Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills examines the relationships between American presidents and Israeli prime ministers in World Policy blog
In a blog, Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills takes a historical look at the "tension between American presidents and Israeli prime ministers," likening the current situation of President Obama to that of Harry Truman in the late 1940s.
Richard Morais '81, author of The Hundred-Foot Journey and the forthcoming Buddhaland Brooklyn, penned a review in of The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture, which was co-authored by Dean of the College Jerrilynn Dodds. The book was named a Book of the Year by The Times Literary Supplement and won the 2010 Albert C. Outler Book Prize.
profiles the life and work of J.J .Abrams '88, who attended Sarah Lawrence instead of USC at the urging of his father, who "didn't want him to focus too soon on one trade alone." While studying many subjects at SLC, and prior to graduation, Abrams wrote and sold a screenplay that later became the 1990 comedy Taking Care of Business. His current projects include the feature film Super 8, which opens in theatres in early June, and the new fall TV shows Alcatraz and Person of Interest.
Politics faculty member Sam Abrams is cited in an article in entitled, "The Kosherest Nosh Ever," which explores the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the attachment of American Jews to Israel, and the political implications of both for Democrats and Republicans.
In the , recent graduates Emily Krupin '11, Maggie Murphy '11, and Max Mallory '11 talk about their future plans and how their Sarah Lawrence education has prepared them. Krupin summed things up by describing the impact of her education: "I can deal with any situation as it comes up."
In (UK), Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills praises the Vanity Fair essays of Christopher Hitchens, which for the last year have chronicled the author's battle with cancer.
Sarah Lawrence held its on Friday, May 20, 2011. Media mogul Arianna Huffington delivered the keynote address, and received a standing ovation from parents and students. Local publications and covered Huffington's speech, as did blogs and .
In its June issue, profiles historian and author Amanda Foreman '91 and reviews her highly anticipated second book, A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War, which is currently in pre-production as a BBC/HBO miniseries. Gabrielle Tana '85 produced The Duchess, a movie based on Foreman's first book Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, and is currently developing a four-year series for BBC Worldwide based on unused material from the book. In the article, Tana says of Foreman: "She makes her subjects vibrant and alive, and there's an enthusiasm and excitement in the ways she looks at things."
previews the new television show Person of Interest from executive producer J.J. Abrams '88; the show is hailed as "CBS's highest-testing drama pilot in 15 years." Abrams is also executive producer of Alcatraz, picked up by FOX for the upcoming season and previewed by .
Sarah Lawrence College first-year students Jackie Assar and Garin Kessler and two students from NYU are among ten teams selected from among worldwide finalists in the "RISE (Road to Innovative Social Entrepreneurship) Pakistan" competition, being held at the University of Chicago May 19-22. They will compete for a $10,000 Venture Challenge Grant to implement the winning project.
Two days before delivering the commencement address at SLC, media mogul Arianna Huffington penned a letter to the Class of 2011 about the challenges that face them after graduation. In the piece, Huffington calls Sarah Lawrence, "one of the great colleges in America."
Sarah Lawrence College Student Awarded Prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Argentina
Maggie Murphy '11 has received a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship for 2011-2012 and will spend the year in Argentina teaching English to young students.
Ani Adishian '95 is featured in a article about local gardening enthusiasts who have turned their hobby into a successful career. Adishian, a landscape contractor and owner of Flora Landscapes Ltd., has maintained the College's grounds for the past decade.
In a commentary in (UK) entitled, "Mitch Daniels: the convenient amnesia of a deficit hawk," Literature professor Nicolaus Mills points out the changed stance of Indiana's Republican governor on deficit reduction, and how the change indicates that the issue "is not an ultimate priority for either party."
Beginning this fall, Sarah Lawrence College will implement provisions of proposed Senate legislation intended to increase the number of eligible students registered to vote.
Several national media outlets including profile former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel ’81 on the day of his swearing in as Chicago's 46th mayor.
Sophomore Trevor Wallace has been awarded the Meredith Fonda Russell International Fieldwork Fellowship to continue work on a project titled "Hydroelectric Dams in Nepal through Documentary."
reviews The Filming of Modern Life: European Avant-Garde Film of the 1920's, the new book written by Film History faculty member Malcolm Turvey.
During the week of April 20, Russell Cohen '12 brought Brain Awareness Week to Sarah Lawrence College.
Literature faculty member Fredric Smoler '75 examines European reaction to the killing of Osama bin Laden in Dissent
In an online sympsosium of writers on the killing of Osama bin Laden—on how it was carried out, its potential impact on government policies, and its meaning to and reception by the public— Literature faculty member Fredric Smoler '75 contributes a piece entitled, "The Particular Case of Osama bin Laden." In the piece, Smoler examines the critical reactions of some European nations to the killing.
Biology faculty member Leah Olson is quoted in a article on healthy eating and the lack of vegetable and fruit consumption by American adults.
Sheila Schwartz '80 first studied history's famous spies in the late 1970s, in a class taught by her don, Jefferson Adams. The class made such an impression that three decades later, she wrote a play about it: Spy Garbo, which debuted off-Broadway this spring.
Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills examines Obama's stance on Libyan intervention in The Guardian
In (UK), Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses the impact he believes Obama advisor Samantha Power's book A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide has had on the President's stance on Libyan intervention.
(California) profiles author Katie Arnold-Ratliff MFA '08 and reviews her first novel Bright Before Us. The book has received much praise from reviewers, including Publishers Weekly and Booklist, which urged readers to "mark her as a writer to watch."
Ansel Elkins '07 has been named a winner of the . Elkins will join other winners in a reading at the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center, and will be published in the May/June 2011 issue of Boston Review.
Commemorating the Freedom Riders of 1961: "Reflecting on Liberty, Democracy, and Freedom in America"
"Liberté," a 22" high-bronze sculpture by Yonkers artist Vinnie Bagwell, which commemorates the Freedom Rides of 1961, will be on display at Sarah Lawrence College later this year.
The work of writer and photographer Jennifer Pinkowski ’98 is featured in John Giuffo's "Small World, Big Mouth" blog on . Giuffo praises the juxtaposition evident in several of Pinkowski's photos, saying it's "a trick she learned while studying photography first at Sarah Lawrence, and then at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism."
The work of SLC graduates and Enrico Wey '04 and theatre faculty member Tom Lee has been recognized with nominations for several , which celebrate the best in American theatre. Lindsay-Abaire's Good People, on which faculty member Jill DuBoff is the sound designer, is nominated for Best Play, and Wey and Lee are currently lending their puppetry and performance skills to the Lincoln Center production of War Horse, which is nominated for five awards; in addition, the Handspring Puppet Company will receive a special Tony for their work on War Horse. The Tony awards ceremony will be held on June 12 in New York City.
Film History faculty member Malcolm Turvey has been named one of 26 fellows by The Stanford Humanities Center at Stanford University for the 2011-12 academic year to research and write his upcoming book Play Time: Jacques Tati and Comedic Modernism.
applauds the acceptance of Bayan Baker '15 to Sarah Lawrence College, as well as her receipt of the Yonkers Town Scholarship, and shares her story of immigration from post-war Croatia to America as evidence that the American dream is alive and well in Yonkers, New York.
The Journal News profiles attorney, children's book author, novelist and award-winning filmmaker Tonya Lewis Lee '88, national spokesperson for the "A Healthy Baby Begins with You" campaign, which raises awareness about infant mortality and advocates for healthier lifestyles for women.
In a profile by Sarasota's , artist and gallery owner Gwendolyn Cardente '97 cites spending her junior year in SLC's study abroad program in Florence as the reason she became an artist, saying, "It was the best experience I ever had."
Playwright David Adjmi '93, choreographer Pam Tanowitz MFA '98, and artist Janine Antoni '86 are among a select group of 180 scholars, artists, and scientists who were awarded the prestigious Guggenheim fellowship in 2011.
Writing faculty member Mary Morris published The Cross Word: A story and puzzle in 76 clues in the May issue of magazine. Maxwell Neely-Cohen '08 assisted with the crossword puzzle.
reports that actress will be presented with the Eleanor Roosevelt "Following in Her Footsteps" Award at a benefit on Sunday, May 15 at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA. Alexander portrayed Roosevelt in two television movies, Eleanor and Franklin and Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years.
On the Web site, Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist at the Concord Coalition, blogger at EconomistMom.com, and parent of an incoming Sarah Lawrence student, writes about the incompleteness of standardized tests and measures in college admissions and beyond.
Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses affirmative action in higher education in The Guardian
In a comment piece in (UK), Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses the current state of affirmative action and the need to rethink the program, particularly as it applies to higher education.
