabeth Goddard ’72 has been appointed executive director of the Newport Art Museum
“Rest is here. Safety is here. Nourishment is here”: quotes writing faculty member Marie Howe on her thoughts about the Poets House in Battery Park City, where she plans to take her students.
In an article in titled “The Hunt,” Johanna Dickson ’06 decides that a short commute to her job via train is the deciding factor in moving to an apartment on the Lower East Side.
After 35 years, Bates Common Dining hall and The Pub have recently undergone a major overhaul.
In an article, Deb Peterson highlights the small classes and supportive approach the Center for Continuing Education takes for adults returning to school at Sarah Lawrence College.
Returning to campus after a year abroad in Israel, Chantal Gil ’10 had some uncommon advice for students going to other countries. “Try a sport. It’s a great way to make friends and experience another culture—much better than just studying or partying.”
In a op-ed series “Postcards from the Recession,” writer Kerry Madden mentions that her daughter is attending Sarah Lawrence College.
talks to Julianna Margulies ’89, about her new show, The Good Wife, while on a break from shooting a scene on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College.
Author and journalist Justine Hardy will discuss her new book, a work of memoir as well as journalistic reporting, about a family in the war-torn region of Kashmir between India and Pakistan on Thursday, September 24 at 5:15 in Titsworth Lecture Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Music faculty member Daniel Wohl, talks to the about Grammy Award winning musician Joan Tower, who has been a great inspiration to his career.
An up close and personal look at some of Sarah Lawrence College's newly tenured faculty members.
profiles The Invention of Lying, co-directed by Ricky Gervais and Matt Robinson ’00. The movie, which opens on Oct. 2, stars Jennifer Garner, Louis C.K., Tina Fey, and Rob Lowe. Robinson’s big break came, according to the Times, when he gave the first draft of the movie's script to veteran Hollywood producer Lynda Obst, the mother of his roommate at SLC.
In , literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills writes about how higher education is responding to the recession.
On , Writing coordinator Carol Zoref comments on papers purchased on the Internet by college students.
With changes in American troop movements underway in Iraq in preparation for large-scale reductions in forces expected following the January elections there, attention must be focused on how America leave Iraq, assuming the importance our invasion did in 2003. Nicolaus Mills, co-editor of Getting Out: Comparative Perspectives for Leaving Iraq, recently published by University of Pennsylvania Press, says that while there is much talk about just and unjust wars, governments rarely talk about “getting out” from an occupied country except with regard to protecting their troops.
In , Laura Weil, director of the Health Advocacy graduate program, talks about the role and objectives of the health advocacy professional.
Maiysha Simpson '97, a Grammy nominated recording artist and former model, graciously agreed to come back to SLC to offer insights to the Class of 2013 on making the most of their Sarah Lawrence experience now and in the future.
Sam Lipschultz '09, who is active in the Real Food Challenge and worked for sustainable food practices while at Sarah Lawrence, was interviewed on The Brian Lehrer Show on , New York's public radio station.
Laura Weil, director of the Health Advocacy graduate program, comments in a article on health care for the uninsured.
J.J. Abrams ’88, the creator of popular TV shows such as Felicity and Lost, is profiled by as the magazine looks back at the people who have had a major role in shaping TV over the last 50 years.
Former writing faculty Allan Gurganus ’72 will be inducted into the Twin County Hall of Fame for his work as a novelist, as reported by the .
reports that Joan Scott MS ’78 has been named the new Director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics Genetics and Public Policy Center.
Siobhan Dolan, faculty member in the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics, commented on the questionable value of direct-to-consumer genetic tests in a personal health column by Jane Brody.
Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills writes about the late Ted Kennedy in an article for .
A student in Sarah Lawrence College’s Public Health Genetics/Genomics certificate program, Selvi Sriranganathan, has been awarded a public policy fellowship cosponsored by the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and the National Human Genome Research Institute.
Dean of the College Jerrilynn Dodds will be honored for her ground-breaking work, New York Masjid: The Mosques of New York City, by Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer at the second Iftar dinner taking place on September 2.
Whether a child learns to read at age 5 or 7 does not appear to make a difference in long term literacy skills, says Jan Drucker, psychology faculty member, in an article in .
