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Notes from One Mead Way
Dani Shapiro '83, MFA '89
Reunion 2019: Register now to enter the Early Bird Raffle!

Reunion 2019 (Thursday, June 6 – Sunday, June 9) is just one month away! A highlight of this year’s Reunion is our Saturday Morning Session featuring a conversation with Dani Shapiro '83, MFA '89, author of the New York Times best-selling memoir Inheritance. There will also be seminars, local tours, alumni dinners and receptions, and an opportunity to see the Barbara Walters Campus Center as it nears completion. And, yes, there will be Midnight Breakfast! View the schedule and register today to reserve your spot! Register before Friday, May 3, and you'll be automatically entered into a raffle for an Amazon gift card worth $25, $50, or $100.

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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2019 Citation Winners
2019 Citation Award Winners Announced

Seven alumni will receive Citation Awards during Reunion 2019. Howard Goodman ’49, Nina Freedlander Gibans ’54, Margaret Buckman Heldring '69, Nancy Cantor ’74, and Dave Porter ’94 will receive Citation Awards for Achievement. Harriet Pogul Wohlgemuth ’59, MFA ’79 and Rona Carr ’74 will receive Citation Awards for Service to the College. The awards will be presented during Reunion at the Citation Awards Luncheon (Saturday, June 8). Visit the Reunion website to learn more about the winners.

Alumni Slate 2019
Vote on the Alumni Association Board Slate

The following slate has been proposed for election to the Sarah Lawrence College Alumni Association Board of Directors. Please review the nominated alumni bios and vote on the slate online. The election will take place during Reunion at the Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association (as part of the Saturday Morning Session on June 8). The meeting will be followed by the Year in Review and alumni Q&A with President Cristle Collins Judd. All Sarah Lawrence alumni are members of the Alumni Association and are welcome to attend the Annual Meeting during Reunion. Register for the Saturday Morning Session and other Reunion events online. 

Sarah Lawrence magazine Spring 2019
Sarah Lawrence Magazine: All of the Above

Hot off the presses! The spring issue of Sarah Lawrence includes features from Gabrielle Carteris ’83, Holly Robbins ’07, Kit Frick ’04, Cynthia Hamilton Augustine ’79Sahra Motalebi ’99Christina Dieckmann ’05Laura Manuelidis ’63, Charles Paccione ’13, David Apatoff ’74, Nell Minow ’74, Josie Merck ’69, and more. Read the magazine online (including class notes).

David Bernstein
Mourning Faculty Emeritus David Bernstein

The Sarah Lawrence community mourns the loss of faculty emeritus David Bernstein, who taught European and English History. David taught thousands of Sarah Lawrence students and, for decades, was a significant figure at the College, retiring after 45 years in 2014. Read Dean of the College Kanwal Singh's remembrance of David.

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The Remy Theatre

New on Campus: The Remy Theatre

Last year, Josie Merck ’69 made a generous donation to cover the relocation, restoration, and reconstruction of what was originally the open-air O’Neil Amphitheater in Cos Cob, Connecticut that was slated for demolition. Named after former theatre faculty member and award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Remy Charlip, the Remy Theatre will be the stage for a reading by writing faculty member Jeffrey McDaniel '90 during the Saturday night cocktail reception at Reunion weekend. Read more about how The Remy Theatre came to the College in the spring issue of Sarah Lawrence magazine. Meet us at the Remy during Reunion 2019—register today!

Cecily Tyler '97

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: Cecily Tyler '97

Meghan Farrell '06
Concentrating on Alumni

Meghan Farrell ’06 is excited to come to Reunion as the assistant curator of the 15th Annual Alumni Art Exhibit and talk to alumni from every year: "I've loved hearing stories of student life and how the campus has evolved." Read Meghan's full feature.

This is Your Life 1936
Spotted on Twitter: #ilovesarahlawrence

Vera Kelsey-Watts ’10 shared a piece of serendipity: "How strange is it that I found this piece of paper doing yard work that had blown into my back woods in rural New Hampshire - a message from the wind, from other @SarahLawrence alums." Keep sharing your #ilovesarahlawrence posts on social media!

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Faculty on the Road with Ron Afzal
Faculty on the Road Spring 2019 Concludes
Thanks to all of the alumni who joined us for seminars across the country. The Spring 2019 season concluded with Martin Goldray in Boston and Elizabeth Johnston in Washington, DC. See more photos from Faculty on the Road and other alumni events.
Summer Programs at Sarah Lawrence
Summer Programs
Did you know that the College hosts pre-college, adult, and fitness and aquatic programs throughout the summer? Find out more online.
Web Highlights

Scott Lehrer '77 receives Tony nomination for Best Sound Design of a Play in To Kill a Mockingbird

Theatre faculty David Neumann receives Tony nomination for Best Choreography in Hadestown

Writing faculty Tina Chang pens essay in New York Times Modern Love column

Three Sarah Lawrence faculty awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Art History faculty member Jerrilynn Dodds reflects on the universal appeal of Notre Dame Cathedral amidst devastating fire

Writing faculty member Jeffrey McDaniel '90 critiques Justin Bieber love poem for The Cut

Photographs by Cusie Pfeifer ’58 will be on view as part of a Dorsky Museum exhibition in the Sara Bedrick Gallery

Check the College events calendar for alumni coming to campus, such as a screening of Charlie Says, with screenplay by Guinevere Turner ’90

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Upcoming Events
Minneapolis: An Evening of Wine and Painting
Join us for an evening of wine and painting with Wine and Canvas starting at 6:30 p.m. All painting supplies will be provided. No prior talent or experience is necessary. A talented instructor will guide you step-by-step. We are offering this fun experience at the discounted rate of $25 per person. We will be hosted by Carol Roth '96 (address provided upon registration). Wine and light refreshments provided. Bring a snack or bottle of wine to share, if you like. Space is limited.
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New York City: Chelsea Gallery Walk
Join Sarah Lawrence alumni for a gallery walk in Chelsea with photographer Meghan Farrell ’06. Our gallery exploration will start at noon at David Zwirner 19th Street (519 W 19th St., bet. 10th & 11th Aves.). We will also visit Jane Lombard Gallery (518 W. 19th St.), Gagosian (522 W. 21st St), and finish at Fredericks and Frasier (536 W. 24th St.).
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New York City: MFA Writing Happy Hour
Join Sarah Lawrence MFA writing alumni at 6:30 p.m. for a casual gathering at Kingston Hall in the East Village. Make new connections and meet-up with your SLC Writing Program friends. Appetizers are included with your registration. Cash bar for beverages. Kingston Hall offers happy hour drink specials until 8 p.m.
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Washington, DC: Networking Reception
Meet friends and make new connections at this alumni networking reception at TEDDY & The Bully Bar (1200 19th St., NW) at 6:30 p.m. Appetizers and one drink ticket are included with your registration. This reception is co-sponsored by Jillie Richards '00 (Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP) and the Office of Alumni Relations..
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Last Word: After being in [Philip Ording’s “The New Elements: Mathematics and the Arts”], I wouldn’t be able to not think about structure and pattern and form in dance...It doesn’t have to do with numbers, but it’s math. When you start to think about pattern and form and an internal structure—that’s choreography.

-Jace Weyant ’22

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