July/August, 2007
 Alumnae/i Community Update

In This Issue

 Reunion Fun
 Directions to
One Mead Way
 Announcements from Alums

Reunion Photos

UN Dinner
UN Dinner

Class of '57
Class of '57

Cocktails and Dinner on the Science Center Patio
Cocktails and Dinner on the Science Center Patio

Community Discussions

Discussion bubblesJoin fellow alums in discussing topics such as "SLC Points of Pride" and the college rankings issue, started recently by Stephanie Cooper '65 MFA '76, Alumnae/i Association President. Share your thoughts and reactions to what makes you proud to be associated with Sarah Lawrence, and weigh in on the recent move to disassociate the College with direct cooperation with the US News rankings exercise. Or join in and start other discussion topics with your classmates.

President to President

President to President: An Open Letter to Karen R. Lawrence and the Sarah Lawrence Community from Michele Tolela MyersAn open letter to Karen R. Lawrence and the Sarah Lawrence Community from Michele Tolela Myers.

SLC in the News

  • Darby Dizard '77

    All About Jazz reviews Down For You, the debut album of vocalist Darby Dizard '77.
  • Jeremy Olshan '96

    Jeremy Olshan '96 writes about the process of in-vitro fertilization on his blog, Mechanical Reproduction, hosted by The New York Post.
  • Karen Lawrence, President-Elect

    Education Update profiles incoming president Karen R. Lawrence.
  • Clair Farley '06

    "Red Without Blue," the family portrait documentary starring Clair Farley '06 and her twin brother Mark, is gaining popularity in the film festival circuit. Read a review by The San Francisco Chronicle.
  • Linwood Lewis, Psychology

    Psychology professor Linwood Lewis talks about parents, children and money in an article in The Journal News on Father's Day.

Let your classmates know what you're up to this summer on One Mead Way, the online community of SLC alumnae/i.  Post a class note, find a long-lost friend, or announce an event.

Starting in September, we'll be sending out a monthly e-newsletter to keep you in the loop about alumnae/i activities, news from campus, and highlights from One Mead Way.  In the meantime, have a great summer, and don't forget to visit One Mead Way!

Reunion Fun

ReunionReunion 2007 rocked, folks.  You know how people are always talking about how unique and individualistic SLC alumnae/i are?  When you put those unique individuals together -- whether talking about coral reefs around a seminar table, listening to Michele Myers and Karen Lawrence discuss the College's future over breakfast, or dancing in the gorgeous United Nations dining room -- you're in for surprising connections, absorbing conversations… and one heck of a fun party. 

One Mead Way, the online community of SLC alumnae/i, is your source for the inside story on Reunion.  Find out which classes won the Westlands Reunion AwardsCheck out photos of the festivities -- or post your own Reunion photos. 

Couldn't make it to Reunion?  See what you missed on Friday and Saturday, or have your own virtual Reunion by finding your classmates and chatting on the discussion boards

Save the Date!

Reunion 2008 is already in the works, so mark your calendars for June 6-8.  If 2007 is any indication, it should be a blast. 

Directions to One Mead Way
The online community, demystified

Logging In

Road sign with question markTo take advantage of all that One Mead Way has to offer, including the alumnae/i directory search, job postings, and Class Notes, you'll need to log in.

How, you ask?  And what is a "constituent ID"?

Check out the new tutorial answering these questions and more.

If you still have questions, contact Babs Donnelly, the online community coordinator, at bdonnelly@sarahlawrence.edu.

Announcements from Alums

SLC alumnae/i are doing cool stuff this summer.  Here's just a sampling from the News and Announcements page:

  • "Town without Pity," a show conceived, written, and staged by Richard Hochberg '77, was performed in N.Y.C. in July.  It featured the music of Gene Pitney sung by four of the smoothest guys in Hollywood.
  • During June, Tavia Trepte '04 performed in "The Lunch," a new play presented at the Times Square Arts Center in N.Y.C.
  • Madeline Silber '83 is showing her artwork at three exhibitions in New York and Massachusetts this summer.
  • Kate Daniels '95 recently launched the Women's International Perspective (WIP), a comprehensive news Web site that reports world news, opinion, and commentary from the unique perspectives of women.

Read more alumnae/i news


Looking for something to do this summer?

  • Jennifer Woodward '00 Announces Drawing Show Opening and Exhibit

    Thursday, July 26
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Opening
    Exhibit through August 28
    Portland, OR

    Jennifer Woodward '00 announced the opening of her drawing show, "Doppelganger", in Portland, OR. She extends the invitation to the show to her fellow alums!

    The exhibit includes fifteen original pieces and a variety of prints for sale and will continue though August 28th.

  • An Evening of Songs and Poems, Past & Present

    With Mira J. Spektor '50
    Sunday, July 29
    7:30 pm
    Montauk, NY

    Composer and poet Mira J. Spektor '50 will present new works, including a fifteen-minute opera, The Passion of Lizzie Borden, at the Montauk Library.

  • Book Launch

    With Gwendolen Gross '98
    Tuesday, August 7
    Paramus, NJ
    Sunday, August 12
    Wyckoff, NJ

    Gwendolen Gross '98 is launching her third novel, The Other Mother, a literary suspense that takes both sides of the mommy wars.

  • Karla DiBenedetto ’02 Film Screening: Running Home

    Saturday, August 25 at 1:10 pm
    Cinema One
    Saturday, August 25 at 2:40 pm
    Fletcher Hall - Includes introduction and Q&A with the director
    Sunday, August 26 at 9:20 am
    Fletcher Hall
    Durham, NC

    North Carolina Premiere of Running Home at the 12th Annual North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2007. Three screenings at The Carolina Theater, 309 W. Morgan Street, Durham, North Carolina, 27701.

See more events. Got an event?  Post it!

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Editorial: Suzanne Gray MFA '04
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