On New York’s , Annie Novak ’05 talks about her development of an organic farm on the rooftop of a building in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn.
of Staunton, VA profiles music faculty member Carsten Schmidt, founder of the Staunton Music Festival, which has grown from a few small concerts to an eight-day celebration.
New Film Explores Connection between Nature and Learning; Fosters Children's Appreciation for the Environment
Beginning this fall public television stations across the nation will air a new film, “When Learning Comes Naturally,” produced by Jonathan Diamond Associates in association with Sarah Lawrence College’s Child Development Institute (CDI). The film is the fourth in a series that explores various ways that children learn and will be aired on public television stations.
Media outlets nationwide, such as and the , remember Mary Morris Lawrence ’36. She will be remembered as helping shatter the journalistic ceiling for women by becoming the first female photographer for The Associated Press. quoted her as having said at one time that she "formed all her rebellious ideas" at Sarah Lawrence College.
In a special commentary to , Fawaz Gerges, holder of The Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, discusses the relationship between the United States and Egypt.
Gretchen Neff MS ’04, a certified genetic counselor, is profiled by the as part of a medical and behavioral health panel making a presentation on dementia and Alzheimer's in Michigan, as part of a program titled “Facing Early Dementia and the Life-Altering Aspects of Alzheimer's Disease."
In a Letter to the Editor of , Barbara Schecter, Director of the Graduate Program in Child Development, discusses how “exploration, discovery, and true learning” are important foundations of the school experience, and emphasizes the fact that the importance of play is not outgrown at age 5.
Carly Thomas-Smith ’95 talks to about her role in the successful production “Jersey Boys” and the highs and lows of performing in Las Vegas.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, founder of the famous City Lights Books in San Francisco, is profiled by the . As a child, Ferlinghetti was adopted into the family of Sarah Lawrence College’s founder.
profiles Lynn Fetterolf, who at age 65 participated in a summer poetry immersion program at Sarah Lawrence, characterized as "a dream come true.”
On , Jonathan Bourland MFA ’04, a self-employed web developer who works on projects for Sarah Lawrence, discusses how the new commuter tax for workers in New York City will affect him.
Erika Malone ’98, the founder and director of The Eveoke Dance Theatre Two-Year Teacher-Training Program in San Diego, CA, talks about the philosophy of the program with .
profiles The Kwikees and its founder/director Zack Zamchick ’12. The group seeks to promote the advancement of the arts in northern New Jersey by organizing and hosting events, including talent shows, open mics, and arts festivals, and by acting as a networking group for artists who live in or hail from the area.
In a article titled, “How to Find a Great School," Sara Wilford, director of the Art of Teaching graduate program, says the availability of a school principal for one-on-one discussions is a sign of a good administrator.
profiles Carolyn Adams ’65, along with two other former dancers with the Paul Taylor Dance Company who were recently awarded the 2009 American Dance Festival Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching. The award pays tribute to teachers who have shaped and preserved dance across generations.
In an opinion piece in , based on a letter she wrote to Congresswoman Nita Lowey, Laura Weil, Director of the Graduate Health Advocacy Program, discusses current issues in healthcare reform and why there should be a shift in the entire approach to healthcare in the United States.
Yonkers High School students investigate proteins and program robotic dogs as part of the Summer Science program
Elizabeth Trahan '51 talks with Suzanne Wilson of the about her upcoming trip to the Arctic and her experiences as a world traveler.
In an opinion piece in , Sarah Lawrence is mentioned along with Reed College as "refusing to cooperate with the ranking roulette."
In , Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills compares the progress made for civil rights by the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer with the potential for improved race relations in 2009 resulting from the White House “Beer Summit.”
Jennifer McClure ’85, the executive director of the Society for New Communications Research, examines the use of social media and how it can be used to engage high dollar donors, according to a new .
The University of Arkansas reports that Chloë Honum ‘03, an MFA candidate at the university, where she directs the Writers in the Schools program, is one of five recipients of the 2009 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. Winners were selected on the basis of their manuscripts by the editors of .
, along with its global edition, The International Herald Tribune, profiles the photographic career of Alec Soth ’92 and his new exhibit “Black Line of Woods,” which opens next week at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA.
“Pure Gold,” the title of a review of Christopher Williams’ ‘99 dance “Golden Legend”, by Joan Acocella in the August 13 issue of , describes the dancer/choreographer and his work in detail, concluding that, “He needs bigger auditoriums, a wider audience. He is a thrill.”