New book by Anthropology faculty member Robert Desjarlais reviewed in The Chronicle of Higher Education
In its Chronicle Review section, features Anthropology faculty member Robert Desjarlais and his new book Counterplay: An Anthropologist at the Chessboard and looks at the background that led Desjarlais to research and write the book.
Writing faculty member Jo Ann Beard is profiled by the on the eve of publishing her debut novel In Zanesville.
In a op-ed, writer and professional poker player Matt Matros MFA '04 laments the Justice Department's virtual shutdown of online poker sites, and defends the medium—and the game—as important parts of American culture.
has announced that Elana Bell '99, MFA '08 has been selected by distinguished poet Fanny Howe as the recipient of the 2011 Walt Whitman Award for her collection of poems Eyes, Stones, which will be published next spring. The award is given to honor and publish a poet's first book of original poetry.
Jithendra Seneviratne '12 to appear in Shakespeare on the Sound production of Much Ado About Nothing
reports that Shakespeare on the Sound has announced its final cast for the upcoming production of Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing, which includes graduate student Jithendra Seneviratne '12 playing the role of one of Dogberry’s Men.
Alumni members of Big Tree tour in van that runs on vegetable oil; explain eco-friendly music to MTV
Luke Bace '10, Colin Fahrner '10, and Kaila McIntyre-Bader '09, three members of the band Big Tree, explain the concept of eco-friendly music to MTV in a written by current student Lauren Grillo '11. The band has traveled more than 12,000 miles in a diesel van converted to run on vegetable oil as they share their music and raise awareness about alternative fuels and simple ways people can keep their lifestyles eco-friendly. Big Tree will be at Sarah Lawrence on Earth Day.
Acclaimed writer, producer and director Helen Whitney '65 explores the concept and practice of forgiveness in a new PBS film called Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate. The film is running in two 90-minute specials during the month of April on PBS stations nationwide. ran a short video monologue from Whitney on the eve of the first segment’s premiere.
Michelle Huber '12 recalls her time in Havana in New York Times article on study abroad programs in Cuba
In "Cuba: A Door Ajar," the discusses the Obama administration's easing of restrictions on academic travel to Cuba. Sarah Lawrence's longstanding is mentioned as the largest in the United States, and student Michelle Huber '12 discusses her time in Havana with the program.
Michelle Fox MS '79, an alumna of the , is featured in a article on the role of genetic counselors in shepherding families through complicated medical issues.
Nell Minow '74 discusses "passionate curiosity" in New York Times article on the habits of effective leaders
In a article entitled, "Distilling the Wisdom of C.E.O.'s," adapted from his book The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons From CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed, author Adam Bryant examines the habits of highly effective leaders. Nell Minow '74, co-founder of the Corporate Library, discusses the importance of "passionate curiosity" as a character trait that can set leaders apart.
Sarah Lawrence College junior Meghan Roguschka has been selected as a 2011 Morris K. and Stuart L. Udall Scholar in recognition of her commitment to the environment.
Sarah Lawrence College's annual Mayfair, for families and children ages 5-10, will take place on Saturday, April 30, rain or shine from 11 a.m. -3 p.m.
President Karen Lawrence participated in a panel discussion at Bowdoin College titled, "The Next Joyce Century: Still Fearing and Loving Ulysses." In her talk, "Something Old, Something New," President Lawrence reflected on how old Joyce manuscripts are "bringing new life" to current studies on his works. covered the event.
Literature faculty member Joe Lauinger's new play Michael Archangel wins Fulton Theatre's Discovery Project
The Fulton Theatre has selected Michael Archangel, a play written by literature faculty member Joe Lauinger, as the winner of its first Discovery Project, a contest to find and produce new full-length plays. The play, which is a modern take off of Anton Chekhov's Platonov, makes its stage debut on April 28 as reported by the .
President Lawrence discusses what’s behind the price of a Sarah Lawrence education in Inside Higher Ed
In an essay titled, "Why We're No. 1," President Karen Lawrence discusses the customized, "handcrafted" nature of a Sarah Lawrence education, the impact that has on the cost of attending the College, and the transformative results it affords alumni well beyond graduation.
Sarah Lawrence College was selected as a winner in the 26th Annual Educational Advertising Awards sponsored by Higher Education Marketing Report.
Enrico Wey '04 and Theatre faculty member Tom Lee bring puppetry skills to Lincoln Center Theatre production of War Horse
A article titled, "A Harmony of the Head, Heart—and Haunch" features the work of Enrico Wey '04, one of the puppeteers in the Lincoln Center Theatre production of War Horse. Theatre faculty member Tom Lee is also in the cast of the production, and was interviewed for a feature on the production. also featured a segment on the making of War Horse.
Politics faculty member Sam Abrams conducts survey of Jewish leaders in America on the recent events in Egypt
Politics faculty member Sam Abrams, along with professor Steven M. Cohen of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner, have released the results of an online, opt-in survey of Jewish leaders conducted in March 2011. The survey demonstrates that American Jews are of two minds about recent developments in Egypt: On the one hand, they warmly greet the apparent turn to democracy and human rights. At the same time, they are unsure of the implications for Israel and the Jewish State’s long-standing peace treaty with Egypt. The survey results were reported by , as well as in a from BJPA.
profiles President Karen Lawrence, one of four female presidents leading an institution of higher education in Westchester County.
Fifteen Sarah Lawrence College student athletes named to the inaugural Hudson Valley Athletic Conference All-Academic Team
The Hudson Valley Men's and Hudson Valley Women's Athletic Conference announced its inaugural All-Academic Team recognizing student athletes who have excelled both athletically and academically, and fifteen Sarah Lawrence students are on the roster.
Sarah Lawrence College junior Kioka Williams has been awarded the 2011 Davis Projects for Peace Fellowship for her “Peace-ing together a Community in Transition” project in her former neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, NY.
Trevor Wallace '13 talks about his recent trip to Antarctica and the ways he’s merging filmmaking, adventure, and environmental justice.
Dr. Bruce McEwen, one of the original founders of Brain Awareness Week, will discuss the effects of stress on the brain, and Dr. Erin O’Connor of NYU will speak on the cognitive and socio-emotional development of children in separate talks at SLC.
WWI Exhibit “Winds and Words of War: Posters and Prints from the San Antonio Public Library” on display at Sarah Lawrence College
An exhibit of 40 framed vintage posters from World War I, featuring famous images of patriotic themes and messages, is on display in the Esther Raushenbush Library at Sarah Lawrence College through Thursday, June 30.
Heather McDonnell, Associate Dean of Financial Aid and Admission, was featured in an sharing insight on financial aid as it affects college admissions.
In , dancer and choreographer Juliette Mapp ’93 talks about The Making of Americans, a new dance that draws from Gertrude Stein’s novel of the same name.
Max Mallory '11 discusses the value of a liberal arts education in an AOL Finance/Wallet Pop article
In an article titled, "What Good is a Liberal Arts Degree in the Job Market," Max Mallory '11 answers that question by discussing his experiences at Sarah Lawrence and his plans for the future—which include using his studies in theatre and the social sciences and his legal internships to pursue a career in law.
Caroline Lieber MS '80, director of the Human Genetics graduate program, discusses at-home genetic tests in U.S. News and World Report
Caroline Lieber MS '80, director of the , weighs in on the rise of direct-to-consumer genetic tests and the risks they pose in a titled, "Do At-Home Genetic Tests Tell Too Much and Explain Too Little?"
Costume designer Carol Pelletier and her students construct the costumes for Two Gentlemen of Verona.
After 15 years of steady growth in sports participation, this spring Sarah Lawrence is applying to become a member of NCAA Division III.
An interview with Laura Weil MA ’94, who directs the graduate program in health advocacy at Sarah Lawrence, and has worked in the field for nearly 20 years.
Trustee Myra R. Drucker '68 receives Institutional Investor magazine's "Investor Lifetime Achievement Award"
Myra R. Drucker '68, Vice Chair of the Sarah Lawrence Board of Trustees,is the recipient of magazine's "Investor Lifetime Achievement Award." The magazine's annual U.S. Investment Management Awards recognize U.S. institutional investors with innovative strategies and fiduciary savvy. Drucker will receive the award on May 16.
Religion faculty member Glenn Dynner will be featured in an episode of the NBC show , scheduled to air on Friday, April 1. The reality show follows celebrities as they trace their family roots with the help of subject matter experts. In his episode, Dynner helps actress Gwyneth Paltrow learn more about her paternal grandfather.
