The Classes

Archival image of students dancing on the snow covered green.

SNOWBALL On an early February day in 1990, the Brown Ballroom Dancing Club met “on the wintered green at high noon,” according to the inscription on the back of this photo from the Brown archives. All it took was a little snow melt, the odd tuxedo, and some nineties-style big skirts to create a little magic for passersby. The club is still going strong, offering social dances with beginner lessons throughout the year—formal wear still encouraged, although these days hair styles tend to take a little less room and mousse. At press time, the club was elated by a recent donation of dance shoes and members were starting to get serious as they geared up for the club’s 27th annual Ballroom Dance Competition in late October, getting ready to compete in categories such as American Smooth (waltz, foxtrot, tango) and International Latin (cha-cha, rumba, jive, samba, and paso doble). Olé!—PIPPA JACK


PHOTO: BROWN ARCHIVES

Feb, 2024
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"Please save the date!  There will be an informal, unofficial ’92(ish) gathering in San Francisco during the weekend of June14-16, 2024. The main event will be dinner on Saturday, June 15. Contact Catherine Harbour for more information at ckharbour@gmail.com.

Feb, 2024
88
Accessible Academic
English professor and prolific author Mari Ruti ’88 was—like the body of work she leaves behind—authentic, irreverent, and wise
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Image of a young Mari Ruti standing on a bridge in Europe looking backward.
Related classes:
Class of 1988, Class of 1991
Feb, 2024
74
From the Archives
Streakers streak in Wriston Quad
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BAM archival illustration of a streaker with the word "STREAK"
Feb, 2024
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Class Secretary Marshall H. Cohen reports: "As you probably know, Brown is in the process of creating a memorable weekend for our class during the weekend from May 24th (Friday) to May 26th (Sunday.)  It  will be a notable accomplishment to celebrate our 70th reunion, our last 'official' reunion and I believe we have through our participation in class affairs, reunions, and mini -reunions, friendships and funding shown a rare sense of service and dedication to the Brown Community.  Shortly, I’m told, classmates will receive more details from Brown regarding on campus housing at selected dorms, and locations where we will be enjoying three meals (the venues will be the Hope Club and University Club and subsidized by Brown). We will, as before, hold a class meeting at one of these venues. As usual ,hotels will be in high demand and likely to raise room costs for the weekend. Please make you book ASAP at one of the Providence or nearby hotels, B&B’s, or with private friends. As mentioned, Brown will be sending out information soon about on campus subsidized rooms. Given the senior status of our classmates, all of our activities will be campus centered and a bus or van will be available for the return walk following the traditional College Hill trek (given our VP status we are near the start of the line and the distance is shorter). Looking forward to seeing you again soon on campus. Meanwhile stay healthy and in good spirits." 

Feb, 2024
45
Preservation Pioneer
Beverly Moss Spatt ’45 helped save countless NYC landmarks
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Image of Beverly Moss Spatt on the Brooklyn Bridge in the 1940’s
Related classes:
Class of 1945, Class of 1991
Jan, 2024
MD 07

Dr. Shani Belgrave ’07 MD is featured in the September issue of Best Self Atlanta magazine. Dr. Belgrave is a bariatric surgeon at Peachtree Surgical and Bariatrics. The practice won the magazine’s 2023 award for best bariatric surgery practice.

Related classes:
MD Class of 2007, Class of 2003
Jan, 2024
MD 00
Image of Bernice Howse-Middleton with a nameplate and microphone in front of her

Bernice Howse-Middleton was a U.S. voting delegate for the 33rd session of the Committee of Experts of the Nice Union for the International Classification of Goods and Services, which was held at the UN’s WIPO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, in May. Bernice specializes in trademark classification policy as an attorney in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. 

Jan, 2024
GS 97
Spot the Lie
Truth-seeking tactics from a former Naval Intelligence officer
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Imge of Lena Sisco speaking on stage with a screen behind her
Related classes:
GS Class of 1997, Class of 2019
Jan, 2024
GS 96
In the news

Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture Kevin Young ’96 MFA has been appointed as an inaugural member of the President’s Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the United States. The council will provide guidance to the White House and reinforce cultural, social, political, and economic ties between the U.S. and Africa. 

Jan, 2024
GS 90

Stephen Eskilson ’90 AM, ’95 PhD (see Arlene Brown Eskilson ’59).

Jan, 2024
GS 89

The Flaws in the Story, the most recent book of poetry by Liane Strauss ’89 AM, ’93 PhD, won 2023’s Marsh Hawk Press Prize judged by Mary Jo Bang and will be launched in New York City at Poets House in May 2024. Liane writes: “It will be the first one published in the States. My three previous books were all published in the UK, where I lived for the better part of the past 25 years.”

Jan, 2024
GS 86

Bryan R. Monte ’86 AM announces the publication of his poetry book, On the Level: Poems on Living with Multiple Sclerosis by Circling Rivers. He writes: “This book depicts many aspects of my more than 40-year struggle with MS: from first signs and misdiagnoses, to tests, scans, medicines, clinic visits, and hospitalizations, and finally to increasing disability. On the Level has been praised by T.S. Eliot Prize Winner Philip Gross for its candor and humor.” Bryan is a poet, anthropologist,

Jan, 2024
GS 73

Mary Hutchings Reed ’73 AM (see ’73).

Related classes:
GS Class of 1973, Class of 1973
Jan, 2024
GS 73

Maire Sheehan Doench ’73 MAT (see Timothy Thurlow ’72).

Related classes:
GS Class of 1973, Class of 1972
Jan, 2024
GS 73

Mary Hutchings Reed ’73 AM launched her sixth book, Free Spirits, on Oct. 1 and it is available on Amazon.com in print, on Kindle, and by contacting her through her website maryhutchingsreed.com. Her first historical novel, Free Spirits is inspired by real events, including the efforts of Victoria Woodhull to reform the marriage laws, the trial of spirit photographer William Mumler, the hoaxes of P.T. Barnum, and the cultural fascination of 1860s America with spiritualism.  She thanks classmate Thomas Mallon for introducing her, through his many novels, to the 1860s and ’70s and the fun of writing historical fiction. Free Spirits was named a finalist for the 2023 Pacific Northwest Writers Association prize for unpublished historical fiction. Mary and her husband, William ’74, moved to Walworth, Wisc., full-time during Covid and continue to enjoy gardening, sailing, golfing, duplicate bridge, and escaping Midwest winters on long cruises, most recently a 75-day journey around South America, Antarctica, and the Amazon.

Related classes:
GS Class of 1973, Class of 1974
Jan, 2024
GS 23
Climbing the Walls
Five minutes with Samantha Reisman ’28 PhD
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Image of Samantha Reisman climbing on a rock wall in a gym.
Jan, 2024
GS 13

Chronicle Books published The New Brownies Book: A Love Letter to Black Families by Karida L. Brown ’13 AM, ’16 PhD and her artist husband, Charly Palmer, in October. 

Jan, 2024
GS 10

Claire Donato ’10 MFA is acting chairperson of the writing department at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her third book and first major fiction publication, Kind Mirrors, Ugly Ghosts, was published on Nov. 3, 2023, with Archway Editions, distributed by Simon & Schuster.

Jan, 2024
GS 03

Kelly Ricciardi Colvin ’03 AM, ’08 PhD, a history professor at UMass Boston, has published Charm Offensive: Commodifying Femininity in Postwar France with the University of Toronto Press. 

Jan, 2024
70
Image of various alums from 1968-1971


From left: Alan Johnston ’68, Dick Cauman ’71, John Klaffky ’69, Candy Hoffmeier Cauman ’70, Alicia Phillips Klaffky ’70, Janice Kruger ’70,  Susan Williams ’70, Karol Adam Neufeld ’70, Annie Cross ’70, Joyce Reback ’70, Fran Rothstein ’70, and John Neufeld. 

Annie Cross writes: “On August 6, eight Pembrokers in the Washington, D.C., area from the Class of 1970 gathered for a potluck dinner party. They included Dick Cauman ’71 and Candy Hoffmeier Cauman, Alan Johnston ’68, John Klaffky ’69 and Alicia Phillips Klaffky, Janice Kruger, John and Karol Adam Neufeld, Joyce Reback, Fran Rothstein, and Susan Williams.

Jan, 2024
25
Tragedy, Far Away and Close to Home
Campus activism becomes deeply personal after a Brown student is shot in Vermont
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Image of students holding up signs and protesting at night in front of University Hall at Brown University
Jan, 2024
24
Hot Play
Women’s soccer is dominating the Ivy League. It all started at a bonfire.
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Image of women's soccer team holding their first high above in a team huddle.
Jan, 2024
23
Artificial Intelligence Is as Unfair as We Are.
A new course asks how we can harness AI without teaching it all of our biases and automating oppression.
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An image of Suresh Venkatasubramanian in front of a white board with hands wide
Related classes:
Class of 2023, Class of 2025
Jan, 2024
23
A Judgment Free Zone for Drug Use
Does providing safer spaces to use drugs help or hurt?
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Illustration by Holly Stapleton of people lining up to walk out an open door.
Jan, 2024
22
Town and Gown
Brown boosts voluntary payments to the city of Providence
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Illustration by James Heimer of a graduation cap as a scale with money being weighed.
Jan, 2024
20
The Family Business
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Image of Ruby Aiyo Gerber and her mother Lynn Nottage on a couch holding hands with paintings in the background.
Related classes:
Class of 2020, Class of 1986
Jan, 2024
17
Vegan Triumph
A Mississippi native takes meatless Southern cooking to the West Coast
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Image of Alkebulan Moroski standing in the door of a food trailer wearing an apron.
Related classes:
Class of 2017, Class of 1997
Jan, 2024
16

Sarah Grace and Jared Schober were married on August 13, 2022 in Boston. Quite a few Brown alumni were in attendance, including Samuel Brebner, Ross Dispenza, Loren Dowd, Norman Grace ’58, Robert Grace ’84, Stephanie Grace ’87, Corey Holman, James Janison, Natasha Nelson, Perry Rosenberg, Barbara Anderson Rotger ’86, Jose Rotger ’86, Miriam Grace Silverman ’66, Celina Stewart, Alice Sun, Amy Sung ’14, Caleb Tower ’85, Edith Dede” Tower ’85, and Klara Zimmerman ’15. Jared and Sarah met on the first day of college at Brown—they were neighbors in Perkins Hall. They currently reside in Berkeley, Calif. 