Michael Kimmel MA’80, psychologist and contributor to newspaper, writes about the “Peter Pan syndrome” among gay men.
In his online column, Jay Mathews discusses SAT/ACT optional admission policies and cites the “daring example” of Sarah Lawrence College in refusing to consider standardized test scores at all.
notes a dance performance by local artist Vidura Amranand ‘08, “a graduate of the prestigious Sarah Lawrence College in New York.”
notes the “meteoric rise to fame” of Brendan Fowler ’01 since graduating from Sarah Lawrence. His spoken-word/avant-rock musical project BARR will be at the SculptureCenter in Queens on August 1.
College Board of Trustees Chair John Hill and his wife, long-time Sarah Lawrence supporter Marilynn Wood Hill, of Bronxville, took the lead to create a special fund, dubbed the ‘Angel’ Fund, to support students whose families face new financial hardship, jeopardizing their ability to continue their studies at the College. The $500,000 lead gift has generated another $250,000 from other donors to date. The goal is $1 million.
profiles Harriet Korakas ’67, the first female OB-GYN in Santa Cruz County, CA, and relates how Korakas’ own illness influenced the way she treated her patients throughout her career.
Elizabeth Henderson ’07, former editor-in-chief of The Phoenix at Sarah Lawrence, has been hired by as their new assistant general coordinator after volunteering with the paper since 2008. Henderson says about her new position: “My work as a volunteer was incredibly meaningful to me and showed me that there were publications out there that did exactly what I was looking for: combine political and social activism with journalism.”
The music of The Wailing Wall, the band led by Jesse Rifkin ’98, is the “perfect balance of modern inventiveness with the time-tested structure of folk music,” says Sarah Shay of .
profiles Lucinda Childs '62 and the revival of her acclaimed 1979 work Dance. “She’s a total luminary,” says Wendy Taucher, artistic director for the Yard, the Island dance colony where the masterpiece is being performed.
Chantal Gil ’10, a member of the Sarah Lawrence crew team who joined the Israeli National Rowing team this year following her junior year abroad in Israel, won a Silver and Bronze Medal at the 18th Maccabiah Games, which took place in Israel from July-12-23. The Maccabiah Games are the third largest sporting event in the world with more than 8,000 Jewish athletes competing from over 60 countries.
Bobbie Reyes ’12 opines on the Filipino diaspora and nationalism in a column for the .
The life and work of artist and environmentalist Josie Merck ’69 is profiled by the .
Human Genetics faculty member Siobhan Dolan contributed to a discussion addressing the pros and cons of direct-to-consumer genetic testing, as reported in that has appeared widely in professional publications and Web sites, such as the Mayo Clinic, Bio Medicine, and Women’s Health Law Weekly.
profiles acclaimed dancer and choreographer Lucinda Childs ’62, reporting that a dance class at Sarah Lawrence with the legendary Merce Cunningham inspired her to continue her dance training.
Dr. Susan Linn, psychologist, writer, award-winning producer, and puppeteer, is Associate Director of the Media Center of Judge Baker Children’s Center; Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; and co-founder and director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. She has written extensively about the effects of media and commercial marketing on children. Her book, Consuming Kids, was praised in publications as diverse as The Wall Street Journal and Mother Jones. Combining her skills as a writer and performer with her role as a child therapist, Dr. Linn has written and appeared in a number of video programs designed to help children cope with issues ranging from mental illness to death and loss. She was recently awarded the American Psychological Association’s Presidential Citation for her work on behalf of children.
profiles Lisa Turpin-Gabourel ’86 and her work with “Drama on the Yard”, a four-week children's drama workshop presented each summer by the Dumas Drama Guild.
President Karen Lawrence elected to Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) Board of Trustees
Sarah Lawrence College President Karen Lawrence has been elected to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) for 2009-2010. CICU’s mission is to develop consensus among its 100+ members and to advance higher education public policy at the state and federal level. The Commission serves as the formal organizational liaison with the New York State Board of Regents, the State Commissioner of Education, and the chancellors of the State University (SUNY) and City University (CUNY) for the state’s private colleges and universities.
reports on the week-long high school outreach component of the College’s summer science research program. Nine students from Yonkers High School were invited to work alongside faculty and SLC students in molecular biology, physics, organic chemistry, computer science, and robotics laboratories, giving them an opportunity to do intensive, hands-on, college-level work.
profiles the career and personal interests of Sarah Lawrence alumna Tovah Feldshuh.
