July/August 2008
 Alumnae/i Community Update

In This Issue

 SLC Cartoons
 Summer Reading
 Reunion Photos
 Nancy Cantor '74 Honored
 Event Reminder

Student Story:
Jennifer Smith '09

Jennifer SmithWhen she was 15, Jennifer Smith '09 walked out of a troubled home life and into the foster care system. How did she get from there to Sarah Lawrence? She told her story to a rapt audience of alumnae/i at Reunion -- and thanked the Fund for Sarah Lawrence donors who allowed her to come to SLC. Read Jennifer's story

Summer at SLC

Ever wonder what happens at SLC when the students are gone? Short answer: a lot. We've got aspiring writers, playwrights, genetic counselors, filmmakers, dancers, and teachers sleeping in your old dorms all summer. Learn more

SLC in the News

Joann Smith, director of The Center for Continuing Education, gives advice on effectively balancing work and school schedules in an article appearing in The
Wall Street Journal

Student Sabina Amidi '11, who is in Iran for a research project, writes about the abused children of Tehran
in Middle East Times.

The Washingtonian profiles the careers and lives of the three Emanuel brothers, Zeke, Ari, and Rahm Emanuel '81, the Illinois Congressman.

The Miami Herald profiles Joan Gill Blank '49, known by many as Key Biscayne's "unofficial historian", for her role in creating the Key Biscayne Heritage Trail.

See more SLC in the News

Letters to the Editor

Love the e-newsletter? Not so much? E-mail the editor or post your comment on the editorial message board on One Mead Way.

Support the Fund for Sarah Lawrence

Happy Summer! If the heat has addled your reading comprehension, don't worry: We have photos from Reunion and cartoons from the Archives. If not, tell us about your summer reading list. Either way, we'll be taking a break in August, so look for the next issue of the e-newsletter in early September.

SLC Cartoons

An SLC editorial cartoonThrough the decades, editorial cartoons from the campus paper have skewered the foibles of life at Sarah Lawrence. A choice selection from the SLC Archives is now online. View a gallery of the cartoons

Summer Reading

Read any good books lately? Any bad ones? Tell us what's on your list and find out what other alumnae/i are reading.

Reunion Photos

Alumnae at the United Nations during ReunionIn case you had a little too much fun at the U.N. dinner, we have photographic evidence to remind you what a blast Reunion weekend was. View the photos

Nancy Cantor '74 Honored

Nancy CantorNancy Cantor '74, Chancellor and President of Syracuse University, is one of two recipients of the 2008 Carnegie Corporation Academic Leadership Award. The award annually celebrates "outstanding individuals whose uncompromising commitment to academic excellence and bold, visionary leadership are establishing new standards for U.S. higher education." See Carnegie's announcement and news coverage in the Syracuse Post-Standard and Newsday.

Event Reminder

What To Do When You Hate All Your Friends:
An Antisocial Comedy

July 21
The Lion @ Theatre Row, Manhattan

SLC alumnae/i receive a discount for this play, thanks to production manager Sally Jane Kerschen-Sheppard '00. There will be an after-party for alumnae/i as well.

Alumnae/i Announcements

Have you recently changed jobs, gotten a promotion, or won an award in your field? Share your accomplishment with the alumnae/i community.

Derek B. Miller '92 has just published "The Security Needs Assessment Protocol: Improving Operational Effectiveness through Community Security" with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research.

Erin K. Orr '96 was a puppeteer in the Shakespeare in the Park production of "Hamlet" last month. The play-within-a-play scene was done with life-sized marionettes.

Brian J. O'Connor '82 was named one of the funniest columnists in America at the annual conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. He is the personal finance editor and columnist for The Detroit News. His article about fines at the Esther Raushenbush Library enlivened the most recent issue of Sarah Lawrence magazine.

DivertissementBooks: Gigi Guthrie '80 published Chronic Lyme Disease -- Ways to Outsmart a Smart Disease. Bree Coven Brown '97 published her second book, Weird and Wacky Washington Places. Claire Yaffa '62 published a book of photography, Divertissement, and her photos will be exhibited at the Leica Gallery in Manhattan through August 9.

Read more alumnae/i news

The Alumnae/i Community Update is produced by the offices of Alumnae/i Relations and Communications.
Editorial: Suzanne Gray MFA '04
Design: Winston Churchill-Joell

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