Mathematics faculty member Dan King named Governor of Mathematical Association of America's Metro NY Chapter
Mathematics faculty member Dan King has been elected Governor of the 's Metro NY Chapter. Based in Washington D.C., the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is the nation's primary professional organization focused on mathematics at the undergraduate level, and whose core mission is the support of mathematics education, research, professional development and public policy. King has previously held positions with the MAA both locally as Secretary and Chair of the Metro NY Chapter and nationally as a member of the Committee on Mathematics Across the Disciplines. In addition, he currently sits on the Board of Editors for The College Mathematics Journal, the MAA publication catering to the interests of undergraduate mathematics students and their professors. King has been on the faculty at Sarah Lawrence College for 14 years, teaching a number of unorthodox mathematics courses (The Mathematics of Jorge Luis Borges, The Philosophical Basis of Mathematics and The Theory of Games and Strategy) alongside courses in the traditional undergraduate canon (Statistics, Calculus, Abstract Algebra, Topology).
Poetry faculty member Rachel Griffiths is featured in the current issue of . In a piece called "Fashion Extremes: Celebrate Your Unique Style," Griffiths joins seven other rising poets in expressing their dynamic personal styles.
The Journal News reports that the work of photography faculty member Michael Vahrenwald will be on display at presented by ArtsWestchester. Vahrenwald’s work displays pictures of bank buildings over the years, demonstrating how the architecture of these buildings has changed.
As a first-year student, Trevor Wallace ’13 travelled to Antarctica for two weeks during winter break with an organization called Students on Ice to make a documentary on environmental conservation for his "Experimental Film" class.
Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison, pioneers in the field of “eco-art,” visited campus in February to discuss their work in environmental advocacy through art.
Manhattan-based theatre group The Civilians came to campus to work with theatre students during a two-week residency in January.
Nadia Rahman '14, a pre-med student at SLC, is mentioned in an segment about her cousin, Sal Khan, founder of the online Khan Academy, which strives to "deliver a world-class education to anyone anywhere." The idea for the Academy came several years ago, when Khan was tutoring Rahman in algebra remotely via the Internet. (Video segment starts at 19:52).
Michael Bachrach '96 defends the first Guantanamo detainee to be tried in civilian court. Here's how—and why—he took on this landmark terrorism case.
Georgette Gouveia '77, MFA '80 has already lost her beloved aunt to dementia. But when she brings her home after a failed hip surgery, she finds an unexpected way to reconnect.
Tagan Engel '95 leaves a cushy job as a private chef and takes on the system—the food system, that is. Can one person make a difference in the eating habits of an entire town?
Arnold Krupat (literature) takes Native American texts out of the anthropological dustbin and puts them onto the bookshelf, with a little help from French critical theory.
It's never easy to say, "Dad, I was a heroin-addicted dominatrix." When Melissa Febos MFA '05 finishes her heart-wrenching memoir, she finds the hardest part is sharing the truth with her father.
The Coffeehouse/Open Mic series has become a centerpiece of campus life and a valuable venue for student artists to perform new work with the attention and support of their peers.
remembers alumnus Sam Chwat '74, a rewnowned speech therapist and dialect tutor for film stars, who passed away on February 3.
Chwat helped out with the Fall 2009 issue of Sarah Lawrence magazine, teaching readers "How to Fake an Accent" in a story titled "."
In the , Lucinda Childs ’62 reflects on the influence of the late Merce Cunningham on her career as a choreographer and on “Dance,” her seminal 1979 work that was revived in 2009 and now tours throughout the U.S and Europe.
Frequent student Neil Selinger is featured in and The Journal News on the eve of a launch party for his memoir A Sloan Product. Selinger, diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in 2009, wrote in a recent essay: "As I slowly lost my speech, I gained my voice."
Good People, the new Broadway play by David Lindsay-Abaire ’92, favorably reviewed by The New York Times
features a favorable review of Good People, the new Broadway play by David Lindsay-Abaire ’92. An earlier Times article profiles the early life of playwright, who grew up in South Boston, where the play is set.
reports that Tales from Red Vienna, written by award-winning playwright David Grimm ’97, will have a staged reading as part of the South Coast Repertory’s NewSCRipts series on March 14.
The Weekly Standard reviews Disconnect: The Breakdown of Representation in American Politics, co-written by Politics faculty member Sam Abrams
In a blog post titled "The Elites Against the Moderates," Fred Barnes reviews Disconnect: The Breakdown of Representation in American Politics, written by Morris P. Fiorina with Politics faculty member Sam Abrams. Barnes states that readers of the book are "likely to come away with an altered view of parties and elections," as he did.
Holly Robinson-Peete ’86, Alice Walker ’65, and Sanaa Hamri ’86 nominated for NAACP Image Awards; Peete to co-host ceremony
Holly Robinson Peete ’86 will co-host the , the nation's premier multi-cultural awards show celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts. Peete's children's book My Brother Charlie is nominated for an award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work–Children. In addition, Just Wright, a film directed by Sanaa Hamri ’86, is nominated for Outstanding Motion Picture, and Hard Times Require Furious Dancing, a book by Alice Walker ’65, is nominated for Outstanding Literary Work–Poetry
Politics faculty member Sam Abrams writes on informal social networks and voter turnout in The British Journal of Political Science
The research of Politics faculty member Sam Abrams, along with co-authors Torben Iversen of Harvard and David Soskice of Duke and Nuffield College, Oxford, appears in the current issue of The British Journal of Political Science in an article entitled “Informal Social Networks and Rational Voting.” While their argument incorporates game theory and strategic complementarities, and is thus challenging to briefly summarize, the essential hypothesis is a simple one: Individuals vote if their informal networks of family and friends attach importance to voting. Voting thus leads to social approval. And conversely, not voting leads to disapproval.
With the start of Women’s History Month (March), a number of news outlets, including and , are chronicling the history of the month that recognizes women’s rights and contributions, and how it got its start at Sarah Lawrence College.
Sara Rudner, director of the dance program, appears on the cover of the March issue of , and discusses how she integrates dance as part of her students’ academic lives in an article titled “Teaching at the Perfect (Every) Age.”
In , Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills critiques the recent address at West Point by Defense Secretary Robert Gates, comparing Gates’ words to those of John F. Kennedy in a 1962 address to cadets and contrasting the climate of the military then and now.
In a special commentary on titled “What Salinger tells us about caring for veterans,” Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills highlights lessons that can be learned from J.D. Salinger and, in particular, his 1950 short story For Esme—With Love and Squalor. Mills states that in the story, Salinger, himself a World War II veteran who struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder, “gives an account of PTSD that speaks directly to us today.”
lauds Anthropology faculty member Robert Desjarlais’ new book Counterplay: An Anthropologist at the Chessboard, saying “the subject of chess boasts more books than any other game, but this one is special.”
Politics faculty member Elke Zuern discusses what Egypt can learn from South Africa in Insana Quotient interview
Politics faculty member Elke Zuern appeared on the radio show The Insana Quotient to discuss how the past experiences of South Africa can be instructive as protests and regime change affect North Africa and the Middle East. Zuern, author of the recently published Politics of Necessity: Community Organizing and Democracy in South Africa, argues that working toward greater socio-economic equality is crucial to achieving a successful and sustainable democracy. To listen to the interview, visit and select February 28 from the archive calendar.
Head volleyball coach Matt Cribbin named to American Volleyball Coaches Association's "Thirty Under 30" list
Head Volleyball coach Matt Cribbin is a recipient of the “Thirty Under 30 Award,” which honors up-and-coming coaching talent at all levels of volleyball, as reported by the .
Trustee John Hill and wife Marilynn Wood Hill named Senior Advisors to mentor South Carolina’s Liberty Fellow
John Hill, Chair of the Sarah Lawrence College Board of Trustees, has been selected as one of 22 influential leaders to serve as Senior Advisors in South Carolina’s Liberty Fellowship. As reported by , Hill and his wife Marilynn Wood Hill will mentor and provide guidance to Laura Varn, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Media Relations at Santee Cooper.
In a blog post titled, “Cuba as a Learning Lab: Perspectives from Sarah Lawrence College’s 10-Year Study Abroad Program,” President Karen Lawrence discusses the easing of restrictions on American travel to Cuba and on people-to-people exchanges—a move from which, she states, both countries stand to benefit. Lawrence cites SLC’s , celebrating its 10th anniversary, as an example of the “rich, often transformative experience” that can come as a result of these eased restrictions.
Sarah Lawrence College's 13th Annual Women's History Conference will take place on campus on Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5.
profiles Jon Avnet ’71, executive producer of the movie Black Swan, which received five Oscar nominations. Avnet transferred from the University of Pennsylvania to study Film History at Sarah Lawrence.