An AP story published in looks at alternative meal options at colleges nationwide, including a new provision in the Sarah Lawrence meal plan that allows students to purchase groceries on campus.
profiles Bill Norris MFA ’98, twice named "Best Mixologist" in Austin, Texas for his creativity in making drinks.
Deirdre Brennan ’83, Emmy-nominated set decorator for television, film and theater, has been named one of the most 75 Most Influential (Irish) Women of 2009, as reported by the .
On the San Francisco show, “,” Giulia Melucci ’88, author of I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti, shows the audience how to make angel hair pasta with asparagus.
Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses the recent decision by the Supreme Court on the case Ricci v. DeStefano on
reports that Yoko Ono has been awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement by the Venice Biennale, for her contributions to the formulation of conceptual and performance art.
The Child Development Institute Presents "Consuming Kids: Reclaiming Childhood from Media Moguls and Corporate Marketers"
Susan Linn, EdD, a psychologist, writer, award-winning producer, and puppeteer, will deliver the 2009 Thomas H. Wright lecture, presented by Sarah Lawrence College’s Child Development Institute, on Monday, July 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the Donnelley Theatre of the Heimbold Visual Arts Center. Linn is associate director of the Media Center, Judge Baker Children’s Center in Boston, instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and co-founder and director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. The lecture is free and open to the public. For further information please call (914) 395 2412.
Abbie Heffelfinger ’10 talks to the about her role as a supervisor with Tree Trust, a non-profit that has been able to hire at-risk and disabled youths who would otherwise not have jobs, thanks in part to federal stimulus funds.
Sha Fagan, Director of Libraries/Academic Computing, says that “libraries are not good at advocating for themselves outside the immediate constituency” in a article.
In the blog , writing faculty member Joshua Henkin explains how book clubs can play an important role for authors promoting their own books.
Jerrilynn Dodds, the new Dean of the College effective August 1, discusses Muslim culture in New York City on .
profiles the life and dual career of Nell Minow ’74. Named one of the 20 most influential people in corporate governance, Minow serves as a “watchdog” of corporate companies as well as freelancing as a movie critic.
Oliver Hensel-Brown ’11 was named winner of the Waste as Art exhibition at the in Australia for his cardboard sculpture titled “Boccioni passing Woy Woy.”
reports Billboard Award winning music artist Jeffrey Paul Bobrick has composed a Michael Jackson tribute song titled "Michael," which he performed live on Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Radio Show on July 4. Watch and listen to his performance on .
In a special commentary to , Fawaz Gerges, holder of The Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, writes about the gains made by the reformists in Iran despite the outcome of the election.
profiles Lois Steinberg ’00, director of the Westchester Medicare Rights Center, an organization that educates seniors about healthcare. A successful professional with a Ph.D., she enrolled in the Health Advocacy program at the age of 70 after seeing the difficulties her own parents were having with their healthcare.
Chantal Gil '10, a member of the Sarah Lawrence crew team, was selected to join the Israeli National Rowing Team to compete at the 18th Maccabiah Games in Israel, July 12-23. The Maccabiah Games in Israel is the third largest sporting event in the world with over 8,000 Jewish athletes competing from over 60 countries.
In an opinion piece about the public school her daughter attended, education editor Beth Shuster says that though plagued by budget cuts and other negative factors, the school had much to celebrate on graduation day. She cites various students and their accomplishments, including one who will come to Sarah Lawrence in the fall.
Sarah Lawrence is mentioned among liberal arts colleges that are SAT Optional in this syndicated column. Actually, Sarah Lawrence does not consider SAT or ACT scores at all.
Fawaz Gerges, holder of The Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, talks about the current developments in Iran on .
Nina Freedlander Gibans ’54 has been , a Cleveland Arts Prize special citation for distinguished service. Noting those who helped her develop the attributes that have made her so effective in what she does, she said: “I have inner strength. I don't know if I got it from my father or Sarah Lawrence.”
Eelum Dixit ’09 is quoted in the about his experience with the Shakespeare on the Sound summer program, which offers an apprenticeship program for young adults interested in the performing arts. Note: Eelum Dixit is listed as Elum Dixx in this article.
