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Notes from One Mead Way
Registration is open for Reunion 2019!

Registration is now open for Reunion 2019 (Thursday, June 6 – Sunday, June 9)! View the schedule of events and register for Reunion 2019 today!

Reunion 2019 will offer a variety of seminars, workshops, tours, receptions, and parties—even Midnight Breakfast! In addition to connecting with alumni at class dinners, in seminars, under the wisteria arbor, or in your dorm room, you'll have the opportunity to hear from President Cristle Collins Judd at the annual Year in Review and Q&A with Alumni. You'll also get to see our newest additions to campus—the Barbara Walters Campus Center and the open-air amphitheater.

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

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Thank You for Showing Social Media: #ilovesarahlawrence

With hundreds of posts that reached more than 200,000 people on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, we are feeling the love. Thank you to everyone who joined the celebration on social media. Visit to see all the posts that were shared.

Presidential Panel
Join the Difference in Dialogue Conversation

The "Difference in Dialogue" series continues with Diversity is Not Just the Differences You Like: Religion and the Challenge of Pluralism on Tuesday, March 12 moderated by Nancy Cantor ’74 (Chancellor of Rutgers University Newark). RSVP for this event.

Celebrating 30 Years of UNIDAD!

Co-chairs of Latinx student union UNIDAD Sharon Arana '20 and Maddie Aleman '19 are thrilled to be honoring the 30-year anniversary of the organization’s founding. "To celebrate, we would love for all Latinx alums to join us on April 11 at 7 p.m. on campus for a festive and commemorative night! See you there!" Register here.

AWP 2019
Connect with Alumni at AWP in 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. Also, join alumni and current MFA students for a special happy hour on Friday, March 29, at Shift Drinks. Register here.

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Giving Day Thank You
Giving Day: Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who helped make Giving Day a record-setting success! 867 donors came together to unlock $200,000 in generous challenge gifts, leading to a total amount raised of $450,036.81!
Participation is what made Giving Day so special. Whether you made a gift, volunteered, or spread the word, you helped raise funds that will immediately benefit our students’ experience, supporting everything from financial aid and scholarships to faculty resources and new technology. Equally important, you demonstrated to the world your belief in a Sarah Lawrence education. Thank you!

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. See the full schedule of events and RSVP for this student-run weekend.

Round table seminar
Faculty on the Road Spring 2019 Continues

San Francisco (Saturday, March 9 at 1 p.m.): Art from Catastrophe? Representing the Atom Bomb and Survivors in Literature and Photography with Kevin Landdeck, Adda Bozeman Chair in International Relations. Register here.

Los Angeles (Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m.): Art from Catastrophe? Representing the Atom Bomb and Survivors in Literature and Photography with Kevin Landdeck, Adda Bozeman Chair in International Relations. Register here.

New York City (Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m.): Romantic Poetry and its Consequences with Neil Arditi (literature). Register here.

Washington, DC (Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m.): The Senses: Neuroscientific and Psychological Perspectives with Elizabeth Johnston (psychology). Register here.

Boston (Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m.): The Symphony Orchestra and the Cult of the Conductor with Martin Goldray, Marjorie Leff Miller Faculty Scholar in Music. Register here.

Reunion Art Exhibit

Alumni in Visual Arts: Connect on Facebook and Share Your Work at Reunion

We were thrilled to see so many alumni at the reception at the College Art Association (CAA) conference in February! Based on the excellent feedback of Sherry McVickar ’74, we’ve created a Facebook group for Sarah Lawrence Alumni in Visual Arts. Please join the group and encourage other artists, scholars, arts administrators to join as well.

We are also looking forward to the 15th Annual Alumni Art Exhibit during Reunion, with the opening reception on Friday, June 7 at 6 p.m. Learn more about the exhibit and submit your work here.


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: Still from "Casta" by Adrienne Dawes ’04

Eric Glover '09
Concentrating on Alumni

Eric Glover '09 had a hard time picking just one favorite class. "Lucy Rosenthal…Brian Morton ’78…Fred Strype…Doug MacHugh…Komozi Woodard…Priscilla Murolo, and Ron Afzal. I had several favorite classes, and I was Sarah Lawrence’s luckiest student." Read Eric's full feature.

Geno Carr MFA '05
We Are the World
In the hit Broadway musical Come From Away, Geno Carr MFA ’05 summons the acting chops—and the empathy—he honed at Sarah Lawrence. Read his story from Sarah Lawrence magazine online.
Alumni Community
Read Class Notes Online
Class notes are now online! Login and read the personal updates from your classmates from the most recent issue of Sarah Lawrence magazine.
The Fund for Sarah Lawrence
Support Sarah Lawrence Students
Your participation matters to every student. Thank you for making Giving Day a success! If you were unable to donate on March 4, every day is a good day to help support Sarah Lawrence students and faculty. Give today.
Web Highlights

Diane Brandis Scavuzzo '83 interviews Women's Soccer Coach Maurizio Grillo for SoccerToday

Chloe Honum '03 receives New Zealand's prestigious Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship

The Jean Wentworth Music Residency at Sarah Lawrence College to feature Weiss-Kaplan-Stumpf Trio in April

BlackKkKlansman producer Jordan Peele '01 and director Spike Lee in conversation in The Hollywood Reporter

Director J.J. Abrams '88 wraps filming on Star Wars: Episode IX

After best season in team history, Men's Basketball player and coach earn accolades

Laurel Parmet '11 named Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive Fellow

Aspiring pastor JJ Warren '19 urges United Methodist Church to embrace LGBTQ members

Playwright Boni B. Alvarez '96 featured in The Los Angeles Times

Campaign News

Dr. June M. Fisher ’54 Gives A Gift To Support Student Engagement With Yonkers

For a complete list of exciting Campaign announcements, visit the Campaign blog.

From the Desk of Cristle Collins Judd
From the President's Desk
Read President Judd's February eNewsletter and look for the next issue later this month.
Liberal Arts Connection
Volunteer to Help Seniors and Juniors
On Friday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m., mingle with students on campus at a reception that will give them the opportunity to practice their networking skills. Your participation and advice will help students improve crucial networking skills as they look ahead to graduating and joining the workforce. To volunteer, please email by March 22.
Cetara, Italy
Join The Writing Institute in Italy
Experience a seven-day exploration into writing and painting in Cetara, on Italy’s resplendent Amalfi Coast. The application fee will be waived for alumni, apply by March 21. Read more and apply online.
Alumni Community
Create Your Alumni Profile to Stay in Touch
By creating an account on the alumni website, you can search the directory to contact your classmates. Updating your personal and professional information will allow you to stay connected with fellow alumni and the College. You can also select areas to volunteer to give career advice to alumni and/or students on the same page.
William & Sarah Lawrence
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Upcoming Events
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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Portland, Oregon: Happy Hour During AWP
Join us for a special Happy Hour at 6:30 p.m. for Portland alumni and current MFA students attending the Association of Writers and Writing Professionals (AWP) annual conference. Gather with alumni from across the country at Shift Drinks (1200 SW Morrison @ the corner of 12th & Morrison) frequently named one of Portland’s best bars. Celebrate our alumni community in Portland! Appetizers will be provided (cash bar for drinks). Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Graduate Writing program.
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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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NYC: 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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Last Word: #ilovesarahlawrence because I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing today at NBC News Learn–writing and producing educational videos–without the lessons and encouragement I learned there.

-Stephen Anderson ’96

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