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Photo of student skater jumping barrels

HE MADE IT Pretty much the only thing we know about this student, shown in a series of undated photographs from the Brown archives, is that he was very, very good. Called “Brown University’s ice skater” in the legend with the prints, he’s shown jumping over barrels laid sideways, a more common challenge for daredevils of the time, and also, as here, upright. The photos document astonishing fearlessness and athleticism—and smooth landings. As for the year, we think early 1900s. Where? Andrews Field, 1899-1925, had “six hydrants placed so that the entire track could be watered,” according to Encyclopedia Brunonia. Aldrich Field, which superseded it and was used until 1958, is also a possibility.

Nov, 2019
GS 99

Timothy J. Cooley ’99 PhD was elected president of the Society for Ethnomusicology in 2019. He succeeds Gregory Barz ’97 PhD. Cooley is professor of ethnomusicology at UC Santa Barbara and Barz is the director of the School of Music at Boston University. In addition, Cooley’s edited volume Cultural Sustainabilities: Music, Media, Language, Advocacy, was published this past spring by the University of Illinois Press. The volume pays homage to Brown emeritus professor of ethnomusicology, Jeff Todd Titon.

 

Nov, 2019
GS 94

Thomas S. Harrington ’94 PhD has published the following titles over the past five years: A Citizen’s Democracy in Authoritarian Times: An American View on the Catalan Drive for Independence Valencia (University of Valencia Press, 2019); Una democràcia cívica en temps autoritaris: Apunts d’un nord-americà sobre el Procès sobiranista a Catalunya (Barcelona: Gregal, 2018); Public Intellectuals and Nation Building in the Iberian Peninsula 1900-1925: The Alchemy of Identity (Bucknell University Press, 2015); and Livin’ la Vida Barroca: American Culture in an Age of Imperial Orthodoxies (University of Valencia Press, 2014).

 

Nov, 2019
GS 89

Eileen Angelini ’89 AM, ’93 PhD writes: “After an amazing year as the 2018-2019 Whichard Distinguished Visiting Professor in the humanities in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences in the department of foreign languages and literature at East Carolina University, I am thrilled to begin my new position as the associate dean of the School for Graduate Studies at SUNY Empire State College.”

 

Nov, 2019
GS 09
Digging for Answers
An archaeologist finds clues in the wilds of central Alaska
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Illustration of Julie Esdale ’09 PhD
Nov, 2019
GS 06

Jane H. Hong ’06 AM published Opening the Gates to Asia: A Transpacific History of How America Repealed Asian Exclusion on Nov. 18 through UNC Press.

 

Nov, 2019
20
Hitting the Grad Center Bar
Yutong Liu ’20
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Yutong Liu ’20
Nov, 2019
20
Adios, Amniocentesis?
Testing for genetic abnormalities with a simple swab of the cervix
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Illustration of pregnant woman holding her belly
Nov, 2019
20
Underwear for Everyone
A website where women with disabilities can buy intimate apparel that actually works—and read about fashion and sex
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Photo of Emma Butler ’20
Nov, 2019
20
"You Belong Here"
The Third World Transition Program celebrates 50 years
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Third World Transition Program students on campus
Nov, 2019
19
Fighting for Their Future
From College Hill to Capitol Hill, Lauren Maunus ’19 and Emma Bouton ’20 have been on the front lines of the growing youth movement to shake us out of our carbon-emission status quo before global warming goes nuclear.
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illustration of student being arrested at a demonstration
Related classes:
Class of 2019, Class of 2020
Nov, 2019
19
Radical Vision
Life, death, love, and humanity through the eyes of Toni Morrison.
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Illustration of Toni Morrison
Nov, 2019
18
Every Bright Mind
From the President
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Photo of Jill Pipher, Brown University's vice president for research
Nov, 2019
17
I'm In
Ellie Gravitte ’17 directs commercial for "A Million Little Things"
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Image of Ellie Gravitte ’17 on Women's Production Program
Related classes:
Class of 2017, Class of 1995
Nov, 2019
14
Teacher of the Year
Making AP English exciting
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Photo of Teach of the Year, Takeru Nagayoshi ’14
Nov, 2019
13

Olga Rocha and Peter Vail were married on Aug. 3 at Grace Episcopal Church in downtown Providence. Molly Lao officiated the nuptials with Stephen Albright, Brittany Fidalgo, Anthony Rivera ’14 and Zach Sosa serving in the bridal party. Fellow Brunonians Mahalia Clark ’15; Mariah Lohse ’14; Annam Nguyen ’12,’13 ScM; Grace Palmer; Brian Sokolow; and David Storch were also in attendance.
 

 

Related classes:
Class of 2013, GS Class of 2013
Nov, 2019
12

BBC Sports reported that Robert T. Farnham ’12 has been added to the Belfast Giants of Northern Ireland ice hockey roster for the 2019/2020 season. A power forward, he joins the Giants from the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds having previously played in the NHL for the New Jersey Devils, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Montreal Canadiens.  

Nov, 2019
12

Kevin Koopman and his wife, Devin, celebrated the April 3 birth of their son, Ky Benaldo Koopman. He joins the family with their daughter, Lael.
 

 

Nov, 2019
11

Andy Newton and Michael Bleicher published From the Campaign Trail or Thereabouts on September 12 with Humorist Books, an imprint of the Weekly Humorist.

 


Andy Newton and Michael Bleicher ’11
Nov, 2019
08
In the news

Mark K. Ramadan ’08 is CEO of Hu Master Holdings, which includes the restaurant Hu Kitchen, as well as its growing chocolate and snack food division, Hu Products. Mark was previously cofounder of Sir Kensington’s, which he started with Scott W.H. Norton ’08, who serves as CEO of the company. Both alums were featured in “Niche Marketers” in the July/August 2008 BAM.

Nov, 2019
08

Julia Hazen married Zev Simpser on June 8. In attendance were Michelle Beaulieu, Sally Berman ’81, Kimbie Casten, Hillary Dixler, Dave Eichler ’09, Liz Berman Hazen ’76, Ned Hazen ’73, Lara Henneman ’07, Howell Jackson ’76, Nancy Leopold ’76, John Magladery ’73, Jordan Middendorf, Connie Berman Moore ’85, Nina Mozes, Stuart Schussel, and Jeff Wagner ’73.

 

Nov, 2019
08
World of Pop
A hit podcast decodes popular music
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Photo of podcast producers Charlie Harding ’09 and Nate Sloan ’08
Nov, 2019
07

To celebrate their clandestine 2014 Copenhagen City Hall wedding, Andrew Shield and Ib Tunby Gulbrandsen enjoyed merrymaking this summer in Copenhagen, Winchester (Mass.), Los Angeles, and Fredrikstad (Norway), with Thomas Bassett ’05, Zinzi Clemmons, Andrew Jacobs ’08, Michelle Joy, Nicholas Kennedy ’10, Madeleine Lipshie-Williams, and Michael Norris ’11.

 

Nov, 2019
07

Jessica Pearce Rotondi married Ravi Mody on May 26 at The Crane Estate in Ipswich, Mass. Jessica is an editor and writer in New York. Her first book about her family’s 36-year search to bring her missing uncle home from the CIA-led “Secret War” in Laos, inspired by Professor Elizabeth Taylor at Brown, will be published in April 2020 by Unnamed Press. What We Inherit chronicles her journey across Southeast Asia in the wake of her mother’s death, following a trail of declassified documents and maps that lead her to family secrets. Ravi is vice president of data at Daily Harvest. Jessica and Ravi met at a startup in Soho, where they decided to test firsthand what happens when you combine marketing and data. Jess thought it was strange but delightful that Ravi was always in the office kitchen when she was. Ravi heard the jingling bells of Jess’s dog, Lola, following her every move, so Ravi knew when it was time to snack. Their wedding was a three-day celebration combining Indian and Western traditions, including a blanket ceremony where they were draped with a quilt Jessica’s mother made her during her freshman year at Brown. In attendance were Lauren Anderson, Erikson Arcaira, Kate Johnston, Rahim Kassam-Adams ’09, David McNamee, Elizabeth Dickson McNamee, Stephanie Minor, Maggie Mustard, and Sam Rotondi ’69.

 


Jessica Pearce Rotondi ’07 wedding photo
Related classes:
Class of 2007, Class of 1969
Nov, 2019
07

Evelyn Arana married Mario Chicas on June 21 in Fairview, N.J. Bridesmaids included Frinny Polanco Walters and Linda Paniagua ’12 MD. Guests included Sofia Bengoa ’09, Yu Kan Au, Beatriz Ryan-Lora, and Jose Lora. Evelyn and Mario are living in Hackensack, N.J.