In a article about the rise in student enrollments in graduate school, Brianna Leone '11, who is simultaneously completing her senior year of undergraduate studies and beginning her first year of graduate studies at SLC, highlights how her master’s courses have helped her land two internships.
Guest post from President Lawrence in Washington Post blog explores “the cost of getting higher education into shape”
President Karen Lawrence is featured as a guest writer in Daniel de Vise’s College Inc. blog on . President Lawrence’s post, titled “The Cost of Getting Higher Education into Shape,” comes as a response to a February 20th Washington Post Magazine by de Vise titled “Eight Ways to Get Higher Education into Shape.”
President Karen Lawrence’s Who’s Afraid of James Joyce? favorably reviewed by The Times Literary Supplement
President Karen Lawrence’s recent book Who’s Afraid of James Joyce? was favorably reviewed by The Times Literary Supplement in early February. In her review, Sarah Davison cites the impressive “standard of scholarship on display” in the book, which takes its name from a seminar taught at SLC by President Lawrence. The full review is available on the , however a subscription is required.
Rahm Emanuel ‘81 was elected mayor of Chicago on February 22—a decisive victory in which he received 55% of the vote. Formerly White House Chief of Staff under President Barack Obama, Emanuel’s latest political endeavor marks a milestone as he becomes the city’s first Jewish mayor. Several media outlets covered the election, including , , and , including op-ed columnist .
Sarah Lawrence Dean of the College and scholar of art history, Jerrilynn Dodds, and co-authors Maria Menocal of Yale and Abigail Balbale of Brandeis, have been awarded the 2010 Albert C. Outler book prize for The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture as best publication in “ecumenical church history broadly conceived” by the American Society of Church History (ASCH).
In a review of the Merce Cunningham piece "Crises," being performed in March at the University of Arizona, Tucson, dance critic Alastair Macaulay calls the performance of Rashaun Mitchell '00 "one of the greatest of our day."
Richard Morais '81, author of the acclaimed book The Hundred-Foot Journey, shares a feature from Australia's Sun Herald on his . In the article, he recalls a class at Sarah Lawrence taught by Grace Paley, in which he disagreed with her statement that "the reason we write is to show why we are different from other people." Morais offered to Paley his reason for writing: "to try to find what I have in common with other people.
Dean Jerrilynn Dodds receives Albert C. Outler book prize from the American Society of Church History
The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture, co-authored by Dean of the College Jerrilynn Dodds, has been awarded the Albert C. Outler book prize of the American Society of Church History for 2010. In making the selection, the chair of the award committee called the book "a fascinating and gorgeously illustrated study of inter-religious and intercultural relations among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in medieval Castile."
Student club The Dick Butkus Society unites football lovers on campus.
Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills appears on CNN to discuss the parallels between Egypt's revolution and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement
In a special commentary to titled "How nonviolent protest defeats injustice," Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills reflects on his participation in the Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march in 1965—a memory called to mind while watching demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square sitting down to reduce the violence around them.
A CNN video embedded in the piece—"Echoes of U.S. unrest of 1960s"—features Mills and Reverend Bernice King, daughter of the late Martin Luther King, Jr., discussing the parallels many are drawing between the revolution in Egypt and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.
The Sarah Lawrence College swim team capped off a successful season by winning the 2011 Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference Swimming Invitational.
Mara Farrell ’77 wins Martha Washington Woman of History Award for work in the field of Hudson Valley history
reports that community activist Mara Farrell ’77 is the recipient the Martha Washington Woman of History Award, which recognizes women who have distinguished themselves in the field of Hudson Valley history. Farrell is co-founder of Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot, a non-profit organization committed to the preservation of historic lands.
The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, the debut novel from current MFA Writing Program faculty member and 2006 alumnus Benjamin Hale, is garnering much buzz in the media, including a favorable write-up in the February 4 , a recent stint on and being named a selection by .
Acclaimed social psychologist and provost of Columbia University Claude Steele visited campus to share his research on stereotypes.
Internet publishing entrepreneur Arianna Huffington will deliver the Commencement address to the Sarah Lawrence College class of 2011 on Friday, May 20, at 10 a.m. on the College’s southernWestchester County campus.
The reviews the eponymous debut album by Big Tree, the indie band founded by Kaila McIntyre-Bader '09, Luke Bace '10, and Colin Fahrner '10.
Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison, leaders of the eco-art movement, will discuss , including, “The Force Majeure,” in the auditorium of the Heimbold Visual Arts Center at Sarah Lawrence College on Monday, February 14 at 5 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.
Literature professor Nicolaus Mills discusses the "sexual politics" of the new movie Blue Valentine on .
Laura Weil, director, Health Advocacy Graduate Program, weighs in on Internet health care searches in The New York Times
In the health section of , Laura Weil, director of the , comments on the top five health concerns searched for by Internet users.
In the , fashion and celebrity photographer Priscilla Rattazzi ’77 discusses her latest book Luna & Lola, which chronicles the relationship between her two dogs, and working with famed photographer Hiro as a young photographer just out of college.
Good Wife star and alumna Julianna Margulies wins second consecutive Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series
Alumna Julianna Margulies of CBS' The Good Wife won a second consecutive Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series, as reported by media outlets worldwide, including .
Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills highlights SLC's practice of written evaluations as a method to counteract grade inflation
In , Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills highlights the Sarah Lawrence system of written evaluations and one-on-one meetings between faculty and students as methods to counter grade inflation.
profiles Dr. Clarion Johnson ‘72, global medical director at ExxonMobil
Jews have had a long history in China, with the earliest groups arriving via the Silk Road during the Tang Dynasty, around the 8th Century, says Dr. Pan Guang, Dean of the Center of Jewish Studies Shanghai, the most influential research institute in China studying Judaism and Israeli affairs. Dr. Pan will deliver a lecture—Jews in China: Legends, History and New Perspective—at Sarah Lawrence College on February 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Donnelley Theatre, Heimbold Visual Arts Center.
“How Motion Pictures Became the Movies" is the topic of a lecture by leading film scholar David Bordwell on February 3 at 6 p.m. in the Donnelley Film Theatre, Heimbold Visual Arts Center.
Alumna Joelle Sander’s solo exhibit, “Color as Refuge,” continues through March 9 in the Esther Rauchenbush Library Gallery.
Various media outlets, including , are reporting that actress Larisa Oleynik '04 will join the cast of the CBS show Hawaii 5-0 later this season.
profiles acupuncturist Carly Weis '05. Reflecting on her acceptance to Sarah Lawrence, she says the school "felt like a comfortable place to be but also a place I could explore…It ended up being the perfect school for me."
The New York Observer profiles Sarah Lawrence "senior" Peter J. Wade and his experience as a student in the Center for Continuing Education
profiles Sarah Lawrence "senior" Peter J. Wade and his experience as a student in the .
Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills reflects on President Obama's Tucson memorial speech in Dissent
In a January 18 posting on , Literature Faculty Member Nicolaus Mills compares President Obama's speech in Tucscon, Arizona, to great historical speeches by Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A follow-up, , was published on January 20.
Sarah Lawrence Program in Cuba Marks Ten Year Anniversary; Professor Honored by University of Havana
In December 2010, Sarah Lawrence College marked ten years of its study abroad program in Cuba, celebrating its status as one of the first U.S. college programs—and the longest continuous program—established at the University of Havana since the break in diplomatic ties between the two countries in the early 1960s. SLC history faculty member Matilde Zimmermann was also honored with the 280th Anniversary of the University of Havana Medal, awarded by the Rector of the University, in recognition of her outstanding scholarship and contributions to academic exchange.
President Karen Lawrence pens Huffington Post blog entry titled, "The Cost of College: Weighing Expense With Value"
In a blog entry titled "The Cost of College: Weighing Expense With Value," President Karen Lawrence discusses the question that's often left unanswered in news stories about the cost of attending Sarah Lawrence: what value does that cost provide?
Zoe A. Fisher '13 and the biodegradable couture coat she designed and produced in an environmental studies class are featured in a Trendspotting/Design slideshow on Earth-friendly clothing in .
Dr. Nancy Bennett ’73, associate vice president of University of Rochester Medical Center, finalist for Athena Award
reports that Dr. Nancy Bennett ’73, professor of medicine, director, Center for Community Health and associate vice president, University of Rochester Medical Center, is one of the finalists for the Athena Award, which recognizes the leadership roles of women in the local workplace and in the community.
