Notes from One Mead Way: SLC Alumni eNewsletter



CBS Money Watch reports that Sarah Lawrence College is among the 25 colleges with the best professors, according to a new ranking from the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.


Sarah Lawrence College recently launched SLCeeds, an entrepreneurship immersion pilot program. Through SLCeeds, students have the unique opportunity to develop an entrepreneurial idea to pitch-readiness through a series of lectures, workshops, mentoring, live pitches, and a boot-camp designed to stimulate and mold ideas. The program will facilitate teams of students coalescing around business and/or social problems they are interested in solving. Projects can be for-profit, not-for-profit, or socially conscious in nature and can be an extension of previous or current conference work, or stem from individual interests.


Physics faculty member Scott Calvin's First-Year Studies course "Physicists Are People, Too" is among's Top 10 Most Interesting College Courses.


The Politics of Necessity: Community Organizing and Democracy in South Africa by Politics faculty member Elke Zuern was named a Best Book Honorable Mention by the African Politics Conference Group.


Kirkus Reviews calls Fools, the forthcoming book of short stories by Writing faculty member and alumna Joan Silber '67, a "thought-provoking" and "worthwhile" collection."



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Fall Issue: The Will to Live



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We at The Fund for Sarah Lawrence are experiencing our own March Madness. We are happy to report that your gifts are coming in nicely and we are less than a Sweet Sixteen thousand away from $2,000,000. Please don't wait for the Final Four days to give. With three months to go 'til the end of the 2013 Fund, we are well positioned to meet our goal. The luck of the Irish on March 17 will certainly help us in our quest. So as our Sarah Lawrence students plan for Spring Break, we continue to raise essential funds for student scholarships, faculty resources, and campus enhancements. Without alumni (and parent) support, The Conversation could not begin here. March 20, marks the earth's rebirth for spring, let today mark the Fund's rebirth with donations from our incredibly dedicated alumni. Now, before you lose an hour during daylight savings, is the time to contribute to help our students to learn, to grow, to transform. You can mail your contribution to the 2013 Fund for Sarah Lawrence to 1 Mead Way/Bronxville, NY 10708; call us at 914-395-2533 or donate on line at


Reunion 2013! Register Now!

Reunion weekend is Thursday June 6 – Sunday June 9 2013. We hope you'll visit SLC's beautiful campus this summer to reconnect with friends and enjoy a variety of seminars, workshops, tours, dinners, and parties. Remember, regardless of class year, all are welcome at Reunion!

If you register before May 10th, you will be entered into the Reunion 2013 Early Bird Registration Raffle!

Registration for classes through 2007:

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Registration for classes 2008 and later:

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Show your work at the Alumni Art Exhibit During Reunion!See more info on the Art Exhibit

Share your talents at the Alumni Cabaret during Reunion!
See more info on Cabaret

Look at these Exciting Upcoming SLC Events!

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Get out your planners, because The Office of Alumni Relations has many exciting upcoming events.

Upcoming Calendar of Events

March 9 Minneapolis, MN

FOR Minneapolis
Melissa Frazier, Russian Faculty
Title: Dostoevsky and the Detective Novel

March 14 Brooklyn, NY Class of 2008 Happy Hour
Ready for Reunion?! The Class of 2008 Volunteers invite you to a happy hour at The Counting Room on March 14th where you'll be able to enjoy a drink with classmates and register for Reunion and contribute to the class gift.
March 21 New York, NY Writer's Night
Join us for a reading by Susan G. Bell MFA '01, author of "When the Getting Was Good" hosted by Gaby Basora '94 at Tucker (355 West Broadway between Broome & Grand in Soho). Refreshments & light bites will be served during a pre-reading reception.
April 6 Boston, MA FOR Boston
Nancy Baker, Philosophy Faculty
Title: "“What's So Special About Sarah Lawrence?
A Conversation About Education in School and in Life”"
April 6 SLC Reception for Art of Teaching & Child Development Alumni

Please note, that the Faculty on the Road in Washington, D.C has been canceled.

View photos from recent events

See Office-sponsored Events Calendar

Be sure to visit the Alumni web site frequently, as we are adding events all the time!


The Child Development Institute invites you to attend Faces of Progressive Education in the 21st Century: Infancy through College


This conference commemorates the Child Development Institute's (CDI) 25th anniversary, the Early Childhood Center's (ECC) 75th anniversary,and Sarah Lawrence College's long history of innovative education. In light of the current national dialogue surrounding what the purposes of early childhood, public school, and higher education should be, it is a critical time for educators, child development professionals, administrators, and parents to come together and engage in a discourse around what meaningful education is in the 21st century. This conference provides a forum for articulation and discussion of progressive education's opportunities and challenges impacting children from birth to college.

The Longfellow Lecture series, inaugurated in 1987, honors the memory of Cynthia Longfellow '72, who devoted her professional life to bettering the lives of young children. This year's lecture is Looking Out for Josie: Witnessing the Hopes and Problems of Progressive Education presented by keynote speaker Joseph Featherstone.

