Rickey Laurentiis '11 is one of five recipients of the . Among the largest awards offered to aspiring poets in the United States, the $15,000 scholarship prize is intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry. The winning manuscripts were chosen by the editors of Poetry magazine from more than 1,000 submissions.
reports that Governor Andrew Cuomo has named Writing faculty member Marie Howe the State Poet of New York. Howe is the 10th poet to hold the two-year title. Of her work, Stanley Kunitz, the first named State Poet of the State of New York, says, “Marie Howe’s poetry is luminous, intense, and eloquent, rooted in an abundant inner life. Her long, deep-breathing lines address the mysteries of flesh and spirit, in terms accessible only to a woman who is very much of our time and yet still in touch with the sacred.”
HuffingtonPost.com calls Patricia Dunn MFA '98's Rebels by Accident "the next best young adult novel"
Writing Institute instructor and Director of Graduate Support Services Patricia Dunn MFA '98 was recently interviewed by Leora Tanenbaum for . Tanenbaum calls Dunn's new novel Rebels By Accident "The Next Best Young Adult Novel."
Health Advocacy graduate program director Vicki Breitbart shares advice on patient advocates in The Wall Street Journal
In a feature entitled, "Help Navigating Health-Care System," director Vicki Breitbart shares advice on picking the right patient advocate.
According to a survey of the Best 377 Colleges: 2013 Edition, published by The Princeton Review, the best professors are at Sarah Lawrence College.
Sarah Lawrence College faculty ranked #1 by Princeton Review; College ranks in Top 20 in 12 categories
has ranked Sarah Lawrence College #1 in the country—among all ranked colleges and universities—for its outstanding faculty. Taking top honors in the "Professors Get High Marks" category, SLC took home top-20 honors in a total of 12 categories, including "Best Classroom Experience," "Best College Theatre," and "Class Discussions Encouraged." The honor was highlighted on the August 21 episode of NBC's show.
interviews Writing professor Cynthia Cruz, who will publish The Glimmering Room, her second collection of poetry, in October.
In an opinion piece for , Literature professor Nicolaus Mills applauds The New Yorker's publication of a recently discovered essay by F. Scott Fitzgerald—an essay the magazine had rejected in 1936.
In a post praising the benefits of green roofs, the blog cites Sarah Lawrence College as a leader of the green roof trend now being embraced by more colleges. SLC constructed its first green roof atop the LEED-certified Heimbold Visual Arts Center in 2004, and more recently greened the roof of Taylor Residence Hall.
In a opinion piece, Jon Grinspan '06 explores the history of politics in America, and draws comparisons to the political climate in the country in the 19th century and today.
Associate Director of Information Technology Khanh Tran was among the 2012 winners. Named "Higher Ed Hero," Khanh was cited for his excellent work overseeing the campus' "myriad and diverse" networks, which are accessed by more than 2,000 students and faculty members.
features a story on Sarah lawrence College's week-long summer science program, in which eight students from Yonkers high schools come to campus to work with Sarah Lawrence science professors and students. As part of the annual program, the results of the students' work are presented at a symposium at the end of the week.
On philly.com, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills applies the policies and principles of 1948's Marshall Plan to today's world. Mills is the author of a book on the Plan, entitled, Winning the Peace: The Marshall Plan and America's Coming of Age as a Superpower.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Management Council has approved Sarah Lawrence College's application to become a provisional member.
The reviews "A Night in Brooklyn," a new collection of poems by writing faculty member and former poet laureate of Brooklyn Dennis Nurkse.
features a story on the New Hampshire Climate Summer Team, a group of five women, including Hillary Bernhardt '15, who have spent the summer bicycling to seven New Hampshire communities in an effort to promote clean energy.
profiles Lauren Chertudi MFA '13, director of the JumpBrush dance festival, saying she "seems to possess that elusive crossover of creative and organizational skills."
Bronxville-Eastchester Patch features rising stars Gary Ploski MFA '08 and Alison Berman '04 MFA '09
The features a story on Gary Ploski MFA '08 and Alison Berman '04 MFA '09, who celebrated the Connecticut premiere of their film Rising Star on August 4.
The August issue of Harper's Magazine by Writing professor William Melvin Kelley, entitled, "Breeds of America: Coming of age and coming of race."
recaps a one day conference held at the University of California Berkeley on the topic of wellness. Sociology professor Jacqueline Hart spoke at the conference, taking a critical look at corportate wellness programs.
The blog compiled a list of "Seven Great Books Written by College Undergrads," which features Once by Alice Walker '65. The book, a collection of poems inspired by Walker's travels in East Africa, was written during her senior year, and published in 1968.
profiles Katie Ford '77, former CEO of Ford Models, as she embarks on a new mission: ending human trafficking and forced labor around the world.
Several members of the Sarah Lawrence community are among this year's . Alumna Julianna Margulies is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in The Good Wife. Merritt Wever '02 is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Nurse Jackie. And alumna and executive producer Jenni Konner's show Girls is nominated for several awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series. Breaking Bad, on which Peter Gould '82 serves as writer and director and David Porter '94 serves as a composer, is nominated for several awards. And in the category of Best Commercial, Procter and Gamble's "Best Job" is nominated; founder David Carmen '80's Anonymous Content was the production company for the ad.
Literature professor Nicolaus Mills explores "the new face of homelessness" in America in a opinion piece
In a opinion piece, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills draws similarities between former Supreme Court Justice Owen Roberts and present day Chief Justice John Roberts, and how key decisions they made impacted presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Barack Obama, respectively.
The Village Voice reports on Moscow 57, a new hospitality and entertainment company launched by Ellen Kaye '82 and Seth Goldman '82.
Literature professor Nicolaus Mills examines the case of Applewhite v. Pennsylvania in The Christian Science Monitor
In , Literature professor Nicolaus Mills examines the pending appeals court case of Applewhite v. Pennsylvania, which deals with voter identification laws.
features a soundwalk by Writing professor and poet Matthea Harvey, which is sponsored by the Guggenheim Museum. The audio walking tour, titled "Telettrofono," revolves around Antonio Meucci, a Staten island resident in the 1800s and an early developer of the telephone.
In a CNN opinion piece, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills commemorates the 70th anniversary of Casablanca and discusses its relevance to Americans today.
reports that Nancy Alvarez '70, author of Little Nancy: The Journey Home, has been named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women.
Brian Morton '78, director of the Writing graduate program, laments the disappearance of brick and mortar bookstores in Newsday
In , Brian Morton '78, the director of the , laments the disappearance of brick and mortar bookstores, saying the lack of a bookstore at a new Yonkers, New York, shopping mall is a sign of the times.
Leading expert in early childhood development Patricia Ramsey, EdD, will deliver a talk entitled, "Teaching and Learning in a Diverse and Inequitable World," at the 2012 .
Writing professor Melvin Bukiet discusses the pressures of grades on high school students in The Daily News
In an opinion piece in the New York , Writing faculty member Melvin Bukiet examines the "win-at-all-costs academic culture" and the pressures caused by grades and standardized tests in high school. At Sarah Lawrence, students receive written evaluations of their performance in each class, and SAT scores are optional for admission.
reports that former trustee Robert Underhill and his wife, Sarah Mollman, have been selected as recipients for Concordia College's 2012 President's Award for Excellence in Educational Service to the Community. Underhill is the great-great-grandson of Sarah Lawrence, and the couple have been supporters of the College for many years.
In a blog post on , Nedda Alammar MFA '11 examines homosexuality in the Middle East.
Sally Gonzalez '72 has been named Chief Information Officer of law firm SNR Denton, as reported on .
interviews music faculty member Matt Wilson about his history as a jazz drummer and the latest album from his band Arts and Crafts.
Crain's Chicago Business discusses how the past of mayor Rahm Emanuel ’81 influences Chicago's future in dance
talks to Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel '81 about the role ballet has played in his life, and how that background will influence Chicago's future in the world of dance.
reports that Jeremy Warneke '07, who spent 14 months in Iraq as a Military Police Specialist, has been named to the New York State Senate's Veterans Hall of Fame by Senator Jeff Klein.
Politics professor Samuel Abrams co-authored an opinion piece in the on the preferences of American Jewish voters.
Literature professor Nicolaus Mills explores the issue of dying with dignity in a recent article in .
Sarah Lawrence College mourns the loss of Erica Kennedy '92. remembers the novelist in a June 19th obituary. Eisa Ulen '90 pays tribute to her friend in a July 3rd piece.
features a story on the June 11 Poetry Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. Writing faculty members Marie Howe, Vijay Seshadri, and Thomas Lux joined actor Bill Murray and other supporters in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Poets House.
The reports that Theatre faculty member Kevin Confoy led a team of 10 interns, comprised of students and alumni of the College, in assisting the Forestburgh Playhouse's pre-season beautification efforts.
Tom Blum, Vice President of Administration, discusses tools to gauge college costs in U.S.News and World Report
In a article, Tom Blum, Vice President of Administration, discusses the Net Price Calculator and other tools that help families determine a college's true cost. He also appears in a on the Net Price Calculator. The Sarah Lawrence Net Price Calculator can be .
