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Notes from One Mead Way
Share the Love on Social Media with #ilovesarahlawrence!

Starting today and running through Thursday, February 14, join us to spread the love and celebrate Sarah Lawrence by sharing pics of your swag! Drinking coffee in a College mug? Binging Netflix in a cozy Sarah Lawrence sweatshirt? Sleeping with a stuffed black squirrel? Snap a pic, hashtag it #ilovesarahlawrence, and share it on social media. And be sure to visit sarahlawrence.edu/love throughout the week to see all the posts that students, alumni, faculty, and staff are sharing!

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

President Cristle Collins Judd sent the first issue of her eNewsletter, From the President’s Desk, in January. "I will use this to share reflections on issues facing the College and higher education, and to provide timely updates on items of interest from all parts of the College. I look forward to your feedback and comments." Read President Judd's full eNewsletter and look for the next issue later this month.

Reunion 2019
119 Days Until Reunion 2019: Are You Planning to Attend?

Reunion registration will open in March, but you can see the full schedule, including free Friday seminars, online now. Highlights include seminars with Nell Minow ’74, Carolyn Ferrell ’84 (Writing), Neil Makhija ’09, Frederick Michael Strype (Filmmaking & Moving Image Arts), William Shullenberger, (Literature), Komozi Woodard (History), Lyde Cullen Sizer (History), Linwood Lewis (Psychology), and Christine Farrell (Director, Program in Theatre) among others. Planning to attend? Let us know!

Giving Day
Giving Day is March 4!

We’re excited to announce the return of Sarah Lawrence Giving Day, our special 24-hour fundraising challenge, to take place on March 4. This year, several generous alumni will give us $25,000 for every 100 donors! Join alumni, parents, students, faculty, and staff as we celebrate #SarahLawrenceGivingDay.

Liberal Arts Connection
Volunteer to Help Seniors

On Friday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m., mingle with seniors on campus at a reception that will give them the opportunity to practice their networking skills. Your participation and advice will help seniors improve crucial networking skills as they look ahead to graduating and joining the workforce. To volunteer, please email alum@sarahlawrence.edu by March 22.

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Round table seminar
Register for Upcoming Faculty on the Road Seminars

The Spring 2019 Faculty on the Road season has been announced! Topics include Romantic poetry with Neil Arditi (Literature) and the story of Adam and Eve with Cameron Afzal (Religion) in New York City, the cult of the orchestra conductor with Martin Goldray (Music) in Boston, the senses and neuroscience with Elizabeth Johnston (Psychology) in Washington DC, and representing the atom bomb and survivors in literature and photography with Kevin Landdeck (History) in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Register for a seminar near you.

Difference in Dialogue
Difference in Dialogue: Upcoming Events

The "Difference in Dialogue" series continues with:

  • "Designer Babies" (You Say That Like it's a Bad Thing) on Monday, February 25 featuring Laura Hercher MS '01 (Director of Student Research in the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics) RSVP for this event
  • Religious Pluralisms on Tuesday, March 12 moderated by Nancy Cantor ’74 (Chancellor of Rutgers University Newark). RSVP for this event

SSSF Live Auction

Student for Student Scholarship Fund Annual Auction

The Students for Students Scholarships Fund (SSSF) annual Auction will be held on campus Monday, March 4 (silent auction from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Thursday, March 7 (live auction at 12:30 p.m.). Support the auction by donating items or services. Not sure what to donate? Here are a few ideas: foreign language tutoring, concert tickets, a trip, clothes, cooking classes, or a basket of snacks. All auction proceeds will go directly to SSSF, supporting financial aid for students. Donations will be collected in the Office of Student Affairs. Contact Valerie Romanello, Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Leadership and SSSF Advisor, for more information.

Michaela Brady '17

Alumni Announcements

Alumni are exhibiting artwork, speaking on technology panels, writing, publishing, and releasing movies! Click here to see the latest alumni announcements and share your news with the alumni community. Photo: Michaela Brady ’17 (center), part of Microsoft Education's Transformation Leadership Forum

Susan Tomlinson '89
Concentrating on Alumni

Susan Tomlinson '89 is a professor of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American and African-American literature; literary history; gender and modernism at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her favorite class at Sarah Lawrence was "Literature of Exile”with Bella Brodzki '72Read Susan's full feature.

The Fund for Sarah Lawrence
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Your participation matters to every student. Your gift to the Fund for Sarah Lawrence supports student scholarships, faculty resources and academic programs, campus facilities, and much more. Give today.
Fall 2018 cover
Read the Fall 2018 issue of the magazine (as well as past issues) online.
Web Highlights

Writing faculty member Carol Zoref ’76, MFA ’97 interviewed in Hadassah Magazine

History faculty member Margarita Fajardo awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

Writing Program Director Brian Morton '78 pens essay in The New York Times Book Review

Erin Orr '96 shares how Ilja Wachs influenced her borscht recipe

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani MFA '96 named a 2019 Newbery Honor Book

AWP 2019
Visit the MFA in Writing and LUMINA at AWP Portland
The MFA in Writing program and LUMINA student journal will be at AWP in Portland this year, in booth #6018. Please stop by and say hello. View a list of panels featuring alumni and faculty. They’ll also be hosting a meet-up on Friday, March 29, more details to come.
Sarah Lawrence Summer Seminar for Writers: Application Now Open!
Experience six amazing days of workshops, craft talks, generative sessions, and readings at the Sarah Lawrence Summer Seminar for Writers, June 16-21. This year’s acclaimed faculty include: Vinson Cunningham, Sarah Koskoff '90, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Jeffrey McDaniel '90, Erika Meitner, Paisley Rekdal, and Lidia Yuknavitch. Visiting writers include Kenneth Carroll, Terrance Hayes, Edward Hirsch, Emily Raboteau, Joan Silber '67 and others! Financial and Merit assistance is available. Read more and apply online.
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Upcoming Events
Portland, OR: Literary Discussion of The Argonauts
Join alumni in Portland at 2 p.m. for a lively discussion of Maggie Nelson's genre-bending memoir The Argonauts. The discussion will be led by writer Matthew Schwartz '99. Please come prepared with a favorite passage from the book to share with the group. Hosted by Geogia Lee Hussey '01 (address will be provided upon registration). Refreshments will be served.
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Philadelphia: Reception with President Cristle Collins Judd
Join alumni, parents, and friends at 6:30 p.m. for a reception with 11th president of the College, Cristle Collins Judd in Rittenhouse Square, hosted by Michael W. Untermeyer '73 (address will be shared upon registration). Please register before March 1.
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Boston: Reading and Q&A with Joan Silber '67
Join alumni at Trident Booksellers and Cafe (338 Newbury Street in Boston) at 4 p.m. for an afternoon with SLC writing faculty member and author Joan Silber '67 as she reads from her book Improvement and takes questions from the audience. Improvement won the 2018 PEN/Faulkner Award and the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction, and it was named one of 2018's 100 most notable books by the New York Times. This event is open to the public. Sarah Lawrence alumni will be given priority seating. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from the cafe, which will have table service.
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Last Word: I really enjoyed my two years in the Masters in the Art of Teaching program. I loved how that program shaped me as an educator, and I loved the collaborative learning environment.

-Barbara Bettigole MSEd '97

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