$5 Million Gift to Sarah Lawrence is Among the Largest in College’s History: Endowment, Writing Program and Admission Office to Benefit
Sarah Lawrence College has announced a $5 million gift from Trustee Nancie Cooper MFA ’04, former financial services management consultant, and her husband Steve, co-founder and former chairman of Zolfo Cooper, an advisory and management firm, and former vice chairman of MGM.
Dr. Brad Popovich MS ’78 has been appointed Chief Scientific Officer of Genome British Columbia, as reported by . As Chief Scientific Officer, Popovich will work to promote the organization's ongoing scientific strategy, focusing on the science of genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics within the larger realm of biotechnology and life sciences in BC.
Writing faculty member Scott Snyder, creator of the American Vampire comic book series, will be a guest speaker at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) in March, as reported by .
reports that Alice Hill '87 has been named Managing Director of dice.com, a job search portal for technology professionals.
profiles songwriter Andy Butler ’00 and his upcoming album Hercules and Love Affair. Access to Sarah Lawrence’s electronic music equipment while a student allowed Butler "to learn about physical properties of sound and how to manipulate the electronics, which is a major part of why Hercules and Love Affair sounds so developed."
President Lawrence and Vice President Tom Blum featured in CNBC video on the value of a Sarah Lawrence education
As part of its Price of Admission series, CNBC presents a video on the value of a Sarah Lawrence education.
James Freedland ‘02 and Christina Harvey ‘02 appointed to senior staff positions by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
Two Sarah Lawrence alumni have been appointed to senior staff positions by New York State’s new Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, as reported by the . Christina Harvey ‘02 will serve as Director of Operations, and James Freedland ‘02 will serve as Deputy Director of Communications. Both Harvey and Freedland worked in Schneiderman’s State Senate office.
has announced that Brooke Anderson ’86 will serve as Chief of Staff and Counselor for the National Security Staff beginning on January 12. In the announcement, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon characterizes Anderson as "an extraordinarily talented, experienced, and well-respected member of [the Obama] Administration." Anderson is currently serving as Ambassador and Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.
Fall 2010 was a stellar season for SLC athletics. Jess Unger '13 files a report recapping the season.
The profiles world-renowned and award-winning photographer Alec Soth ’92.
features a story on the relationship between the Sarah Lawrence swim team and The Shark Swim Club, which trains more than two dozen swimmers in competitive swimming in preparation for the Special Olympics. The Shark Swim Club trains at the SLC pool, and receives mentoring from the College's swimmers.
Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses the 120-year history of Army-Navy football on CNN.com
In a special commentary to , literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses the history of the annual Army-Navy college football game, which celebrate its 120th anniversary on December 11.
Books Never Die, a short film by Evan Humphris ’14, will be shown at Rochester, New York's 360/365 Film Festival in April. The short film was awarded Best Film Documentary at the Rochester Teen Film Festival in August, as reported by the .
Sarah Lawrence College coaches Matt Cribbin (Women’s Volleyball), Michael Butler (Men’s Soccer), and Jay Barston (Women’s Tennis) were each named Coach of the Year in their respective sports by the Hudson Valley Athletic Conference (HVWAC).
David Lindsay-Abaire '92 nominated for Film Independent Spirit Award for screen adaptation of his play Rabbit Hole
reports that Rabbit Hole, a film based on the play by David Lindsay-Abaire '92, has been nominated for four Film Independent Spirit Awards and is garnering serious Oscar buzz. Lindsay-Abaire is nominated for the Best Screenplay Indie Spirit Award. Rabbit Hole opens on December 17.
Rachel Grob, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, extols the virtues of play in natural settings on huffingtonpost.com
In an article titled "Nature as a Play and Learning Ground" on , Rachel Grob, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and past director of the , extols the virtues of play in natural settings.
Jahla Seppanen ’14 shares her thoughts on taking academic risks and trying new things with The Santa Fe New Mexican
First year Jahla Seppanen ’14 contributes to about taking academic risks in college and her resulting discovery of a love of law, despite having thought she would focus on dance and writing.
Animator Bill Plympton screened a number of his award-winning animated films for a packed crowd at Sarah Lawrence College.
Jess Unger ’13 reports on his trip to Washington, D.C. for Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity.
The Selby features a photo spread on Annie Novak '05 and her work with Brooklyn's Eagle Street Rooftop Farm
Annie Novak '05, co-founder and farmer of in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, is featured in a photo spread in .
reports that trustee emeritus Suzanne Wright '98 is a recipient of the 2011 Women of Distinction Award from Palm Beach Atlantic University, which honors women who have made significant contributions to the community. Wright and her husband, Bob, are co-founders of Autism Speaks, North America’s largest autism science and advocacy organization.
reports that acclaimed director Joan Micklin Silver ’56 will serve as the filmmaker-in-residence at the 6th annual Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival in April 2011. Silver is best known for directing the films Crossing Delancey with Amy Irving and Hester Street with Carol Kane.
New York Times education writer's blog The Choice notes the 15% rise in early decision applications to SLC along with other highly selective schools
New York Times education writer Jacques Steinberg’s blog The Choice the 15% rise in early decision applications to Sarah Lawrence along with other highly selective schools.
New York Times profiles Dr. W. Ian Lipkin '74 who has pioneered the use of genes in identifying viruses that cause infectious diseases
"There isn't anybody any better at this than Ian Lipkin," (SLC class of '74) said Dr. Anthony S. Fauci director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in an . Lipkin is credited with identifying over 400 viruses in the last decade by looking for their genes, something that had never been done before.
Two days after the election that put the Tea Party on the map, Kate Zernike, journalist and author of Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America, came to Sarah Lawrence to discuss this burgeoning political movement.
reviews “look at them long and long,” choreographed by Anneke Hansen ’02. Her work is described as “choreography that doesn’t shy from detail, but burrows deeply into spatial and rhythmic concepts.”
In a article titled The Truth about Sarah Lawrence, President Karen Lawrence and Vice President Thomas Blum get to the heart of what differentiates a Sarah Lawrence education, speaking to the “intensive 1:1 instruction” that is the hallmark of the school’s pedagogy.
Juniors Meghan Roguschka and Amanda Ota report on their work establishing a community garden in India
Juniors Meghan Roguschka and Amanda Ota report on their work establishing a community garden in India during a summer trip to the state of Madhya Pradesh.
In October, internationally celebrated dancer and choreographer Mallika Sarabhai and the Darpana Performing Group, which she founded, spent the weekend at Sarah Lawrence.
Richard Morais ’81 read from The Hundred Foot Journey, his recently published novel about an Indian chef’s adventures learning to cook French cuisine, at Sarah Lawrence on October 29.
reviews The Boozy Baker: 75 Recipes for Spirited Sweets, the first cookbook written by Lucy Baker MFA ’08. The blogger writes, “The Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing [Baker] earned at Sarah Lawrence College helps explain the pleasant storytelling nature of her cookbook.”
reports that Sarah Buccheri ’98 has been awarded the Mary L. Nohl Fellowship, the most prestigious local award for individual artists, in the emerging artists category.
provides an exclusive sneak peak of American Vampire, a new comic book series created by writing faculty member Scott Snyder, with contributions from bestselling author Stephen King.
reports that Nora Sarvetnick ’78 has been named director of the Nebraska Regenerative Medicine Project, which furthers studies in stem cell research.
The Washington Post profiles Adam Tenner ’90 in its "What it Takes: Conversations with Achievers" section
profiles the work of AIDS educator Adam Tenner ’90 in its “What It Takes: Conversations with Achievers” section, which highlights success stories of professionals in the Washington area.
Sarah Lawrence College senior Chelsea Wright has been selected by the Music faculty at Sarah Lawrence College as the 2010-11 Presser Music Scholar.
Blavatnik Family Foundation Grant for Innovation in Arts and Technology Awarded to Sarah Lawrence College
Sarah Lawrence College has received a five year planning grant from The Blavatnik Family Foundation to initiate cross-disciplinary programs that integrate the arts and digital technology.
In a piece titled "Higher Ed Bragging Rights," Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills points out that interviewing students for his class, a key component in the registration process at Sarah Lawrence, “can often tell me as much about the work they will do as their writing samples.”
The New York Times lauds the services of Yonkers Public Schools' new college centers, which include writing clinics taught by SLC graduate students
In an article titled, "With New Resources, Urban Students Are Encouraged to Apply to College," examines the six new college centers opened in Yonkers Public Schools since 2008. Funded by the nonprofit Yonkers Partners in Education, the centers provide students with on-site college advisers, scholarships for SAT prep classes, bus trips to colleges, and writing clinics taught by graduate students at Sarah Lawrence.