In a blog, Julie Gerstenblatt interviews fellow student Annabel Monaghan about her new young adult novel A Girl Named Digit. The two were students in the Institute's Novel Writing Workshop, led by Patricia Dunn and Jimin Han.
reports that James Tynion IV '10 will write the new DC Comics title Talon in collaboration with Batman and Swamp Thing writer Scott Snyder, a member of the writing faculty who taught Tynion when he was a student at SLC.
reviews "Socket," a dance choreographed by student Ian Spencer Bell and performed by his company.
Alice Greenwald '73, director of the National September 11 Memorial Museum, featured in New York Times article
features an extensive article on the National September 11 Memorial Museum, and the sensitivities and difficulties involved in its creation. Alice Greenwald '73 is the director of the museum.
Achievement and service awards were bestowed upon four Sarah Lawrence College alumnae at the College's annual reunion, May 31 to June 3, recognizing their outstanding accomplishments in academia and education, medicine, and the arts.
Politics professor Samuel Abrams serves as principal investigator on new Workmen's Circle National Poll
Jewish cultural, educational, and activist organization has released the findings from a new national poll on the American Jewish community's political leanings and beliefs. Politics professor Samuel Abrams served as a principal investigator on the poll.
In a blog, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills criticizes the emerging practice of "academic empire building."
Literature professor Nicolaus Mills applauds the success of the film "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" on CNN.com
In a opinion piece, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills applauds the success of the current film "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" despite poor critical reviews. Mills says the movie's popularity "tells us that unlike the critics, today's audiences don't find the struggles of the old and middle-aged less worthy of their attention than those of the young."
The commencement address delivered by MythBusters host Adam Savage to the Sarah Lawrence College class of 2012 was chosen as one of the "18 Best Commencement Speeches of 2012" by and YouTube.
In , Literature professor Nicolaus Mills pays tribute to writer Paul Fussell, who passed away on May 23. Fussell was well known for his breakthrough 1975 study, The Great War and Modern Memory.
Rebecca Temerario '13 compares her educational experiences at Sarah Lawrence and Wadham College in .
reports that Rebecca Smith '76 is one of 10 artists who will receive a 2012 award in art from The American Academy of Arts and Letters. The awards are given annually "to artists, architects, composers, and writers to honor and encourage them in their creative work.
reports that incoming student Phoebe Temkin '16 is a finalist in the third annual Gaithersburg Book Festival; this is the second year the Festival features a high school student short story contest.
profiles Amanda Burden '76, who is in her 11th year as director of the New York City Planning Department—a tenure during which "she has overseen the wholesale rezoning of the city."
profiles cellist Zoe Keating '93 on the occasion of her first headlining tour in Australia, which begins in late May.
Julie Campbell '00, a teacher at Springhurst Elementary School in Dobbs Ferry, NY, was recently honored with the "Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Teacher" award by the Westchester/Lower Hudson Valley Council.
The New York Times reviews the most recent works of ("Fort Blossom revisited") and ("Nox"). Mitchell was also featured in a article previewing an upcoming performance at the Institute of Contemporary Art.
profiles fashion designer Vera Wang '71.
In an article entitled, "The World's Most Celebrated Virus Hunter," magazine interviews Dr. W. Ian Lipkin '74, director of theat Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.
Public Radio show interviews Polly Bresnick MFA '12, who has been the lead teacher and volunteer coordinator of the Right to Write program at the Valhalla Correctional Facility for two years. The program helps incarcerated mothers and grandmothers write books for their children and create accompanying audio recordings.
The Health Advocacy graduate program at Sarah Lawrence College is hosting a roundtable discussion for individuals interested in exploring careers in health advocacy on Friday, June 8.
reports that Lily Fischer '04 and Nima Etemadi '04 will appear on the new Food Network series "Cupcake Champions" starting Sunday, May 13. Fischer previously won on the network's similar show, "Cupcake Wars."
Chloe Honum '03, Elizabeth Morgan '13, and Rachel Coonce MFA '12 win honors in The Missouri Review's Audio Competition
Chloe Honum '03, Elizabeth Morgan '13, and Rachel Coonce MFA '12 were among the winners of . Honum won first place in the Poetry category, Morgan won first place in the Prose category, and Coonce received an honorable mention in the Audio Documentary category.
Literature professor Nicolaus Mills criticizes colleges that require parental recommendations in the admission process on HuffingtonPost.com
On , Literature professor Nicolaus Mills criticizes colleges such as Smith and Mt. Holyoke, which require letters of recommendation from applicants' parents.
New York Times calls John Jasperse '85 "possibly the most important American contemporary dance choreographer of his time"
In an event listing for his "Fort Blossom revisited," section calls John Jasperse '85 "quite possibly the most important American contemporary dance choreographer of his generation."
Caroline Lieber MS '80 and Gwen Darien '80 participate in Human Genome panel at Milken Institute Global Conference
Caroline Lieber MS '80, director of the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics, was a panelist at the 2012 Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles. Along with Gwen Darien '80, Lieber spoke on the topic, "The Human Genome: A User's Guide."
In The Guardian, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills reflects on two recent events in the NFL: the suspensions handed out to New Orleans Saints players who had a role in "Bountygate," and the apparent suicide of former NFL player Junior Seau. Though some current players have criticized the suspensions, Mills argues that the damage inflicted by overly violent behavior can, as in the case of Seau, lead to devastating consequences after retirement.
The Daily Inter Lake profiles Alexa Schnee '13, author of the recently published novel Shakespeare's Lady. While studying creative writing, literature, and art history at Sarah Lawrence, Schnee is also at work on her next two novels, which, like Shakespeare's Lady, will be works of historical fiction.
"Sailors and Dreamers" by faculty members Chester Biscardi and Shirley Kaplan reviewed in Journal of Singing
Gregory Berg of reviews "Sailors & Dreamers," a collaboration of Music program director Chester Biscardi and Theatre faculty member Shirley Kaplan. The work was commissioned by The Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress.
Sarah Lawrence College will receive 800 "multi-recycler" bins from The Coca-Cola Company as part of their , which supports recycling in communities and on college and university campuses by providing bins to selected grant recipients for the collection of beverage container recyclables. SLC is one of 50 colleges across the United States to be awarded the grant.
President Karen Lawrence and Meghan Roguschka '12 discuss the value of an SLC education on CBS' Sunday Morning
In a CBS segment on college costs and the rise of student loan debt, President Karen Lawrence and Meghan Roguschka '12 discuss the value of a Sarah Lawrence education. Roguschka will attend Harvard next year on a full scholarship to study for a Ph.D. in anthropology.
The blog features a post entitled, "The 10 Commencement Speeches We're Most Excited for This Spring." Among the eagerly anticipated speakers is Adam Savage, who will address SLC's graduates on May 18.
Author Ann Patchett '85 has been named to list of "The 100 Most Influential People in the World." In her write-up, Elizabeth Gilbert describes Patchett as "a woman of wisdom, determination, generosity, and courage," and lauds her efforts to curtail the demise of independent bookstores.
reports that Joshua Rechnitz '91 has pledged $40 million for a new multi-use field house in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The pledge is the largest single gift in the history of the city's parks system.
reports that baritone Peter Castaldi '83 is set to play the title role in the upcoming Underworld Productions opera Don Pasquale & His Trophy Wife.
, a San Francisco neurologist who studies aphasia—a general term for language disorders—and uses poetry to explore what happens when language fails, is the most recent winner of Sarah Lawrence's .
reports that Sarah Lawrence students will join their counterparts from colleges across New York State in a week of events aimed at spotlighting the Reproductive Health Act.
Amanda Walgrove '12 blogs on HuffingtonPost.com about the importance of Tweeting for college presidents
Amanda Walgrove '12, a student who works as research assistant with President Karen Lawrence, blogs on about the benefits Twitter can offer to college presidents. By using the social media tool, Walgrove says, presidents can "further personalize their institutions through online engagement and foster connection with a vast digital audience ... Twitter provides a viable platform on which to connect with students, colleagues, alumni, student-run publications and groups, college offices, and even prospective attendees." [To follow President Lawrence on Twitter:].
Author Ann Patchett '85 weighs in on the lack of a Fiction Pulitzer Prize winner in The New York Times
Author Ann Patchett '85 penned a opinion piece on the Pulitzer Prize Board's decision to not award a prize in fiction this year.
reports that David Yaffe '95 received the 2012 Roger Shattuck Prize for Criticism from the Center for Fiction in New York. The award is devoted to the support and encouragement of emerging critics and was established in honor of Roger Shattuck, the late distinguished scholar, writer, and literary critic.
reports that Ingrid Gregg '86 has been nominated by President Barack Obama for the position of Member, Board of Trustees of the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation. Dr. Gregg is President and Trustee of the Earhart Foundation.
Actress, singer, and author Holly Robinson Peete '86 talks to about life as a caregiver and what it's like to be part of the "sandwich generation:" the more than 24 million Americans who are sandwiched between two generations—caring for a child or children still at home and providing assistance or full-time care to an older parent.
reports that Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Maiysha (Maiysha Simpson '97) recently participated in a cultural diplomacy program created by the non-profit organization ShareTheMic and sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, in which she traveled to Egypt to help some of Northern Africa's most talented vocalists take a brave and historic step: singing in public.
Joseph Lauinger was named one of the four best literature professors in the U.S. in The 300 Best Professors, a guidebook published by in partnership with RateMyProfessors.com.
