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Reunion 2019
Reunion 2019: April registrations bring June celebrations!

Registration is open for Reunion 2019 (Thursday, June 6 – Sunday, June 9)! View the schedule and register for Reunion today! All alumni are invited to Reunion, and this year alumni with undergraduate class years ending in 4 or 9 will celebrate a milestone.

A highlight of this year’s Reunion is our Saturday morning session with best-selling author Dani Shapiro '83, MFA '89. Her books include the memoirs Hourglass, Still Writing, Devotion, Slow Motion, and most recently New York Times best-seller Inheritance and five novels including Black & White and Family History. The weekend will include faculty/alumni seminars, alumni performances and art, and the presentation of the 2019 Citation Awards honoring outstanding Sarah Lawrence alumni. You'll also get to see our newest additions to campus—the Barbara Walters Campus Center and the open-air amphitheater, which will be the stage for a reading by writing faculty member Jeffrey McDaniel '90.

Alumni artists and performers are encouraged to share their talents at the Annual Alumni Art Exhibit and Cabaret. To participate, e-mail reunion@sarahlawrence.edu.

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From the Desk of Cristle Collins Judd
From the President's Desk

President Cristle Collins Judd shared her April eNewsletter earlier this week. "As we shift our focus to this last quarter of the year, I wanted to take some time to share reflections on recent events on campus, and to do so at some length." Read her full message online.

Alumni Association Board
Alumni Association Board Seeks Nominations 

The Alumni Board Nominating Committee is seeking your suggestions for three additions to the Alumni Association, with the hope of adding alumni of the graduate programs to the board. The nomination period will close on April 23, 2019. To submit your nomination, please complete the following web form.

AWP in Portland Happy Hour
Alumni and MFA Students in Portland

The Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference & Bookfair drew thousands of writers to Portland, Oregon. Alumni gathered with current MFA students for happy hour during the conference on Friday, March 29, at Shift Drinks. See more photos from AWP.

Poetry Festival
Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival

Join us at the 16th Annual Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival April 26-28, featuring Anne Carson, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Ilya Kaminsky, and faculty member Suzanne Gardinier, among others alongside current undergraduate and graduate student readers. See the full schedule of events and RSVP for this student-run weekend.

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Nicaragua exhibition poster

Alumni Announcements

Alumni are winning fellowships, choreographing, writing, publishing, and screening their documentaries! Click here to see the latest alumni announcements and share your news with the alumni community. Photo: Exhibition poster for "Nicaragua 1978–2018: Susan Meiselas '70"

Nancie Goldstein Schnur ’74
Concentrating on Alumni

Nancie Goldstein Schnur ’74 says her favorite class was taught by her don: "Ilja Wach’s 19th Century Novel class was like an incredibly beautiful door opening onto everything that one needs to know!" Read Nancie's full feature.

Jordan Peele '01
Spotted on Instagram: #ilovesarahlawrence

Love the SLC hat, Jordan Peele '01! Follow President Cristle Collins Judd on Instagram at @slcprez. And keep sharing your #ilovesarahlawrence posts on social media!

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Nicole Dennis-Benn MFA ’12
Write of Passage
When Nicole Dennis-Benn MFA ’12 moved from Jamaica to the United States to live with her father and start college, she began writing poetry to alleviate her homesickness. Read her story from Sarah Lawrence magazine online.
Dani Shapiro '83, MFA '89
Best-Selling Author Dani Shapiro In Conversation at Reunion 2019
New York Times best-selling author Dani Shapiro '83, MFA '89 will be in conversation with President Cristle Collins Judd during the Saturday Morning Session at Reunion 2019 (June 6-9). See the full schedule for Reunion and register today! (Photo credit: Michael Maren)
Web Highlights

New York Times White House Correspondent Maggie Haberman '96 to speak at this year's Undergraduate Commencement

Melissa Valentine '07 awarded 2019 Louise Meriwether First Book Prize

Dave Lindorff '71 to share 2018 Izzy Award with Earth Island Journal and Journalists

Eel catching season In Hudson River: CBS New York Visits SLC's Center for the Urban River

President Cristle Collins Judd to receive Distinguished Alumni Award from Rice University

Joy Enough by Sarah McColl MFA '16 hailed as “stunning new memoir” by The New York Times

Jordan Peele '01, new movie Us featured in Vanity Fair

Sanaa Hamri '96, Executive Producer/Director of Empire, featured in CNN's African Voices series