Sarah Lawrence College mourns the loss of actress and alumna Jill Clayburgh '66. Media outlets around the world remembered the Oscar and Emmy nominated star of stage and screen, including and . For a look back at Clayburgh's career and her time at Sarah Lawrence, from the Fall 2006 issue of Sarah Lawrence magazine.
Claire Pentecost discusses her 12-year inquiry into global and local food systems in a talk titled: Thriving in a Failed Paradigm on Monday, November 8 at 5 p.m. in the Alice Ilchman Science Center.
The Booth Ferris Foundation has made a gift of $125,000 to support the teaching of science at Sarah Lawrence College.
Alice Walker '65 dedicated her new book of poems, Hard Times Require Furious Dancing, to "Sarah Lawrence College & Mexico: place & land of my rebirth."
Don't try this at home: Students film in dorm room, prepare chicken with a coffee maker.
Dr. Marta Julia Ruiz, an indigenous Guatemalan physician who received a 2010 Award for the Health and Dignity of Women, presented by Americans for UNFPA (the United Nations Family Planning Agency), visited SLC in early October.
Sarah Lawrence students and faculty participated in the Ultimate Block Party held in Central Park on October 3.
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Louis Menand visited SLC, speaking to a packed house about what makes the liberal arts worth pursuing.
Don't try this at home: Students film cooking show in dorm room, prepare chicken with a coffee maker
Don't try this at home: Students film in dorm room, prepare chicken with a coffee maker.
Rachel Grob, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, explains why "Not Every Playing Field Should Be Level" on huffingtonpost.com
In an article titled "Not Every Playing Field Should Be Level" on , Rachel Grob, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and past director of the , discusses how the Blue Rock School in West Nyack, NY, has departed from the norm of homogenous play spaces by actively using the rugged, wooded land that surrounds the school.
Jahla Seppanen ’14 discusses the broadening experiences of campus diversity and life near NYC in The Santa Fe New Mexican
First year Jahla Seppanen ’14 contributes to about her choice to attend Sarah Lawrence, emphasizing the College's proximity to NYC, its diverse student body, and “its size, the classes it offers, and its intensity.”
Sarah Lawrence students Nikhil Wadhwani and Hannah Steinberg have their hearts set on becoming physicians. Volunteering each Saturday at the St. Anthony’s Free Medical Clinic in the Bronx has helped strengthen their resolve.
Sarah Lawrence alumni David Adjmi ’93 and L.B. Thompson ‘97 were each named one of the ten recipients of the 2010 Whiting Writers’ Awards given by the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation to writers of exceptional talent and promise in their early careers.
As reported in news outlets worldwide, Lisa Anderson ’72 has been named the new president of American University in Cairo. Anderson has served as the university’s provost since 2008 and will take office in December.
The Richmond Times Dispatch profiled the Cadence Theatre Company, founded by Anna Johnson ’91. Johnson, in sharing the goal of the company, says that, “sharing stories that inspire and educate and help people maybe learn more about themselves is a great thing."
reports that Gloria Lau ’76 has been named interim CEO at YWCA USA, founded in 1858 as the first association in the United States. The YWCA is "dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all," to quote its mission statement.
Temple Grandin is widely regarded as the most famous person with autism today. On September 23, she spoke to an overflowing crowd at Sarah Lawrence, giving the annual Longfellow Lecture sponsored by the Child Development Institute.
reviews The Pumpkin Pie Show: Amber Alert, a show written by Clay McLeod Chapman ’00 and starring Chapman and Hanna Cheek '01.
Pam Tanowitz MFA ’98, Anne Lentz ’98 and Rashaun Mitchell ’00 honored with New York Dance and Performance ("Bessie") Award
Choreographer Pam Tanowitz MFA ’98 and dancers Anne Lentz ’98 and Rashaun Mitchell ’00 received a Bessie Award for their work in Be in the Gray With Me. Also known as the New York Dance and Performance Awards, the Bessies, named in honor of dancer and teacher Bessie Schonberg, acknowledge outstanding creative work by independent artists in the fields of dance and related performance in New York City.
After completing the Public Health Genetics certification program over the past year at Sarah Lawrence, John Doucet is profiled by on the occasion of becoming the first certified public health geneticist in the state of Louisiana.
Sarah Lawrence Alumnus Richard Morais to Read from his Acclaimed Novel The Hundred-Foot Journey, October 29
Richard C. Morais, author of The Hundred-Foot Journey (Scribner 2010), will read from his acclaimed first novel on Friday, October 29 at 6 p.m. in the Donnelley Theatre in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center, Sarah Lawrence College. Morais is a 1981 graduate of the College.
Times Live (Johannesburg) reviews the novel A Case of Knives by Julian de Wette ’75, calling it a “most extraordinary book” written by a “most extraordinary writer.”
The New York Times profiles the worldwide missions of Peter Taft '94 and his search-and-rescue dog Cassius
profiles Peter Taft '94 and his search-and-rescue dog Cassius and the work they do, including search and rescues after the January, in Sri Lanka following the 2004 tsunami, and in New Orleans after . For his excellence as a live-find animal, the American Kennel Club just bestowed on Cassius its Humane Fund Award for Canine Excellence.
In , Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills asks the question, "Where is today's FDR or Bevan?" in regard to the Democrats' quiet stance on the Obama administration's healthcare act.
J.J. Abrams '88 appears in White House TEACH Campaign to discuss his most influential teacher: “Before Joe Papaleo, I was a guy who wrote. But after Joe, I was a writer.”
Film and television mogul J.J. Abrams '88 appears in the White House's new TEACH campaign, a series of videos in which prominent Americans share stories about the teacher or teachers that inspired them most. Abrams credits Joseph Papaleo '49, Literature and Writing Faculty Emeritus (1960-1992), with transforming him from "a guy who writes" into "a writer."
A history class explores the immigrant neighborhoods and decrepit amusement parks of New York's favorite peninsula.
It really is the final frontier: Carolyn Ferrell ’84 goes on the city-dweller's never-ending quest for more space.
“Miles loves it—to be around other people who know what EB is and who don’t wonder why he has so many ‘boo boos.’”
“I learned that it’s more important to see the connection between me, my work, and my community.”
“Poetry can be important in our daily lives as well. It can help us deal with all the mundane struggles.”
“We wanted to create a collective environment, one where we could work together toward a larger creative vision.”
“We’ve gone from cutting-edge to venerable in a blink. It’s absurd.”
“When asked about activism, saving the building is the first thing most students will mention.”
”We often think of a church as a building, but it’s actually made of people.”
“Harlem, Bed-Stuy, Detroit, Watts, or Chicago’s South Side—we are basically the same people: a transurban people. What we have in common is the slave ship.”
Whether you've got a craving for exotic doughnuts, violent musicals, or doing good, SLC students can show you where to go.
As city planning commissioner, Amanda Burden ’76 designs the future of New York's neighborhoods. Now she's leading the charge to revitalize a long over-looked area: the city's waterfront.
Robert Leleux ’03 moves from Texas to New York, learns some new words, wrecks an art installation, and finds his calling.
Annie Novak '05, co-founder of the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, is featured in a magazine slideshow titled "What an Urban Farmer Looks Like."
Striking the Critical Balance between Global Urbanization and Sustainability: A Talk by Joel Towers, October 4
Joel Towers, Dean, Parsons The New School for Design, and a partner in the office of SR+T Architects, will present “Climate for Change,” the first in the distinguished speakers Environmental Studies/Science Technology and Society Colloquium series "The Arts in a Time of Environmental Crises: Interventions and Provocations."
The Sarah Lawrence College Dance Program presents Sampradayam, cutting edge choreography set to ancient, devotional songs from India. Choreographed and danced by the acclaimed Mallika Sarabhai with the Darpana Dance Troupe, Sampradayam is a salute to the "joie de vivre" of the Bhajans, a mainstay of devotional music in Hinduism.
"What I love about teaching at Sarah Lawrence is the flexibility we have as teachers and the love of learning I see in my students. It often happens that the students become interested in a particular author whose works we are reading in class. I do not feel bound to the syllabus, and this allows me to branch out and explore that author’s work in greater depth, thus both nurturing and taking inspiration from the students’ interests."
In an interview with the , Jason Shrier ’09 discusses his many roles working at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, which organizes the annual New York Film Festival.
Jenna Esposito '00 was featured in the on September 19, as she prepares to record a local merchant's love song at Little Italy's San Gennaro festival—and record it for her next album.
Guatemalan Leader and Recipient of Americans for UNFPA Award for the Health and Dignity of Women to Speak at Sarah Lawrence College, October 6
Dr. Marta Julia Ruiz, an indigenous Guatemalan physician who has generated a power shift in indigenous Guatemalan communities by facilitating the pursuit of education, economic opportunit,y and vital health information for girls, will speak at Sarah Lawrence College on Wednesday, October 6.