 

Related classes:
Class of 2007, MD Class of 2012
Nov, 2019
07
Testing the Limits
An introvert experiments with life as an extrovert
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Photo of Jessica Pan ’07
Nov, 2019
03

Risa Puno writes: “I am a New York City-based interactive installation/sculpture artist, and I was chosen as the first ever emerging artist to work with Creative Time through their inaugural Open Call. My project, The Privilege of Escape, is an escape-room-inspired public art installation designed to address issues of privilege and social inequity. The write-up was featured on the cover of the New York Times arts section. The project was live in Manhattan until Aug. 18. I wanted to let you know how much my education at Brown helped shape my life and this work in particular. After all, I first learned about privilege when I visited Brown as a prefrosh for the very first time. A first year who lived on the same floor as my host handed me a copy of White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh. I am Filipina and grew up in Kentucky, so that essay exploded my world view in the best way. I started at Brown as part of PLME, but I ended up falling in love with art and it really helped me find my voice. Brown fostered my natural curiosity and instilled in me a sense of social responsibility. I’ll never forget that one of the deans when I was there had a quote in her email signature: ‘Harvard grads rule the world; Brown grads change it.’ I hope to do my small part in keeping that legacy ever true.”

 

Nov, 2019
01

Gregory Cooper was appointed the dean of studies at the Ransom Everglades School in Miami. Gregory writes: “I moved down to Miami about 10 years ago, recruited by a friend who also taught at Ransom Everglades. I thought it would be a nice change of scenery for a year or two before I moved back to the Northeast, but here I still am, enjoying the perpetual sunshine. In addition to heading up the school’s academic program, I also teach U.S. Government, Comparative Government, Criminal Justice, and a class on 9/11—which makes a bit of cosmic sense, given that my first day ever as a teacher was 9/12/01.”

 

Nov, 2019
01
Fresh Ink
New books by Courtney Maum ’01, Louise Aronson ’86, and Lauren Acampora ’97
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Costalegre by Courtney Maum ’01; Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life by Louise Aronson ’86; and The Paper Wasp by Lauren Acampora ’97
Nov, 2019
01
Core Concept
In search of the meaning of democracy
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Photo of Astra Taylor ’01
Related classes:
Class of 2001, Class of 2019
Nov, 2019
00

Jesse Rissman married Sara Wilson on May 25 in Topanga, Calif. Jesse continues to teach and direct a memory research lab at UCLA, where he was promoted to associate professor of psychology and psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences. His wife, Sara, is the founder of SW Projects, a content and digital strategy consultancy. They reside in Culver City with Jesse’s two boys Mateo, 11, and Joaquin, 8. Contact Jesse at rissman@gmail.com.

 


Jesse Rissman ’00 wedding photo
Nov, 2019
99
Going Pro
A women’s college basketball coach jumps into the NBA
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Photo of Lindsay Gottlieb ’99, Assistant Coach of Cleveland Caveliers
Related classes:
Class of 1999, Class of 2015
Nov, 2019
98

Farooq Ahmed writes: “My novel Kansastan, which was published this fall, has received advance praise from Ben Marcus ’91 MFA who said: ‘Holy shit, we are definitely not in Kansas anymore. And Farooq Ahmed is like no novelist this world has seen. Brutally funny and disruptive, Kansastan is a work of alternative history that finally seems more true, more real, and more painfully strange and sad, than the world it replaces.’”

 

Related classes:
Class of 1998, GS Class of 1991
Nov, 2019
94
Say it Through Song
Licity Collins ’94 releases live album
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Photo of musician Licity Collins ’94
Nov, 2019
94

After serving for 15 years on the faculty at the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Shira Epstein will become the first female dean of the school. Shira writes: “I’m in my 25th year as a New York City dweller and have lived for the past decade with my son in Harlem.”

 

Nov, 2019
91

Mary Lynn “ML” Banchoff is living in Austin, Tex., and works internationally as an independently contracted facilitator and workshop-designer, “all while still dreaming she doesn’t have enough credits to graduate.” Contact Mary at BanchoffML@gmail.com.
 

 

Nov, 2019
91
Reprogramming Mother Nature
Editing human genes is still taboo. But animal genes are fair game, and experimenting with their coding stands to teach us a lot about ourselves.
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Illustration of fruit flies with bottle and bowl of fruit
Nov, 2019
90

Katrina Smith Korfmacher published Bridging Silos (MIT Press) in August.

 

Nov, 2019
89

Maxim D. Shrayer published A Russian Immigrant on Sept. 16 with Cherry Orchard Books.

 

Nov, 2019
88

Joe Sadusky published Magic Lessons: Celebratory and Cautionary Tales about Life as a (Single, Gay, Transracially Adoptive) Dad, through Lulu Press. In it he shares stories and reflections about family life as a single, gay, white man with adopted black sons. Joe writes: “It humorously but honestly details my experiences of being amazed, aggravated, exasperated, and awed by my kids and others in the family journey. By revealing lessons learned about being ‘other,’ as well as my own parenting mistakes, Magic Lessons provides a guide for anyone who is part of, or considering, an alternative family structure. It is available in eBook and paperback format from jmswordsmith.com.”

 

Nov, 2019
87

John Tiedemann writes: “After a painful breakup in 2014, I decided it was time for some major changes, so after 18 years I sold my Greenwich Village nightclub and started work for The Ali Forney Center as a residential youth counselor at a group home for homeless LGBTQ youth. Fast forward to May 2018 and I graduated from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College with a master’s in social work. Upon graduation, I have continued working weekends at Ali Forney while also working part-time as a mental health and substance abuse counselor at New Alternatives for LGBT Homeless Youth.

 

Nov, 2019
87

Benjamin Filene edited Tobe: A Critical Edition: New Views on a Children’s Classic, which was published by UNC Press in October.

 

Nov, 2019
86
In the news

Mark Koumans ’86, deputy director of U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, delivered congratulatory remarks to new U.S. citizens at a ceremony aboard the USS Constitution in Boston. Between July 1 and July 5, an estimated 7,500 new citizens were welcomed in nearly 110 naturalization ceremonies across the country as reported by the USCIS.

 

Nov, 2019
86

Andrew Blauner writes: “My seventh anthology, which is called The Peanuts Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life was published by the August Library of America on October 22, and features contributions by many others with school ties, including: Lisa Birnbach ’78, David Kamp ’89, Peter Kramer, and Rick Moody ’83.

Nov, 2019
85
In the news

Eric J. Gertler ’85 was appointed president and CEO of New York State’s economic development agency, Empire State Development, on Sept. 3. At the time of his nomination he was executive chairman of U.S. News & World Report and had been on the board of ESD since June 2018. He previously worked as copublisher of the New York Daily News from 2015 to 2017.

 

Nov, 2019
84
Fast Food Nation
Meet Greg Flynn ’86, king of chain restaurants
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Photo of Greg Flynn ’86 of The Flynn Restaurant Group
Related classes:
Class of 1984, Class of 1987
Nov, 2019
81
Losers for the Win
A new book of essays looks at why we love Charlie Brown
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illustration inspired by Charles Schultz's Peanuts
Nov, 2019
78

David Shields’s film Lynch: A History, a kaleidoscopic documentary about Marshawn Lynch’s use of silence as a form of protest, was released on August 1 on Amazon, AppleTV, Google Play, and Vimeo. In his rave review in the New Yorker, Hua Hsu wrote, “The film’s relentless rhythm overwhelms and overpowers you. Random acts of terror, across time and space, reveal a pattern. It’s a gradient of American carnage.”

 

Nov, 2019
78
Revolutionary Radio
Filmmaker Bill Lichtenstein ’78 tells the WBCN story
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Photo of Bill Lichtenstein on the air at WBCN in 1973
Nov, 2019
77

Elizabeth D. Schrero, a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP and national cochair of the Real Estate Litigation Group Inc., was recognized in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for real estate litigation.

 

Nov, 2019
77

Stephen Buchwald writes: “2019 was a big year for the Buchwald-Haber household. Our son, Nathan Haber Buchwald ’19, graduated from Brown with a degree in chemistry. I was the recipient of several major awards, including the Roger Adams Award from the American Chemical Society and the Wolf Prize in chemistry.”

 

Related classes:
Class of 1977, Class of 2019
Nov, 2019
76

Anna Bobiak Nagurney ’80 ScM, ’83 PhD continues as the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management in the Department of Operations and Information Management at the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst. This past January she was a keynote speaker at the science festival, Congreso Futuro, in Santiago and Valparaiso, Chile. Also on the program was the Nobel Laureate Brown Professor Michael Kosterlitz. During Anna’s final year in the applied mathematics PhD program, she had an office cubicle in a room in Barus and Holley directly across from the office of Professor Kosterlitz, who had just joined the Brown physics department. In May, Anna became a Fellow of the Network Science Society. In late June and early July, she participated in three weeks of European conferences. At the 30th European Conference on Operational Research in Dublin she presented a tutorial, “Game Theory and Variational Inequalities: From Transportation and Supply Chains to Financial Networks and the Internet,” and spoke on the “Women in Operational Research” and the “Making an Impact” panels. The following week, in Kalamata, Greece, she co-organized the fourth Dynamics of Disasters Conference. Finally, she traveled to Metz, France, where at the 6th World Congress on Global Optimization, she was awarded the Constantin Caratheodory Prize in Global Optimization and delivered the prize lecture, “Tariffs and Quotas in Global Trade: What Networks, Game Theory, and Variational Inequalities Reveal.” She is the first female to receive this prize. The trip ended with two days of vacation in Paris for her and Lad ’74 ScM, ’86 PhD.

