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Notes from One Mead Way
Reunion 2019
Reunion 2019: Thank You!

With nearly 450 alumni, guests, faculty, and students on campus, Reunion was a special weekend for sharing past memories and creating new ones. Thank you for bringing your Sarah Lawrence spirit to seminars, Cabaret, midnight breakfast, and everything in between. A highlight was the conversation between President Cristle Collins Judd and author Dani Shapiro ’83, MFA ’89 during the Saturday Morning Session, which provided an opportunity for the audience to learn more about Shapiro, her work, and her experience writing her most recent bestseller, Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love. Read more about their conversation online. Select photos from the weekend along with a video by SLC film student Harrison O'Clair '20 are available on the Reunion website. More photos to come! We can’t wait to do it again next year, so save the date for Reunion 2020: Thursday, June 4 through Sunday, June 7.

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Minneapolis Reunion
Mini-Reunion in Minneapolis

For those who couldn't make it to campus, a small but mighty contingent of alumni gathered for their own mini-reunion in Minneapolis. Organized by Carol Roth '96, alumni gathered for happy hour on Friday night and a picnic on Saturday to enjoy a performance by the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra. Learn more about alumni regional chapters online and contact Madeline Goldfischer '89 to organize an event in your area.

Commencement 2019
Congratulations, Class of 2019!

We welcomed the newest members of the alumni community in May. Diane Baker MS ’79, a pioneer in the field of genetic counseling, and her husband, National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins, delivered a joint commencement address to the nearly 150 students who received master’s degrees. Co-presidents of the senior class Isoke Akua Jendayi Atiba '19 and Ian Gonzalez '19 addressed more than 300 fellow undergraduates, while New York Times White House Correspondent Maggie Haberman '96 delivered the keynote address. Watch videos and view photos from graduate and undergraduate commencements online.

Hall of Fame
Athletics Celebrates Milestones and Hall of Fame Inductees

The inaugural inductees into the Sarah Lawrence College Athletics Hall of Fame were celebrated along with the 20th anniversary of the Campbell Sports Center. Leigh Heyman '98 is a former coxswain on the United States National Rowing Team, and Liz Stitzel '09 was a National Champion equestrian rider. Read more about the event online.

Remy Theatre
Celebrating the Opening of New Open-Air Remy Theatre

The Remy Theatre, our newly constructed open-air theatre, officially opened with a dance performance by the Moving Arts Collaborative, an improvisational dance group co-founded by late alumna Jane Milliken-Roberts ’59 as well as remarks by Josie Merck '69, whose generous gift made The Remy possible. Read more about the Remy Theatre opening online.

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Painting by Barbara Gerber '63

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: Xocian by Barbara Gerber '63

Maisha Yearwood '94
Concentrating on Alumni

Maisha Yearwood ’94 is an award-winning Harlem-based playwright and screenwriter. She came to Reunion 2019 to celebrate her 25-year reunion: "Dinner with [President Cristle Collins Judd] was AWESOME and the tree dedication to Alana Devich Cyril ’97 was bittersweet but heartfelt and important." Read Maisha's full feature.

Class of 2014 and CCJ
#ilovesarahlawrence at Reunion 2019

Reunion was the perfect opportunity to take selfies with old roommates and new connections. President Cristle Collins Judd took this photo with the class of 2014 who celebrated their fifth reunion last weekend (and had a strong showing on the dance floor Saturday night). Keep sharing your #ilovesarahlawrence posts on social media!

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Sarah Lawrence magazine Spring 2019
All of the Above
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Alumni Community
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Web Highlights

Sarah Lawrence Salvage Drive: bigger and better at 10 years old

"Sarah Lawrence is Setting for Open-Air Theatre's Second Act" in San Francisco Chronicle

Rachel Aydt MFA ’17 interviews Sarah McColl MFA ’16 about her memoir Joy Enough

Mary Amonette '42 shares memories of her service during World War II

Short film Hindsight by Ian Kent ’19 selected for Cannes Film Festival

Emma Garcia '20 selected for prestigious Television Academy Foundation Internship

Variety lists Sarah Lawrence College among top film schools

Michael LeVasseur ’04 co-authors study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on effects of Philadelphia soda tax

Alumni Relations is hiring! We bid a fond farewell to Dania Abu-Shaheen '04 as Director of Alumni Relations, and invite you to apply to join our team

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Upcoming Events
New York City: Guided tour of Nobody Promised You Tomorrow
Join us for a guided tour of Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall at the Brooklyn Museum beginning at 11:30 a.m. This exhibit commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising and explores its profound legacy within contemporary art and visual culture today. A limited number of guided tour tickets are available at a discounted price. 
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New York City: Attorney Networking Reception
Join alumni attorneys at 6:30 p.m. for an evening of networking and shared perspectives. This annual event, now in its ninth year, is hosted by Stephanie R. Cooper '65, MFA '76 and Mark P. Goodman '83 at Columbus Circle (address shared upon registration). All alumni attorneys are invited as are alumni who are attending or have recently graduated from law school.
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New Orleans: An Evening with Kathy Curto '89, MFA '12
Join us for an author presentation with Kathy Curto '89, MFA '12 at the American Italian Cultural Center in New Orleans at 6:30 p.m. Kathy will read from her memoir Not for Nothing - Glimpses into a Jersey Girlhood and take questions from the audience. After the reading, alumni will gather at Ernst Café (600 S Peters St.) for appetizers (cash bar for beverages).
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New York City: Leonard Cohen Exhibit at The Jewish Museum
Join us at 4 p.m. for a docent tour of Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything at the Jewish Museum. This exhibit is the first exhibition entirely devoted to the imagination and legacy of the influential singer/songwriter, man of letters, and global icon from Montréal, Canada. The exhibition includes commissioned works by a range of international artists who have been inspired by Cohen's style and recurring themes in his work.
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Berkshires: Shakespeare & Company's The Merry Wives of Windsor
Join us for a reception and Shakespeare & Company's 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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Last Word: When I walked in, I felt time fold in on itself like an intricate piece of origami...That seventeen year old girl—that child!—who first set foot on those college grounds was a blurry creature who had spent her life mired in a thicket of secrets. You wouldn’t have placed a bet that she’d be back, years later, as a writer of many books, a woman who, people believed, had something of value to say. It was a spectacular feeling, a deeply validating one.

-Dani Shapiro '83, MFA '89 on returning to campus for Reunion 2019 to join President Cristle Collins Judd in conversation

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