Summer admission is still open for the Sarah Lawrence College Center for Continuing Education (CCE) and The Writing Institute. Open houses for both programs will be held on Tuesday, April 24, at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., respectively.
Undergraduate Research Conference on Development Studies Presents Student Work from Bard, Columbia, Sarah Lawrence and Smith
An academic conference specifically devoted to undergraduate research in Development Studies has been organized by Sarah Lawrence College students and will be held on campus on Friday, April 20.
Spanish professor Maria Negroni will be the keynote speaker at a University of California, Berkeley entitled, "Dimensions of the Text: Matter and Meaning in the Luso-Hispanic World."
On , Literature professor Nicolaus Mills blogs about the lessons President Obama can learn from history as he seeks a diplomatic solution to the Iran crisis while trying to remain a friend of Israel. As Mills points out in the blog, Obama "would do well to look at what another Democratic president, Harry Truman, did in 1948 while seeking reelection and dealing with the birth of Israel."
Sarah Lawrence College's student neuroscience club BrainWashed is hosting a variation of the Dana Foundation's Brain Awareness Week on campus April 9-13.
In a Harper's Magazine entitled "The Long Goodbye," Theatre faculty member Will Frears examines the life and literary works of James Ellison, including The Black Dahlia and The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women.
Sarah Lawrence Philosophy faculty member emerita Elfie S. Raymond, who taught at the College from 1964 to 2006, died on March 19, 2012.
Filmmaker Cynthia Lowen MFA '06 wrote and produced the acclaimed documentary Bully, currently in theatres. profiles Lowen, a Massachusetts native.
White House Blog profiles Amanda Ota '12, former intern in the Office of Presidential Correspondence
The profiles Amanda Ota '12, who in the summer of 2011 worked as an intern in the Office of Presidential Correspondence. Of her time at the White House, Ota says, "At the end of my internship, I left with memories I'll keep forever, a greater sense of who I want to be as a public servant, and the skills to accomplish my goals for my future."
features an interview with Brian Morton, director of the Graduate Program in Fiction. In the interview, Morton talks about his writing process, his teaching strategies when working with young writers, and the conversion of his novel Starting Out in the Evening into a movie. Morton also recently contributed an essay entitled “The Madness of Art” to magazine.
Melissa Studdard MFA '97, the best-selling and award-winning author of the middle grade book Six Weeks to Yehidah, will be the guest author on BlogTalkRadio's April 26 edition of . Six Weeks to Yehidah received the for middle grade/chapter books in 2011.
SLC poetry alumna, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, visiting professor at the University of Texas,
In an , literature faculty member Nick Mills explains that a federal inquiry into Trayvon Martin death could help defuse the situation and has historical precedent.
Poetry faculty member Marie Howe is on “where their poems come from” and the intersection between poetry and faith
Sexism in TV’s Mad Men? Women’s History alumna Jessica Butterbaugh weighs in on the debate at Forbes.com
A Symposium on Native American Studies in honor of retiring faculty member Arnold Krupat, a renowned authority on Native American literature, will be held in the Esther Raushenbush Library at Sarah Lawrence College on Friday, April 20.
reviews performances by Michael Tilson Thomas and his group of "American Mavericks," which includes comporser, singer, and performance artist Meredith Monk '64.
Carole Artigiani M.A. '79 is a member of a -sponsored Indepdendent Task Force on U.S. Education Reform and National Security. The Task Force, comprised of 31 prominent education experts, national security authorities, and corporate leaders, recently released a report finding that the United States' failure to educate its students leaves them unprepared to compete and threatens the country's ability to thrive in a global economy and maintain its leadership role.
reports that former Merce Cunningham company dancer Rashaun Mitchell '00 has received a fellowship to teach some of the late choreographer’s works this spring and summer.
an article co-authored by Politics professor , is discussed in and as they examine the accuracy of claims by author Bill Bishop that Americans are increasingly sorting themselves out geographically by political affiliation.
Secrets of stage combat, explained! Sterling Swann teaches actors how to make a fake fight look real—without stabbing anyone.
Poetry faculty member Suzanne Gardinier picks a different kind of fight in Beirut.
Going to war can change you. And when it's over, it can be hard to change back. Army psychiatrist Charles Hoge '80 explains the paradox of post-traumatic stress disorder and helps soldiers return to civilian life.
Defend yourself and resolve conflicts with grace and style using these tips from six alumni experts.
Robert Anasi '89 and his brother have always fought—with each other and the world. As they struggle with their aggressive impulses, they find that violence is the answer to a peaceful life.
People fight because of how they feel—whether angry, afraid, or threatened. Leah Olson and Elizabeth Johnson teach an interdisciplinary class on human feelings. Can understanding what’s happening in our brains help us control destructive emotions?
Dr. Eduardo Lago, Professor of Spanish and Spanish and Latin American Literature at Sarah Lawrence College, has been awarded a Chair of Excellence at the University of Madrid, Carlos III.
Portland Press Herald profiles Victoria Reed '96, curator of provenance at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
profiles Victoria Reed '96, curator of provenance at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Reed will be speaking to audiences at the Maine Jewish Film Festival about her work at the museum, where she has overseen the resolution of several cases of works of art that were looted or displaced during World War II and the years leading up to it.
Sarah Lawrence College's Ninth Annual Poetry Festival, the largest free poetry festival in New York State, will be held April 20-22.
features the video for "We Are Ready" by Dancefloor Diplomacy, a band co-founded by KJ Rothweiler '13 that features singer Curtis Pawley '13. The song is the band's first project as they seek to create a new genre of music called collage.
In an opinion piece in , Daniel Horowitz '13 questions whether the KONY 2012 movement has done more harm than good. Daniel is currently writing for the publication as a Spring 2012 USA Today Collegiate Correspondent.
In a blog post for magazine, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills covers race, politics, and Mitt Romney.
profiles playwright David Lindsay-Abaire '92, creator of Shrek the Musical, which is opening a Toronto run later this month.
"Rereading," a poem by , Director of the , appears in the March 19 issue of .
The April 2012 issue of offers an in-depth profile of Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel '81.
Adam Savage, co-host of the hit Discovery Channel show Mythbusters, will deliver the Commencement address to the Sarah Lawrence class of 2012.
reports that Becoming Grace, a one woman show presented by Naomi Newman at San Francisco's Jewish Theatre, will depict the life of former Writing faculty member (1966-89) Grace Paley. The play is comprised solely of words from Paley's own stories, poems, essays, and interviews.
interviewed actress and alumna Julianna Margulies, star of the CBS drama The Good Wife. Margulies will be in Chicago for the Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s annual Women in the Arts fundraiser on March 12.
profiles Alyssa Satin Capucilli '99, who later this month will publish Biscuit Plays Ball, her 75th book for children.
In a letter to the editor of , President Karen Lawrence praises tools like the Net Price Calculator, which helps families assess the value and affordability of colleges, in response to a February 26 editorial entitled, "Comparison Shopping for College Tuition."
profiles Laurie Mittelmann '11, co-founder of the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, which tells "the story of how activists in the East Village took over abandoned properties and over the years transformed them into permanent housing or community gardens."
In her latest blog post on , President Karen Lawrence discusses the film The Artist as a parable of the disruptive effects of technology facing arts and education today.
Being Flynn, a new movie starring Robert DeNiro, is based on a memoir by Writing faculty member Nick Flynn, as reported by and numerous other media outlets.
Gabriela Martinez '12 is a recipient of a 2012 , an award that will bring her to Ufa, Russia, this summer, where she will study Russian at the Bashkir State University and do volunteer work. A program of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the CLS Program offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages.
Actress Jane Alexander '61 is currently playing the title role in Edward Albee's The Lady From Dubuque, now running in New York City's off-Broadway Pershing Square Signature Center. The role is, as puts it, the latest in her "stellar career in theater, film, and television."
The (HVMAC) and the (HVWAC) announced their 2011 Fall All-Academic Teams, with 16 Sarah Lawrence student athletes being named to the teams. The teams consist of student-athletes who have reached sophomore academic standing with a 3.5 or better cumulative grade point average at the conclusion of the fall semester.
announced its world premiere of Bel Canto, an opera based on the best-selling novel by Ann Patchett '85. The opera is set to premiere in the 2015-16 season.
Susan Guma, Dean of Graduate Studies, appointed to Yonkers Education Redesign Team by Mayor Mike Spano
Dean of Graduate Studies Susan Guma has been appointed by Yonkers mayor Mike Spano to a new . The 15 members—representing government, education, business, labor, and parents—are tasked with recommending innovative reforms to the Yonkers Public School System. They will also explore opportunities for bringing a State University of New York campus to the city.
Yonkers High School student Juliany Taveras, attendee in the Fulbright Writing Program at SLC, featured in Westchester Magazine
Yonkers High School student Juliany Taveras, who participated in the Fulbright Writing Program at Sarah Lawrence last summer, was featured in a article entitled, "High-Achieving Students from the Yonkers School District." The article also cites the positive influence of Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) on these and other students. Sarah Lawrence has partnered with YPIE since 2010; graduate writing students work with teens in several Yonkers high schools who are applying to college, offering guidance on the essay-writing process. The Summer 2011 issue of the newsletter contains a story on this partnership.