 

Nov, 2019
76

Liz Berman Hazen writes that her daughter Julia Hazen ’08 married Zev Simpser on June 8. In attendance were Michelle Beaulieu ’08, Sally Berman ’81, Kimbie Casten ’08, Hillary Dixler ’08, Dave Eichler ’09, Ned Hazen ’73, Lara Henneman ’07, Howell Jackson ’76, Nancy Leopold ’76, John Magladery ’73, Jordan Middendorf ’08, Connie Berman Moore ’85, Nina Mozes ’08, Stuart Schussel ’08, and Jeff Wagner ’73.

 

Nov, 2019
75

John Manchester retired as mayor of Lewisburg, W.Va., on June 30 after 16 years in that position. He served longer than any other mayor since the city’s incorporation in 1782. He plans to travel more with his wife, Connie, and he has started writing about his experiences as a small-town mayor.

 

Nov, 2019
75

Richard Halpern, since retiring last year, has been active in the Franklin (Mass.) Democratic Town Committee. He chaired the development of the first ever public education forum entitled “Franklin 2050: Climate Crisis,” held in October at the Franklin Elks Lodge, in collaboration with Massachusetts Climate Action Network. He also volunteers at UMass Memorial Medical Center’s Cardiac ICU Center and is a kidney coach for an acquaintance in need of a kidney donation. Contact him at halpern2127@comcast.net.

 

Nov, 2019
75

Edward Frongillo continues as professor of global nutrition at the University of South Carolina after ten years as department chair. His research is focused primarily on maternal and child nutrition and family food insecurity. He serves on the board of directors of two nutrition societies and cochairs a technical advisory group on global nutrition monitoring for the World Health Organization and UNICEF. His two sons and two grandchildren live in Freiburg, Germany, and Boulder, Colorado.

 

Nov, 2019
71

Mark Pope is still practicing law in San Diego, although on a part-time basis. He writes: “I was pleased to have been one of the lead counsel on the groundbreaking California Supreme Court case, Dynamex Operations West v Superior Court, which makes it harder for companies to misclassify their workers as independent contractors. I’d love to hear from any of my classmates, especially if you’re heading to San Diego any time soon.”

 

Nov, 2019
69

John O’Reilly Jr. writes: “I finished a great 50th reunion. I am not online and missed the class yearbook deadline. I have copies of my unpublished The Function of Christianity in U.S. History and my unpublished A History of the Christian Church. Best wishes to all classmates.

Nov, 2019
69

The class sent out its News and Dues mailing in September. If you have not yet responded, please send your news and your dues check for $69 payable to “Brown University Class of 1969” to Joseph Petteruti, 50 Lloyd Ave., Providence, RI 02906. The $69 covers two years since we did not collect dues during our reunion year.

 

Nov, 2019
69
In the news

The Baltimore Sun reported that Rev. Mark E. Brennan ’69 was appointed by Pope Francis as the ninth bishop in the 169-year history of the diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia. Bishop Brennan was previously an auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Baltimore.

Nov, 2019
68
In the news

Laurie O. Robinson ’68, former Assistant Attorney General in charge of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs, will serve as the chair of the governing board of directors of the new Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ).  CCJ, which launched on July 23, is a nonpartisan membership organization and think tank dedicated to improving criminal justice and public safety in America. Also serving on the CCJ board of trustees is James Forman Jr. ’88, professor at Yale Law School.

 

Related classes:
Class of 1968, Class of 1988
Nov, 2019
68

Jesse Jupiter was named an International Pioneer in Hand Surgery at the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand meeting in Berlin, Germany.
 

 

Nov, 2019
68

Richard Brodsky writes: “Doting on our two children and their spouses and our three grandchildren...’nuf said. Peggy, my wife of 47 years, besides getting her head examined for that condition, has had some health issues, but she has an amazing spirit, which I try to keep up. I’m still practicing law, now in an office across the street from our apartment … I will continue until my brain runs out of energy or the phone calls stop, whichever comes first. Still a Miami Marlins fan—now on their 76th rebuild in their 26-year history. Red Sox fans are so Yankee-like, feeling so entitled. I’m actively writing and had a law review article published on the constitutionality of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (a thriller) and another soon to be published on Congress’s futile effort to end delays in SEC investigations (ditto), and I have a blog, splendidspitter.blogpost.com (latest post: “Putting AOC on an Equal Footing with Pelosi”). I welcome visitors to Miami.” Contact Richard at rebrodsky@icloud.com.

 

Nov, 2019
67

Richard Arneson writes: “I teach full-time at the University of California, San Diego, where I hold the rank of distinguished professor (not a big deal) and also hold the Valtz Family Chair in philosophy. I am currently president of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association. My wife Sheila and I have been married since 1979. No children, but magically, two quasi-grandchildren (via Sheila’s previous marriage). My embarrassingly inept career as a rock climber is now in steep decline. I am grateful for the opportunities for scholarship and friendship that my Brown education provided and regretful that while at Brown I did not make better use of these opportunities. I missed the 50th anniversary of graduation sharing of information with classmates in 2017 and want to register the fact that I’m not, so far as I can tell, dead yet.”
 

 

Nov, 2019
61

Nicholas B. Willard writes: “After almost 50 years in the packaging, paper, and printing business, I retired. Within a year I had started a new company that ran successfully for 17 years. I just retired from that. I’m looking forward to seeing you all at our 60th reunion in two years.”

 

Nov, 2019
61

Arthur Solomon writes: “I guess that I’m semi-retired because I now split my time between a real estate development business and the family’s minor league baseball teams (Hartford Yard Goats and New Hampshire Fisher Cats) and two nonprofit boards. I’m really enjoying and learning a great deal from my board work at the Trinity Repertory Company (Providence) and the FAY Lifelong Learning Program (Jupiter, Fla.).”

 

Nov, 2019
61

Edward Rotmer writes: “Lorraine and I spent 15 days cruising the Baltic and St. Petersburg. We visited Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Berlin, Poland, Estonia, and Finland. We are still living in Rhode Island and I serve on the board of directors of the Brown Club of Rhode Island and volunteer at various charitable organizations. We spend winter in Naples, Florida, and I’m playing a lot of golf. I welcome hearing from classmates.” Contact Ed at ERLR@cox.net.

 

Nov, 2019
61

Carolyn Vose Moreland and James A. Moreland write: “We have sold our home of 46 years and moved to Westminster Winter Park CCRC [a continuing care retirement community in Florida]. Getting rid of ‘stuff’ was a difficult job but it made moving easy. We love our new environs. Our next task is to ready our North Carolina home for sale. We enjoyed a mini-reunion with fellow classmates in Holmes Beach this winter.” Contact Carol at cvmoreland@msn.com.

 

Nov, 2019
61

Beth Burwell Griffiths writes: “Although I am spending more time in Florida, I still return to New Hampshire for Christmas and a few months in the summer on Lake Mascoma in Enfield. Last fall, Jane Ufford Bartlett and I took a 26-day cruise to Italy, Greece, and Spain. We visited Rome, Sicily, Malta, three Greek Islands, Athens (enraptured by the Acropolis), Naples, Barcelona, Granada, Malaga, and the Canary Islands, ending up with a transatlantic voyage back to Fort Lauderdale. My vocation in retirement is genealogy research and I belong to five genealogy groups. It’s an addictive hobby!”

 

Nov, 2019
58

Tom Moses and his wife, Judy, are still playing tennis at their local tennis club. Tom writes: “We play with one 86-year-old former food critic from Los Angeles who is still quick, and another who went to the Ohio National Finals. Each summer we venture to the Georgia mountains in Hiawassee on Lake Chatuge. There we join old friends and some former tournament players three times per week at the community center. In our home town of Sarasota, we play in the mornings despite heat indexes reaching 100 or better. Once, the local fire department arrived, thankfully, in a small red truck and used flat dental floss to remove my ring from the swollen finger.”
 

 

Nov, 2019
58

Ulysses S. (Jim) James writes: “Nancy Redden James and I are both fine, she’s busy with the Quaker Meeting (Society of Friends) next to Fort Belvoir and I with the orchestras. I oversee two youth orchestras and conduct an adult orchestra in the D.C. metropolitan area, the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic. The Philharmonic had an interesting 2018-19 season because 14 of the 16 works we performed were composed by women. The music was wonderful and included music from Boulanger and Farrenc to McTee and Higdon. This season we’ll continue performing at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria and at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax. I’d be happy to provide two complimentary tickets to any classmate wishing to attend a concert. Please contact me at least a day prior to the concert at uljames@me.com or 703-799-8229. The concert schedule may be found at www.wmpamusic.org.”

 

Nov, 2019
57

After retiring as an independent educational consultant, Stan Vincent has been able to move ahead with two long-delayed family-related projects: genealogy and the scanning and organizing of slides and prints shot since his days on campus. He continues to play trombone with the seven-piece New Black Eagle Jazz Band, as its only remaining founding member. This year, as the band played concerts and private parties in every New England state, Stan had the pleasure of reconnecting with a number of Brown alums, among them Lee Jacobus.

