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Welcome Alumni
Volunteer to Make Reunion 2020 Unforgettable

Reunion offers a wonderful opportunity for alumni of all ages to return to the College’s beautiful campus and connect with fellow alumni, faculty, staff, and even current students. Reunion volunteers are the most important component of the Reunion planning process. Alumni volunteers have the best insight into the kind of celebration their classmates enjoy and that can make a real difference in the quality of the experience. Learn more and volunteer to make Reunion 2020 a great occasion for all.

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San Francisco Happy Hour
Summer Alumni, Havin' a Blast

Alumni have gathered this summer for a picnic in Minneapolis, happy hours in Los Angeles and San Francisco, tours in New York, a gathering on Cape Cod, and more. View photos from recent events online. Events are always being planned, see upcoming events below and register for an event near you. Want to plan an event in your area? Become a regional volunteer or contact Madeline Goldfischer.

Dr. Denisha Jones and Caden Manson
Welcome New Directors for Art of Teaching and Theatre Programs

The College is thrilled to announce Dr. Denisha Jones and Caden Manson will join the College’s faculty and administration as Director of the Art of Teaching graduate program and Theatre Director, respectively. Provost Kanwal Singh said, “As a college known for multi-disciplinary study, both Caden and Denisha are perfect fits who will bring together the different disciplines of their departments and the institution as a whole to foster a well-rounded education and curriculum to help students connect their passions with their aspirations for the future.” Read more about the new program directors online.

Jonathan Gonzalez MFA ‘15
Faculty and Alumni Earn New York Dance and Performance Nominations

Faculty members, alumni, and guest artists have been nominated for New York Dance and Performance Awards, informally known as “The Bessies” in honor of longtime faculty member Bessie Schönberg. Dance faculty member Juliana May was nominated for Outstanding Production for Folk IncestJonathan Gonzalez MFA ‘15 was nominated for Outstanding Breakout Choreographer, and 2017 Guest Artist Lab participant Nora Chipaumire was also nominated for Outstanding Production for #Punk 100% Pop* N!GGA. (Photo: Chris Taggart) Read more about the nominations online.

Berlin and Greece
Travel to Europe with Alumni and Faculty in 2020

Join Sarah Lawrence faculty members and alumni on exclusive journeys to Greece and Berlin in 2020. In May, Cameron Afzal (Religion) will guide the exploration of the iconic ruins of Athens, including the Acropolis, Agora, and Aristotle’s Lyceum, as well as the beehive tombs and the Palace of Agamemnon in Mycenae and the stadium at Olympia. In July, join Roland Dollinger (German, Literature) to tour the historical riches, vibrant contemporary art scene, and iconic landmarks of Germany’s capital. Email to request more information.

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Alumni Announcements

Alumni are winning fellowships, giving talks, writing, publishing, and performing! Click here to see the latest alumni announcements and share your news with the alumni community. Image: Life on a Log (painting) by  Carolyn Newberger '63

Sonia Arora '05
Concentrating on Alumni

Sonia Arora '05 had a special moment at her ten-year reunion in 2015: "I found myself sitting on the south lawn talking with two of my classmates, Ann Fountain ’05 and Beth Lassner ’05, both of whom have adorable sets of twins. I bounced them in my lap and wiped up a little happy drool. Beth and Ann and their partners later became a huge source of support for me when I had a surprise set of twins just two years later!" Read Sonia's full feature.

Rebecca Godfrey MFA '91 and Melissa Febos MFA '08
Taking #ilovesarahlawrence Everywhere You Go

Rebecca Godfrey MFA '91 (center) and Melissa Febos MFA '08 (right) participated in a panel on adolescent female violence at The Center for Fiction with Jaquira Díaz (left). The panel was inspired by the release of a new edition of Godfrey’s critically-acclaimed true crime book, Under the Bridge. Spending time with alumni friends? Snap a pic and post on social media with #ilovesarahlawrence! (Photo: Melissa Febos MFA '08 on Instagram)

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Web Highlights

Writing faculty member and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Vijay Seshadri named poetry editor for The Paris Review

Women's Basketball team ranks 12th in nation for academic achievement

Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River launches Hudson River Heroes campaign

Founder and Director of the Alabama Prison Arts and Education Project, Kyes Stevens MA '99, MFA '00, discusses her work and the complications of home With NPR

Daphne Youree '90 rescues Long Island Expressway during rush hour flash flood using traffic cone

Men's Basketball team earns Team Academic Excellence Award for stellar classroom performance

Interview with Heidi Diehl '03 about her debut novel, Lifelines

Margaret Shepherd ’69
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Margaret Shepherd ’69 establishes an endowed professorship in religion
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Upcoming Events
Philadelphia: Alumni Meet Up at PHS Pop Up Garden
Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a casual gathering at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Pop Up Garden on South Street. Don't miss this opportunity to gather with friends and make new Sarah Lawrence connections. We look forward to welcoming our newest alumni, members of the class of 2019! Appetizers are included with your registration. (Cash bar for beverages.)
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China: First Chapter Reception in Shanghai
Join us at 8:30 p.m. for the first reception of the Sarah Lawrence College Alumni Regional Chapter in Shanghai, China. Make new friends and connections, and enjoy delicious refreshments at the award-winning POP Bar on the top floor of Three on the Bund, famous for its unparalleled view over the Lujiazui skyline. Alumni, students, and friends are welcome.
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Berkshires: Shakespeare & Company's The Merry Wives of Windsor
Join us for a reception at Shakespeare & Company, followed by their performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Roman Garden Theatre. Contact Cheryl Cipro for more information and to purchase tickets.
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Philadelphia: Writing Workshop with Kathy Curto '89, MFA '12
Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a generative writing workshop with Kathy Curto '89, MFA '12 in Philadelphia. Curto teaches at the Sarah Lawrence Writing Institute, Montclair State University, and also serves on the faculty of the Joe Papaleo Writers' Workshop in Cetara, Italy. She recently published her memoir "Not for Nothing - Glimpses into a Jersey Girlhood". Space is limited.
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New York City: New Amsterdam Walking Tour with Alexandra Delare ’10
Join us for a fascinating walking tour, beginning at 1 p.m., where you'll learn about life in the scrappy Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, long before New York was New York. Historians Alexandra Delare '10 and Jonathan Anderson will be your guides. The tour will meet just outside Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park, the Southernmost tip of Manhattan, and work its way up to Wall Street, exploring everything in between. Participants will walk one mile with flat terrain. Space is limited.
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New York City: Performance of "I Never Sang for My Father"
Join us at 8 p.m. for a revival production of Robert Anderson's I Never Sang for my Father, a moving and perceptive work by one of America's most distinguished playwrights at The Chain Theatre (312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor). We are offering a limited number of tickets at a discount. There will be refreshments after the show sponsored by Rebecca Kelly '94.
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Boston: Art and Architecture Tour of The Boston Public Library with Gail Twersky Reimer ’72
Join us for a tour lead by Gail Twersky Reimer ’72 at 3 p.m. highlighting the architecture of its famed Central Library buildings by Charles Follen McKim and Philip Johnson as well as the art treasures within, including works by Daniel Chester French and John Singer Sargent.
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Last Word: In other news, my grandson [Aden Schamess '21] – a third generation SLC student! – quite coincidentally applied to live next year in Morris House, which is where I spent my sophomore, junior, and senior years. He wasn’t lucky enough to get the room I had, however (the master bedroom with its own bathroom).

-Stephanie Krasnow Schamess '58

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