In a preview of what it calls "a ridiculously busy dance month," singles out Pam Tanowitz MFA '98, calling her a choreographer not to be missed. From March 8 through 10 the Kitchen will present her newest work, "Untitled (The Blue Ballet)." The article goes on to say, "Imaginative, structurally rigorous and thrumming with captivating phrases, rhythms and steps, Ms. Tanowitz's choreography is an event on its own."
Literature professor Nicolaus Mills on CNN.com: "Downton Abbey delivers a history lesson suited for the present"
In an opinion piece on , Literature professor Nicolaus Mills looks at the success of the British television series Downton Abbey in America, and explains how the show delivers "a history lesson suited for the present."
Kristin Anderson '12 recently penned a feature article titled "Character Counts," about well-known character actors, on .
magazine selected mayor Rahm Emanuel '81 as number one on their list of "The 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans."
Alumnus, author, and current Women's History graduate student Robert Leleux '03 MA '13 recently penned an essay in entitled, "Finding Joy in Alzheimer's." The essay reflects on his grandmother's decline into Alzheimer's, the same topic explored in his latest book, The Living End: A Memoir of Forgetting and Forgiving.
Literature professor Nicolaus Mills finds political lessons in the story of rising NBA star Jeremy Lin
In , Literature professor Nicolaus Mills finds political lessons in the story of rising NBA star Jeremy Lin, stating that a Knicks team dominated by Lin and supporting players with a sense of camaraderie has turned out to be better than a Knicks team of high priced stars looking out for number one. "The NBA's star system," Mills says, "has its parallel in our winner-take-all economy that has made it possible for CEO pay to rise exponentially since the 1960s."
Sarah Lawrence College will host an international group of more than 40 scholars to present the 14th Annual Women's History Month conference, titled "The Arts and Activism," on Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3, 2012.
Receiving widespread notice and acclaim, including The New York Times, ABC's The View and the BBC, alumna Deborah Feldman's recounts her personal journey from Hasidic sect to secular life—and the role Sarah Lawrence played in helping her find her voice.
"Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin," a talk by Yale professor Timothy Snyder, will be held on February 15 at 5:15 p.m. in the Donnelley Lecture Hall, Heimbold Visual Arts Center.
As reported by the , writer Esmeralda Santiago MFA '92, author of Cuando era puertorriqueña (When I was Puerto Rican), recently led a colloquium at the University of Puerto Rico during which she discussed the Puerto Rican diaspora and encouraged students to become involved in the decision-making processes of the island.
In a blog post on , Zeph Colombatto '12 shares a behind-scenes-look at the work of fashion designer Michael Bastian and the preparation that goes into staging a fashion show.
reviews two new albums from Music professor Matt Wilson: The Guest House, with occasional collectio Trio M, and An Attitude for Gratitude, with his quartet Arts & Crafts.
Books section features Disconnect, co-written by Politics professor Samuel Abrams. The Post calls the book, which examines the polarization of the American voter and elected officials, "a data-rich and superbly researched analysis that will help the engaged voter understand the complexity of polarization as the 2012 election campaign plays out."
Geography professor Joshua Muldavin recently did a half-hour interview on China for Los Angeles radio station KPFK's segment. The interview resulted from Muldavin's earlier interview on unrest in south China for , as well as his .
The Sarah Lawrence Women’s Swimming team took first place at the Hudson Valley Women's Athletic Conference Swimming Championships.
Daniel Horowitz '13 has been selected for . The program is one of the nation's premier journalism opportunities for undergraduate students. As a Spring 2012 correspondent, Horowitz has the opportunity to see his work published in USA Today's print edition as well as in other outlets in the Gannett news media network.
profiles Dana Frasz '06 and her organization Food Shift, which collects unwanted quality food from stores, bakeries, and other establishments and delivers it to agencies that feed low-income people in the Oakland, California, area. While at Sarah Lawrence, Frasz started Empty Bellies, a similar food recovery program that helped feed close to 500 people every day.
reports that The Arm, a short film by Jessie Enis '13, Brie Larson, and Sarah Ramos, has been awarded a Special Jury Award for Comedic Storytelling. Ennis was the youngest filmmaker with a festival entry this year. In addition, the film was selected as one of nine short films to stream on .
Writing faculty member Jo Ann Beard is the recipient of a 2012 Youth Media Award. Her book In Zanesville was one of ten books that won the Alex Award, an honor bestowed on books that appeal to teen audiences, as reported by .
The applauds an by Alison Berman '04 MFA '09 in which responds to "skinny bashing" by suggesting that all healthy body types should be celebrated, as opposed to the current trend of promoting one at the expense of another.
National media outlets including and report that The Descendants, a movie based on the novel of the same name written by Kaui Hart Hemmings MFA '02, has been nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The movie won the Best Motion Picture Golden Globe award earlier this month.
a blog in The New York Times, profiles En Foco, a non-profit organization that supports contemporary fine art and documentary photographers of diverse cultures. An exhibition featuring work published in the group's award winning Nueva Luz magazine is at the Barbara Walters Gallery on campus through March 7.
Literature professor Nicolaus Mills questions Republican hopefuls' attacks on food stamps in Dissent
In , Literature professor Nicolaus Mills questions the tactics of Republican presidential hopefuls who have been attacking welfare programs such as food stamps. Mills recalls a similar and successful strategy taken by Ronald Regan, but cautions that, "targeting families using food stamps in the midst of America's worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, however, is a different story."
Huffington Post highlights SLC among top ranked schools for accessible professors, as selected by The Princeton Review
highlights the Top 11 Colleges with the Most Accessible Teachers, a list released earlier by The Princeton Review that includes Sarah Lawrence. SLC also earned top 20 rankings in categories such as Professors Get High Marks, Classroom Experience, and Best Theatre Programs.
reviews the new opera "Miranda" by Kamala Sankaram '00, calling it "strikingly original." Sankaram composed the production and performs in it, along with music faculty member Patrick Muchmore.
Nueva Luz Photographs: 1985–2011, an exhibit featuring artists published in the past 27 years in En Foco's Nueva Luz photographic journal, will run from January 24 through March 7 in the Barbara Walters Gallery in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center at Sarah Lawrence College. An opening reception, free and open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, January 24, from 5:30 – 7 p.m.
contributor Susan Stamberg recently interviewed writer Rosamond Bernier '38, recounting stories from her memoir Some of My Lives, in which provides inside glimpses of her interactions with renowned artists throughout her lifetime.
In an interview with , Writing professor Scott Snyder shares details about upcoming stories he has planned for the Batman comic book series. Snyder is currently writing the comic's back-up stories with up-and-coming writer James Tynion IV '10, one of his former Sarah Lawrence students.
Hello I Must Be Going, a film written by screenwriter Sarah Koskoff '90, will be showcased at the starting January 19.
In Newsday, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills makes a case for a National Civil Rights Memorial Cemetery
In a opinion piece, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills makes a case for the creation of a National Civil Rights Memorial Cemetery, saying that such a place would "be an important reminder to future generations of the breadth of the civil rights movement—how much it depended on ordinary Americans behaving in extraordinary ways."
The Descendants, based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings MFA '02, wins Best Motion Picture Golden Globe
The Descendants, based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings MFA '02, won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama in a ceremony held on January 15.
The Arm, a short film directed by Jessie Ennis '13 and Brie Larson and Sarah Ramos, will premiere at the on January 20. The filmmakers are one of the youngest teams ever to compete at Sundance.
Huffington Post highlights SLC as top ranked school for classroom discussion, as selected by The Princeton Review
highlights The 10 Colleges with the Best Discussions, a list released earlier by The Princeton Review and topped by Sarah Lawrence, which is known for its engaging roundtable discussions. SLC also earned top 20 rankings in categories such as Professors Get High Marks, Classroom Experience, and Best Theatre Programs.
The Sarah Lawrence campus is featured extensively in the . The episode, titled "Brotherhood," was filmed on campus for several days in December 2011, and as a result locations such as Bates, MacCracken, and the Campbell Sports Center have a starring role.
Kaila McIntyre-Bader '09, Luke Bace '10, and Colin Fahrner '10, aka Big Tree, see debut album listed among top 10 of 2011
In its "Press Play" column, the lists the self-titled album from Big Tree among the top 10 albums of 2011. Big Tree is an indie band comprised of Kaila McIntyre-Bader '09, Luke Bace '10, and Colin Fahrner '10. Of McIntyre-Bader, the column says, "She met the other members of Big Tree in a jazz class at Sarah Lawrence College in New York, which explains the intelligent lyrics and jazzy quality of the 11 original songs she wrote for this promising debut."
Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg '72 serves as medical authority in 60 Minutes investigative report on stem cell fraud
In a investigative report on stem cell fraud, Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg '72, Chief Scientific Officer of the Robertson Clinical and Translational Cell Therapy Program at Duke University, was featured as the primary medical authority throughout the segment. Her research discredited claims by a doctor who believes that stem cells can cure cerebral palsy. Dr. Kurtzberg appears at the 4:20 mark.
The Patient's Checklist by graduate student Elizabeth Bailey was included by in an article entitled "Two Choices for Best Bedside Read in the Hospital." Of Bailey, a music video producer who got involved in the patient advocacy field after a difficult hospital stay for her father, the Times says, "Bravo to her for turning that all too common misery to a constructive end."
In a , Geography faculty member Joshua Muldavin writes about a recent peasant uprising in Wukan, a small village in China's Guangdong province, and the implications such uprisings could have on the world's economies.