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Upcoming Events
Los Angeles: Resume Support Meet-up with Emily Krupin ’11
Has job search fatigue tapped your ability to craft the perfect resume? Is it time to update your resume with a fresh look? Or are you new to LA and looking to connect with other Sarah Lawrence alumni? Meet up with Emily Krupin ’11 and fellow alumni for support and advice at 11 a.m. Share your resume and receive constructive feedback from the group. We will meet at Bricks & Scones (403 N. Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles).
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On Campus: UNIDAD 30th Anniversary
"As the co-chairs of UNIDAD, the only Latinx student union on campus, we are thrilled to be honoring the 30th year anniversary of our organization’s founding. To celebrate, we would love for all Latinx alums to join us in the Black Squirrel at 7 p.m. for a festive and commemorative night! We are hoping this event will serve as an engaging opportunity for our current members to chat with Latinx alumni see you there! Con cariño, Sharon Arana '20 and Maddie Aleman '19"
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Faculty on the Road: Washington, DC
Join us at 2 p.m. for The Senses: Neuroscientific and Psychological Perspectives with Elizabeth Johnston (psychology). Hosted by Judy Dwan Hallet '64 in NW Washington, DC (address will be shared upon registration).
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Faculty on the Road: Boston
Join us at 2 p.m. for The Symphony Orchestra and the Cult of the Conductor with Martin Goldray, Marjorie Leff Miller Faculty Scholar in Music. Hosted by Melanie Haas Kucherlapati '74 and Raju Kucherlapati in Weston (address will be shared upon registration).
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New York City: Alumni & Student Networking Happy Hour
Join us for our 6th annual Happy Hour for alumni and student athletes at 6:30 p.m. at Stout NYC ~ Grand Central (60 E. 41st St. bet. Madison & Park). Our multi-talented student athletes are eager to meet and network with alumni of all ages and learn about career paths after Sarah Lawrence. This evening is sponsored by the SLC Athletics Department and Campbell Sports Center staff will be on hand as we celebrate the athletic, academic, and community service achievements of our students. Appetizers will be provided and the first drink is included with your registration.
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San Francisco: The Future of Work
Patrick Larvie '90 and Ari Kepnes '12 will host a lively discussion on the future of work, office design, and the cross-disciplinary field of user experience at 6:30 p.m. at the Density office in San Francisco (369 Sutter Street). Patrick Larvie '90, has a PH.D in anthropology, leads Google's workplace user experience team and will share his research on Google's workplace. Ari Kepnes '12 leads Market Research at Density, and researches how the built environment is evolving to the changing nature of work.
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New York City: Trailblazers: A Conversation between Melba Tolliver and Norma Jean Darden ’61
Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a conversation between writer, journalist, journalism teacher, and television reporter and anchorwoman Melba Tolliver and author, restaurateur, and model Norma Jean Darden '61. Hosted by Stephanie R. Cooper '65, MFA ’76 in Columbus Circle (address will be shared upon registration).
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On Campus: 2019 Poetry Festival
Join us Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28 on campus for this student-run poetry festival! The weekend includes readings, craft talks, panels, book signings, receptions, generative sessions, and more. All events are free and open to the public. After you register, you will receive a link to the full schedule page.
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Coral Gables, Florida: Alumni and Faculty Reading at Books & Books
Join us at 4 p.m. for an afternoon of Sarah Lawrence alumni and faculty readings at Books & Books (65 Aragon Ave) in Coral Gables, Florida. Maureen Pilkington ’97 MFA and faculty member Kevin Pilkington with both be reading. Maureen will be reading from her debut collection of short stories This Side of Water. Kevin Pilkington is the author of nine collections of poetry. Seating will be reserved for alumni.
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New York City: Tribeca Film Festival Meet Up
Join us at 7 p.m. for our fourth annual SLC@Tribeca Meet Up at Distilled NY (211 W. Broadway). Gather with SLC Filmmaking faculty, staff, alumni and industry professionals to network and celebrate alumni in all areas of filmed entertainment. Film enthusiasts are welcome. Space is limited. Tickets include two drinks and appetizers.
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Minneapolis: An Evening of Wine and Painting
Join us for an evening of wine and painting with Wine and Canvas starting at 6:30 p.m. All painting supplies will be provided. No prior talent or experience is necessary. A talented instructor will guide you step-by-step. We are offering this fun experience at the discounted rate of $25 per person. We will be hosted by Carol Roth '96 (address provided upon registration). Wine and light refreshments provided. Bring a snack or bottle of wine to share, if you like. Space is limited.
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New York City: Chelsea Gallery Walk
Join Sarah Lawrence alumni for a gallery walk in Chelsea with photographer Meghan Farrell ’06. Our gallery exploration will start at noon at David Zwinner 19th Street (519 W 19th St., bet. 10th & 11th Aves.). We will also visit Jane Lombard Gallery (518 W. 19th St.), Gagosian (522 W. 21st St), and finish at Fredericks and Frasier (536 W. 24th St.).
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New York City: MFA Writing Happy Hour
Join Sarah Lawrence MFA writing alumni at 6:30 p.m. for a casual gathering at Kingston Hall in the East Village. Make new connections in the SLC writing community and meet-up with your SLC Writing Program friends. Appetizers are included with your registration. Cash bar for beverages. Kingston Hall offers happy hour drink specials until 8 p.m.
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Last Word: I’ve come to appreciate my Sarah Lawrence years more and more as time passes. Because I carry them within me  wherever I go and I try to share them with whoever I encounter.No matter what, I will always be a Sarah Lawrence girl.

-Margarida Cadima ’13

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