Alumna Janet Rosenwald Becker and her husband Bernard Becker have donated close to $2 million to Sarah Lawrence College to create an endowed scholarship fund for African American students.
Approaching post-college life "with a gusto often lacking in other elite collegians," students discuss their SLC educations with the Bronxville Patch
In the , students Amelia Woodside '11, Katherine Graham '11, Hans Kulla-Mader '12, Lauren Miller '11, and Elizabeth Koscianski '12 discuss the Sarah Lawrence pedagogy and how the “conference-style, heavily interpersonal education” they receive will uniquely prepare them for life and work after graduation. The students, reports writer Ahmed Mori, "feel so prepared by the school, they approach post-college life with a sort of gusto often lacking in other elite collegians."
Alumna Julianna Margulies appeared on the September 8 episode of Late Show with David Letterman. In her segment, she spoke about her Sarah Lawrence education and her nervewracking return to campus as the 2010 Commencement speaker, remarking that the previous year’s speaker, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel ‘81, was a tough act to follow. View , her , and .
Sarah Lawrence College was well-represented at this year's Emmy Awards.
Philosophy faculty member Roy Brand is spending the current year as Director and Chief Curator of Yaffo 23 in Jerusalem.
Literature faculty member Maria Negroni appointed by Argentine government to represent country in literary exchange
Maria Negroni, Literature faculty member and award-winning Argentine author, has been chosen, along with four others, to represent Argentina in a project called —a literary exchange with five German-speaking authors.
Dr. Anne Camp ’78 and Rebecca Kline ‘06 profiled by The New Haven Independent for their work in diabetes prevention
profiles Dr. Anne Camp ’78 and Rebecca Kline ‘06 and their work at the Fair Haven Community Health Center (FHCHC). Dr. Camp runs the center's groundbreaking diabetes prevention program, which uses exercise and education to tackle high rates of diabetes in the neighborhood, and Kline runs a garden that is key to program.
In its Fall TV Preview, The Journal News highlights J.J. Abrams ’88 as one of “Four To Watch” this upcoming season. Abrams is the creator of the new NBC show Undercovers.
Literature Faculty Member Nicolaus Mills, a frequent blogger on , praises Fairway, a grocery store on Manhattan's Upper West Side, for its policy of having employees on hand specifically to improve a shopper's experience.
profiles the growing use of social media by female musicians, and highlights Zoe Keating ’93, calling her the “poster child for the independent woman artist.”
Rebecca O. Johnson, a faculty member in the Health Advocacy graduate program, shares a story called "Carried Away" in . She wrote the piece in 2005 during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and shares it in recognition of the five year anniversary of the disaster.
Sarah Lawrence features along with Reed, Wabash, University of Chicago, Whitman, Swarthmore, Bennington, Pitzer, Hampshire and Grinnell as the country’s “brainiest,” top 10 colleges, ranked by Unigo, a popular online college guide service.
Sarah Lawrence Integrates Environmental Studies in Sciences and Social Sciences with the Arts; Pedagogy Promotes Interdisciplinary Work
Sarah Lawrence College is developing an environmental studies program with an eye to turning out graduates prepared to contribute to the public conversation about a sustainable environmental future as writers, artists, advocates, and practitioners. Supported by a planning grant from the Mellon Foundation, the College is pursuing an agenda to build upon its interdisciplinary pedagogy to create a cadre of creative thinkers, analysts, and interpreters of the compelling environmental issues of the day.
Dean Jerrilynn Dodds, literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discuss planned New York mosque in separate op-eds on CNN.com, Christian Science Monitor
Dean Jerrilynn Dodds, author of New York Masjid: the Mosques of New York Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture, penned an op-ed on about the proposed community center and mosque in lower Manhattan. Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills shared his thoughts on the same topic in an opinion piece for the .
In a article about the increased scrutiny of affirmative action programs at colleges and universities, literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills shares his opinion on the current state of the program and suggests ways to fulfill its original objective.
In the September issue of , Julianna Margulies ’89 says she never thought about an acting career until she took a theatre course at SLC, which "opened my eyes to a whole new world."
High school guidance counselors rank Sarah Lawrence 28th among colleges that "offer the best undergraduate education" to students
Sarah Lawrence College was ranked 28th in a from America's Best High Schools, as determined by U.S. News & World Report. The survey asked counselors to pick which national liberal arts colleges they feel offer the best undergraduate education to their students. In rating schools on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the top score, the counselors gave Sarah Lawrence a rating of 4.2.
The New York Times highlights the work of Dr. Karen Adolph '86 in an article on scientists' use of eye-trackers in learning about how children look at the world
In an article about the use of eye-tracking devices in researching how children look at the world and learn to interact with it, highlights the work of Dr. Karen Adolph '86, a developmental psychologist at New York University.
In an and titled "The Other Hamptons, Born and Bred," The New York Times profiles the work of photographer and current student Tara Israel.
Writing faculty member Matthea Harvey has a poem titled "The Straightforward Mermaid" featured in the August 16 issue of .
graduate program alumna Brenda Finucane MS ’85 is featured in an article in the , which focuses on her role as a genetic counselor specializing in fragile X syndrome—and the recent news of a possible breakthrough in treatment of the disorder.
Aryn Baker ’95 authored a recent on Afghani women. A few years ago, Baker spoke to religion faculty member Kristen Sands’ “Introduction to Muslim Thought and Cultures” class. Professor Sands summarized the talk about Baker’s experiences as a foreign correspondent for Time:
"Ms. Baker, one of only three American correspondents stationed full-time in Afghanistan, described the difficulties of reporting from locations where wearing a burka and a flak jacket are basic security measures. Taking us beyond the dangers journalists face in Afghanistan and Northwestern Pakistan, however, Ms. Baker emphasized the way in which security for ordinary Afghanis and Pakistanis has become the issue trumping all other issues in these areas. The situation there has become one where power is determined by whomever has the most guns. Support for different political and religious groups necessarily flows towards whomever can provide the best security.
"When asked by a student what she considers her role to be as a journalist in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ms. Baker spoke honestly about the challenges she faces. While she very much wants to act as a witness to the difficulties of the people who live in these areas, at the same time she must keep in mind the interests of her readers, without whom there would be no money for what amounts to very expensive reporting. She also spoke of an increasing shift in readership from print to Internet news and blogs. While lengthy analytical articles are still being published, the trend is towards ever shorter pieces, a format which does not lend itself easily to the explanation and analysis of complex issues and situations.
"Finally, when asked how her Sarah Lawrence education had prepared her for journalism, Ms. Baker spoke of learning how to think independently, and how to ask one's own questions."
Alumna Gail Eisen, former producer for 60 Minutes, sits down with Sara Wilford, professor of psychology and Director of the Art of Teaching Graduate Program to talk about the importance of creative, unstructured play for children in pre-school and early grades.
An interview with newly tenured sociology faculty member Sarah Wilcox.
“I think students choose Sarah Lawrence because they want to have a say in the direction of their education. I enjoy nurturing that sense of ownership in my students.”
An interview with newly tenured writing (nonfiction) faculty member Rachel Cohen.
“I think what I offer as a writing teacher is a serious commitment to the long tradition of nonfiction writing. I find a delight in the zany manifestations of the essay as it is coming out in the contemporary world, and at the same time, I am connected to earlier works from other times. I think that is a nice combination for students to experience.”
Alastair Macaulay of reviews "," the work of the A. O. Movement Collective, a group comprised of Sarah Lawrence graduates Ilona Bito ‘10, Rowan Magee ‘10, Cory Antiel ‘08, Larissa Sheldon ‘10, and Cristina Jasen ‘06.
"Figures in a Western Landscape:" New York Times slideshow highlights the work of photographer Jesse Chehak ’02
In an article and slideshow titled "Figures in a Western Landscape," profiles the work of photographer Jesse Chehak ’02, who studied under the direction of Visual Arts faculty member Joel Sternfeld.
In the , incoming student Sandra Mayta ’14, a recipient of the American Cancer Society scholarship, discusses her goal of becoming a psychologist and the life experiences that have led her to this career path.
Wall Street Journal and New York Times review tribute to Merce Cunningham, featuring Lucinda Childs '62 and Jon Kinzel MFA '09
and covered the July 26th performance of "We Give Ourselves Away at Every Moment: An EVENT for Merce," a tribute to legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham on the one year anniversary of his death. The performance featured the work of five choreographers, including Lucinda Childs '62 and Jon Kinzel MFA '09.