Literature professor Nicolaus Mills relates 1946's The Best Years of Our Lives to today's returning veterans on CNN.com
In a opinion piece, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills encourages Americans to watch the 1946 movie The Best Years of Our Lives this holiday season, relating the theme of the post-World War II film to today's service men and women. Mills says that the film's relevance today lies in the fact that it "emphasizes that for those who fight them, our wars continue long after they officially end."
Politics professor Sam Abrams is quoted in a report on Americans Elect, an emerging political party that was recently qualified by California to appear on its June primary ballot. Abrams says the party, which has so far qualified for ballots in 13 states, could be a game changer depending on who their presidential nominee is.
Former Theatre professor Ed Sherin receives Honorary Life Member Award from Directors Guild of America
Former Theatre faculty member Ed Sherin has been announced as the recipient of the 2012 Honorary Life Member Award, in recognition of outstanding creative achievement, leadership in the industry, contribution to the Guild or to the profession of directing.
Lifestyle magazine featured a slideshow from Sarah Lawrence College's events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides of 1961.
profiles the business ventures of Vera Wang '71. Regarded as one of the best wedding dress designers, her brand is expanding to ready-to-wear, teen clothing, and menswear. Wang enrolled at Sarah Lawrence as a pre-med student and recently received an alumnae/i citation for achievement.
Work by Writing professor Matthea Harvey featured in Vanity Fair's "best books of 2011 you haven't read"
includes Of Lamb, a collaboration between writing faculty member Matthea Harvey and artist Amy Jean Porter, on their list of "best books of 2011 you haven’t read."
In an interview on BBC Newshour, Geography faculty member Joshua Muldavin comments on the conflict this week between rural farmers and authorities arising from a land-grab in a rapidly growing industrial region of China.
"Move on Fast" and "Talking to the Universe," two songs by alumna Yoko Ono, are featured in list in the Dance/Club category. Both songs reached #1 on the Billboard chart during the past year.
In , Politics faculty member Samuel Abrams weighs in on the rise of identity politics in an article on the proposed creation of a Jewish majority Senate district in South Brooklyn.
A solo show of work by artist Rosalind Brenner, "Possibilities/Energy Paintings," will run from January 3-May 20 in the Gallery of the Esther Raushenbush Library at Sarah Lawrence College. In this exhibit are figurative abstract paintings, collage, and poems as well as the artist's debut book of paintings and poems, All That's Left.
Two of the 50 recipients of grants awarded by USA Fellows are members of the Sarah Lawrence community: alumnus John Jasperse is the USA Brooks Hopkins Fellow and Writing faculty member Ann Hepperman is the USA Rockefeller Fellow. Grants of $50,000 each are awarded annually to 50 of America's finest performing, visual, media, and literary artists.
Batman: The Black Mirror by Writing professor Scott Snyder tops New York Times graphic books best sellers
Batman: The Black Mirror, by Writing professor Scott Snyder, entered the graphic books best sellers list at #1. The Times earlier this year.
In an interview with , Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel '81 talks about the importance of an education, his friendship with the late Steve Jobs, and how Chicago can become more business-friendly in order to attract jobs.
The Boston Globe profiles Victoria Reed '96, curator of provenance at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
profiles Victoria Reed '96, curator of provenance at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. As the first and only endowed curator of provenance at an American museum, her job involves researching works with questionable histories.
Movie agent Blair Kohan '89 named to The Hollywood Reporter's "Power 100" list of women in entertainment
Motion picture agent and partner at United Talent Agency Blair Kohan '89 was named to "Women in Entertainment 2011: Power 100" list.
In a follow up to an , Bobby Elliott '11 writes on about "The Bearden Project," The Studio Museum's long-anticipated homage to artist Romare Bearden.
John Jasperse '85 and Writing professor Ann Hepperman receive USA Fellows awards as two of America's 50 finest artists
Alumnus is the USA Brooks Hopkins Fellow and Writing faculty member is the USA Rockefeller Fellow, honors bestowed by USA Fellows, which annually awards 50 of America's finest artists with individual fellowhsip awards of $50,000 each.
While hosting a ReBirth session of a recent conference, actress and activist Jane Fonda mentioned longtime Writing Institute student Neil Selinger, who passed away from ALS earlier this year. In the course of her remarks, she recalled a article on Selinger and praised his spirit and courage as he faced his disease.
Huffington Post Education piece praises Child Development Institute's symposium on "Nordic Perspectives on Caring and Teaching in Early Childhood"
In a Education piece, Susan Ochshorn, founder of ECE PolicyWorks, calls Finland "the mecca of education reformers across the globe" and shares her learnings from a recent symposium entitled Nordic Perspectives on Caring and Teaching in Early Childhood: Implications for Success in School. The symposium was convened by SLC's in collaboration with the American-Scandinavian Foundation, and brought together leading childhood experts from Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland. It is believed to be the first symposium of this kind and magnitude on the topic in the United States.
The Descendants, a novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings MFA '02, has been turned into a motion picture by Fox Searchlight Pictures. The Wall Street Journal's Arts & Entertainment blog profiles Hemmings and the making of the film, which stars George Clooney.
Art history professor Susan Kart is featured in a article about the College's month-long events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides civil rights movement.
Sara Wilford, director of the Art of Teaching graduate program, cited in New York Times article on building blocks
In a article titled "With Blocks, Educators Go Back to Basics," Sara Wilford, director of the graduate program, weighs in on the refocusing of schools on building blocks "amid worries that academic pressure and technology are squeezing play out of young children’s lives."
Writing Institute instructor Wendy Townsend's book among Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of 2011
The Sundown Rule, by instructor Wendy Townsend, was named one of the Best Children's Books of 2011 by .
Literature professor Nicolaus Mills draws parallels between Depression-era protest and Occupy Wall Street
In (UK), Literature professor Nicolaus Mills draws parallels between the military's disruption of the Depression-era protests of the Bonus Army—World War I veterans seeking compensation they were due—and the early morning police break up of Zuccotti Park, home of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Sarah Lawrence was included in Unigo's list, along with Hampshire, Kenyon, Brown, and other colleges where "Nietzsche is a hot topic in the dining hall." In the listing, Unigo quotes a student on the SLC experience: "Outside of class, you'll be hard-pressed to find a student who doesn't love talking about their studies, and groups of like-minded students seem to form naturally, thanks to mutual respect and admiration among peers."
Charlie Fink '81, formerly a senior vice president at AOL, appeared on CBS' to discuss his recent visit to Capitol Hill, during which he and other millionaires urged Congress to tax the nation's wealthiest citizens more and let the Bush-era tax cuts expire in an effort to foster a healthier economy. Currently an entrepreneur, activist, and philanthropist, Fink is also a member of the College's Marketing Advisory Board.
In the major national research study of student engagement, Sarah Lawrence College undergraduates significantly outperformed students at both peer colleges and all participating institutions in key measures including papers written, ideas discussed outside of class, number of books read, and pursuit of independent study or a self-designed major.
In an article on the decline of independent bookstores, hails best-selling novelist and Nashville native Ann Patchett '85 as a "savior" for that city's reading faithful after opening a new store, Parnassus Books, on November 16.
The November 17 issue of the features the oral history project of Eileen Townsend '12, in which she is interviewing fans of the 1964 World's Fair in Queens. Townsend became interested in the fair and its history on a class trip to the Hall of Science in September.
The (HVWAC) reports that Rowan Schoales '15 has been named HVWAC Swimmer of the Week. Last week, Schoales won three events and set new conference best times in the 50 Free and 100 Free. In addition, Sarah Lenson '15 won HVWAC Rookie of the Week honors for her contributions in the distance events, winning the 1000 Free and placing second in the 500 Free.
The (HVMAC) reports that Co-Captain Nick Streltzov '12 was named HVMAC Basketball Player of the Week. Streltzov averaged a double-double for the week (19.0 ppg, 10 rpg) on 59 percent shooting from the floor.
Jewelry designer Meghan Farrell '06 makes ’s list of . Farrell’s collection, Ologies, debuted last year and was inspired by her psychology professor at Sarah Lawrence.
The (HVMAC) reports that Sarah Lawrence Men's Soccer coaches Arman Osooli and Hassan Turner were named Coaches of the Year. In addition, student-athletes Harper Hunt '13 and Phil Naess '14 were named to the 2011 All-Conference Team.
In a Project Spotlight in , Sean Jameson, Director of Information Technology, discusses the installation of the campus wide Jenzabar EX system.
Performances of The Christmas Windows of 1937, a musical that explores the life of Dorothy Shaver, one of the country's first female CEOs, will take place Thursday through Saturday, November 17, 18, and 19, in the Suzanne Werner Wright Theater on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College.
Dean of Studies Allen Green adds Chief Diversity Officer title and responsibilities to his portfolio
President Karen Lawrence has named Allen Green as Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) of Sarah Lawrence College.
As reported by , Writing professor Matthea Harvey was recently interviewed by Andy Kuhn in anticipation of her reading in the Katonah Poetry Series.
profiles Nancy Bennett '73, director of the Center for Community Health at the University of Rochester Medical School. In this position, she serves a key role in the Rochester region's healthcare plans.
In , Zoe Keating '93 credits her liberal arts education at Sarah Lawrence for shaping her life and music career: "It taught me how to be critical… How to think and write critically and get a larger perspective on things, which applies to everything. If you are confronted with a new experience, you have the tools to figure it out."