 

Nov, 2019
57

Marianne Mazen Lazarus writes: “The new old age? After the death of my husband in 2014, I’m selling the house we lived in for 48 years in Lexington, Massachusetts. Four years ago, I bought a ranch-style house nearby to live on one floor. It needed remodeling and I have been working on it ever since—supervising an obliging carpenter/contractor who gutted it to put in totally new insulation (trying to jump on the green train) and of course, everything else. I’ve been playing architect, fulfilling a lifelong wish that Pembroke steered me away from. After I move in I’m expecting to not be satisfied and thinking of trying it again in another year or so, to try to make use of what has been a fine learning experience, maybe a little closer to Providence. And I have a new first grandchild.”

 

Nov, 2019
57

Ron Baker is president-elect of the Rotary Club of Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, and is also active in the Brown Alumni Club of Toronto interviewing Canadian admission candidates. Last May, Ron and his fiancée, Barbara Ann Hill-Holland of Ottawa, attended the club’s meeting at the home of Samara S. Walbohm ’93. Her guest, Dr. Dietrich Neumann, professor of history of art and architecture at Brown, gave what Ron says was “a marvelous illustrated lecture on the many statues and architectural features on the Brown campus.” In June, Ron was invited by the Governor General of Canada to Rideau Hall, her official residence, for the inauguration of the Queen Elizabeth II Equestrian Monument. Ron, who is a Canadian citizen, is a member of the Monarchist League of Canada, whose members support their constitutional monarchy and the royal family.

 

Related classes:
Class of 1957, Class of 1993
Nov, 2019
56

Nancy Blacher Shuster is still enjoying teaching. She writes: “What fun to work with students who are retired and love to connect writing life stories. Let me hear from others.” Contact Nancy at nshu4@aol.com.

 

Nov, 2019
53

David Kramer writes: “In June, Nancy and I had the pleasure of seeing our grandson graduate magna cum laude with a degree in civil engineering from Florida State University in Tallahassee. Later that same day we watched as he received his commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. We planned to travel to the Eastern Townships of Quebec in October—it has become our annual respite from the sound and the fury emanating from Washington for the past few years.”

 

Nov, 2019
50

Paul Lipsitt writes that he and Nancy L. Buc ’65 appeared in the July 4th parade in Marion, Mass. Paul writes: “While other World War II veterans appeared in the procession in olive drab military vehicles, I rode with Nancy in her bright red convertible. Nancy has been a close friend of my wife Brooke Kruger Lipsitt ’63 since their student years at Pembroke.”

 

Sep, 2019
GS 75

Michael Timberlake ’75 AM, ’79 PhD was appointed professor emeritus, department of sociology, University of Utah in 2018, where he had been a professor since 2001, including seven years as chair of the department. He currently lives in Seattle, with his wife, Terri Holland. His latest research is represented in a forthcoming book chapter which examines the integration of China’s key cities into the global network of cities based on headquarter-subsidiary patterns of Fortune 500 corporations.

 

Sep, 2019
GS 62
In the news

Alvin Rosenfeld ’62 AM, ’67 PhD, who has served for 30 years as the founding director of IU’s renowned Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program, received the Indiana University President’s Medal for Excellence. He is also founding director of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism, one of the only university programs of its kind in the U.S., as reported by Indiana University News.

Sep, 2019
GS 17
Apollo 2019
A planetary science grad student on the 1969 moonwalk that fuels her lunar studies
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Ariel Deutsch standing outside an old NASA hangar
Sep, 2019
GS 13

Ashley Bowen’13 AM, ’17 PhD curated three exhibitions for the Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine in 2019. In June 2019, Rashes to Research: Scientists and Parents Confront the 1964 Rubella Epidemic opened to the public. This exhibition highlights the work of researchers and parents to limit the impact of rubella in the years before an effective vaccine nearly eliminated the disease from the United States. The banner exhibition and special display will be available through September 25, 2019 in the History of Medicine Division Reading Room, first floor of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Building 38 on the Bethesda,  Maryland, campus of the National Institutes of Health.

 

Sep, 2019
GS 11
Fragile Beauty
Courtney Mattison ’11 AM creates ceramic installations about endangered coral reefs.
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Portrait of Courtney Mattison in her studio
Sep, 2019
1

Claudia Moscovici ’95 AM, ’97 PhD had her book Holocaust Memories: A Survey of Holocaust Memoirs, Histories, Novels, and Films published on June 15 by Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group.

 

Sep, 2019
GS 07

Leslie Shimotakahara ’07 PhD writes: “My second novel, Red Oblivion, was published in September by Dundurn Press. The novel is a literary thriller set in Hong Kong. It deals with a daughter’s investigation into her father’s escape from Guangzhou, China, during the Cultural Revolution and the family secrets she confronts. More about the novel can be found at https://www.dundurn.com/books/Red-Oblivion.

 

Sep, 2019
21
They Danced in the Dining Room
Roxanne Barnes ’21 threw benefit parties at the Finlandia co-op
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Roxanne Barnes ’21 sitting on the stairs in the Finlandia co-op
Sep, 2019
21
Scooter Mania
Rental scooters are College Hill’s new ride.
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Motion-blurred photo of a student on a scooter
Related classes:
Class of 2021, Class of 2020
Sep, 2019
20
The Stigma Slayer
A student-founded arts organization combats silence around mental illness.
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portrait of Bella Roberts
Related classes:
Class of 2020, Class of 2021
Sep, 2019
18

Dylan Morrissey works with The Civics Center, which was founded last fall by Laura Brill ’87, who is a lawyer in Los Angeles and former clerk to Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Dylan writes: “After graduating, I became the nonprofit’s first employee and have been building it from the ground up under the direction of Ms. Brill. We met through Brown alumni networking channels and have had a great relationship starting this nonprofit. I wanted to share my op-ed that was published in the Sacramento Bee (https://www.sacbee.com/opinion/california-forum/article231054688.html). A letter to the editor written by Laura was also published in the New York Times last fall.”

 

Related classes:
Class of 2018, Class of 1987
Sep, 2019
18
Arrrcappella Anniversary
The Pirates turn 20
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The Pirate Scummy (Charlotte Senders ’18) sings out during a Reunion event in May.
Sep, 2019
18
Hi-Tech Ethics
Can CS majors save the world? The founders of a student startup think so.
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portrait of Adi Melamed '19 and Aaron Mayer '18
Related classes:
Class of 2018, Class of 2019
Sep, 2019
17
K-Pop
Sang Min Lim ’17 claims his space in K-pop
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Sang Min Lim ’17 eyes the camera
Sep, 2019
16

Nancy Holt writes: “At Brown I studied and received a bachelor of arts in biology. After Brown, I joined the Peace Corps and served for two years as an education volunteer in Nampula, Mozambique. I taught eighth and ninth grade chemistry. Since finishing my service last November, I have returned home to Woodstock, Maryland. I have been doing data entry work for a small minority owned business, while applying to graduate school. I am happy to say that I was accepted into the Masters of Education Program at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Additionally, I received a Robert Noyce Teachers Scholarship through the National Science Foundation. This fall, I will be teaching eighth grade science at an elementary/middle school in Phoenix, Arizona. I’ll be part of a ten-student cohort, and we will teach at our schools during the day and take classes in the evenings. Our program will be completed in August 2020 and we will receive our master’s degrees along with Arizona state certification. After completing the program, Noyce Scholars are required to teach at a Title I school for two years.” Contact Nancy at (410) 979-3169; holt.nancye@gmail.com.

 

Sep, 2019
14
Fresh Ink
New books by Mona Awad ’14 MFA, Art Markman ’88, and Tim Murphy ’91
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Bunny, by Mona Awad ’14; Bring Your Brain To Work, by Art Markman ’88; and Correspondents, by Tim Murphy ’91 stacked
Sep, 2019
14

Joseph Cadabes was appointed organist at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Northridge, Calif. A classics concentrator, he spent his senior year under the tutelage of University Organist Mark Steinbach. He wishes to offer some special thanks to both Dr. Steinbach and to chorus conductor Fred Jodry.

 

Sep, 2019
12

Abby Colella married Dan Davidson ’11 and the following people were in attendance: father of the bride, Jay Colella ’79; man of honor, James Anglin Flynn ’11; aunt of the bride, Kim Colella DeMagistris ’81; Matthew Aks ’11; Michael Bleicher ’11; Skylar Fox ’15; Jenny Gorelick ’14; Natan Last ’12; Kelly Mallahan ’11; Jessie Medofer ’13; Kate Monks ’13; Meredith Mosbacher ’11; Luke Rohde ’11; Sam Schmerler ’11; Christiana Stephenson ’11; Adam Wyron ’13; and Leandro Zaneti ’12.

 

Sep, 2019
08

Eric Swoyer writes: “I recently crossed back into the United States after two years abroad on a motorcycle. I left San Francisco on April Fool’s Day 2017 and have since ridden to the tip of South America and back. My Kawasaki and I covered more than 40,000 miles together through 15 countries, filling one passport and beginning a second. I’ve learned to disappear at night, hidden away in jungles, mountains, and deserts, and to be gone by sunrise. I’ve been invited into the homes of countless strangers, carried on currents of generosity that span the Latin world. I’ve been robbed at machete point. I bought a machete. And I’m home. I hope to unpack the trip now, putting what’s been learned into writing. Please wish me luck.”