Jan, 2024
15
In the news

Matthew Lorito ’15 joined the Pittsburgh Penguins as a professional scout. He will focus on professional teams in the United States midwest region. He joins the Penguins after spending nine years as a professional hockey player in both North America and Europe, most recently for the German professional hockey team Grizzlys Wolfsburg. 

Jan, 2024
14
The Art of Spectacle
Luis Campos ’14 gets real with his research into combat sports as a pro wrestler in Shanghai.
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photo of Luis Campos on the mat
Jan, 2024
13
Do You Have Long Covid?
A team of researchers has published a definition and a list of symptoms.
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Image of Tony Thaweethai and Andrea Goldin Foulkes standing in front of a wall of windows looking at the camera.
Jan, 2024
12
Cover of the Rolling Stone
Gus Wenner ’12 has a fresh take on his dad’s 1967 hit. Will it play for Gen Z and beyond?
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portrait of Gus Wenner in front of a wall of Rolling Stone covers
Jan, 2024
12

Kate Doyle published a debut short story collection I Meant It Once with Algonquin Books in the U.S. and with Corsair in the UK in 2023. The Irish Times calls the collection “quietly devastating” and the Washington Post says “Doyle’s prose reads like Lydia Davis at her most arch and pensive.”

Jan, 2024
07

Joshua Lerner writes: “I received a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching. I will be living in Medellín, Colombia, conducting research to understand the experiences of Venezuelan migrant families in Colombian schools. As a 14-year veteran Spanish bilingual teacher in Chicago Public Schools, I was inspired to develop this project as the result of welcoming an increasing number of Colombian and Venezuelan students in my district. Along with fellow educators, I have been part of volunteer efforts to support Venezuelan asylum seekers here in Chicago. Expected outcomes of my project include: fostering greater respect for and familiarity with the culture and language of newcomer students in Chicago, deepening of international-mindedness among Chicago students and staff, implementation of professional development on the project topic for area educators, and publication of an article in a professional journal. Accompanying me will be my wife, Emma Tai ’07.5, and our children, Isaac, 5, and Rosa, 3, who will enter Colombian kindergarten and pre-K programs while we are abroad.” 

Jan, 2024
05
Reborn
Celebrating a renovated Churchill House at Black Alumni Reunion
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Image of Churchill House at Brown University
Jan, 2024
05
In the news

Rina Foygel Barber ’05 was named a 2023 MacArthur Fellow (perhaps best known as a “genius grant”). Barber is a statistician studying the theoretical foundations of formal inference and prediction models and designing new methods for working with massive and multidimensional datasets. Her research focuses on reducing false discovery rates and cross-validating machine learning prediction models. She was a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow at Stanford prior to joining the department of statistics at the University of Chicago, where she is currently a Louis Block professor. 

Jan, 2024
03

Shani Belgrave ’07 MD (see ’03).

Related classes:
Class of 2003, MD Class of 2007
Jan, 2024
01
Life Sentence
A new podcast explores the ripple effects of a brutal 1986 murder
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Image of Beth Schwartzapfel in front of a mic with her computer.
Related classes:
Class of 2001, Class of 2019
Jan, 2024
99
In the news

The San Diego Air & Space Museum announced that Jessica Meir ’99 was inducted into the International Air & Space Hall of Fame with the Class of 2023 on October 21 in San Diego. She is a distinguished NASA astronaut, biologist, and member of the groundbreaking Artemis program aimed at landing the first woman and next man on the moon. Read about Jessica in “Safe Space” in the September-October 2020 BAM.

Jan, 2024
98
Image of Andrew Schwartz with a tree in the background.

Andrew A. Schwartz, a law professor at the University of Colorado, published his first book, Investment Crowdfunding, with Oxford University Press in June. The book is based on ten years of research around the world, including as a Fulbright Scholar in New Zealand.

Jan, 2024
97

Pavlos Krontiras writes: “I met up with Demetrios Iatrides ’95 and caught up on all the exciting changes in our lives. On my side, I started my MBA at IE Business School in September 2023 and I’m very excited to be back in school. Very different from my Brown days, but equally thrilling. IE also has a joint executive MBA program with Brown, so I’ll try to visit Brown for an elective. Demetrios started his new position as the Secretary General for Reception of Asylum Seekers of the Ministry of Migration and Asylum in the Greek Government in July 2023. It’s quite a challenging role given the ongoing migrant crisis and the impact it’s had on Greece, but Demetrios already has experience with difficult government posts so I’m confident he’ll make a difference in this critical position.” 

Related classes:
Class of 1997, Class of 1995
Jan, 2024
97

Paige Davis writes: “During my junior year at Brown I studied abroad in Australia and, consequently, spent a week traveling the country alone by Greyhound bus when the dorms closed for break. As a solo female traveler, I’m sure my parents thought this was foolish and risky. But it paid off, as I’ve spent almost 20 years working in the travel industry. In March 2023, I accepted my dream job as president of AdventureWomen—a group travel company that brings together women on active adventures around the world. I’d love to help you meet like-minded travelers and plan your next adventure.” Contact Paige at paige@adventurewomen.com.

Jan, 2024
96

Sophia Ruan Gushee writes: “After 16 years of studying and crafting an evidence-based practical nontoxic lifestyle (including eight years of writing my first book, A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide To Reducing Our Toxic Exposures), I’m thrilled to distill the common sense strategies that can simplify nontoxic living for you through my 40-Day Home Detox. To learn more, please visit ruanliving.com/40_day_home_detox.” 

Jan, 2024
93

Mark Shanahan was appointed artistic director of the Westport Country Playhouse. As a playwright and director, he is the adaptor of The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd in partnership with Agatha Christie Ltd and A Sherlock Carol, which was nominated as Best New Play by the Off Broadway Alliance in 2022 and has played annually in New York and in London.

Jan, 2024
93

Diane Greco Josefowicz’s novel, L’air du Temps (1985), which is published by Regal House, will be available on March 12. Diane writes: “L’Air du Temps (1985) is set in the fictional suburb of Maple Bay. At the center of the story is a prickly, foul-mouthed, but mostly good-hearted teenager named Zinnia Zompa, whose life is upended when her family is implicated in the fatal shooting of a neighbor. Rhody fans of Ready, Set, Oh, which was named a 2022 Bookshelf Notable Indie, will feel right at home with this latest dispatch from Maple Bay while being introduced to a whole new set of characters. (And they are all characters.) As with my first novel, the historical context is carefully evoked, with plenty of atmospheric detail, from moon roofs to mixtapes; and women’s lives are front and center, linked up this time with intimations—which could be clearly sensed in the 1980s—of impending climate collapse brought on by unbraked consumerism and a cultural addiction to carbon-heavy luxuries on the cheap.”

Jan, 2024
93

Jordana Friedman (see Arlene Brown Eskilson ’59).

Related classes:
Class of 1993, Class of 1959
Jan, 2024
91

BAM contributing editor Tim Murphy published Speech Team: A Novel on July 25, 2023, with Viking Press. His third novel, Speech Team is “a funny, gossipy, and ultimately poignant novel about four Gen X teen friends turned 21st-century adults who awkwardly come back together to confront an influential teacher whose brutal remarks have haunted them all for years.”

Jan, 2024
91
Image of Jody Anastasio in front of the Washington Monument with colleagues from Hawai’i Volcanos National Park.

Jody Anastasio led the National Park Service team that won the national Excellence in Education Award. As education specialist at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Jody started the Earth, Sea, Sky program in partnership with two other local organizations—Mokupāpapa Discovery Center (sea) and ʻImiloa Astronomy Center (sky). More than 1,700 students from the Island of Hawai’i have completed Earth, Sea, Sky field trips.

Jan, 2024
90

Jenny Backus joined the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women advisory council this September. She writes: “I’m truly honored to be a part of this group of incredible women dedicated to supporting and promoting groundbreaking research by Brown scholars, excellent teaching for Brown students, and bringing together Brown alumnae/alumni. If you haven’t checked out the Pembroke Center lately, visit them on campus, attend one of the Center’s excellent virtual or live events, or read more on their website at pembroke.brown.edu.”

Jan, 2024
89
Fresh Ink for January–March 2024
Books by Boo Trundle ’89, Benjamin Weber ’08 MAT, and Linda Mason ’64
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Image of the spines of books by Boo Trundle ’89, Benjamin Weber ’08 MAT, and Linda Mason ’64
Jan, 2024
89
Running Man
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Image of Eliot Ephraim with a Brown t-shirt on running in a race.
Jan, 2024
89

Sharon Lean writes: “I took on a new role as chair of the department of political science at Wayne State University, where I have been serving on the faculty since 2005. I hope to reconnect with Brown friends at our upcoming reunion and would love to hear from friends if your travels bring you to Detroit.”

Jan, 2024
89

Ravi Chandra was named an Asian American Trailblazer in Psychiatry by the American Psychiatric Association Library and Archives. Ravi is on the voluntary clinical faculty at UCSF and in private practice, in addition to writing for Psychology Today and East Wind magazine. At the most recent APA Annual Meeting Ravi chaired sessions on megalomania in the American psyche, Asian American identity, microaggressions, and restorative psychiatry, and was a discussant on the history of the Indo-American Psychiatric Association. 