In (UK), Literature professor Nicolaus Mills presents "Occupy Wall Street: A Primer," in which he compiles 12 news items with various perspectives on the Occupy Wall Street movement in an effort to help readers navigate the slew of media coverage on the subject from the past several weeks.
Writer Bobby Elliott '11 contributed a piece to on the various centennial celebrations of artist Romare Bearden being held in New York City.
profiles The Wilde Boys Salon, a poetry group started by Alex Dimitrov MFA '09. Writing faculty member Marie Howe, also mentioned in the article as a guest reader, says about the group: "I'm just very moved by how powerful the group is."
A symposium on indigeneity, Local Voices, National Dialogues: Exploring Indigeneity in the United States, will take place in the Esther Raushenbush Library at Sarah Lawrence College on Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12.
reviews Some of My Lives, the new memoir by Rosamond Bernier '38, which provides inside glimpses of her interactions with renowned artists throughout her lifetime. Bernier was also interviewed recently by , during which she spoke of her time at SLC, saying: "I had wonderful teachers; I was closer to them than to any of the students."
Literature professor Nicolaus Mills likens Occupy Wall Street to 1960s Students for a Democratic Society movement on CNN.com
On , Literature professor Nicolaus Mills likens the tactics of Occupy Wall Street to those of the 1960s Students for a Democratic Society movement.
reports that Rashaun Mitchell '00 was honored with a 2011 New York Dance and Performance Award (aka The Bessie Award) for Sustained Achievement in Performance for his significant contributions to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company over the years.
The prestigious Bessie Award, given annually for innovative achievement in dance, is named after Bessie Schönberg, who directed the nation's first college dance department for nearly four decades (1938-1975) at Sarah Lawrence. The department went on to serve as a model for dance programs at other institutions.
On , Literature professor Nicolaus Mills compares modern day memorials to those built in the late 1940s after World War II, noting that "the differences between now and then reflect a sea change in American taste and politics."
reviews alumna Deborah Feldman's memoir, Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots, a look into her upbringing in Brooklyn's Hasidic community.
On , writing faculty member Marie Howe discusses her poem "What the Living Do," which she wrote in memory of her brother. The poem was recently included in The Penguin Anthology of 20th-Century American Poetry.
Commemorating the Freedom Rides of 1961, Sarah Lawrence College presents a series of events reflecting on freedom, democracy, and equality in America.
profiles writer Nancy Huston '75, best known for her novel Lignes de Faille (Fault Lines), for which she received France's Femina prize in 2006.
Nancy Cantor '74, chancellor of Syracuse University, to receive honorary degree from the University of Michigan
Alumna and former trustee Nancy Cantor '74 will receive an at the University of Michigan's Winter Commencement. Before becoming chancellor of Syracuse University, the position she currently holds, Cantor was a a faculty member, dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, and provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Michigan.
Literature professor Nicolaus Mills talks about Occupy Wall Street and past political movements on CNN.com
Literature professor Nicolaus Mills talks about Occupy Wall Street in an opinion piece on , reminding readers that there is a long history of political movements in which people used the tactic of occupying public spaces to bring attention to their cause.
President Karen Lawrence on SLC's "most expensive" ranking on : "While we continually work to keep the cost of SLC affordable, we're encouraged that our listing in Forbes.com's 'America's Most Expensive Colleges' rankings underscored the extraordinary value we provide—especially in terms of our 9:1 student-faculty ratio, proximity to NYC, total absence of large lectures, and regular one-on-one student-faculty meetings in every seminar. We're also pleased that the article acknowledged our very significant average financial aid award, now just under $30,000."
As reported by , Frederic Richter '10 won first place in the Features category of the Film Festival for his screenplay Appearances. Slamdance is an organization that fosters the development of unique and innovative filmmakers, and consists of the Film Festival, Screenplay and Teleplay Competition, and Slamdance Studios.
Senior Samantha Friedman has been selected by the Music faculty at Sarah Lawrence College as the 2011-12 Presser Music Scholar.
reports that Sarah Lawrence is listed in Forbes Magazine's ranking of the "25 Colleges With the Best Professors." The statistics were compiled for the magazine by Rate My Professor.
On October 3, the (HVWAC) named Antonia Verdi '12 Tennis Player of the Week. Verdi went undefeated during the previous week in singles and captured the only singles win against Pratt, a strong conference opponent.
Landscape author and teacher W. Gary Smith will present a talk on the subject of his award-winning book From Art to Landscape: Unleashing Creativity in Garden Design on Thursday, October 20.
An inside view of the discussions in Eileen Cheng's "The Founders and the Origins of American Politics" class.
Chemistry faculty member Colin Abernethy discusses the work he and students have done with metal nitrides—and the possible creation of a new compound.
An interview with Lindsey Alico MS '11, Gillian Blaber MS '11, and Ny Hoang MS '11, who founded GenetAssist, a nonprofit organization that helps communities without access to genetic counseling.
An interview with politics faculty member Elke Zuern, author of the recently published The Politics of Necessity, which explores the persistent inequalities in post-apartheid South Africa.
The (HVWAC) reports that Sarah Janosky '15 was named HVWAC Cross Country Runner of the Week. Janosky led the Gryphons to a Top 10 finish out of 17 teams at the Hunter Invitational.
Sarah Lawrence College was named one of Unigo's "Hidden Gems," alongside schools such as Amherst, Bates, and Grinnell. An excerpt from the Unigo write-up, which cites student opinions:
"'The SLC experience is different from most other college experiences. Because all the academics are self-directed, people actually care about their work, and not because of getting good grades (because we don't have grades!) but because of their personal curiosity and internal motivation.' Students at SLC are constantly raving about the school's intimate classroom size and the relationship they have with professors. 'No matter who you are, you will find a group of friends here and the best classes ever. The best thing about SLC is that when you find the professors you really click with, they become your friends and mentors. They will be the people that you will forever thank.'"
How do you navigate a place that lacks street signs or landmarks? Catherine McKinley '89 travels to Ghana and discovers a different way to read a city.
A farm grows in Brooklyn—on top of the roof. Annie Novak '05 takes local food to a whole new level with her latest experiment in urban agriculture.
Geography teacher Joshua Muldavin learns to read the land, from his family's New Mexico ranch to the villages of the Himalayas.
Discover nine maps that changed history—and science, design, religion, and politics—for good.
Author to Speak on Eleanor Roosevelt on October 11 (the former First Lady's birthday) at Sarah Lawrence College
Brigid O'Farrell, author of She Was One of Us: Eleanor Roosevelt and the American Worker, will discuss the legendary First Lady, particularly her contributions to society after the death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, on Tuesday, October 11.
Americans for UNFPA's 2011 International Honorees to Speak on Rebuilding the Lives of Women and Girls in the Wake of War and Natural Disaster
Two women who are being recognized for extraordinary contributions to the lives of women and girls in the wake of war and natural disaster, Juliana Konteh from Sierra Leone and Savithri Wijesekera from Sri Lanka, will speak at Sarah Lawrence College on Wednesday, October 5.
On CNN.com, literature professor Nicolaus Mills remembers Ted Williams' final baseball game and John Updike's essay on the occasion
On , Literature professor Nicolaus Mills looks back on the storied baseball career of Ted Williams, including his memorable final at-bat, and the equally memorable New Yorker essay written on the subject by John Updike.
Tennis players Maddy Dessanti '14 and Kayla Pincus '15 take home conference honors for excellent play
(HVWAC) reports that Kayla Pincus '15 was named HVWAC Tennis Rookie of the Week with a victory in her first conference match. In addition, Maddy Dessanti '14, last week’s HVWAC Player of the Week, made the honor roll as she remained undefeated in singles play.
The reports that Gary Ploski MFA '08 won best acting honors for his role in the short film Objects of Time. The film was part of the 48 Hour Film Project, in which filmmakers have exactly 48 hours to produce a movie from start to finish.
Members of the Sarah Lawrence community and experts on the state of local and global food systems from around the region will gather in a student-organized colloquium at the College on Saturday, September 24.
Nicoletta Barolini '83 talks to Lauren Busser '12 of the about her Flatlands exhibit, currently on display at Sarah Lawrence College.
The Los Angeles Times calls writing professor Scott Snyder "one of the fastest-rising stars in comics"
interviews writing professor Scott Snyder, calling him "one of the fastest-rising stars in comics." Snyder was recently selected to revamp "Batman" and "Swamp Thing," two of DC Comics' most revered titles.
Alumna Julianna Margulies won the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Emmy award for her role in CBS' The Good Wife, as reported by numerous media outlets, including .
In his "On Broadway" column in , Michael Riedel praises renowned theatre critic John Simon, who is teaching a class at Sarah Lawrence's Writing Instititute this fall, saying: "As theatergoers who followed his work for 36 years in New York magazine know, he's a brilliant, witty writer."
Literature professor Nicolaus Mills compares his experiences as a civil rights worker in 1966 Mississippi with The Help
In , Literature professor Nicolaus Mill looks back on his time as a civil rights worker in 1966 Indianola, Mississippi, comparing his experiences with those depicted in the novel and movie The Help.
In , Literature professor Nicolaus Mills recalls the anthrax scare that followed September 11, 2001, reflecting on how "in a jittery nation, the letters took on a life of their own, smoothing the road to war with Iraq."