This spring, composer and music faculty member Chester Biscardi traveled to Shanghai and Beijing, where he was a featured composer at the week-long Beijing Modern Music Festival. In both cities, he presented lectures, taught workshops and master classes, and oversaw concerts of his work. But that was the easy part. He also ate cow stomach, inhaled vast quantities of smog, and experienced firsthand the noise, pomp, and bureaucracy of modern Chinese culture. Biscardi recorded his impressions in an honest and detailed journal.
Literature faculty member Nick Mills writes about Supreme Court nominee Elana Kagan and former Justice Thurgood Marshall in Dissent
In , literature faculty member Nick Mills writes about Supreme Court nominee Elana Kagan, the Senate hearings held to approve her nomination, and the unusual attacks on former justice Thurgood Marshall that occurred during those hearings.
Julie Abraham, professor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender studies, appeared on Season 8, Episode 6 of the PBS show History Detectives. The episode invesigates Diana: A Strange Autobiography, a groundbreaking book published in 1939 and believed to be one of the first works of gay literature. Abraham wrote the introduction to a 1995 reprint of the book, and served as one of the expert "detectives" on this case. A and of the full episode are available on the .
An interview with newly tenured Writing faculty member Dennis Nurkse.
In a magazine article, Psychology faculty member Jan Drucker talks about the benefits of co-ed play dates for children in kindergarten and first grade.
"The Story Behind the Writer:" Jennifer Salt ’65, co-writer of screenplay for Eat, Pray, Love, profiled by The New York Times
profiles the past and present careers of actress turned writer Jennifer Salt ’65, selected by director Ryan Murphy to co-write the big screen adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, which stars Julia Roberts. Salt's friends and classmates Jill Clayburgh '66 and Brian DePalma '64 are also mentioned in the article.
In a profile, Emma Duncan ’12 credits her theatre classes at Sarah Lawrence with giving her better insight into her role in a revival of William Luce’s The Belle of Amherst.
Joshua David MFA '92, co-founder of Friends of the High Line, receives Jane Jacobs Medal for work that "creates new ways of seeing and understanding New York City"
reports that Joshua David MFA '92, co-founder of Friends of the High Line, is a recipient of this year's Jane Jacobs Medal. Awarded since 2007 by the Rockefeller Foundation, the medal recognizes individuals whose work “creates new ways of seeing and understanding New York City."
photo editor Cara Phillips ’07, a former makeup artist, shares six secret tactics used by beauty-counter makeover artists to get customers to spend hundreds of dollars cosmetics and beauty products.
"Easily the best novel ever set in the world of cooking:" The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard Morais '81 garnering buzz around the world
reports that The Hundred Foot Journey, a novel just published by Richard Morais '81, is "captivating foodies and chefs around the world," including author and chef Anthony Bourdain, who calls the book "easily the best novel ever set in the world of cooking." Morais discusses his new book on the July 28th episode of Public Radio's .
The New York Times profiles Cedar House, a home in Brooklyn where "artistically inclined" alums create music and art
The New York Times features and and about Cedar House in Bushwick, Brooklyn, home to nine "artistically inclined 20-somethings” who "use the premises to create hipper-than-thou music and art." Among the residents are Ben Shapiro ’06, Danielle Rosa ’06, Julia Norton ’07, and former student Morgan Silver Greenberg.
An interview with newly tenured Greek and Latin faculty member Emily Katz Anhalt.
An interview with newly tenured filmmaking faculty member Fred Strype.
reports that Allison Whorton ’10 has received one of 15 fellowships to the prestigious Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Every year, young leaders from across America learn their craft alongside accomplished professionals at the Tony Award-winning nonprofit organization.
Community Partnerships staff member Antoinette Klatzky has been asked by noted fashion designer Eileen Fisher to direct that company's first ever summer leadership institute to assist young women with self-confidence, as reported by .
One thing we love about her: Actress Larisa Oleynik '04 describes attending SLC as “best decision I’ve made”
In a profile of Larisa Oleynik '04, recounts how the 10 Things I Hate About You actress regards her decision to attend SLC "the best decision I've made."
Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills defends the popularity of To Kill a Mockingbird—read by legions of high school students—against those who think it a children's book. .
New Hampshire's profiles Health Advocacy graduate student Susan Kingsbury, discussing the many twists and turns in her life that were the impetus for enrolling in the program and pursuing a career as a health advocate.
"Your Body: Memory Builders," an article in the July issue of , features the work of Erin Reck MFA '08 and other dancers who are "on the forefront of understanding the interplay between learning, memory, and the relationship between mind and body." The article discusses how Reck's work with Sara Rudner, director of the dance program, "inspired her to try to bring the relationship between the brain and creative movement into her own work."
profiles alumna Kyra Sedgwick, star of the TNT series The Closer, which starts its sixth season in July.
profiles poker player and author Matt Matros MFA '04. A regular winner in the World Series of Poker, the graduate of SLC's master's program in writing is the author of non-fiction book The Making of a Poker Player, and is currently working on a novel.
Ryan Page '13 has been invited to perform at the American Dance Festival in North Carolina in July. He will be the lead soloist in Rosie Herrera's critically acclaimed Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret. Says Ryan, "Rosie encouraged me to explore and refine performative intersections between different artistic mediums, such as dance, theater, and film. She created the time for each dancer to critically engage with his or her own artistic ability, which remained a permeating concept during my first year in the SLC dance program. Negotiating the future with tradition, the expressive with the formal, the literal with the abstract, and most importantly, the humility to discover equal opportunity in all things, have found a place in my evolution as a Sarah Lawrence dance student thus far."
"A 'tell your grandchildren someday' event:" Members of the rowing team return from Henley Women's Regatta in England
, a Massachusetts news service, reports on the trip to England's Henley Women's Regatta by Swampscott, MA resident Chantal Gil '10 and four other members of the Sarah Lawrence rowing team.
Poem by Writing faculty member Jeffrey McDaniel '90 featured on The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
Compulsively Allergic to the Truth, a poem by Writing faculty member Jeffrey McDaniel '90, was featured on the June 19th edition of the Public Radio show "The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor." The poem can be read or listened to at .
Considered one of the greatest voices of contemporary Argentine poetry, Literature faculty member Maria Negroni recently read from her work at the Cité Universitaire in Paris. Her work is open to the exploration of several artistic imaginary landscapes such as the Gothic, the Scandinavian sagas, the literature of travel, mythology, and also the tango.
In his preview of the new John Jasperse '85 production, “Truth, Revised Histories, Wishful Thinking, and Flat Out Lies,” being performed at the Joyce Theatre on June 17 and 18, critic Jack Anderson refers to the choreographer as a “brainy one—yet often a witty one.”
In a photo feature called "The Top Non-Traditional Colleges," Sarah Lawrence is lauded as one of 13 colleges "where an actual education is paramount, and obtaining that education is often a rigorous and inventive process ... they're places where students call the shots."
"One of the most influential living photographers:" Cara Phillips '07 discusses the impact of faculty member Joel Sternfeld on her career as an artist
In an interview with , Cara Phillips ’07 discusses the influence of faculty member Joel Sternfeld, whom she calls "one of the most influential living photographers," on her career as an artist and a photographer.
Parent of 2010 graduate shares praise for commencement ceremony, quality of a Sarah Lawrence education
Dr. Richard Metzger, parent of a member of the Class of 2010, shared his thoughts on Commencement and Sarah Lawrence College with President Karen Lawrence in a recent note.
"A historical first:" President Karen Lawrence among 76 college presidents to meet with federal policymakers on issues of higher education
Karen Lawrence was among 76 presidents of public and private universities in New York State who met with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer (D-New York) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) on issues ranging from teacher training to making tuition more affordable. reports on the meeting, which it calls "a historical first."
Black Enterprise reports that Sanaa Hamri '96 is the leader in box office receipts among black female directors
reports that Sanaa Hamri '96 is the leader in box office receipts among black female directors, having grossed $44 million worldwide for her 2008 movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.
On , literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses pet-friendly campuses, a recruitment strategy he calls "symptomatic of a growing trend—the willingness of colleges to view their students as customers who need to be continually wooed."
Gaby Basora ’94, fashion designer and founder of the highly touted label Tucker by Gaby Basora, has been named one of "Crain's 2010 Top Entrepreneurs," and is profiled on .
Alumna Julianna Margulies tops CNN list of celebrities who spoke at college commencements this spring
Alumna Julianna Margulies tops a list of 10 celebrities who spoke at college commencements this spring on a feature.
Sarah Lawrence College is proud to announce that Paige Crandall, Ed.D, has assumed the position of Dean of Student Affairs.