Jan, 2024
88
Pioneering Poetry
A new book, Understanding Michael S. Harper, seeks to decode the complex work.
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Archival image of Michael S. Harper with a beret on his head and books behind him.
Related classes:
Class of 1988, Class of 2025
Jan, 2024
87

Stephanie Grace (see Sarah Grace ’16).

Related classes:
Class of 1987, Class of 2016
Jan, 2024
86

Barbara Anderson Rotger and Jose Rotger (see Sarah Grace ’16).

Related classes:
Class of 1986, Class of 2016
Jan, 2024
86

Amy Rosenberg Cohen’s first book, Black History in the Philadelphia Landscape: Deep Roots, Continuing Legacy, was published by Temple University Press. Wendell Pritchett  penned the foreword to the book. Learn more about the book and see Amy’s other writings at amyjanecohen.com.

Jan, 2024
86

Brenda Barbour writes: “Laton O’Neal Palmer and I are enjoying the freedom of having launched our children and left our full-time gigs. After 15 years managing a communications team at the World Bank, I am thrilled to announce the release of my latest venture—the Body Wealth podcast. My sister and I have both experienced medical challenges that have taught us about the unique issues Black women face when navigating the healthcare system. So we created a podcast to gather and share lessons and inspiration. Each week we chat with one Black woman to hear about what she is doing to work toward her best mental or physical health. At the time of this writing, an episode with Krista Rimple Bradley is scheduled for October. Join the conversation to laugh, learn, and be inspired. You can listen on all major podcast platforms or at bodywealthsisters.com, and connect with us on IG @bodywealthsisters.”

Jan, 2024
86
In the news

Business Wire reported that Sheila Bridges ’86 has launched an exclusive collaboration with Williams Sonoma and Williams Sonoma Home. Selected home pieces feature her iconic pattern Harlem Toile de Jouy, which confronts African American stereotypes and has been featured in the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Cooper Hewitt Museum, the Museum of Art and Design in New York City, and the Musée de la Toile de Jouy in France.

Jan, 2024
85

 Caleb Tower and Edith Dede” Tower (see Sarah Grace ’16). 

Related classes:
Class of 1985, Class of 2016
Jan, 2024
84

Robert Grace (see Sarah Grace ’16).

Related classes:
Class of 1984, Class of 2016
Jan, 2024
84

Sheryl Renee Franklin Dobson’s mixed media analog collage “Hokolesqua,” inspired by her maternal fifth great-grandfather Chief Cornstalk, was selected for the fifth annual juried exhibition at the Idaherma Museum of Art in Princeton, N.J. “Hokolesqua” was also selected for the juror’s choice prize in the Susquehanna Art Museum’s Future Places juried exhibition that was displayed during 2022. And her mixed media analog collage, “In Deo Speramus,” was selected to appear in the National Collage Society’s 39th annual juried exhibition, which was on view at Kean University Gallery in Union, N.J., from Aug. 29 through Sept. 30, 2023. Her works “Shield of Faith,” along with “Hokolesqua,” and “In Deo Speramus,” were published in Artistonish’s January, April, and May 2023 issues, respectively.

Jan, 2024
82
In the news

NASA appointed David Grinspoon ’82 the new senior scientist for astrobiology strategy. He is a co-investigator on the team that proposed the DAVINCI mission to Venus in 2029 and a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is also a senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute.

Jan, 2024
81

Christine Eskilson (see Arlene Brown Eskilson ’59).

Related classes:
Class of 1981, Class of 1959
Jan, 2024
81

Peter Anderson writes: “Invincible friendships and the endless summer were celebrated on July 18 with a Brown ’81 mini-reunion on the Wallis Sands Beach, Rye, New Hampshire beachfront. Food, drink, and birthday wishes were followed by body surfing in the warmer-than-usual New Hampshire waters with Peter Branagan (the birthday alum), Tom Kong, Paul Sangree, Simon Tse and myself.” 

Jan, 2024
79
Image of Bob Krumenaker


Bob Krumenaker writes: “After 41+ official years as a ranger, biologist, manager of natural resource programs, and park superintendent, I retired from the National Park Service on July 15, 2023. It’s actually 46 years since I first started with the NPS as a volunteer, taking off the second semester of my sophomore year at Brown. I am now living in Carlsbad, New Mexico, where my partner is the superintendent of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. While my principal goal for a while is spending time woodworking and doing home improvement, I remain involved in conservation and land management, most notably with keepbigbendwild.org. This is the effort to revive the long-dormant and very important goal of seeing Congressional designation of wilderness for the undeveloped areas of Big Bend National Park. Keep Big Bend Wild recently received the NPS national award for wilderness stewardship by a non-NPS partner organization. I am also (selectively) available and interested in consulting or contract work where my experience and expertise can make a difference in land management or conservation.”

Jan, 2024
79

Todd Berman and his wife Kristen Shepherd have moved to Bend, Ore. He can be reached at bermantodd@gmail.

Jan, 2024
78

David Shields cowrote the feature film I’ll Show You Mine, which received a rave review in the New York Times and is now streaming on multiple platforms, including Prime Video. 

Jan, 2024
76
Electric Switch
Alan Taub ’76 hopes to turn Motor City into E-Motor City.
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Illustration by Adam McCauley of two cars with the earth between them as tires.
Jan, 2024
75

Peter Pitegoff has been named professor of law emeritus at the University of Maine School of Law in Portland, where he served as dean from 2005 to 2015.

Jan, 2024
75

Steven Guarnaccia published The Museum of Nothing on Oct. 17 with Minerva, an imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers. It is a picture book about a visit to the Museum of Nothing, which proudly displays every kind of nothing. Steven is an illustrator and professor emeritus of Parsons School of Design. His work has appeared in major magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times and Rolling Stone, and he has created murals for Disney and exhibition drawings for the Museum of Modern Art. He is the author of books on popular culture and design, has designed watches for Swatch and greeting cards for the Museum of Modern Art, and won awards from the AIGA, the Art Directors Club, and the Bologna Book Fair. His children’s books include his fairy tales about design, The Three Bears: A Tale Moderne, The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale and Cinderella: A Fashionable Tale

Jan, 2024
75

David Baldwin writes: “My wife, Karin Kramer Baldwin ’74, has been a runner for as long as I can remember. In the last ten years she has traveled the world, competing in marathons in Big Sur, Paris, New York, Berlin, Lubec, TromsØ, the Redwoods, and her most recent was in the Reykjavik Marathon in Iceland in August. With the race behind us, there were three women, Karin included, in the 70+ age group. That puts her in an elite group of older women who run marathons.”

Related classes:
Class of 1975, Class of 1974
Jan, 2024
74

Daniel G. Jay writes: “Since June 1974… After a year of travel and various jobs, I took a train from New York to St. Louis. I had been accepted into a joint architecture/MBA program at Washington University, which I completed in four years. The day after graduation, I joined Christner Partnership, at the time a 24-person architecture firm. I retired after 26 years as managing partner. My practice was focused on corporate work environments, cultural institutions, and some urban planning. Almost all of my work was in the St. Louis community, and we grew the firm to be a local leader in our markets. While in grad school, I purchased a gut-rehab house in the city, and armed with this asset, I wooed Mary Ann Lazarus. We were married in the back yard in 1980. As a fellow architect, she became a national leader in the green building movement, serving in national leadership roles, and receiving national recognition. We had three children and now have three grandchildren. The house was our unfinished home for 43 years. I am now retired and serving on museum, theater, and community sustainability boards and enjoying travel and furniture making. I went to wooden boat school for two weeks and hope someday to build my own boat.”

Jan, 2024
74

Annaliese Marston Bischoff, a Western Massachusetts artist and landscape architect, has been collecting drawings and etchings of trees by Frank A. Waugh for the past decade. She is currently writing a book called The Man Who Loved Trees, designed to show some of these little known works and tell something of the man who made them. Annaliese writes: “I would like to note that I was a student of both Walter S. Feldman and Edward Koren between 1970 and 1973. They both influenced my work. I am sad to learn that they are no longer with us; I would have liked to share my upcoming book with them. I have many memories and anecdotes from both of these important teachers.” 

Jan, 2024
74

Karin Kramer Baldwin writes that she and her husband, David Baldwin ’75, welcomed in her 70th birthday skinny-dipping in the Mediterranean Sea, on the island of Formentera, Spain. Just prior to that, Karin enjoyed a Dead & Company show with Steve Zieff. After, she met up with Kit Kinports ’76 for dinner at Balthazar in New York City. Karin and David capped it all off with a week in Maine with Peter Hetz ’75 and Charlie Weinstein ’75. Karin writes: “Thanks to Brown for inspiring everlasting friendships.”

Jan, 2024
74

lass Co-Vice President Scott Harris reports: “We are continuing our class Zooms titled ‘Life’s Journey after Brown.’ Since the last BAM, Steve Barlow, Sandy Darity, Chris Gallo, Candy Heald, Jean Rosenheim Lange, and Mike Nichols have spoken or are scheduled to.”

Jan, 2024
73

Keith “Fudd” Carlson writes: “Brad Falkof, Jay Tierney and our wives Kate, Ellen, and Angela attended the wedding of Donna and Ted “Bear” Karwoski’s son, Nick, in Boston. We sorely missed Denise and Brad Cruickshank, who had to cancel plans to attend at the last minute. It was great catching up with everyone while enjoying wedding events, historic Boston, and the harbor.  We also discussed plans for our upcoming 50th reunion and look forward to reuniting with former classmates and our KDU brothers this coming May.” 

