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Notes from One Mead Way
Round table seminar
January, 2019
Faculty on the Road Spring 2019 season announced
The Edith Ingalls Vignos '45 Faculty on the Road Program brings together alumni and faculty to recreate a Sarah Lawrence seminar. The Spring 2019 season has been announced, with seminars across the country.

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Winter Commencement 2018
Sarah Lawrence Celebrates Newest Alumni

At Winter Commencement on December 19, the College welcomed the newest members of the Class of 2018: thirteen candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree, two candidates for the Master of Arts Degree in Women’s History, and two candidates for the Master of Fine Arts Degree in Writing. Read more and view photos.

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.

BWCC Construction
Construction on Campus Progresses

Progress continues on the construction of the Barbara Walters Campus Center and our open-air amphitheater. In December, the concrete was poured for the amphitheater stage. At the Campus Center, metal framing, waterproofing, masonry, and installation of exterior glass are progressing well. Follow both projects online.

Spread the Love! #ilovesarahlawrence

From February 7-14, 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. See last year's posts from alumni, faculty, and staff.

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Presidential Panel
Upcoming Difference in Dialogue Event

As part of the "Difference in Dialogue" series, on Monday, January 28, documentary photographer, author, and director Susan Meiselas '70 will be in conversation with critic and theorist Eduardo Cadava and Joel Sternfeld (Noble Foundation Chair in Art and Cultural History). An exhibit displaying select works from Meiselas' series "A Room of Their Own" and "Archives of Abuse" will be on view in the Barbara Walters Gallery January 28 - March 3. RSVP for this event online.

Greta Minsky
Sarah Lawrence College Remembers Theatre Faculty Member Greta Minsky MA '13

Greta Minsky MA '13, beloved member of the Theatre faculty, passed away on Sunday, January 6. Greta worked at Sarah Lawrence since 1998, both as a stage and production manager as well as a teacher, regularly offering courses in stage management. She is described by her colleagues in Theatre as “unflappable,” consistently bringing both professionalism and warmth to all of her work with faculty and students. Read Provost and Dean of Faculty Kanwal Singh's remembrance of Greta.

Reunion 2019

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

Reunion registration will open in March, but you can get a sneak peek at the schedule of events here! Let us know if you plan to attend by completing this form. We will post the names of alumni who indicate they plan to attend on the Reunion website.

The Mar Vista

Alumni Announcements

Alumni are writing, publishing, and sometimes choreographing memoirs, short stories, plays, and papers on the use of brain stimulation for speech production! Click here to see the latest alumni announcements and share your news with the alumni community. Photo by Ethan Hill

Jessica Halem '94
Concentrating on Alumni

Jessica Halem '94 is the founding LGBT Program Director at Harvard Medical School. Her first year seminar on American history with Priscilla Murolo ’80 "changed how I read and digested information, understood history, had political conversations, and how I write." Read Jessica's full feature.

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Fall 2018 cover
Read the Fall 2018 issue of the magazine (as well as past issues) online.
Web Highlights

The Rest I Make Up, produced by filmmaking faculty member Heather Winters '84, named one of "The Best Movies of 2018" by The New Yorker

Debut novel by Writing Center director Carol Zoref ’76, MFA ’97 awarded Harold U. Ribalow Prize

Sarah Lawrence College’s Center for the Urban River at Beczak awarded more than $135,000 in DEC grants

Tiffany LaTrice MA '13 featured in New York Times article on black female artists in Atlanta

Work of Kyes Stevens MA ’99, MFA ’00, founder of the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project, featured in NPR comic series

Campaign Highlights
First Year Davis United World College Scholars Maya Amolo Kidha and Lisa Masuda Presented with Davis UWC Globes
New York City holiday party
Happy Holidays from Alumni
In the final month of 2018, alumni gathered for holiday soirées (and brunches) in thirteen cities! You can view photos and video of these and other alumni events in 2018 online.
Explore the Intersection of Activism and Art on Campus this Summer
From June 13-22, Sarah Lawrence College will host  “The Art of Protest: Art and Scholarship as Political Resistance.” Participants will study and create original work with David Birkin (Visual Arts), Mahogany L. Browne (Creative Writing), Dar Williams (Music), Brian Morton (Non-fiction writing/Humanities) and Dana Edell (Theater). Apply by February 15, 2019 and receive a $200 discount on the cost of tuition. Read more and apply online.
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Upcoming Events
New York City: Writers' Night
Join us at 6:30 p.m. on the upper east side in Manhattan for "The Resistible Rise of the Strong Man: Past, Present, and Future" with attorney and author Eva Golinger '94. Her book Confidante of Tyrants forewarns about the dangers of authoritarianism disguised as democracy, leaders who harness cult of personality to accumulate power, and the seductiveness of bold promises to empower and elevate the invisible, forgotten underclass. Refreshments will be served. Advance registration is required (address will be shared upon registration).
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On Campus: A Conversation featuring Susan Meiselas '70
Join us at 7:15 p.m. in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center for a conversation between documentary photographer, author, and director Susan Meiselas '70, critic and theorist Eduardo Cadava, and Joel Sternfeld (Noble Foundation Chair in Art and Cultural History).
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New York City: Sarah Lawrence in the Art World: An Alumni Reception
Join us at 5:30 p.m. for an evening of networking and shared perspectives as we celebrate the College Art Association's annual conference and the many alumni who have made their careers in the art world. This reception is sponsored by the Dr. Lee MacCormick Edwards Charitable Foundation grant, the Sarah Lawrence Visual and Studio Arts and Art History Faculty, and the College's Alumni Association. Refreshments will be served. This reception will take place at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel (811 7th Avenue, at 53rd Street). Advance registration is required.
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New York City: An Evening with Susan Wood Richardson '53
Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a special evening with internationally published photographer and journalist Susan Wood Richardson '53 as she discusses her career and her most recent book "Women: Portraits 1960-2000," a compilation of portraits of some of the most prominent and influential women of the 20th century. Her notable subjects include Diane von Furstenberg, Martha Stewart, Nora Ephron, Alice Waters, Jayne Mansfield, and Gloria Vanderbilt among many others. Susan is the winner of many Art Director and Clio awards, and her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. This event is hosted by Stephanie R. Cooper '65, MFA '76 in Columbus Circle (address will be shared upon registration). Refreshments will be served.
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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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Last Word: The Office of Alumni Relations is available and eager to provide support in planning and hosting an alumni gathering near you! Please don’t hesitate to email them with your ideas and energy. Let’s make 2019 a great year of Sarah Lawrence community building. Happy new year!

-Khaliah Williams '02, Alumni Association Board

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