Features: Leading the [Sarah Lawrence] Way

With this issue, we welcome our 11th president, Cristle Collins Judd. In recognition of President Judd’s unconventional rise to the chief executive’s office at this most unconventional college, we look to members of our community who also demonstrate oh-so-Sarah-Lawrence leadership styles. From Hollywood to the Guggenheim, from the Congo to the Catskills, from DC to NYC to SLC, they take on challenges and opportunities in diverse and dynamic ways.

President Cristle Collins Judd

President Cristle Collins Judd

Excerpts from a conversation with writing faculty member Vijay Seshadri provide a glimpse into the way Sarah Lawrence’s new president thinks—and leads.

A Truth-Teller Raises His Voice

A Truth-Teller Raises His Voice

What happens when a sketch comedy actor steps behind the camera to write and direct his first film, focusing on the topic of race in America? Read why everyone is still talking about Get Out—and listening to Jordan Peele ’01.

The Power of Art

The Power of Art

Throughout history, art has been a means of social commentary and, at its most potent, a catalyst for change. We asked two leaders in the art world, Jane Saks ’85 and Nancy Spector ’81, each to choose and analyze three such works.

From Cradle to Grave

From Cradle to Grave

As the high-stakes battle over health care rages on, meet five exemplary Sarah Lawrence alumni who stand up for the most vulnerable among us, supporting wellness at every stage of life.

A Bravura Performance

A Bravura Performance

Artistic and Executive Director Adrienne Willis ’01 displays both creative thinking and business acumen in her leading role at Lumberyard, a visionary arts organization soon to open its new performance space in upstate New York.

Leader-Creature Features

Leader-Creature Features

Student insights regarding the attributes of leaders, both good and bad, are manifest in fantastical, fanciful, fabulous form. Take a look!