Jan, 2024
72

Timothy Thurlow and his husband, Ken East, visited Greg and Marie Sheehan Doench ’73 MAT on July 31 at their home on the slopes of Mount Greylock in the Berkshires. Timothy writes: “I didn’t know Greg as an undergraduate, but Ken and I bonded with Greg and Marie at the last two reunions—45th and 50th. They urged us to come visit if we were ever in the area. This summer that happened. We drove up a winding road, Greg and Marie greeted us and showed us the lovely post-and-beam house they had constructed. The house has a set of windows, three stories high, facing Mount Greylock. Must be stunning in the fall. We sat having drinks on the porch, reminiscing about Brown and the difference it had made in our lives. We hope we can return the favor and that Greg and Marie will come and visit us in Chicago one of these days.” 

Related classes:
Class of 1972, GS Class of 1973
Jan, 2024
66

Miriam Grace Silverman (see Sarah Grace ’16).

Related classes:
Class of 1966, Class of 2016
Jan, 2024
66

Ronald Dwight writes: “Although I am still doing some legal work (trusts), I am mostly busy running my farm in Poland, where we raise Trakehner horses (Prussian warmbloods) and garden on a vast scale. We have a luxury Airbnb over the stable. Poland is a very safe place to visit.” 

Jan, 2024
66

John Delehanty published a brief memoir called Beyond the Chokecherry Tree (90 pages). “The book includes a story about my admission to Brown in 1962. It is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.” Contact John at john@delehantyresolutions.com; (914) 645-3711.

Jan, 2024
65

Richard Chused writes: “2024 will be a big year—I’ll be retiring from teaching law school after 55 years—five at Rutgers Newark, 35 at Georgetown, and 15 at New York Law School—though I hope to continue teaching one course a year. My wife, Elizabeth Langer, and I also will celebrate our 50th anniversary. She has been a full-time artist for almost 20 years, a talent she has nurtured her whole life but did only part-time while practicing law for many years in Washington, D.C. Since fulfilling our long lived hope to live in New York City in 2008, her creative talents have blossomed as law fell by the wayside.”

Jan, 2024
63

Elaine Piller Congress writes that she is still working as associate dean and professor at Fordham University School of Social Service in New York City. The third edition of her book Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees was published in August. She first developed this interest when she majored in American Civilization at Brown. Contact her at congress@fordham.edu.

Jan, 2024
63

Class Secretary Barbara Smith Langworthy writes: “During our 60th reunion we became aware that our classmate Hilary Ross Salk had published a novel, Eavesdropping in Oberammergau. This novel, is based on her experiences as a Jewish American child from 1948 to 1952, where her father was serving in the U.S. Army in Oberammergau. Since then, many of us have enjoyed this novel which gives insight into the post World War II period in this German town famous for its Passion Play.”

Jan, 2024
61

Brucie Hiland writes: “Ginny ’64 and I celebrated our 60th anniversary in June and are enjoying our 36th summer in Middlebury, Vermont. Vero Beach, Florida, is very nice for four months but Middlebury is home. Our wonderful family is reasonably nearby and our four grandkids are out of college and happily engaging in real life. My book Retiring? Your Next Chapter Is About Much More Than Money should pass 20,000 copies soon. (Full disclosure: it took me three tries to retire but now we’ve got it right.) Despite the tattoo of bad news filling the media, life really is good and warrants our daily appreciation.”

Related classes:
Class of 1961, Class of 1964
Jan, 2024
59

Gayla Burnside Gordon writes: “After Brown, I taught migrant pickers’ children in California. Then I spent four years in Spain, returning to Virginia, where I taught Head Start for four years. I brought back a Rolls-Royce limousine and piled my Head Start kids in it for multiple excursions. I traded it for a 1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Shooting Brake. We raised three children, putting them through law school, medical school, and conservatory. Two moved to California. One became associate general counsel of Portland Cement, one was concertmaster of the Kennedy Center Opera but married a comedy writer and moved to Beverly Hills. My son, Chris Gordon, is a pediatric craniofacial surgeon. He made national news with interviews on Good Morning America and in People magazine for his groundbreaking separation of twins conjoined at the head. I opened two antique shops in Alexandria in the historic district and started restoring houses in Old Town, and pursued this for 30 years. After traveling back and forth from Virginia to California all these years, I have moved to Pasadena. After my husband died, I bought a 1906 cottage, completely gutted it and moved in two years later. At 85, I am not too old to have fun.  I just returned from taking my son and four grandchildren to Africa on safari. I have six grandchildren in college: Amherst, Colby, Indiana and USC—love the visits.  A fond hello to all of my classmates and friends from Class of ’59.”

Jan, 2024
59

Arlene Brown Eskilson writes: “My grandson, David Eskilson ’26, who graduated in 2022 as valedictorian from a Chicago public high school, follows two grandparents— John Eskilson ’57 and me—as well as his parents Jordana Friedman ’93 and Stephen Eskilson ’90 AM, ’95 PhD, and aunt Christine Eskilson ’81 to Brown. Yay!”

Jan, 2024
59

Steve Diamond writes: “I have finally retired from my environmental engineering consultancy and have converted to a historian. My first paper, titled ‘What Happened to the Agriculture in the Jewish Agricultural Colony in Woodbine, N.J.,’ can be accessed via Academia.edu. It explains why the farming initiative for Russian Jewish immigrants, sponsored by the Baron de Hirsch Fund of New York City at the end of the 19th century, did not succeed. However, what was the first self-governing Jewish community since the fall of Jerusalem did go on to become a successful industrial community for more than 65 years. About 4,000 Jews lived in Woodbine at one time or another. Amongst them was my family of origin, as well as Gregory Goodwin Pincus (1903–1967), the biologist and researcher who co-invented the combined oral contraceptive pill.  I have been asked to present the paper as part of a presentation at the New York Public Library next spring.”  

Jan, 2024
59

Beth Harper Chappel will not be attending the 65th Reunion but sends her “best hello” to everyone. Beth writes: “After 35 years with major corporate commercial real estate companies, I started my own business during Covid, Chappel Solutions LLC. I do advisory work and transactions for commercial real estate focusing on buyer and tenant representation. 

Jan, 2024
58

Jill Hirst Scobie writes: “Continuing a tradition started after our 50th reunion, a tiny remnant of the Angell House dorm mates got together after Labor Day at the Long Beach Island (N.J.) summer home of Joe and Jane Bertram Miluski. Roz Kennedy Johnson and I were their happy guests, though we regretted the circumstances that prevented many of those who attended in earlier years from coming. On my way back to Massachusetts, I  had lunch in one of the jazziest diners in the U.S.A., the Stanford Diner (Conn.), meeting up with another “Angell,” Betty Wolin Baer.” 

Jan, 2024
58

Lois Hammersberg Lowry was hospitalized in Jackson Hole, Wyo., with Covid-19. Once she was discharged she was faced with her real problem: how to return to Maine while still testing positive and lugging an oxygen tank. The answer? She chartered a small private jet which got her to Portland in four hours for a formidable sum. The current challenge? Getting the insurance company that provided her with vacation insurance to reimburse her for this expense. Lois’s most recent book, TREE. TABLE. BOOK., will be published with Clarion Books on April 23. 

Jan, 2024
58

Norman Grace (see Sarah Grace ’16). 

Related classes:
Class of 1958, Class of 2016
Jan, 2024
58

Jim Furlong published Uncertain Perceptions on Aug. 11. It is available through Amazon or Kindle in eBook or paperback form. The back cover reads: “A once-vigorous 25-year-old news reporter, fearful of the schizophrenia that felled his father at the same age, regains his courage by fighting enemies in a small Connecticut town.” 

Jan, 2024
56

Peter Corning writes: “My new book, Superorganism: Toward a New Social Contract for Our Endangered Species, written for Cambridge University Press with a “recipe” for our growing climate crisis, was published on August 3. I was a professor in human biology at Stanford.” 

Jan, 2024
54

Al Gerstein writes: “For these past four years the overarching issue has been the impact of Covid on our daily lives. During this period of time we canceled one trip to Europe, have not gone to a theater nor eaten in an indoor restaurant, avoided shopping in supermarkets, and now order everything from Amazon—including a packet of 25 safety pins (who knew one could ever run out of safety pins?). As a new experience we drove a 26-foot RV from Philly to our cabin in Maine and in doing so avoided staying in motels or eating in restaurants. That’s one experience I would gladly have forsaken. However, it paid off! Neither my wife Naomi nor I contracted Covid and we are gradually returning to the lives we were leading before Covid. We’ve been going to the movies, have enrolled in an orchestra series, have rejoined the trip we had to cancel, and most important of all, plan to attend our 70th reunion. Hope to see you all there.”

Jan, 2024
54

Class Secretary Ed Bishop reports: “Our 70th Reunion in May 2024 will provide us with a significant chance to see classmates and renew old friendships…and maybe make new ones. I would like to have a meeting of the class officers on Saturday afternoon (May 25), right after our planned luncheon.”

Jan, 2024
50

Janet Brof published a poetry book titled Tell Them My Love Has Come. Janet writes: “I have begun doing readings at libraries in New York City. Though I entered Brown as a math major, I discovered in my first year it was poetry that was my medium thanks to Brunonia and to a returned veteran at Brown. Sara Hurdis, Charlie Philbrick, and Jay Saunders Redding ’28, ’32 AM encouraged me—bless them.”

Related classes:
Class of 1950, Class of 2028
Nov, 2023
MD 95
28 Years, 2 PhDs, 1 Embrace
Through the generations, a father and daughter share a passion for science
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photo of Robert and Alexandra Ordine
Nov, 2023
GS 99
Spinal Success
A new implant system helps monitor and heal fused vertebrae
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Image of Ben Herzog in a lab holding a heart pump in his outstretched hand.
Nov, 2023
GS 96

Pedram Navab ’96 AM is a board certified neurologist and sleep medicine specialist in California. His book, Sleep Reimagined: The Fast Track to a Revitalized Life, discusses the realities of insomnia through the lens of his cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT-I) program, teaching readers how to recontextualize insomnia and achieve healthier sleeping habits. He is currently practicing at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, California, and the Clinic in Beverly Hills.