 

Sep, 2019
08

Adam Kriesberg joined the full-time faculty at Simmons University as assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Science in Fall 2019. Contact Adam at adam.kriesberg@simmons.edu.

 

Sep, 2019
04
The New Nunnery
A refurbished church, school, and convent become a sought-after New Orleans hotel
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Nathalie Jordi ’04 stands at the door of her hotel
Sep, 2019
04
Robo-Farmer
Can artificial intelligence make growing crops sustainable?
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The Root AI team displays their agricultural machinery
Sep, 2019
01
In the news

Attorney and partner of the law firm Proskauer Rose, Camille Higonnet ’01, has been named to Private Equity International’s “Future 40” list, a list of 40 leaders under the age of 40 who are shaping the future of private equity.

Sep, 2019
00
Dual Mayors
Brown alums take the reins in Greece’s two largest cities
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A Grecian urn depicts Konstantinos Zervas ’89 ScM and Kostas Bakoyannis ’00
Related classes:
Class of 2000, GS Class of 1989
Sep, 2019
00

Shelby Freedman Harris announces the publication of her self-help book The Women’s Guide to Overcoming Insomnia: Get a Good Night’s Sleep Without Relying on Medication (W.W. Norton Books). She continues to see patients in her private psychology practice in Westchester County, N.Y., but is very excited to bring evidence-based insomnia treatment options to people who may not have easy access to sleep specialists. Contact Shelby at drshelbyharris@drshelbyharris.com.

 

Sep, 2019
00

Mike Cohen and his wife, Shira, announce the birth of twins Ida & Zev Cohen. Mike chairs the Department of Jewish Studies at Tulane University in New Orleans, and he recently published Cotton Capitalists: American Jewish Entrepreneurship in the Reconstruction Era. Contact him at mcohen@tulane.edu.

 

Sep, 2019
00

Megan Tracy Benson writes: “I represented my organization, JCA Heyman Interages Center, at the Global Intergenerational Conference in June in Portland, Oregon, presenting on ‘When Older Adults Take the Reins of Community-Based Intergenerational Program Planning’ and ‘Intergenerational Book Groups: Partnerships and Strategies for Success.’ Tom Benson ’98 and I are still living happily in Silver Spring, Maryland, and our kids will soon be 9 and 13 years old.”

 

Related classes:
Class of 2000, Class of 1998
Sep, 2019
99
Space Flight
Jessica Meir ’99 takes her first giant leap to the International Space Station
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Jessica Meir ’99 poses in her spacesuit
Sep, 2019
99
In the news

UC Berkeley head coach Lindsay Gottlieb ’99 has made history as the first women’s collegiate head coach ever to be recruited to the NBA. The Cleveland Cavaliers announced hiring Lindsay as assistant coach to John Beilein.

Sep, 2019
99

Agra Monagan writes that Dale and Kim Hemond Bertrand, who met during sophomore year and now are married with two children, met up with Heather Klemick and Elbert Ventura, who met freshman year and are now married with two children, during reunion weekend at Brown.

 


Agra Monagan ’99 and friends at reunion ’19
Sep, 2019
98
Investing in Diversity
A new venture capital fund seeks great ideas from “non-obvious” founders
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Alison Rosenthal ’98 smiles
Sep, 2019
98

Tyler Denmead writes: “In May 2019, I was voted the best lecturer amongst all faculty members at the University of Cambridge. I am a university lecturer in the Faculty of Education and a Fellow of Queens’ College. It was the most rewarding recognition that I have ever received. Since the announcement, I have been reflecting on how grateful I am for the amazing lecturers and teachers that I had in my Brown education twenty years ago—Wilbur Johnson, Ken Miller ’70, Evelyn Lincoln, Maggie Bickford, Sylvie Toux, David Cane, Heather Flewelling, Peter Hocking, Kath Connolly ’89, Kris Hermanns, and Janet Isserlis ’91 AM to name a few. Thank you.”

 

Sep, 2019
97

Lauren Acampora’s debut novel, The Paper Wasp, was published on June 11 by Grove Press.

Sep, 2019
96
Two Sons, One Chance
A powerful debut novel set in Trinidad
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Claire Adam ’96 relaxes
Sep, 2019
95

Anna Russakoff’s book Imagining the Miraculous: Miraculous Images of the Virgin Mary in French Illuminated Manuscripts, ca.1250-ca.1450, was published in March by Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.

 

Sep, 2019
95
Keep It Simple
Four Brown alums and their integrated breast care center help make a cancer diagnosis a little easier
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Candid photo of Elizabeth Cureton ’95, and Veronica Shim ’95 MD
Sep, 2019
94

KGW, the NBC-affiliated television station in Portland, Oregon, announced that Greg Retsinas has been named news director, effective May 31, 2019. Greg had been regional digital director at TEGNA, which owns local broadcast stations around the country. In that role, he managed digital strategy for stations in the Western U.S., including KGW.

 

Sep, 2019
94

Licity Collins writes: “I am so excited to announce the release of my live album LOVE COURAGE YES, recorded at Ojai’s Underground Exchange. The release was featured on NPR’s Here & Now in a fun 10-minute interview with Lisa Mullins, which meant I got to actually interact with one of my favorite NPR voices. The album is full of rocking band sounds, as well as touching acoustic moments and personal spoken word readings. The Reply was written about a Brown friend I fell in love with long ago, and then again not-so-long ago. It’s wonderful to share the music and stories. Videos from the LOVE COURAGE YES show are up on YouTube and the album is available everywhere and on licitycollins.com.”

 

Sep, 2019
93
Sight Lines
A new film examines how blindness affects the creative process
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Headshot of Rodney Evans ’93
Sep, 2019
93

The board of directors of the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is pleased to announce the election of Erbin Crowell, executive director of the Neighboring Food Co-Op Association (NFCA) and first vice chair of NCBA CLUSA’s board of directors, as the association’s new board chair, effective June 19.

 

Sep, 2019
92

Rachel Moore received an honorary doctorate in musical arts from Colburn Conservatory on May 10.

 

Sep, 2019
92

Catherine Harbour writes that Daniel Wilk, David Simons ’90, Michael Natkin ’89, James Acquavella, and David M. Cotter received an Oscar in February for the design and development of the Adobe After Effects software for motion graphics.

 

Sep, 2019
92

Freddy Bruce writes: “In early June a big group from the classes of 1990 to 1994 met in London at Ristorante Frescobaldi in Mayfair. The evening was organized by Azadeh Ghotbi ’91, whose photo exhibition in London a few months before was where the idea of a reunion in London came together. She, Charles Perry, Diana Frescobaldi, and Elena Pistorio, organized the event. Elena sadly was unable to attend the event. During dinner Diana stood up and took us on a journey through the villages of Tuscany that produced the wines we were drinking. Her family has been making wines for 11,000 years she said, and then corrected herself: they had been making wines for only 31 generations. Charles gave an impassioned speech about Brown, citing some of the recent statistics about 2,600 lucky youngsters offered places out of close to 40,000 applications. He spoke about early action at Brown, to which only Konstantin von Unger ’91 seemed to relate. Anastasia Manias, Matilda Douridas, Orsalia Parthenis ’93, Stefanos Pesmazoglou, and Thomas Giolmas came en masse with their Athenian good looks and smiles of the sunny Mediterranean life. Ashley Wodke Chiampo ’91 and Karan Paul were visiting from Singapore and India, respectively, and were able to make the event. Catalina Hoyos-Lago, “la Divina,” made a special trip from Colombia—never one to miss out on such a party. Hugh Warrender ’90 and Miles Montgomery ’90 ensured there was a lively after party at 5 Hertford Street dancing until the early hours... and there were many other alumni who gathered to celebrate our youth and friendships made together at Brown.”

 

Sep, 2019
91
Mr. Dinosaur
Paleontologist Matthew Carrano ’91 and the Smithsonian’s “Deep Time” exhibit. 
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Matthew Carrano ’91 grins alongside some dinosaur teeth
Sep, 2019
91
In the news

Amy Bach ’91, founder, executive director, and president of Measures for Justice (an organization that measures criminal justice performance by collecting, cleaning, and coding county-level criminal justice data), received The Charles Bronfman Prize for her commitment to reforming the criminal justice system.

Sep, 2019
89
In the news

Robert Harper Jr. ’89 was one of 633 certified scuba divers who came together from around the world and met at Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier to raise awareness about the ocean and plastic pollution while breaking the Guinness World Record for the Largest Underwater Cleanup, as reported in the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

Sep, 2019
87

Christopher Jarvinen was awarded a Fulbright grant and served as the inaugural senior specialist at the Bankruptcy Law and Restruturing Research Center of the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, China.