(CASE) has awarded Sarah Lawrence Magazine (Fall 2008 issue) the Grand Gold Award for design of periodicals.
Jennifer Smith ’09 is featured in a article about the benefits of bartering in a difficult economy. Smith has used her bartering skills to exchange nanny services for housing and to swap cooking for yoga lessons.
Micheal Rengers, Vice President of Operations, contributes to a piece in about summer programs taking place on campus.
profiles the University of Maastricht, a school with an open curriculum. Professor Louis Boon, the dean of the university college, is quoted as saying, “We get students who come here and say they are interested in psychology and then take a course in economics and find they prefer that. The college is not unlike America's Brown University or Sarah Lawrence College.” The story has also run in other European publications.
profiles incoming Dean of the College, Jerrilynn Dodds.
reviews the premiere of “Be in the Gray With Me,” choreographed by Pam Tanowitz MFA ‘98.
In a letter to the editor of the , Laura Weil, Director of the Graduate Health Advocacy Program, responds to President Obama’s speech to doctors nationwide, which outlined a plan for healthcare reform.
profiles David Adjmi ’95 in a review of his play “Stunning.”
Sabina Amidi ’11 has been covering the Iranian election for the Jerusalem Post. Below is an archive of her recent articles:
Courtney Hunt ’86 talks to the about the success of her Oscar nominated film Frozen River as well as future projects and her path from law school to filmmaker.
Last semester, students in Joe Forte's advanced architecture seminar took on the challenge of designing new residence halls on Mead Way. From high-modern white blocks to “a monumental neo-classical combination of a nomadic yurt and the Pantheon in Rome,” the students proposed creative solutions to the twin challenges of the hillside terrain and how to integrate with the Tudor buildings nearby.
profiles Rahm Emanuel ’81 in a special report titled “Inside the Obama White House.”
In a Week in Review story on President Obama’s speech in Cairo last week, history faculty member Fawaz Gerges, holder of The Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, comments on the impact of the speech in the Middle East. In related news, writer Michael Hirsh quotes Gerges in a article that puts President Obama’s speech to the Muslim world in historical context.
Five Sarah Lawrence College received citations for achievement and service at the . Those honored for achievement are Stuart G. Hopps, MFA ’69, heralded as one of Britain’s leading choreographers; Nancy Press ’69, co-founder of Child Aid, a nonprofit organization supporting disadvantaged children in Latin America; Jiway Tung ’89, who created a residential training program for at-risk youth in Indonesia; and Heather Winters ’84 film producer and writer, best known as executive producer of Morgan Spurlock’s highly acclaimed Super Size Me. Diana Chambers Leslie ’69 is cited for more than 15 years of active service to the College.
In , literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills raises the question of ethics in sports today, referencing It Happens Every Spring, “one of the funniest baseball movies of all time,” which is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary.
Frank Bruni writes in Week in Review about commencement speeches around the country, including addresses given by Rahm Emanuel ’81.Sam Dillon also covers commencement addresses in a article.
Do you feel a pang of jealousy when someone says, "I've known exactly what I wanted to be since I was two years old"? Margaret Lobenstine can help.
History faculty member Fawaz Gerges, holder of The Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, shares his insight on Iran’s upcoming presidential election as reported in .
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel addressed the 327 undergraduates receiving the Bachelor of Arts degree and 129 graduate students receiving master’s degrees from eight programs at Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 22, 2009.
profiles the career of Diana Jones ’84 in a review of her new album “Better Times Will Come.”
Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, noted pediatrician, author and nationally recognized expert on young children and Dr. Joshua Sparrow, child, adolescent and general psychiatrist, author and child development expert, will speak at Sarah Lawrence College on Friday, May 8 at 9 a.m. During their presentation entitled “Touchpoints: A Developmental and Relational Model for Working With Children and Families,” Dr. Brazelton and Dr. Sparrow will discuss the issue of preparing children to be successful academically, in ways that respect and nurture the whole child.
A Conversation with Alumnae Tina Howe and Jane Alexander
Moderated by Ed Sherin, Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Faculty. Tina Howe '59 and Jane Alexander '61 discuss their work and collaboration, which began as students at Sarah Lawrence College. Jane Alexander recently appeared in Tina Howe's play Chasing Manet at Primary Stages in New York City.