As reported by the , Sarah Hreyo '12 was recently crowned Miss Westchester in the Second Annual Miss Westchester and inaugural Miss Hudson Valley pageants.
Microbe hunter Dr. W. Ian Lipkin ‘74 discusses the realities of infectious diseases in The New York Times
In an opinion piece in , Dr. W. Ian Lipkin '74, director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, discusses the realities of infectious diseases in the modern world.
In an article covering the September 13 special election in New York's 9th Congressional district, politics professor Sam Abrams weighs in on the topic, saying such elections "often turn into a chance for angry voters to let off steam over issues far beyond the local congressional district."
Alexandra Pezenik '14 was the subject of the September 8th edition of "Spotted on the Street."
With a new work commissioned by the Library of Congress, composer and Sarah Lawrence College music program director Chester Biscardi takes his place next to some of the most important composers in the world.
Reflections on 9/11 from Sarah Lawrence faculty members.
In , Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills reflects on photographer Richard Drew's The Falling Man, which he calls "the 9/11 photo that changed America."
Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills compares Obama's reelection campaign to that of FDR in Dissent
In , Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills draws parallels between President Barack Obama's reelection campaign and that of Franklin Roosevelt in 1936, stating that "the defense that FDR made of his administration and its policies bears a striking resemblance to the one Obama will have to make to win reelection in 2012."
Cellist Zoe Keating '93 is featured on the September 6 edition of NPR's music discussion program .
In , Lauren Busser '12 talks about the fears and hopes she's experiencing as a college senior about to embark on her future.
In , Sabina Amidi '11 and Kayla Malahiazar '12 discuss the genesis of their documentary Out in Beirut, which explores the LGBT community of Lebanon's capital city.
profiles writing faculty member Scott Snyder, who was charged with revamping two of DC Comics' key titles, Swamp Thing and Batman.
In a video feature, students and staff share their hurricane-impacted stories from opening weekend with .
Contagion, a new movie from Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh about the outbreak of a deadly virus, received a healthy dose of reality from Dr. W. Ian Lipkin '74, one of the world's foremost molecular neurobiologists and director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. As technical adviser to Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns, Dr. Lipkin shared his experiences in managing outbreaks, such as SARS in 2003, and coached the film's actors on the practices and process of scientific research. (Elliott Gould even plays a research scientist named Ian.) The filmmakers and Dr. Lipkin see Contagion as not only an opportunity to entertain, but to educate the public about the challenges posed by infectious diseases in the modern-day, global world. |
Brian Morton '78, Director of the Graduate Writing Program in Fiction, pens New York Times op-ed on wrongly-cited quotations in pop culture
In an op-ed in titled "Falser Words Were Never Spoken," Brian Morton '78, director of the graduate writing program in fiction, takes a look at the increasing instance of wrongly-cited quotations in pop culture—such as "pithy, cheery sayings" on mugs and bumper stickers attributed to Gandhi and Henry David Thoreau, which are really boiled down versions of their actual thoughts.
Writing faculty member Cathy Park Hong talks to about her upcoming book, Engine Empire.
Brian Morton '78, director of the graduate writing program in fiction, offers advice to prospective students in Poets and Writers
The September/October issue of magazine features a special section called "Advice from the Programs," in which directors, coordinators, and professors from various MFA programs offer advice to prospective students trying to decide which programs are right for them. Brian Morton '78, director of SLC's graduate writing program in fiction, was among those offering advice.
Psychology faculty member Jan Drucker explains brain-boosting activities for young children in Parents magazine
In the September issue of magazine, psychology faculty member Jan Drucker discusses the beneficial and brain-boosting activity of playacting seen in young children, and advises parents on how to encourage this behavior.
profiles Annie Novak '05, co-founder of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, a 6,000-square-foot organic vegetable farm in Brooklyn, N.Y. While at Sarah Lawrence, Novak learned the intricacies of fair trade while studying abroad in West Africa.
Literature professor Nicolaus Mills discusses the history lessons of Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris
In magazine, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills discusses the timeliness and importance of Woody Allen's latest movie, Midnight in Paris.
reviews Noli Me Tangere The Musical, staged by the Tanghalang Pilipino at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, calling Cris Villonco '06 the "star performer."
profiles Ninalee Craig '50, the subject of the iconic photo An American Girl in Italy, taken by Ruth Orkin. The photo is celebrating its 60th anniversary.
Backstage profiles Katharine Houghton ’65, currently starring in “The Pretty Trap” and well known for her role as Joanna Drayton in the film “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”
Katharine Houghton ’65, best known for her role as Joanna Drayton in the film “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” starring Sidney Poitier and her aunt, Katharine Hepburn. Houghton is currently starring in “The Pretty Trap,” playing at the Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row in New York City.
and profile Mayor of Chicago and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel '81.
The Norwalk Citizen reports music faculty member Jonathan Yates has been named the new musical director/conductor at the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra
music faculty member Jonathan Yates has been named the new musical director/conductor at the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra.
CartoonBrew reports Bleu, a short cartoon created by Mike Bentz ’14, won an award at the recent Animation Block Party 2011, the premier animation festival of the East Coast
reports , a short cartoon created by Mike Bentz ’14, won an award at the recent Animation Block Party 2011, the premier animation festival of the East Coast.
In a WestFair Online profile, President Karen Lawrence discusses how SLC is preparing liberal arts students for careers that didn't exist 10 years
In a , President Karen Lawrence discusses the importance of a liberal arts education, stating “What CEOs are looking for are people who can think…. We’re preparing students for careers that didn’t exist 10 years ago.”
The Washington Post interviews writing faculty member Thomas Sayers Ellis about his new exhibit, “(Un)Lock It: The Percussive People in the Go-Go Pocket”
writing faculty member Thomas Sayers Ellis about his new exhibit, “(Un)Lock It: The Percussive People in the Go-Go Pocket,” a collection of images reflecting on the Go-go music genre.
SLC aces Princeton Review's 2012 rankings including #1 for "Class Discussions Encouraged" and top 20 for "Professors Get High Marks," "Professors Accessible," "Best Classroom Experience," and "Best Theatre Program"
! #1 for “Class Discussions Encouraged” and top 20 for “Professors Get High Marks,” “Professors Accessible,” “Best Classroom Experience,” and “Best Theatre Program.”
Writing faculty member Kevin Pilkington won the 2011 New York Book Festival Award in Poetry for his collection In the Eyes of a Dog
Writing faculty member Kevin Pilkington won the for his collection In the Eyes of a Dog.
Laurel Tentindo ’01, a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Trained in traditional ballet, she explored contemporary dance late in high school and immersed herself in it at Sarah Lawrence.
Sloane Tanen ’92 talks to The Santa Barbara Independent about working with director John Hughes when she was a teenager.
Sloane Tanen ’92 about working with director John Hughes when she was a teenager. Hughes is the director of iconic teenage movies such as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
The New York Times reviews Conquistadora, the new book by Esmeralda Santiago MFA ’92, about the life of a plantation mistress
reviews Conquistadora, the new book by Esmeralda Santiago MFA ’92, about the life of a plantation mistress.
In a Letter to the Editor in The Wall Street Journal, President Karen Lawrence dismisses the notion that tenure decisions are based solely on research and publication, rather than on classroom teaching
In a , President Karen Lawrence dismisses the notion that tenure decisions are based solely on research and publication, rather than on classroom teaching.
In The New York Times, Susan Bell MFA ’01 shares her experience of self-publishing her first book, When the Getting Was Good
In , Susan Bell MFA ’01 shares her experience of self-publishing her first book, When the Getting Was Good.
The Queens Ledger profiles activist Jen Waller ’09, who discovered her work interest while at Sarah Lawrence
profiles activist Jen Waller ’09, who discovered her work interest while at Sarah Lawrence.
In the middle of a late night study session at 1 A.M., Zac Hewitt ’12 sent an urgent text message to Anna Press ’13, Parisa Zamanian ’13, and Erin Mayer ’13, asking them to meet him in the Sarah Lawrence College library immediately.
Meet our newly tenured faculty: James Marshall, Computer Science
Writing faculty member Kevin Pilkington has been awarded the 2011 New York Book Festival Award in Poetry for his collection In the Eyes of a Dog, as reported by the .
The current issue of reviews A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War, the latest book by Amanda Foreman '91.
reports that Swing '39, winner of the 2011 Trustus Playwrights Festival and written by Alessandro King '09, will make its premiere at the Trustus Theatre in Columbia, South Carolina, on August 12. While at Sarah Lawrence, King was awarded the 2009 Stanley and Evelyn Lipkin Prize for Playwriting.
In a opinion piece, Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills laments that while there is a shared fear among Democrats and Republicans about raising America's debt ceiling, "there is no consensus among the two parties on the future, no vibrant belief in the idea that we're all in this together."
In , Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist at the Concord Coalition and parent of an incoming Sarah Lawrence student, writes about the long term value of a college education. She cites the benefits of a Sarah Lawrence education, through which "broader human qualities—such as the ability to notice keenly, reflect deeply, relate sympathetically, and therefore act and react intelligently—are well cultivated in the intensely interactive mentoring environment of a 9-to-1 student-teacher ratio."