Nov, 2023
GS 83

Guruswami Ravichandran ’83 ScM, ’87 PhD, provost and professor of engineering at Jio Institute, has been named the recipient of the 2023 Timoshenko Medal by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Nov, 2023
GS 08

Aya Natalia Karpinska ’08 MFA writes: “A project of mine has won this year’s Core 77 Design Award for Interaction and received a notable mention for emerging technologies. Working with the experience design company Tessellate Studio, I created an augmented reality experience for a gallery of photographs in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This innovative project celebrates the lives of Jewish people murdered during the Holocaust and is having a tremendous impact on museum visitors. During my time in Brown’s literary arts program, I was the electronic writing fellow, honing the craft of creative writing and storytelling using emerging technologies.”

Nov, 2023
26
From Ballet to Brown
A former Swan Queen and Sugar Plum Fairy hit the books
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Image of Kayleigh Donowski and Eugenia Zinovieva sitting in front of a lighted mirror
Related classes:
Class of 2026, Class of 2025
Nov, 2023
26
Truth & Power
Ruth Simmons on leaving poverty and letting go of fear
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Image of Ruth Simmons speaking to a crowd at Brown University
Nov, 2023
24
Vintage Style
Five minutes with Sean Toomey ’24
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Image of Sean Toomey sitting on a bench on campus dressed in a vintage flannel suit.
Related classes:
Class of 2024, Class of 2025
Nov, 2023
24
International Interns
A Brown program matches students to positions in Tel Aviv, Berlin, and Stockholm
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Illustration by Tim Cook of of Brown students in front of various structures overseas.
Related classes:
Class of 2024, Class of 2025
Nov, 2023
24
Ice-Breaker
As glaciers collapse, a community comes together.
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Image of an ice glacier in the Antarctica.
Nov, 2023
23
Serious Swifties
Taylor’s College Hill fan club
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Image of Jake Stifelman, Maddie Cosgrove, Zoey Fisher, and Danielle Costa in a huddle looking at the camera.
Nov, 2023
19

Catherine Campo writes: “I founded/write a free e-newsletter for Hollywood hopefuls that was profiled in Business Insider. It has over 1,000 subscribers and features exclusive interviews with industry players, entertainment news updates, op-eds, and more, with the goal of breaking down barriers and sharing insider knowledge more equitably. The newsletter (The Hollywood Assistant) has definitely been a very Brown-heavy operation. Past interviewees have included Elise Dadourian ’20, Nate Kublin ’20, Chautauqua Ordway ’20, and Emma Weiss ’21. The September issue also featured an op-ed written by Calvin Nickelson ’18. Outside of the newsletter, I am also the young alumni chair for the Brown Club of Los Angeles and a two-time summer mentor through BrownConnect.

Nov, 2023
19

Mark your calendar! Reunion 2024 will take place May 24-26. It’s essential to confirm that your alumni profile has the correct email address for updates regarding Reunion Weekend, which will be sent via email. Simply visit my.brown.edu and follow the instructions provided to access your profile.

Nov, 2023
15
Finding the Thrill
Bestselling novels and a popular podcast plumb the criminal and comical
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Image of Dana Schwartz looking through leaves
Related classes:
Class of 2015, Class of 1997
Nov, 2023
14

Mark your calendar! Reunion 2024 will take place May 24-26. It’s essential to confirm that your alumni profile has the correct email address for updates regarding Reunion Weekend, which will be sent via email. Simply visit my.brown.edu and follow the instructions to access your profile.

Nov, 2023
09

Toby Cohen and Matthew Hernandez ’11 were selected this year for the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s 40 Under Forty list: ascp.org/content/get-involved/get-recognized/40-under-forty#

Nov, 2023
09

Mark your calendar! Reunion 2024 will take place May 24-26. It’s essential to confirm that your alumni profile has the correct email address for updates regarding Reunion Weekend, which will be sent via email. Simply visit my.brown.edu and follow the instructions provided to access your profile.

Nov, 2023
08

 Akemi Brodsky ’08 published The Brill Pill in August. 

Nov, 2023
07
Curatorial Instincts
The rapid museum-world rise of Shanay Jhaveri ’07
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Image of Shanay Jhaveri standing in a gallery by a wall of windows looking out.
Nov, 2023
06

 Chloe Dlamini Dugger and her husband, Nhlanhla Dlamini, welcomed their daughter, Naledi Dahlia Dlamini, on October 17, 2022, in Johannesburg, South Africa. 


Chloe Dugger ’06
Nov, 2023
05

Rob Lederer wrote a movie which was produced/distributed by Universal Pictures, titled The List. The movie is a romantic comedy about a woman who, after finding out her fiancé slept with a celebrity on his free pass list, sets out for Los Angeles to sleep with someone from hers. One of the stars is Lucy DeVito (coincidentally, we were in the same acting class freshman year). Universal released it on August 22.

Nov, 2023
04
Inside the Gift Guide
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Image of a beach chair
Nov, 2023
04

Benjamin McGuire was appointed chair of the public finance and infrastructure practice in Greenberg Trurig’s Boston office, where he has practiced since graduating law school in 2007. Benjamin leads a team of finance, securities, tax, and real estate professionals in connection with tax-exempt bond financing for infrastructure projects throughout the United States, including for colleges, research institutes, schools, hospitals, human service providers, assisted living facilities, passenger rail and transit systems, water and sewer facilities, airports, and renewable energy facilities. Greenberg Traurig is a global law firm with over 2,600 professionals practicing across 45 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia.


Ben McGuire ’04
Nov, 2023
04

Aleeka Kay Morgan, the executive director of the Women’s Fund of Hawai’i, organized a fundraiser event, Super Sheroes of Philanthropy, featuring three accomplished former alumnae: the vice president of enterprise commercial inclusion strategy at the Walt Disney Company Anastasia Ali, the First Lady of Hawaii Jamie Kanani Ushiroda Green ’99, and the former attorney general of Hawaii Margery S. Bronster ’79. 

 

Nov, 2023
04

Mark your calendar! Reunion 2024 will take place May 24-26. It’s essential to confirm that your alumni profile has the correct email address for updates regarding Reunion Weekend, which will be sent via email. Simply visit my.brown.edu and follow the instructions to access your profile.

Nov, 2023
03

Alexandra MacCallum ’03 joined the Washington Post as chief revenue officer. Previously, she worked as global head of product for CNN Worldwide and general manager of CNN+.

Nov, 2023
00

Jedediah Scher writes: “I married my sweetheart, Frances Jessup Backus, on December 10, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Several alumni celebrated with us, including groomsmen Matthew “Tucker” Korte ’01 and Jeffrey Sato ’99 and dear friends William Gaynor II ’99, Douglas Kezirian, and Ward Richmond. Unable to attend but with us in spirit were John Reimers and Victoria Barbata Reimers ’03. It was a perfect day and we will treasure the memories forever.”

Nov, 2023
99

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Nov, 2023
97
Fresh Ink for November–December 2023
Books by Caitlin Shetterly ’97, Rebekah Bergman ’11, and Kelly McWilliams ’10.
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Book spines by Caitlin Shetterly, Rebekah Bergman, and Kelly McWilliams.
Nov, 2023
97

Caitlin Shetterly writes: “In April of 2020, I sat down to write a short story about a couple named Pete and Alice. Pete and Alice were coming to Maine from New York City to shelter in place at their second vacation house as COVID tore across the world. By June, I was writing a novel. I wrote around the edges of homeschooling my kids, cooking, a health crisis, and against the backdrop of that chaotic and bizarre year we’ll all remember forever. I was writing, but more than anything I was seeing it feelingly as I went. By the following April, I had an entire manuscript. I had written it as if in a trance, like my fingers were just trying to keep up with Alice, who talked A LOT. In the process, Pete, Alice, their two kids Iris and Sophie, and their cat Ingmar became so real to me. I started referring to them like they were people I knew, who were, you know, just up the road or something. For me, this was a chance to write about a Gen X woman who was lost in her life, who was seeking refuge in Maine from more than just COVID. I wanted to write about family and Maine and environmental worries and what was happening in America that terribly hard and strange year. I wanted to write about daughters and siblings and marriage and betrayals of all different kinds. It was published and I kind of can’t believe the whole thing. I had such a wonderful time writing the book. I have had such a great team supporting me at Harper. It’s been a blessing at every turn.” 

 

Nov, 2023
97

Mara Gerstein is living in East Hampton with her daughter and is the CEO and cofounder of an AI startup called Loupe, a user-driven feedback platform for the new world of work. Mara writes: “Currently in market with products for teams and coaches, Loupe is fundamentally changing the way that people engage others in the process of learning about themselves, deepening their capacity for growth and connection, and making them better colleagues, bosses, family members, and friends.” Contact Mara at mara@askloupe.com to learn more.

Nov, 2023
97

Paula Delgado-Kling’s book Leonor: the Story of a Lost Childhood, was published by OR Books on Nov. 7. Paula takes us to her homeland, Colombia, where she finds answers to the country’s drug wars by examining the life of Leonor, a former child soldier in the FARC, a rural guerrilla group. Paula writes: “To find the voice, style, and a reliable narrator to tell this story, I drew a lot on the literary theory that I read at Brown while working with Professor Virginia Krause for my senior thesis. Professor Ortega’s teaching also set the course for my writing, as well as the gift of my junior year abroad in Paris where all I did was read, all day long, mostly for pleasure. I am delighted that my first book will be published by OR Books, which is also Professor Robert Coover’s publisher. I remember him mentoring me at Brown. It’s a lifetime coming full circle. He was very kind to me as an undergrad.”

