Notes from One Mead Way: SLC Alumni eNewsletter

WEB HIGHLIGHTS interviews DC Comics writer Marguerite Bennett MFA '13, calling her "a talented and distinguished voice within DC’s stable [who] has been rising like a rocket."


Sarah Rose Nordgren '04 has won the 2013 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press for her debut collection Best Bones.


Sarah Lawrence College has announced the appointment of Anne E. Greb, MS, CGC as director of the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics, the nation's first and largest program in genetic counseling.


Geography faculty member Joshua Muldavin appeared on BBC Radio 5 to discuss China's recent declaration of an Air Defense Zone.


History faculty member Matthew Ellis is quoted in a Boston Globe article about American Jennifer Grout's appearance on the Beirut television show "Arabs Got Talent."



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Fund for Sarah Lawrence - Donate today!

Happy New Year from your FSL team. We hope 2014 will be your best year yet. We also hope 2014 will be a wonderfully successful year for The Fund for Sarah Lawrence. Contributions to the Fund provide essential academic and extracurricular resources to the SLC faculty and current students, as well as scholarship support for those in need. All of the aforementioned are game changers for members of the SLC community. So play the Sarah Lawrence Giving Game and donate today. Giving the gift of an education is the biggest win of all. You can mail your contribution to the Fund for Sarah Lawrence to 1 Mead Way/Bronxville, NY 10708; call us [Jody, Indra, Kin, Maria & Jessica] at 914-395-2533 or donate on line at
We are happy to report that the flurry of gifts coming in at the end of this calendar year was enough to rival any snow storm or Nor'easter in 2014. We will report our current status and our quest towards our FSL goal in the February e-newsletter. Until then thank you for dedication to and support of Sarah Lawrence and for those in 4s and 9s remember that Reunion is only five months away.


Happy New Year! Start 2014 with Exciting SLC Events!

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Happy New Year! Get out your planners, because The Office of Alumni Relations has many exciting upcoming events planned for 2014.

View photos from the recent holiday parties we held across the country!

Upcoming Calendar of Events

NYC: Faculty on the Road with Malcolm Turvey
New York, NY
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Title: Jacques Tati, Charlie Chaplin, and the Democratizing of Comedy
Malcolm Turvey, Film History Faculty

NYC: Faculty on the Road with Joshua Muldavin
New York, NY
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Title: China's Rise and Global Integration: Social and Environmental Impacts
Joshua Muldavin, Geography Faculty

SLC: Sneak Preview of "Lucky Them" 1/23/14
Donnelley Theatre, Heimbold Visual Arts Center, SLC
Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a sneak preview of "Lucky Them" a film by SLC alumna Emily Wachtel '88.

Savannah Dinner at Cha Bella
Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Join Savannah alumni for a fun dinner.


Register for an event today!

See Office-sponsored Events Calendar

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


Mark your calendars for Reunion 2014: Thursday, June 5th - Sunday, June 8th


Class volunteers are hard at work planning the celebration....
Are you planning to attend Reunion?
Reunion 2014 will offer a variety of seminars, workshops, tours, dinners, and parties. We'll even have Midnight Breakfast! We will also celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Women's History Program. We hope you'll visit SLC's beautiful campus this summer (Thursday, June 5th - Sunday, June 8th 2014) to reconnect with friends and recount the joys of your college years! Please click below to let us know if you hope to attend the 2014 Reunion celebration. We will post the names of alumni who indicate they hope to attend on the Reunion Website. If you do not wish have your name published in our "Planning to Attend" list, please indicate so on your response.

Yes! I am planning to attend Reunion 2014!

For a sneak peak of what Reunion weekend is like, check out this video of Reunion 2013 created by Mario Paniagua '09.

Let us know if you're planning to attend Reunion 2014

Look Who's Planning to Come to Reunion 2014

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Re-Envisioning Pakistan: The Political Economy of Social Transformation, April 4-5

Re-Envisioning Pakistan: The Political Economy of Social Transformation

We would like to inform and invite you to an international conference on Pakistan to be held at Sarah Lawrence College on April 4 - 5. The conference aims to bring together a range of diverse perspectives to examine current realities and challenges facing Pakistan. You can register online at: Early registration ends on February 15, 2014. Online registration will close on March 15, 2014. The cost of registration includes breakfast and lunch on April 4 and 5, 2014. Details regarding the conference venue, registration and other particulars are all available through the web site.


It's Not too Late to Join Faculty On Our Summer Programs in Buenos Aires or Greece!


Sarah Lawrence would like to invite alumni to join our faculty on our summer programs in Buenos Aires or Greece.

1. The Geography of Faith: Paul and the Emergence of Christianity in the Aegean- Professor Cameron Afzal will introduce students to the Greco-Roman world and the impact of the Apostle Paul’s work in major urban centers of the Eastern Mediterranean from May 26 through June 29, 2014.

2. Borges: Night and Books- Professor Maria Negroni will be teaching the works of Argentine writer, Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), one of the major figures of 20th Century world literature. This course will run from June 28 through July 25, 2014.