"How I Killed Pluto and Why it Had it Coming"
by Dr. Michael E. Brown
Pluto, called a planet for seventy-five years, is now dead, banished to the lowly status of "dwarf planet.". While astronomers argued about Pluto for most of the past decade, the final death blow came with the discovery of Eris -- an even larger body in the outer solar system. I'll discuss the story of the search for and the discovery of Eris and try to give a perspective on why the question of planethood for Pluto and for Eris matters and why, in the end, astronomers made the right decision to demote Pluto.
Participants in "Gender and Power in the Muslim World" challenged the stereotypical portrayals of violent Muslim men and victimized women.
"China Rising or Falling? What Does This Mean for Us?"
by Gordon G. Chang
Gordon G. Chang is the author of Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World (Random House, 2006) and The Coming Collapse of China (Random House, 2001). He now blogs at Commentary magazine's site, . He lived and worked in China and Hong Kong for almost two decades, most recently in Shanghai, as Counsel to the American law firm Paul Weiss and earlier in Hong Kong as Partner in the international law firm Baker & McKenzie. His writings on China and North Korea have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Far Eastern Economic Review, the International Herald Tribune, Commentary, The Weekly Standard, Forbes, and Barron's.
Nature-Deficit Disorder: The Movement to Connect Our Children, Ourselves,
and Future Generations to the Natural World
by Richard Louv
Richard Louv is an author and journalist focused on nature, family and community. His most recent book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, has stimulated an international conversation about the future relationship between children and nature. He serves as chairman of the Children & Nature Network, an organization helping to build the international movement to connect children with nature. He also serves as honorary co-chair of The National Forum on Children and Nature. He is the recipient of the 2008 Audubon Medal. Past recipients have included Rachel Carson, E.O. Wilson, Robert Redford, and Jimmy Carter.
The festive, disco-themed auction combined student performances, '70s-related trivia questions, and lively bidding, raising $6,000 for the Students for Student Scholarship Fund.
Laura Weil, director of the graduate program in health advocacy, discusses the role of patient advocates in a broken health-care system.
Orphanages in Africa have gotten a bad rap, but are overcrowded conditions actually bad for children's health? Psychology faculty Kim Ferguson wanted to see for herself.
Discussion and Performance featuring Choreographer Donna Uchizono and SLC Students
SLC students present Badlands of Montana, a dance by choreographer Donna Uchizono, based on a work commissioned by Montana's Headwaters Dance Co.
by Bob Herbert
Bob Herbert's highly regarded column on politics, urban affairs, and social trends has been appearing in The New York Times for 15 years. Over the course of a distinguished career before joining the Times, Mr. Herbert worked as a reporter, editor, and columnist for the Newark Star-Ledger and The Daily News, served as a national correspondent for NBC, and reported regularly on The Today Show and NBC Nightly News as well as for other television and radio outlets.
Many SLC students voted for the first time today, part of a record turnout of youth voters. But despite their enthusiasm, students often face obstacles to casting ballots.
On October 28, 2008, Michael Alexander gave a presentation entitled "After Jolson Sang Swannee: What Jewish Minstrelsy Can Tell Us About Black-Jewish Relations". Michael Alexander teaches at UC Riverside and is author of Jazz Age Jews, winner of the Nation Jewish Book Award. He discusses how the relative absence of Jewish marginalization in America (in contrast to Europe) impacted the ways in which Jews related to African Americans, arguably the country's most marginalized group, during the early twentieth century.
Readings from Wizard of the Crow
by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Ngugi wa Thiong'o discusses his book Wizard of the Crow. Commencing in "our times" and set in the fictional "Free Republic of Aburiria," Wizard of the Crow dramatizes with corrosive humor and keenness of observation a battle for control of the souls of the Aburirian people. Fashioning the stories of the powerful and the ordinary into a dazzling mosaic, this magnificent novel reveals humanity in all its endlessly surprising complexity.
Maiysha Simpson ’97 filmed the music video for her new progressive soul single "Wanna Be" at the Heimbold Visual Arts Center in July. It was an SLC family affair—the video was directed by film faculty member Damani Baker ’96 and staffed by several alumnae/i. The album, This Much is True: was released on August 26. Below, a "making-of" look at the video shoot in pictures.
Life after college doesn't have to involve cubicles or counter service. It could feature animation studios and rock ‘n roll, as recent field trips to alumni workplaces prove.