Nov, 2023
96

Royce Conner joined Envision Education as the executive director of Envision Learning Partners (ELP). He leads the team of consultants and researchers at ELP in their support of schools and districts implementing performance assessments and project-based learning systems. He married his husband, Aaron, in December 2020 and the couple live in Richmond, Calif. 

Nov, 2023
94

Matt Meyer announces his candidacy for the Delaware gubernatorial election in 2024. He previously served as the county executive for the largest county in Delaware, has served as a diplomat in Iraq, created a community-based enterprise in Africa, and started two small businesses. 

Nov, 2023
94

Doug Greco writes: “After graduating from Brown I taught in an inner-city high school in Austin, Texas, for five years, and for the past 20 years I have been a grassroots community organizer in Texas and California. I also hold a master’s in public policy from Princeton and a master's in professional writing from USC. My book To Find A Killer—The Homophobic Murders of Norma and Maria Hurtado and the LGBT Rights Movement was released by Gaudium Publishing/Histria Books. The book starts with a retelling of the tragic 2011 murder of a former student I taught in high school, along with her mother. This was among the record 27 anti-LGBT murders nationwide that year. Using this tragedy as a lens into the intersectional nature of the challenges that members of the LGBTQ community face, the book outlines pragmatic organizing strategies and public policies to prevent these types of hate crimes from happening again.” 

Nov, 2023
94

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Nov, 2023
93
Cycling’s Toughest Race
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A close-up inage of two professional bicyclists racing.
Related classes:
Class of 1993, Class of 1994
Nov, 2023
93

Alexa Hampton-Papageorgiou is a prominent interior designer based in New York City and owner of Mark Hampton LLC. Her memoir, Alexa Hampton: Design, Style, and Influence, follows Alexa’s journey with interior design and the numerous inspirations that influenced her designs. 

 

Nov, 2023
91

Azadeh Ghotbi writes: “We just organized a terrific reunion weekend in London with dinner and dancing at a Greek restaurant in Soho followed by lunch at my place the following day. We were some 50 alumni (mostly the class of ’90 to ’92) with people flying in from as far as  Colombia, California, and India. Our biggest contingency, after Londoners, were those coming from Athens. The organizing committee was made up of myself, Diana Frescobaldi ’92, Greger Hamilton ’90, Charles Perry ’92, and Ashley Wodtke Chiampo. Nearly 50 alumni came to London from around the world, including Babak Arbabha, Arif Baigmohamed, Rahul Bhat, Frederic Bruce ’92, Parvesh Chhibber, Ashley Wodtke Chiampo, Shivani de Chassey ’92, Arvind Dubash ’92, Diana Frescobaldi ’92, Oliver Gardey ’90, Andrew Jarvis Hamilton, Catalina Hoyos-Lago ’92, Ronil Malaney, Anastasia Manias ’92, Miles Montgomerie ’90, Charlie Perry ’92, Stefanos Pesmazoglou ’92, Cristina Piedrahita ’92, Aly Rahimtoola ’92, Goya Gallagher Sawiris, Julien Sevaux, Andrea Shen ’92, Konstantin von Unger, Helen Ytuarte White ’92, and Casimir Ysenburg


Azadeh Ghotbi ’91 London Reunion
Nov, 2023
90

Michelle Melicosta, ’94 MD, was appointed by the Kennedy Krieger Institute as the new associate chief medical officer and vice president of quality, patient safety, and professional affairs. 


Michelle Melicosta ’90, ’94 MD
Related classes:
Class of 1990, MD Class of 1994
Nov, 2023
90
Solving Things
“Human guinea pig”
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Image of A.J. Jacobs and his son working on a puzzle
Nov, 2023
90

Bonnie Gordon published her book, Voice Machines: The Castrato, the Cat Piano, and Other Strange Sounds, under the University of Chicago Press. Her work delves into the bizarre history of music, posing questions about the relationship between sound, music, and machine, through study of the castrati and other historical musical trends. 

Nov, 2023
89
In the news

Roberto Serralles ’89, ’93 MAT, CEO of Destileria Serralles, Puerto Rico’s oldest family-owned company, has been named to the board of trustees of the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico by the U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior. The Conservation Trust is a private nonprofit organization working to protect and enhance the natural environment of the island.

Related classes:
Class of 1989, GS Class of 1993
Nov, 2023
89

 Mark your calendar! Reunion 2024 will take place May 24-26. It’s essential to confirm that your alumni profile has the correct email address for updates regarding Reunion Weekend, which will be sent via email. Simply visit my.brown.edu and follow the instructions provided to access your profile.

Nov, 2023
87

Edward Krigsman’s podcast series, Power of Place—Stories of the Pacific Northwest, honors places that matter in his beloved corner of the country, as well as the people who steward, protect, or celebrate them. Recent guests include geologist David B. Williams, Black travel movement influencers Anthony and Marlie Love, novelists Jim Lynch and Mary Lane Potter, publisher Eric Reynolds of Fantagraphics, cartoonist Susanna Ryan, marine salvager Matt McCauley, and graphic artist Art Chantry. The series has also included owners/leaders of Seattle’s Blue Moon Tavern, Orcas Island’s North Beach Inn, as well as Ray Gibson’s Caballeros Club and The B&I Circus Store, both of Tacoma, Wash.

 


Edward Krigsman ’87
Nov, 2023
86

Michael DeVaughn ’86, dean of the Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. School of Business at the University of Portland, has been appointed to the Port of Portland Commission, which works to drive economic growth in the state of Oregon. He joined the University of Portland after 13 years on the faculty at the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis, MN).

Nov, 2023
85

Tina Patterson was the first non-lawyer to be accepted into the College of Commercial Arbitrators Associates Program. 


Tina Patterson ’85
Nov, 2023
85
A Fiddler’s Life
Klezmer virtuosa Alicia Svigals ’85
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Image of Alicia Svigals holding a violin
Nov, 2023
85

Susan Eisner Eley writes: “I operate a contemporary art gallery called Susan Eley Fine Art with two locations: Hudson, N.Y. and the Lower East Side in New York City (www.susaneleyfineart.com). I have just celebrated my 33rd anniversary of marriage to John Eley and we have three grown daughters. Please reach out or visit the gallery!” Contact Susan at susie@susaneleyfineart.com; 917-952-7641.

Nov, 2023
84

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Nov, 2023
81

Copresident Robert Lupone reports: “The Class of 1981 was unable to hold its 40th reunion on campus in 2021 due to COVID restrictions. On May 5-7, the class held an “off cycle” reunion in Providence featuring a rooftop cocktail party, a campus tour with Brown’s facilities planning and architect personnel, a faculty lecture, an a cappella concert, and a gala Saturday night dinner. Some classmates enjoyed a Sunday brunch at the Ratty and a tour of a vineyard in southern Rhode Island. About 80 classmates returned to College Hill for the get-together and enjoyed spectacular weather for the entire weekend. My thanks to copresident Naeem Zafar and the entire planning committee for organizing a memorable event.” 

 


’81 off cycle Providence Reunion
Nov, 2023
80

Jean Leahy writes: “After almost 40 years of practicing law and almost 30 years in California (not sure which of those two things would have sounded more implausible to me in June of 1980), I retired at the end of July 2023. At the end of a career during which I spent some time in a couple of jobs making rich people richer (looking at you, HP), I’ve spent the last seven years doing incredibly rewarding work at the Bay Area’s largest nonprofit provider of shelter and supportive services for people experiencing homelessness (www.lifemoves.org). And while I’m not pulling up all my California roots just yet, I will be spending lots more time on Cape Cod in the coming years, where I spent summers as a kid with my grandmother, back when local phone numbers were just five digits. In addition to digging out my old art supplies, sailing in waters a whole lot warmer than the Pacific, and writing a book (working title: Happy At Work, Even if You’re a Lawyer), I’m really looking forward to being able to hop in a car to visit East Coast friends, instead of having to board a plane. And once I get settled, I’ll have a spare room, a couple of beach bikes, and a big stack of beach towels ready for Brown friends stopping by!” Contact Jean at jeannie.leahy@gmail.com.

Nov, 2023
80

Philip Kaplan won the American Association of Community Theatre’s 2024 New Play Fest with his play, I Thought I Knew You. The production will be performed at Stage Left Theatre in Spokane, Washington, from March 22 to April 7, 2024.

Nov, 2023
79

Brian Muni completed his clinical doctorate on the utilization of music in occupational therapy. An article about his musical journey was published by Chatham University. 

Nov, 2023
79

Eric Evans is a senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Nov, 2023
79

Mark your calendar! Reunion 2024 will take place May 24-26. It’s essential to confirm that your alumni profile has the correct email address for updates regarding Reunion Weekend, which will be sent via email. Simply visit my.brown.edu and follow the instructions provided to access your profile.

Nov, 2023
78
Change Agent
Janet Yang ’78 ushers in a new atmosphere of inclusion at the Oscars
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Image of Janet Yang on stage at the Academy Awards with the life-sized Oscar behind her
Nov, 2023
78

Eliot Schreiber writes: “Our son, Henry, married Uttara Sivaram in a multi-day wedding event consisting of separate Hindu and Jewish ceremonies and wedding receptions, in Los Gatos, California. They met when both were at Stanford. The officiant was Rabbi Serena Eisenberg ’87, who was not only the executive director for Stanford Hillel, but previously executive director for Brown Hillel. Our daughter, Abigail Schreiber ’11, was best woman.”

Nov, 2023
78

Michael Blumstein joined EdgeCo Holdings (www.edgecoholdings.com ) as chief financial officer. Michael writes: “After a rather adventurous 16 months in my prior small-company position, I opted to return to financial services and something larger. For my fifth CFO gig, I am splitting my time between Pittsburgh and Stamford, Connecticut, while continuing to live outside New York City. Look me up—somewhere.”