Register and see more information on schedule

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Join Us for the 25th Anniversary of the Florence Program


We've extended the deadline for the Florence Reunion! We look forward to gathering with Study Abroad in Florence alumni to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the program! Join us in Florence from June 13-16, 2013, to take part in a schedule of events designed to reacquaint you with the city and evoke the joyous memories of time spent there. There will be plenty of opportunities to re-establish old friendships and to meet new friends who have also shared this memorable junior year abroad experience.

The fee of $500 per person will cover all seminars, tours, and dinners during your stay. Once you have registered, you will be invited to sign up for specific sessions.

Read more about this celebration and the schedule of events

Register for the Florence Reunion today


SLC Invites You to Join the Princeton Club


Sarah Lawrence has partnered with The Princeton Club of New York to establish an alumni club that is available to alumni, faculty and staff of the College.

Membership benefits include: weekly member events, dining business amenities, fitness facilities, Guest rooms at special member prices, reciprocal clubs worldwide, as well as lending library, barbershop, concierge, notary public and discounted parking and car service rates.

The application and instructions are on

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UPCOMING SCREENING - APRIL 22, 2013 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Donnelley Theatre, Heimbold Visual Arts


Screening of The House I Live In with faculty discussion. Filmed in more than twenty states, this movie tells the stories of individuals at all levels of America's War on Drugs. From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, the film offers a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy. Kara Elverson '07 served as Field Correspondent and Production Manager on The House I Live In, winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Melody Lee '12 is a Policy Associate at the Drug Policy Alliance. She utilizes The House I Live In as an advocacy tool to support local drug policy and criminal justice reform efforts across the country.


SLC Summer Programs for High School Students


We'd like to tell you about an exciting opportunity for the teenagers in your life to experience the wonderful enrichment of a Sarah Lawrence education this summer. Summer at Sarah Lawrence College includes both credit and non-credit enrichment courses for high school students entering the 10th grade and up. These high school students will get a taste of what it is like to be a student at Sarah Lawrence College by participating in seminars and conferences. Students in the pre-college intensives have the option of studying a wide array of subjects from film, writing, musical theatre, art history, animation, dance, gaming… and more! Students may choose to live on campus or commute. For more information, call 914-395-2205 or visit the Summer at SLC Page.

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News from the Sports Desk: SLC Swimmers Broke School Records


Sarah Lawrence College swimmers broke six school records on the fourth and final day of the 2013 Upper New York State Collegiate Swim Association Championships, hosted by Ithaca College last Saturday. Four swimmers broke individual program records, while both the women's and men's 400 yard freestyle relay marks were bettered.

At the conclusion of the event, both squads finished in 13th place among a field of nationally-competitive teams. A total of 19 program records (11 women's, 8 men's) were broken during the four-day meet.

See SLC Gryphons Web Site


Connect on Facebook and LinkedIn!

The Office of Alumni Relations has created Facebook Groups for you to connect with classmates and fellow alumni in your area. Please, stay active in these groups -- and keep the content coming!

Click here to join the Facebook group for Alumni in your city and Alumni in your class year.

Don't forget to network with fellow alumni on LinkedIn for all of your career-related inquiries, needs, or announcements.

All SLC alumni groups are closed and membership is by request and invitation. To gain membership, you must click the "request to join" button at the top right corner of the group. Once you're a member, be sure to invite your friends to grow the group!

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Alumni Announcements


Have you recently changed jobs, received a promotion, or won an award in your field? Share your accomplishment with the alumni community.


Karren Bain Garrity '84 announced her recently published book, The Tool Box: Tricks of the Trade for Raising Teenagers. It offers hands on, easy to understand, practical strategies used by many therapists to help parents, mentors and teachers navigate their relationships with teenagers. The Tool Box is intended to coach adults who live and work with adolescents, in such a way that the adults survive and the kids thrive. It will allow people to build successful, strong and positive relationships with the adolescents in their lives.

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Lisa Aronson '71 spent a 8.5 month period in India as a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar (2010-2011). Her Fulbright proposal, which gained her the Fulbright award, was: "Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Children, Youth and Caretakers in Under-resourced Environments." During her Fulbright period, she was affiliated with "Sangath," a mental health NGO in Goa, India. In addition to the Fulbright-Nehru Scholar award, she also received a Fulbright South Central Asia Travel Grant to Bangladesh, where she worked with a center for developmentally disabled children. She is available to discuss Fulbright with alums, faculty and students who might wish to be informed about the application process. She found her experience invaluable! Lisa also announced her upcoming book, "A School Counsellor Casebook". "A School Counsellor Casebook" is a training and resource book for supervised nonspecialists and mental health professionals working with schoolgoing youth who are experiencing distress, disorders or disabilities.

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Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, a feature documentary film by Pratibha Parmar, will receive an exclusive world premiere on March 10, 2013 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the South Bank in London, England. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the director and Alice Walker. The film follows the life and art of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple.


Ruth J. Abram '67 announced the upcoming Exodus Conversations, a unique dialogue among distinguished scholars of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths on themes raised by the story of the Exodus and the Haggadah (service for the Passover) will be launched on the web the week of March 18, 2013. By launching Exodus Conversations on the web, the project participants hope to encourage international public discussion about important questions and themes common to our humanity and religious traditions. Be sure to check out in March.


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