 

Sep, 2019
86

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast Chapter announced the professional winners of the 45th Annual Southeast Emmy Awards at a special ceremony at Atlanta's Grand Hyatt Buckhead. Art Berger received the Best Director and Best Technical Director awards. Art writes: “I specifically dedicated my Best Technical Director win to celebrating cultural diversity in the media. I firmly believe now more than ever we need to celebrate diversity and being a director is being a leader of a team that embraces all people. In my professional experience a diverse team is the strongest team. The Best Technical Director Emmy award went to our Spanish simulcast and I was extremely proud of this award, especially being nominated against Univision and Telemundo. I look back at my time at Brown and I would not have had the success in the business, working with Turner and ESPN, without my diverse experience at Brown University.” This is Art’s fifth Emmy award and eighteenth nomination.

 


Art Berger ’86 receives award
Sep, 2019
85

Ann Azzi Davenport writes: “I’m leading the new ‘Canvas’ arts and culture project for the PBS NewsHour funded by the Knight Foundation, while continuing to field produce stories across the country and internationally as I have done for almost 20 years. I’ll always be a ‘recovering political producer’ in some ways, but we view arts as an essential part of our broadcast—a different lens through which to see the world. I’ve run into and covered many Brown alums in the arts world through the years and it’s always affirming to see the contributions people are making. On a personal note, my husband, Rory, and I are soon to be empty-nesters with our daughter off to college and our son following this fall. Looking forward to the 35th reunion next spring! If you have story ideas you want to share or want to reconnect, hit me up at adavenport@newshour.org.”

 

Sep, 2019
84

Karen Dukess’s first novel, The Last Book Party, was published by Henry Holt on July 9. A Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers pick, and an Indie Next Great Reads selection by the American Booksellers Association, The Last Book Party is a coming of age story set in 1987 in New York City publishing and in a Cape Cod literary community.

 

Sep, 2019
83
An American Tragedy
A new book chronicles the life of John F. Kennedy ’83
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Photograph of John F. Kennedy Jr. ’83 as a child with his grandmother
Sep, 2019
82

Lisa Rothstein illustrated the sixth edition of How to Survive Your Freshman Year: By Hundreds of Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors Who Did. Lisa writes: “I’m fresh into my ‘second act’ in life as a professional cartoonist after a long career in business. In the past year, I’ve sold a couple of cartoons to The New Yorker, including one of their most shared and liked cartoons ever, with anchors from multiple major news networks across the political spectrum sharing it on social media. I’ve come a long way since drawing cartoons to advertise for BSA. Observant readers of the book will recognize the Brown campus as the setting for many of the cartoons.”

 

Sep, 2019
80
Tony Horwitz ’80
Finding the American story that lies between red and blue
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Photo of Tony Horowtiz ’80 Puliter Prize winning author Farewell
Sep, 2019
79

Doug Dykaar’s wife, Donna Strickland, won the Nobel Prize in Physics.

 

Sep, 2019
78
In the news

The Los Angeles Times reported Janet Yang ’78, producer of such films as The Joy Luck Club and The People vs. Larry Flynt, has been appointed a governor-at-large of the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and will serve a three-year term.

Sep, 2019
77

Nancy Harris writes: “My husband, Brad Parsons ’76, and I enjoyed seeing our youngest son Colby Parsons ’19 graduate. He joins his older brothers, Spencer Parsons ’13 and Cameron Parsons ’14. With all the boys living in different cities in the coming years, we can now happily look forward to seeing them at the many Brown reunions ahead.”

 

Sep, 2019
74
In the news

The St. Louis Bridge Center, the seventh largest duplicate bridge club in the United States, has elected Richard Lazaroff ’74 to the board of directors. Lazaroff, a retired pediatrician, is also author of a parenting book entitled Some Assembly Required.

Sep, 2019
72

Bill Armitage ’74 ScM and Dave Baldauf completed a coast-to-coast drive in Dave’s Tesla. Dave dropped Bill in San Francisco to visit with his daughter Amelia ’15, and completed the return trip solo. Their trip was somewhat of a reprise of their dash from the Ratty to the Kennedy Space Center (accompanied by classmate Bill Davies ’77 ScM) to watch the night launch of Apollo 17.

 

Sep, 2019
71

Linda Schwartz writes: “I attended the launch party in London for the British Library’s Women in Publishing Oral Archive in April last year. I had been invited, along with the other founding committee members, for individual interviews at the British Library to form an oral archive about starting WIP and what it was like for women working in British book publishing in the ’70s and ’80s. We had wanted to start a network to help women move up in book publishing. Back then, there were very few women in management positions in relation to their numbers in the industry. This is improved now. The oral archive is stored at the British Library and online (http://www.womeninpublishinghistory.org.uk/). In London I started as a secretary at Hamish Hamilton Ltd., then moved into design and production at Heinemann Medical Books Ltd., and finally was the senior production manager at Hutchinson Ltd. I started my own small publishing company, Poplar Press Ltd., while still at Hutchinson. I left Hutchinson to run this full-time and eventually sold the company to David and Charles Ltd. when we moved from London to Spain. I’m retired from publishing and live with my husband, three donkeys, one horse, and four cats on our farm in Southern Spain.” Contact Linda at lgs131@gmail.com.

 

Sep, 2019
71

Peter Rush writes: “I returned with lacrosse teammates to be honored at a game for the first Ivy Championship team from Brown. Marc Jacobs, Rupert Scofield, Rock Singewald, Wolky Toll and I made it on the field without a stumble. Wish more were there but good to be with old friends. Rick Buck ’70, John Buxton ’69, Randy Cooper ’69, and Greg Elliott ’69 were also present.”

 

Sep, 2019
71

Jane Trowbridge published a memoir entitled You Started What After 60? Highpointing Across America (available from Amazon and other retailers). Over this decade-long adventure, she recruited more than 63 people to join her, including Monica MacAdams for Washington D.C.’s highpoint (Fort Reno Park). Four months shy of her 70th birthday, Jane completed this project of attempting to reach the highest point in every state with bittersweet emotions: satisfied at reaching 46 highpoints, relieved to leave technical climbing behind her, yet wistful that this adventure had ended. Says Jane, “it was, well, a highpoint of my life.” Jane continues as a professor at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, working primarily on family planning in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (See Beyond the Gates, July/August, 2019.)

Sep, 2019
70

Rev. Tom Momberg was recognized on stage at the Jabberwocks’ 70th Anniversary Reunion during commencement week for his leadership and musical direction of the group’s late ’60s break from traditional glee club fare. His pioneering interpretations of modern pop and rock fostered subsequent decades of lively popular entertainment by Jabberwocks groups.

 

Sep, 2019
70

Paul Raymond Michaud ’70 AM writes about the unexpected death of his wife of 34 years, Annie Héon Leclerc. “We lived a life of love, separately but together, like our heroes Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, in two separate apartments overlooking the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye in the western suburb of Paris. I am moving into Annie’s apartment joined by our pet chartreuse Mélisande.” Contact Paul at Domaine de Montval, 37, avenue Auguste Renoir, F-78160 Marly-le-Roi, France; paulmichaud@free.fr.

 

Related classes:
Class of 1970, GS Class of 1970
Sep, 2019
70

Dean Alexander, together with composer Janet Hay, has written (story, lyrics) a musical titled Across the Street — An East Side Story, which premiered in Victorville, Calif., in April 2017. The play was selected as a sponsored submission to the NAMT festival in New York City and subsequently scheduled as a concert reading in North Hollywood on August 1.

 

Sep, 2019
69
Ken McDaniel ’69
Walkout leader and champion for low-income students in STEM
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Photo of Ken McDaniel ’69 with others on stage at his 50th reunion
Sep, 2019
69

Spike Gonzales, Charles Shumway ’58, ’66 AM, and Roger Young ’50 have been playing tennis together at the Wilderness Country Club in Naples, Fla., for the last decade.

 