Nov, 2023
78

John Blebea writes: “After many months of work, I just had two books published this year. The Healthy Veins Book is primarily meant for patients who have venous disease of the legs while Vascular and Endovascular Surgery: Clinical Diagnosis and Management is a textbook on vascular surgery. Both are available on Amazon in printed or Kindle versions.”

Nov, 2023
76

Chris Bretoi writes: “I was delighted to see a picture of Tom Coakley ’68 in the June-August 2023 BAM (see Classes, pg. 50). While I have never met Tom, I have spoken with him on the phone a couple of times going back a few years ago after, I believe, becoming familiar with Tom’s story in a BAM article. Tom was vice president of operations at St. Lawrence at the time if I remember correctly. Turns out Tom and I have a few things in common. We share a friend in Chris Leach, with whom I played hockey at Lexington High School in Massachusetts. Chris went on to play at St. Lawrence and he and Tom are good friends. Tom and I are also below-knee amputees, Tom having lost his leg in Vietnam and I after being hit by a car while changing a flat tire. Tom served as treasurer for the Amputee Coalition of America for several years. I would see his name in the ACA InMotion magazine among the board’s members. I was hoping to run into him at last year’s ACA conference, however that was not to be. I played freshman hockey and freshman/varsity lacrosse at Brown (1972-1974) and stopped to play hockey in Sweden before returning to my Minnesota roots. I recently retired after working at 3M for 35 years. I am still able to play hockey inline, and more recently pickleball. I recognized some of the names of the hockey players in the BAM class notes, most notably Curt Bennett ’70 and the Gilbanes, although I did not know them.”

 

Nov, 2023
75

Bruce Riedel retired after 17 years with Brookings Institution and 30 years in the Central Intelligence Agency. His ninth book, America and the Yemens: A Complex and Tragic Encounter, provides a history of the United States’s history with Yemen, following an involvement that led to one of the worst humanitarian crises of the century. 

 

Nov, 2023
75

Susan Bregman writes: “I’m delighted to announce the publication of my latest book, Along Route 1: Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. U.S. Route 1 is an unapologetic blend of historic gravity, exuberant entertainment, unexpected juxtapositions, and wonderfully kitschy roadside attractions. The book shares the stories of this road—everything from Presque Isle’s favorite racehorse to the beloved Hilltop Steak House and its neon cactus. This is my third collaboration with Arcadia Publishing; my other books are New England Neon and New England Candlepin Bowling. The titles are available directly from me at www.rednickel.com or wherever books are sold.”

Nov, 2023
74
In the news

Cy Stein ’74 is the recipient of the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society in recognition of his four decades of scientific research dedicated to developing novel anti-cancer drugs and his career treating prostate and genitourinary cancer patients. 

Nov, 2023
74

Scott Harris reports: “We continue connecting with periodic class Zooms titled ‘Life’s Journey after Brown.’ Recently featured were Chris Gallo, Roscoe Howard Jr., Barbara Lee Hoyt, Jeffrey Mazique, Dan Neff, and Charles Tansey.”

Nov, 2023
74

Mark your calendar! Reunion 2024 will take place May 24-26. It’s essential to confirm that your alumni profile has the correct email address for updates regarding Reunion Weekend, which will be sent via email. Simply visit my.brown.edu and follow the instructions provided to access your profile.

Nov, 2023
73

Larry Vick writes: “Due to military service and other overseas commitments, I had not been able to attend any previous class reunions in the last 50 years. I feel as though I made up for these previous missed opportunities with this class reunion. It was three days of absolute joy! Everyone, and I mean everyone, who was involved with putting the weekend together went above and beyond. Even the local residents we met extended their warmth and hospitality. It was a weekend my wife and I will never forget.”

Nov, 2023
73

Jeff Purvin writes: “My wife, Francesca, and I sold our New York City apartment in 2021. We now live full-time in Palm Springs, California. We love its culture, its architecture, and its nine months of perfect weather. I’m officially retired as CEO at several public and private consumer and medical product companies. However, I still spend much of my time running the business end of the University of Fashion, an online fashion educational service founded in 2008 by my very talented fashion-designer wife. Both my wife and I have taken up golf. It’s a damnable game. Yet, somehow, hitting one good shot out of ten is positively reinforcing. Not to brag, but President Eisenhower got his only hole-in-one on the 13th hole just outside our living room. Retirement has finally given me the time to read the whole newspaper every day. I can now play computer games as much as I want, mostly strategy games (e.g., Civilization VI) or simulations (e.g., Cities: Skylines). In addition, I serve on my community’s finance committee and, before that, its security committee. My wife and I live in a gated community. This has instantly introduced us to scores of new friends and social activities. Gone is my 40-year-old self’s fear that retirement would mean a screeching halt, from 100 mph to zero mph, to everything I (then) held dear.”

Nov, 2023
73

 Nancy Pope writes: “I retired in 2018 from academic administration and I have started an academic research career in retirement, studying Middle English manuscripts. I have seen three journal articles into print, given four conference papers, and begun editing a book on new scholarly articles about my favorite manuscript, National Library of Wales Brogyntyn ii.1.

Nov, 2023
69

Bruce Paul Richards published Jumping the Shark and Other True Stories (Except One). Bruce writes: “The book contains short creative nonfiction and one piece of fiction (reader has to guess!) with a lot of photography (1959 to present).” 

Nov, 2023
69

David Bubier writes: “The MINT National Bank was recognized by the Independent Banker magazine as an ICBA Top Community Bank Lender in 2021 and was featured in the April 2022 Bank News magazine in an article about four high-performing banks. I was the principal organizer of the MINT and have been its chairman and CEO since it opened in 2009. Hilda Siegel Bubier and I still live in Kingwood, Texas, a suburb of Houston.”

Nov, 2023
69

Mark your calendar! Reunion 2024 will take place May 24-26. It’s essential to confirm that your alumni profile has the correct email address for updates regarding Reunion Weekend, which will be sent via email. Simply visit my.brown.edu and follow the instructions provided to access your profile.

Nov, 2023
68
The Shooter
Remembering a gifted basketball player and master storyteller
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photo of Bill Reynolds in the ProJo office
Nov, 2023
68

William B. Spillman Jr. writes: “Though I wished to, I was not able to attend the graduation festivities this year. I am dealing with the vagaries of being in my latter 70s and all that entails. I have had a good life with the usual ups and downs, a wonderful wife, two great children, and two grandchildren. My career in applied physics was very rewarding, beginning in the aerospace industry and finishing up as the director of the Applied Biosciences Center and associate professor of physics at Virginia Tech. My wife Barbara and I have retired to Savannah, Georgia, where my hobbies include writing and recording songs (soundcloud.com/wspillma/albums), writing poetry (I have had seven sonnets published in The Lyric, the oldest continuously published literary journal in the U.S. for traditional verse, which published some of Emily Dickinson’s poems), and I have gotten seriously into the digital photography of wildlife, birds, and flowers. Aside from the usual aches and pains from being old, life is pretty good, and I am gratified to see the excellent job that Brown has been doing to nurture the foundations of the future via its students. I am pleased to see it continue as a shining example of what a university ought to be.”

Nov, 2023
68

John Keane writes: “On Memorial Day weekend, a terrific turnout of Class of ’68 members and guests shared their 55th reunion in glorious weather with thousands of graduates, parents, friends, and other alumni. We reconnected with valued friends from back in the day and enjoyed lively conversations with others we barely knew back then. On Saturday, Dean Mukesh Jain told us of his strategies and plans for the Medical School before we toured Brown’s new campus in the old Jewelry District. At separate lunches, Dean Emeritus Barrett Hazeltine spoke with the men in our class about his more than six decades at the University and Janet Cooper-Nelson, the University’s chaplain, answered questions from the women. Our classmate Bernicestine McLeod Bailey and her family spoke at a forum about their experiences as early Black students at Brown, and on Sunday, we thrilled as the University awarded Bernie an honorary doctorate. After dinner at the Faculty Club on Saturday, Kenneth Fitzsimmons and Richard Filak and their wives led us onto the dance floor to celebrate the music of the ’60s and ’70s. We are looking forward to 2028 and our 60th reunion.”

Nov, 2023
68

Jesse Jupiter was honored at the 8th annual Jesse B. Jupiter International Hand Program presented by Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, which recognized Jesse’s contributions to the field of orthopedic and hand surgery throughout his tenured career.

Nov, 2023
66

Steve Zwarg paid a nostalgic visit to Island Heights, N.J., to see his classmate and longtime friend, Don Tyler, and his wife Ingrid. Steve and Don attended high school and Brown together and participated in wrestling at both institutions. They both also enjoy sailing, with Steve and Don doing a lot of small boat sailing on Toms River in New Jersey. Steve writes: “It was great to catch up with old friends and see how much things have changed on the Jersey shore, where many fun years were spent quite a while ago.”

Nov, 2023
64

Linda Mason writes: “My book, Speak Up: Breaking the Glass Ceiling at CBS News, was published. I wrote it to show how I advanced from the lowest position at CBS—a desk assistant—to senior vice president during my 47 years at the company. In the book, I share what I did to become the first female producer at CBS, as well as how I worked with Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, and Charles Kuralt on major breaking stories worldwide. I wrote about my experiences in Tiananmen Square in Beijing with Dan and Charles at the height of the incident, and my tour with Dan to Cuba to visit Fidel Castro; and I took Dan and General Norman Schwarzkopf to Vietnam 20 years after the war ended. Sprinkled throughout the book are tips on how to make it then—and today.”

Nov, 2023
64

Mark your calendar! Reunion 2024 will take place May 24-26. It’s essential to confirm that your alumni profile has the correct email address for updates regarding Reunion Weekend, which will be sent via email. Simply visit my.brown.edu and follow the instructions provided to access your profile.