In underdeveloped countries, genetic testing barely exists. Sarah Lawrence alumni Lindsey Alico MS ’11, Gillian Blaber MS ’11, and Ny Hoang MS ’11 want that to change.
Philosophy faculty member Roy Brand, director of Yaffo 23 gallery, discusses cultural revitalization of Jerusalem in Jewish Exponent
Philosophy faculty member Roy Brand, who has spent his sabbatical from SLC launching the Yaffo 23 gallery in downtown Jersualem, talks in about the revitalization of Jerusalem's cultural scene.
profiles Human Genetics graduate program alumna Jessica DePetro MS' 07, Staten Island's only genetic counselor specializing in cancer. She is one of a growing number of genetics counselors in a field that is continually evolving.
In an segment about the NBC Page Program, the highly competitive post-graduation program for those interested in pursuing careers in television broadcasting, Yvonne Sangudi '10 is interviewed about her experiences as a page.
profiles dance program director Sara Rudner, who is currently teaching and creating a dance at the Malashock Dance Summer Intensive in San Diego. The profile recalls a performance of Rudner's from last year, which prompted The New York Times' chief dance critic Alistair Macauley to call her "the greatest dancer in the world."
Numerous media outlets, including the and , report that alumna Julianna Margulies has received a second straight Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Alicia Florrick in CBS's The Good Wife.
New poetry collection by Writing faculty member Thomas Sayers Ellis reviewed by New York Journal of Books
The reviews Skin, Inc.: Identity Repair Poems by Writing faculty member Thomas Sayers Ellis, stating, "The fine and noble tradition of protest poetry is in safe, strong hands with this latest collection."
Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills likens battle over debt ceiling to a battle over the American dream on CNN.com
In a special opinion piece to , Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills likens the battle between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans over raising the debt ceiling to a battle over who speaks for the American dream.
Vice Chair of the Board Mark Goodman '83 publishes new book titled Defending Corporations and Individuals in Government Investigations
Mark Goodman '83, Vice Chair of the SLC Board of Trustees and a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, co-edited the just-published 2011 edition of . Goodman also co-authored five chapters of the text, dubbed "an invaluable resource for every white collar lawyer."
reports that the Ohio Theatre will re-open this fall and be renamed Ohio West. Robert Lyons, director of the Ohio Theatre since 1987, is also the creative director of the theatre program at Sarah Lawrence.
Lauren Busser '12 recalls freeing experience of dressing up as Harry Potter character in the Hartford Courant
In an opinion piece in the , Lauren Busser '12 recalls her experience of dressing up as Bellatrix Lestrange at a screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow Part 1 last year. The piece was originally written for Busser's Nonfiction Essay class, and was edited for timeliness.
Play by Theatre faculty member Lucy Thurber to be showcased alongside works by Sam Shepard, David Mamet
reports that "The Insurgents," a play written by theatre faculty member Lucy Thurber, will be one of five productions showcased at the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, starting July 8. Thurber's play will be staged alongside works by theater icons Sam Shepard and David Mamet.
Meet newly tenured writing faculty member Jeffrey McDaniel
In , bestselling author Dani Shapiro '83 reflects on the influence of the late Esther Broner, an important faculty mentor to her during her years at Sarah Lawrence.
Kaia Zimmerman '14 to travel through New England exclusively by bicycle to raise awareness of fossil fuel consumption
reports that Kaia Zimmerman '14 will be one of several college students traveling throughout New England this summer exclusively by bicycle for Climate Summer, an internship program that is part of the Better Future Project, a non-profit organization working to build a world free of fossil fuels.
Rebecca Keith '07, Mira Ptacin '09, and Alex Dimitrov '09 featured in Daily News article on MFA graduates
The interviews three Sarah Lawrence College MFA graduates, Rebecca Keith '07, Mira Ptacin '09, and Alex Dimitrov '09, who have each started reading series in their communities as they look to establish themselves while pursuing literary careers.
Music faculty member Matt Wilson was voted Drummer of the Year by the . The award was announced at the 15th annual JJA Jazz Awards in early June.
Three heavyweight German intellectuals of the early 20th century—Carl Jung, Martin Heidegger, and Gottifried Benn—were avowed anti-Semites. Yet all three had affairs with Jewish women. Roland Dollinger (German) is examining these relationships in a forthcoming book on German-Jewish relations.
Politics makes strange bedfellows—even when you're a historian, says Eileen Cheng (history).
Can there be war without sacrifice? Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills used his recent sabbatical to explore this not-so-simple question in his upcoming book, Season of Fear: 9/11 and the Road to Iraq.
Religion faculty member Kristin Sands is translating the Lata'if al-isharat (The Subtleties of Allusions) by Abu'l-Qasim al-Qushayri, an 11th-century scholar and Sufi teacher.
On a recent sabbatical, Malcolm Turvey (film history) worked on "Film and Mind," a book-length project that examines the tradition of theorizing about the relation between film and mind.
What journey must a person take to become a hero? Mary LaChapelle (writing) spent her recent time-release grant pondering this question in order to develop a new fiction-writing course.
Why do animals get old and die? And how is diet implicated in the aging process? These are the questions Leah Olson (biology) will discuss in her forthcoming book, The Fire of Life: The Biology of Living and Dying.
Noah Wardrip-Fruin understands, a professor of computer science at UC Santa Cruz, spoke on campus about the future of fiction as it relates to computer science.
profiles writing faculty member Jo Ann Beard and reviews her new book In Zanesville, which also received a favorable review by Publishers Weekly. Raved the Weekly review: "Beard is a faultless chronicler of the young and hopeful; readers couldn’t ask for a better guide through the wilds of adolescence."
Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills praises "political courage" of Senators McCain and Graham on CNN.com
In a opinion piece, Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills praises Republican senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham for their decisions to support President Obama's sending of military aid to America's NATO allies in their air war against Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Their decisions, says Mills, are "acts of political courage in a time of intense partisanship."
In , art critic Sarah Schmerler interviews Art History faculty emeritus Philip Gould about the intricacies of Eastern and Western art and incarcerated Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. In speaking of the plight of Weiwei, Gould sums up the situation by saying, "Artists, in general, are a threat to the status quo because they inevitably express the sentiments that infuse society. Artists are political whether they realize it or not."
SLC's summer programs featured in article on the benefits of going back to school when looking to meet people
A story on , a network of sites catering to people between the ages of 45-65, extolls the benefits of going back to school for people looking to make new friends, specifically citing SLC's extensive .
Health Advocacy faculty member Laura Weil MA '94 selected by NRC as patients' rights advocate on medical use of isotopes
Health Advocacy faculty member Laura Weil MA '94 has been selected by the to be the patients’ rights advocate on the agency’s Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI). Weil, who was selected from among 10 nominees for the position, was chosen for both her extensive practical experience and academic background in patient advocacy.
Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills looks at commencement from a teacher's point of view in Huffington Post
Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills reflects on commencement from a teacher's perspective in a blog.
Health Advocacy faculty member Laura Weil MA '94 quoted in Parade article on advocacy in today's health care system
Health Advocacy faculty member Laura Weil MA '94 is quoted in a magazine article on the benefits of hiring a health advocate, explaining that "advocates can help you get the information you need to understand test results, find specialists, and choose the right treatment."
In a review of her new book State of Wonder in (UK), Ann Patchett '85 says, "I had a couple of teachers in college who changed my life," referring to Allan Gurganus '72 and the late Grace Paley. She reflects on how each of them influenced her writing and development as an individual. Patchett also appeared on public radio's in advance of the book's release.
In a special opinion piece to entitled, "New York City reclaims its ruins," Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills marks the opening of the second section of the High Line park by looking back at the history of the project and how the idea is spreading to other urban areas.
reviews the revival of renowned choreographer Susan Rethorst's Beau Regard (1989), featuring Jon Kinzel MFA '09 and Neil Greenberg '08. Beau Regard is part of Danspace Project's latest Platform series, entitled Susan Rethorst: Retro(intro)spective.
In , Daniel Horowitz '13 presents a write up and full-length video of Comic Relief, his short documentary that gives an insider's look at the eclectic culture and community surrounding comic books.
profiles the current reimagining of Igor Stravinsky's 1918 music-theatre piece, "Histoire du Soldat," which features Jake Szczpek '07 dancing as the Soldier.
In a profile of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carolyn Kizer '45 by Julie Muhlstein of Washington's , Muhlstein’s mother Jeanne Tiefel reflects on her friendship with Kizer. In related news, the Spring/Summer issue of pays tribute to Kizer, the founding editor, with commentary honoring her place in American poetry.
The Child Development Institute at Sarah Lawrence College and Groundwork Hudson Valley to host "Pop-Up Adventure Playground"
On Sunday, June 19, The Child Development Institute (CDI) at Sarah Lawrence College and Groundwork Hudson Valley will host a Father’s Day "Pop-Up Adventure Playground" for children (ages two and up) to create their own play adventures as they manipulate loose play parts, including cardboard boxes, wood, tires, fabric, etc., which will all be provided free of all charge at the site.
Seven musical acts competed for on-campus glory at the inaugural Battle of the Bands.
Brooke D. Anderson '86, Joyce Zankel Lindorff '71, and Nell Minow '74 will be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in government and public service, music and education, and corporate governance, respectively, during Reunion Weekend at Sarah Lawrence College taking place June 4-5.