Further information on the program and curriculum can be found at Please contact Prema Samuel, Assistant Dean for International and Exchange Programs, for more details. She may be reached at

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Nominations for Alumni Citations Sought!


Eighteen years ago, the Sarah Lawrence Alumni Association established an annual recognition program to honor outstanding Sarah Lawrence alumni.

The Citation for Achievement is given to a person or persons whose work embodies the values and ideals of a Sarah Lawrence education, with the understanding that there is no one yardstick for achievement. The Alumni Citation for Service is presented to graduates for dedicated service to the College.

Nominations for the citations are sought for all alumni celebrating a milestone Reunion in 2014 (class years ending in "4's" and "9s."). All nominations are confidential. The Citation Selection Committee will select the recipients from the nominations. The Citation Selection Committee may choose to award between one and three citations in each category per year, or exercise the option of not selecting anyone to receive either citation in a particular year.

Citation Awards will be presented on Saturday, June 7 at a celebratory luncheon during Reunion 2014.

Submit a nomination for the Alumni Citation!


Generous Grant Creates Opportunity for 15 Davis United World College Scholars at SLC


Thanks to a generous $150,000 grant from Shelby and Gale Davis, 15 Davis United World College Scholars have the opportunity to study at Sarah Lawrence this year, which is a record for the College. The Davis Scholars program makes it possible for outstanding, mostly international students to matriculate at select U.S. colleges. These are students who have attended United World Colleges around the globe, whose mission is to make education a force to unite people, nations, and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.


The Princeton Club of New York Welcomes Sarah Lawrence Alumni


Join your fellow SLC alums in a diverse community to learn, network, and socialize at the Princeton Club of New York. Sarah Lawrence has partnered with the PCNY to offer applicants membership at the Club for the 2014 year. Club benefits include exclusive social, educational, and networking events; guest rooms in midtown Manhattan; two restaurants; private meeting space; squash courts; and an elegant, welcoming Clubhouse where you can reconnect with alums in NYC. Remember to also join Sarah Lawrence when we host special networking nights and other social engagements at the PCNY, where alumni can connect and share their collegiate experience in the heart of New York City.

Discover more at or call 212.596.1240.

Princeton Club

The Post BA Program at the Center for Continuing Education


Dream about coming back to campus to take another class at Sarah Lawrence? The Post BA program through the Center for Continuing Education allows alumni and community members access to Sarah Lawrence classes. Post BA participants can take classes for credit, or audit a class for as little as $975. Classes start January 27. Post BA applications are due by January 15. Classes open this spring include Joseph Forte’s The Paradox of Painting; Religion and Modern Society with David Peritz; African American Literature with Alwin Jones, and many others.

For information about the program and application, see or call


SLC Swimmers Honored


Sarah Lawrence College women's swimmers Sam Amberchan '16 and Gabby Risica '17 have been selected as Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Swimming Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week for the period ending Dec. 15, as announced by the league. The accolades mark six straight weeks in which Gryphon swimmers have swept the HVIAC's weekly awards.

In the team's last meet of the calendar year, Sarah Lawrence College women's swimming picked up a win over Bard College (2-2), 124-54, at Stevenson Athletic Center.

See SLC Gryphons Web Site

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Looney Tunes--I Know a Secret I Won’t Tell


Please don’t keep it a secret—Let us know if your estate plans include Sarah Lawrence. Why? Because only then will we know what you would like us to do when and if the funds arrive. You may even want to write a gift agreement with us—which legally binds us, but not you.

Contact Dorea Ferris, Director of Gift Planning, at (914)395-2543 or with any questions you might have.

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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.


Melora Hardin '89 will be performing in the one-night-only benefit ONE STARRY NIGHT: Hollywood Coming Together to Fight ALS on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 8pm at the Pasadena Playhouse. The link to purchase tickets is: (Save 30% On Tickets with code: ALUM30)

One Starry Night

Susan Yankowitz '63 announced the premiere of Thumbprint, set to open in New York. Thumbprint, a new work for opera- theater based on a long monologue by Yankowitz, brings human rights advocate Mukhtar Mai's harrowing, triumphant story to vibrant life. Rachel Dickstein directs and Steven Osgood conducts. Susan is the librettist and Kamala Sankaram '00 is the composer on this project. Opening night at the Baruch Performing Arts Center is January 10 at 7:00pm .

Mukhtar Mai

Kay Chernush shared an update on her organization, ArtWorks for Freedom, whose mission is to utilize the power of art in the fight against modern slavery and human trafficking. In January, ArtWorks for Freedom is launching a five-week awareness campaign in Jacksonville, FL at the main downtown plaza and at five local universities. This ambitious project will include photography, theater, dance, film, noted speakers and art by survivors.

ArtWorks for Freedom

Clarinetist David Kraukauer '78 premieres his most adventurous project to date, "The Big Picture", at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. The "Big Picture" premiere is scheduled for January 29 with an extended performance run throughout February 2014. The CDs for this project will be released nationwide on February 18.

David Krakauer The Big Picture

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