Spike gonzales ’69 and his tennis buddies
Sep, 2019
69

Class secretary Linda Abbott Antonucci reports: “What a reunion! Our 50th reunion was a huge success. We had 240 registered classmates representing 31 percent of our classmates. Including spouses and guests, over 360 attended the reunion. These numbers look very impressive, much like our 25th reunion. We may have set a new attendance record for a 50th. From a dazzling Friday night dinner to a fabulous Sunday luncheon, the events were spectacular. The Black Student Walkout of ’68 forum Saturday morning was phenomenal and well attended. The Jim Northrop Show at noon on Saturday starred Ira Magaziner and Pembroker Ido Jamar ’74 ScM, ’77 PhD. Folks are still talking about this tour de force which included the back story leading to the development of the New Curriculum and a personal behind the scenes account of the 1968 Black Student Walkout. Jim’s Q&A on “What are we going to do with the rest of our lives?” electrified the audience. Saturday afternoon’s Designing Brilliance, the Gorham event at the RISD Museum, drew more than 75 people, and the class of 1969 forum on the Vietnam War was standing room only at the John Hay Library. The class memorial service led by Rev. Mark Brennan and Rev. Richard Crocker early Saturday evening was uplifting. The march down the Hill, where the class was greeted with thunderous applause, brought the class full circle, since for many attendees it was their first time passing through the Van Wickle Gates. We have some sad news to report that reunion committee member and Brown Trustee Ken McDaniel passed away on June 11 from a heart attack (see Obits, pg. 66). Condolences can be sent to his family at 56 Circuit Dr., Cranston, RI 02905. Along with Ken, reunion committee members Kathy Au, Thelma Austin, Guillermo Bahamon, Kate Bornstein, Les Corwin, Phyllis Cunningham-Hutson, Mike D’Ambra, Ido Jamar, Ira Magaziner, Jim Northrop, and Scott Somers were vital to our reunion’s success. We had such great diversity of thought and enthusiasm. Congratulations to all who worked so diligently on the forums, t-shirts, and special events. You made us all look good and we salute you and thank you for all your hard work. We must also thank our 50th reunion sponsors J. Scott Burns and Jim Northrop. They provided the class with substantial financial support. This enabled us to have premium liquor, a subsidy for the very special class of 1969 designer t-shirts, and a beautiful catered lunch on Sunday. A special mention also goes to Guillermo Bahamon, who convinced his friend, Brown professor and New Yorker magazine cartoonist Ed Koren, to design our distinctive t-shirts. Class secretary Linda Antonucci and class treasurer Richard Blackman have volunteered to open up a Class of 1969 t-shirt shop. They will send you a “larger than the average bear” t-shirt (sizes XL or 2XL are all that remain) if you send Richard a check for $19.69 payable to Brown University Class of 1969 and send to Bentsen-Combies-Blackman Insurance, 631 Main St., East Greenwich, RI 02818. Ladies, you will own the perfect replacement for your nightgown. Guys, you can bulk up and be the big bear on the block! Once again, thanks to everyone who attended our 50th reunion. It was a blast and maybe the best in a long line of very excellent class of 1969 reunions. You know that we always have the best parties!”

 

Related classes:
Class of 1969, GS Class of 1974
Sep, 2019
68

Jesse Jupiter continues to practice hand and upper extremity surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Jesse has been named an International Pioneer in Hand Surgery by the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, as well as the first Distinguished Alumnus of the Combined Harvard Orthopedic Residency Program.

 

Sep, 2019
68

Jay Hedlund writes: “Our classmate Flint Taylor, one of America’s top civil and human rights lawyers and a cofounder of the People’s Law Office in Chicago, has published a new book, The Torture Machine, outlining his nearly 50-year career fighting racism in the criminal justice system. He was one of the lawyers who represented the families of slain Chicago Black Panthers Fred Hampton and Mark Clark in the landmark civil rights case against the Chicago police, the Cook County state’s attorney, and the FBI’s COINTELPRO agents. Throughout his career he has represented numerous survivors of Chicago police torture in criminal and civil cases, as well as in seeking and winning reparations. He was also cocounsel in the civil rights case brought by the victims of the KKK and neo-Nazi terror in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1979. The story he tells in The Torture Machine is engaging and compelling, particularly timely with the current national focus on police and community relations (particularly communities of color), the Black Lives Matter movement, and a new attention to criminal justice and penal reform.”

 

Sep, 2019
67

Vicki Robin writes: “Your Money or Your Life, Revised and Updated for 2018 was published a year ago to help another generation with money, career, and life. I’ve been active with Sound Defense Alliance in challenging the expansion of navy training and testing out of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and over the Olympic National Park. I’m blogging at vickirobin.com and yourmoneyoryourlife.com and welcome Brown friends to join me there.”

 

Sep, 2019
66

David Beckman and his wife, Sharon, are active in AVP—Alternative to Violence Project. David writes: “With others, we go into maximum security prisons and facilitate three-day workshops with 20 inmates at a time on conflict resolution. This allows inmates to rediscover their humanity and grow beyond who they were when they committed their crimes.”

 

Sep, 2019
63

Hal Barwood writes: “Now that I’m safe from the temptations of actual work, I continue to write. My latest novel is called Fulfillment. It’s all about a newbie getting his feet wet in the treacherous waters of video game development. Check it out at my website www.finitearts.com.”

 

Sep, 2019
63

Class secretary Martha McCauley Anderson reports: “On May 7-10 the class of 1963 enjoyed a mini-reunion in Charleston, South Carolina, making it our ninth mini-reunion. Events included a tour of the USS Yorktown, Fort Sumter, the Charleston Museum, Middleton Place, and a carriage tour of historic Charleston. This was our first three-night reunion and our first mid-week reunion. A great time was had by all. Class attendees included George Bryant, Glenn Cashion, Bill Dyer, Joe Fisler, Barbara Smith Langworthy, Marty Lawyer, Mary Lou Clark Levine, Brooke Kruger Lipsitt, Ann Reilly Mostoller, Fred Parker, Wayne Peal, Bob Phillips, Ernst Rothe, and Nancy Scull.

 

Sep, 2019
61

Arthur Solomon writes: “I guess that I’m semi-retired because I now split my time among my real estate development business, two nonprofit boards, and my family’s minor league baseball teams—the Hartford Yard Goats and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. I’m really enjoying and learning a great deal from my board work at the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence and the Florida Atlantic University Lifelong Learning Program in Jupiter, Florida.”

 

Sep, 2019
61

John Sculley writes: “My wife, Diane, and I moved into our new home in Palm Beach, Florida, in February. I still work helping health-tech entrepreneurs build their transformative innovation companies. Diane, who is also a data scientist, is my business partner. I travel routinely to the Boston area to RxAdvance, a health-tech company where I am chief marketing officer and board chairman. Diane and I traveled this summer to France, Marrakesh, and Bermuda.”

 

Sep, 2019
61

Charles Rood writes: “My wife, Shane, and I anticipate moving into an apartment in a senior community with meals and services. The community is currently under construction and should be available this winter here in Oro Valley. We are very active in volunteer work in this Tucson suburb so want to stay close by.”

 

Sep, 2019
61

Beth Burwell Griffiths writes: “Although I am spending more time in Florida, I still return to New Hampshire for Christmas and a couple of months in the summer on Lake Mascoma in Enfield.”

 

Sep, 2019
61

Richard Grant received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Environmental Law Institute at the National Wetlands Awards in Washington, D.C.

 

Sep, 2019
61

Ann Matteodo Dupre writes: “Having the good fortune to have three brothers precede me at Brown (Sam Matteodo ’51; Maurice Matteodo ’53; and Eugene Matteodo ’56, ’78 PhD)—their mantra was that it was appropriate for me to graduate in 1961 because it could be read upside down, proving I did not know if I was coming or going. It always raised my love and awareness to think of that distinction.”

 

Sep, 2019
60

Les Weinstein and Lynn Jatlow celebrated their first wedding anniversary and their 37th Valentine’s Day this past February. Les writes: “We were married at our home in Bethesda, Maryland, last year by a ‘rent-a-rabbi’ that we found on the internet, and the ceremony was watched via Skype by our three children and six grandchildren who live in Texas and Vermont. Quite the twenty-first century wedding!” Contact Les at lynnles@comcast.net.

 

Sep, 2019
59

Class secretary Caryl-Ann Miller Nieforth reports: “There were 70 class of 59’ers, plus some spouses and children, who returned to campus for their 60th reunion. Good for us! Yet there were 71 on our five-year ‘In Memoriam’ list. Our regrets. The Friday and Saturday night Faculty Club and University Club dinners were delicious. In addition,  our Pembroke Club luncheon under the tent at Maddock featured a talk by our current class of 1959 scholarship recipient, Violet Sackett ’20. Thirty-two women, and a couple of loyal daughters, reminisced about their years on campus and beyond. Our class meeting was chaired by our new president, Diane Scola, who rendered a fitting memorial to our late president of many decades, Clark A. Sammartino. Officers David Merchant  (Treasurer) and Caryl-Ann Miller Nieforth (Secretary) gave reports and Reunion Committeeman and Brown’s Sports Archivist, Peter Mackie, spoke on A Brief History of the Brown Bear. Sunday’s weather was glorious for our class contingent’s procession down the Hill, led by Class Marshals Caryl-Ann and Charlene Ingraham Underhill.”

 

Sep, 2019
57

John Wolfe writes: “I was very pleased to have an all-too-brief visit from Britten Dean and wife Kayoko Ishizaki. Their itinerary allowed only time for a nice dinner, plus the ‘Wolfe Lightning-quick Blitzkrieg Tour’ of the local Anchorage area.”

 

Sep, 2019
57

 Judy and George Rollinson are enjoying life in the Prestwick Chase retirement community in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., where they moved in May. “Staff and other residents have been friendly and welcoming,” says George, “and the facility is quite nice. We encourage classmates who have not yet made such a move to give it serious consideration.”

 

Sep, 2019
57

Dorothy Crews Herzberg writes: “I was selected for a Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award. I believe it comes out in 2020. I’ve done community organization for 50 years and worked in law enforcement (including the IRS!) and teaching. I’ve written four books, including one on the Peace Corps. I am curious if any classmates have been in the Peace Corps. My husband, Doug, began teaching in a new school, Pinole Valley High, in August.” Contact Dorothy at dorothyherzberg@gmail.com.