Nov, 2023
63

Dale Perelman published his tenth book, Chuck Tanner and the Pittsburgh Pirates, under the History Press. The book follows Chuck Tanner, a New Castle, Pa., native and American professional baseball player and manager. 

Nov, 2023
63

Barbara Smith Langworthy reports: “The Class of ’63 enjoyed its 60th reunion with perfect weather and wonderful companionship. More than 70 classmates and spouses attended events that included a Pembroke lunch and class meeting lunch. Dean of Admissions Logan Powell provided a very informative address on the status of admissions and related issues and Assistant Vice President of Development Paul Muite received our class gift, which broke several 60th reunion gift records. The main takeaway from the event was how much we enjoyed each other’s company. Jon Richards was unable to join us for our 60th reunion, but he sent several memorable cartoons which he did for the Brown Daily Herald for Spring Weekend. He is still producing pithy cartoons. If you would like a copy, please send a request to your class secretary.”

Nov, 2023
63

Roger Breslow writes: “Although I grew up in Providence, about a mile and a half from the Brown campus, I made my career in upstate New York and practiced in the Utica area. I trained in gastroenterology, but as years went by the practice morphed into primary care. Practicing in a community for so many years, I occasionally saw fourth-generation patients. I have retired from the practice of medicine after 49 years. It has been a great ride and I practiced up to the age of 81; it makes 66 years in all I paid into Social Security.”

Nov, 2023
63

Martha McCauley Anderson writes: “Best moment from the reunion: Resplendent in a Viking hat (formerly a preventive COVID aid), storyteller Jim Seed relayed the perils of volunteering to care for the Brown bear mascot during his sophomore semester. He and John Nicholson learned through experience and many mistakes how to manage a wild animal, all presented with humor, wit, and comic timing. Jim was rewarded with laughter, cheers, and applause.”

Nov, 2023
59

James Steiner made a CD of songs from The Great American Song Book. He writes: “I offer the CD to any of my classmates/friends who would like to have a copy. There is no charge for the CD or the shipping to my classmates. When at Brown, I was a member of the Jabberwocks. In 2024, we will celebrate our 75th anniversary!” Contact James at 6799 Collins Ave., Apt. 1705, Miami Beach, Fla. 33141; (862) 368-1445; jimsie22@aol.com. 

Nov, 2023
59

Marcia Gallup MacDonald resides in Branford, Conn. and Vero Beach, Fla. She writes: “My daughter Michele Goyette-Ewing ’82 is an associate professor of clinical child psychology in the Yale Child Study Center, director of psychology training, and vice chair of outpatient services. My daughter Elise Goyette ’83 attended her 40th Brown Reunion as class marshal. She has served as copresident of the Brown University Club in New York for several years and she has offered to escort me to my 65th reunion next year.”

Nov, 2023
59

Mark your calendar! Reunion 2024 will take place May 24-26. It’s essential to confirm that your alumni profile has the correct email address for updates regarding Reunion Weekend, which will be sent via email. Simply visit my.brown.edu and follow the instructions provided to access your profile.

Nov, 2023
58

Copresident James Moody reports: “We had a small but mighty crowd, about 20 classmates, at our 65th Reunion. The largest event turnout was at the Saturday lunch, which took place at the University Club. Those attending were: Kay Ulry Baker, Bob Blakely ’59 MAT, Pam and Ken Borden, Ted Cohen, Stan Dobson, Maraya McCully Goff and BG Goff ’57, Henri Gordon, Pete Howard, Joel Katz, Jane Bertram Miluski, Marie and Van Radoccia, Linda and Hays Rockwell, Diane and Bob Sanchez, Jill Hirst Scobie, Charlie Shumway ’66 AM, Louise Ladd Wiener and Tom Wiener ’57, and my wife, Donna and myself. They are the ‘Intrepid Few.’ It was disappointing not to see everyone, but we understand that we are a bit more vulnerable and finding housing was challenging. We enjoyed the company of those who could attend and the weather was great. 

“We honored our fallen classmates by reading their names. We are sorry to report that we lost 130 classmates since our 60th Reunion; obviously, some key people like Dick Carolan, Martha Sharp Joukowsky, Susan Adler Kaplan ’65 MAT, Art Parker, and Joe Tebo were on that list and had always attended. From what we can gather from the University, we have around 350 classmates still standing! We also thanked our communication team, including Jill Hirst Scobie for her work on our class notes in the BAM, and Jim Furlong and John Reistrup for their work on the newsletter and the class website. Sadly, our newsletter editor and invaluable webmaster, John Reistrup, has passed away. 

“The memorial plaque for Martha Joukowsky was unveiled. The ceremony went smoothly, and Jerry Levine authored the speech given. Jerry was also given due credit for being one of the movers and shakers who made the memorial to Martha happen. Jane Bertram Miluski spoke about Martha’s impact. If any of you are on campus, stop by Rhode Island Hall and see it and the archaeological exhibits on display there.

 “The Class did well in their contributions to Brown. As of mid-June, the Class had given or pledged to give $758,914 against a goal of $600,000. We also exceeded the University’s cash goal of $250,000 by giving $353,414. We finished our reunion dinner Saturday night with a Brown singalong led by Jane Miluski, Charlie Shumway, and Tom Wiener ’57. Hope to see you at our 70th in five years!”

Nov, 2023
57

John R. Chandler writes: “My wife, Tina, and I have found a very comfortable cottage on the grounds of Noble Horizons located in Salisbury, Connecticut, where we are now in our third year and enjoying the excellent services that Noble Horizons offers to the cottage residents. I’m still playing golf at a local country club and have even managed to shoot my age on several occasions this season. Having spent most of my working life at the Hotchkiss School, located five miles away, I am pleased to welcome a granddaughter who will enter the school as a ninth grader this fall. Her dad was a member of the class of 1989 at Brown.”

Nov, 2023
57

Ronald E. Baker and his wife, Barbara, moved from Port Rowan, Ontario, on Lake Erie’s north shore to Unitarian House, a senior retirement center on the Ottawa River just 10 miles north of Parliament Hill. They write they are both in good health and spend winters in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, swimming, sight-seeing, and getting involved in Mexican community service projects sponsored by a local Rotary Club. After a year as president of the Rotary Club of Simcoe, Ontario, in 2022, Ron transferred his membership to the Rotary Club of West Ottawa. Barbara also joined the club. On May 6 they attended a gala Ottawa celebration of the coronation of King Charles III sponsored by the Monarchist League of Canada. Ron writes: “We enjoyed my 65th reunion last year but miss our contacts with the Brown Club of Toronto and interviewing Brown student applicants and hope to meet Brunonians in the Ottawa area to follow similar activities. Please contact us at Unitarian House, 506-20 Cleary Ave., Ottawa, Ontario, K2A 3Z9, Canada; bakermre2@gmail.com.”

Nov, 2023
56

Nancy Shuster taught two programs at Narragansett Library (R.I.) during the summer. She also enjoys teaching in Naples, Fla., during the winter months. Nancy has three children, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She is open to communication from her classmates and can be reached at Nshu4@aol.com.

 

Nov, 2023
55

Carol Orkin Agate writes: “Here we are, lucky to be reaching or to have become nonagenarians. We haven’t been a great class for staying in touch. Please let us know where you are and what you’re doing. I am fortunate to be in good health with a severe hearing loss being my one problem with aging. Since hearing loss often leads to dementia I’m determined to remain active and involved. I supplement my hearing aids with various table or clip-on mics to help me participate in lifelong learning activities. I also serve on the Cambridge Board of Zoning Appeals and I am an active participant in my cohousing community. I look forward to hearing (i.e. reading) from you.”

Nov, 2023
54

Class Secretary Marshall Cohen reports: “Dear Fellow and Lady Brunonians, please mark your calendars now for our approaching Jubilee 70th reunion in 2024. The dates are set for the weekend of May 24, 2024, Friday to Sunday. Details including meals, housing, and activities will be sent as we get closer, but count on the traditional march down College Hill (a short hike as we are among the senior classes) and camaraderie.”

Nov, 2023
54

 Mark your calendar! Reunion 2024 will take place May 24-26. It’s essential to confirm that your alumni profile has the correct email address for updates regarding Reunion Weekend, which will be sent via email. Simply visit my.Brown.edu and follow the instructions provided to access your profile.

Nov, 2023
52

Joe Munro reports: “As class secretary I decided it was time to ‘prime the pump’ for class news. The class of ’52 is getting smaller but a few of us attended our 70th reunion last year. A few hardy souls, I understand, did that hill thing but I was not one of them—these days I do not do hills. I try to keep the body in reasonably good shape using an in-home stationary bike and time at a local gym. As for the mind, I’ve been treasurer of our condo association for the last ten years and, in my golden years, I have discovered books. Yep, that’s right—books. What? A Brown man who is not well read? Well, better late than never. I’ve decided to read as many classics as possible sandwiched between Grisham (I’ve read ’em all—some twice), Herman Wouk (almost all of his), and newly published books such as The Wager, a true high seas mutiny much like Mutiny on the Bounty, and Reading the Glass, a sailing captain’s view of weather, water, and life on a sailing ship. Okay class of ’52, let’s see what keeps you ticking in your golden years.” Contact Class Secretary Joe Monro at munrojb@aol.com or at j.munro.771@gmail.com.

Nov, 2023
51
Black Hawk Down
A pioneer in military aviation
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portrait of Ray D. Leoni
Nov, 2023
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Mark your calendar! Reunion 2024 will take place May 24-26. It’s essential to confirm that your alumni profile has the correct email address for updates regarding Reunion Weekend, which will be sent via email. Simply visit my.brown.edu and follow the instructions provided to access your profile.

Oct, 2023
05
Doc Politics
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