 

Sep, 2019
57

Britten Dean writes: “My latest book has just come out, a translation of The Wasteland by Japanese author Takako Takahashi, an unusual novel by a woman Christian writer. Rush to buy it while supplies last! With that project completed I was in a carefree mood, ready to enjoy a long-planned trip to Alaska in May. This included a land portion from Fairbanks to Anchorage (taking in Denali) and then a cruise from Seward to Vancouver, B.C., taking in Glacier Bay National Park, the Inland Passage, and interesting stops along the way. When in Anchorage, Kayoko and I met up with John Wolfe, a classmate and Theta Delta Chi fraternity brother. We had a fine dinner together and a personalized tour of Anchorage and environs.”

 

Sep, 2019
54

Class secretary Marshall H. Cohen reflects on the historic 65th class reunion. “We had a near record 35 participants, a large turnout for our class size. We all enjoyed near and on-campus activities and meals and perfect spring weather. A class newsletter is in the printing process and will contain details and photographs. Here are a few highlights: Class Treasurer Frank Wezniak reported that our class set a new record for a 65th reunion with a gift to the Brown Annual Fund of $162,701 (as of May), a team effort with special thanks to Paul Benedum, Roy Gainsburg, Al Petteruti, and Frank Wezniak. The class enjoyed receptions and dinners and luncheons (between lectures and campus visits) at the Hope and University clubs. Brown songs were sung by the ’54- Freelancers” (any classmate remembering the lyrics) seated and between food courses, with encouragement and emotion enabled by an open bar. Class officers were voted into office for the next term of service. New officers are: President Ed Bishop, Vice President Ron Abdow, Treasurer Frank Wezniak, and Secretary Marshall H. Cohen. Warm appreciation was extended to outgoing president  Red Judkins. Special thanks were extended for the generosity of Betty and Jon Berberian for hosting a “ninth inning” reception to our class attendees at their home following the commencement activities. As secretary, I join all my classmates in thanking Jill Stange and her assistants from the Brown Alumni Relations Office for enabling all the activities to run smoothly and solving the problems before they occurred. As to rumors that were circulated during the reunion weekend: (1) A special van was commissioned from Pembroke or Brown class treasuries to finance transportation from the Van Wickle Gates to the gambling casino in Connecticut, thereby avoiding walking round trip on College Hill during the long commencement procession—Not True; (2) My photographs are somewhat blurry because I was forced to shoot with one hand, holding up tux trousers that were provided one size too large—Absolutely True; (3) The class is optimistically planning a mini reunion cruise prior to our 70th reunion—Very True.”

 

Sep, 2019
54

Class secretary Margery Gould Sharp reports: “There were 28 of us at our 65th reunion on Memorial Day weekend 2019—eight women and 20 men. Here are some comments from the eight Pembrokers:
Nancy Kaufman Judkins and Red Judkins are still enjoying life in Albuquerque. They attended their eldest grandchild’s graduation from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. Their younger grandson is a freshman there. ‘Our 65th reunion was wonderful.’
Felice Rinder Kirsh writes she planned a July cruise up the West Coast of Norway: ‘It’s always been on my bucket list.’
Anne Clowes McKay says: ‘Living in Vermont within walking distance to Canada and loving everything about being there. Luckily I’m in very good health and spirits.’
Barbara Nahigian Merguerian is enjoying retirement and spending time with her two daughters and two granddaughters (one just graduated from Tufts). She’s also volunteering with several women’s organizations.
‘It means the world to me to be at Brown for the 65th and to be living adjacent to my freshman roommate, Jane O’Hara Page,’ says Diane Lake Northrop. ‘Here’s to the 70th!’
Jane O’Hara Page writes: ‘We left Brown 65 years ago but Brown never left us! How wonderful to be reunited. I have four children, four grandchildren,  and a Dartmouth husband.’
Barbara Patton Sciarra moved from Winnetka, Ill., to 1000 Manor Dr., Wilmette, Ill. 60091-1025.
Margery Gould Sharp lives in Vermont. ‘We had a rugged winter this year but I kept going. My daughter and granddaughter did the driving to bring me to the 65th. Still writing publicity, book reviews, and short plays for production.’
Marilyn Carlson Simon and Bill Simon of Southbury, Conn. are happy to announce they’ll be great-grandparents in October—it’s a boy!
Finally, the eight of us held our separate election of officers for our Pembroke contingent and they are: President Felice Rinder Kirsh, Vice President Jeane Nelson, Treasurer Nancy Kaufman Judkins, and Secretary Margery Gould Sharp.”

 

Sep, 2019
53

Russell Pierce claims to be the only member of the Class of 1953 to march in the 251st Commencement procession. “I was especially proud that our family now has three generations of Brown graduates, including my wife Anne Guerry Pierce ’58, our daughter Betsy Pierce Dallapé ’86, and son Russell B. Pierce Jr. ’87 and his wife Lisa Strauss Pierce ’87, and their son Ethan G. Pierce ’19. Two other grandsons, Charles Dallapé ’22 and James Dallapé ’23, round out our family list. I ponder whether our family will end up with more Brown degrees than the original Brown family!”

 

Sep, 2019
50

Marjorie Matz Henning writes: “I’m sorry that I couldn’t be with you on May 23. My husband Ted and I are fine and are still living in Manhasset, Long Island. We have three children and five grandchildren. I’m still playing tennis and our last trip was to Iceland.”

 

Sep, 2019
50

Temple Fawcett keeps busy with local Rhode Island politics plus the Rhode Island music, theater, and art scene.

 

Sep, 2019
50

Eugene F. Ahearn writes: “Sorry I had to pass on our mini-reunion this year. I’ve had my 93rd birthday and feel fine, but I’m restricting my travels to about a 10-mile radius of home. My focus is on maintaining health, exercise, walking, and being social. All of us here at Mercy Ridge renewed our driver’s licenses to our 100th birthdays.”

 

Sep, 2019
50

Class secretary LeRoy F. Anderson reports: “The great class of 1950 (I believe the largest in history) held a mini-reunion on Thursday, May 23, at the University Club, which was an ideal location for our great reception. The setting was just right and the chef’s team prepared a most delicious meal. There was an abundance of comradeship as we all caught up on family and Brown news. Additionally, we focused enthusiastically, and with some disbelief, on our 70th celebration coming along in 2020. Attendees included myself and my wife, Claire Anderson, Caroline Decatur Chick, Pauline Longo Denning, Temple Fawcett, Nancy Chick Hyde ’80, Russ Kinne, Brooke Kruger Lipsitt ’63, Paul D. Lipsitt, William L. Mayer, Donald B. McLellan, Jeffrey S. Michaelson ’80, and Rita Caslowitz Michaelson.”

 

Sep, 2019
49

Class secretary Hal Gadon reports: “We had a great weekend to celebrate our 70th reunion, including the weather which was superb and typical at Brown Commencements. We enjoyed meeting and greeting our former Brown classmates at the delicious dinners held at the Hope Club on Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as a very fine lunch at the University Club on Saturday afternoon. It all culminated in a number of gatherings at the College Green for the traditional commencement march down College Hill. A number of us marched part way or all the way behind our class banner led by our class marshal Alan Flink, who was leading us through the open Van Wickle Gates and proudly continuing down the hill twirling his marshal’s baton and cane through thunderous applause and high-five acclaim to the very end. Alan said this is something he will never forget and this unique Brown tradition is something we all continue to remember and enjoy. Our 70th reunion attendees included Class President Mars Bishop, Vice President Alan Flink, Secretary/Treasurer Hal Gadon, Robert Galkin, Sumner Alpert, Gerrit Sanford, Robert Fechtor, Ken MacLean, Morris Schwartz, William Clarke, and Rev. John Townsend. A class meeting was held with much praise given to class officers and directors who were unanimously reelected to continue serving for eternity. Our next class reunion will be our 75th in 2024. Save the Date!”

 


Hal Gadon ’49 with Commencement marshal Alan Flink
Sep, 2019
49

Dolores Pastore DiPrete reports: “Congratulations to all classmates whether you were able to attend or not. Many were with us in spirit but unable to attend due to physical limitations. Present for our luncheon were Anne Day Archibald and myself from Rhode Island, Rose Jamiel Falugo and Marion Stewart Wenzel from Florida, and Anita Powell Olson and Vivian Bergquist Clark from Massachusetts. Terry Arcand Hughes, Marjorie Logan Hiles and Ginny Fitzpatrick Bainton met with us and Lois Jagolinzer Fain for the 38th annual Dr. Carl and Dorothy O. Jagolinzer Memorial Concert and it was a stellar performance. The Brown reunion committee treated us royally with rides to and from all events and satisfied our every need. Thank you Ellamae Andrews Magee for your newsy note and donation; Marilyn Callahan Kindelan and Mardy Fox Rawls for notes; and to many who made calls to Lois and me. Unfortunately, many postcards were returned to me. Please keep your current addresses up to date with the alumni office. I was honored to serve as a class marshal but I must confess that I did not make it to the finish line. Walking through the Van Wickle Gates was humbling. Part way down the hill I sat in a wheelchair for an hour cheering the younger classes forward and then I realized that I could not take another step. My undergraduate assistant politely wheeled me back to my dorm.”

 

Sep, 2019
44

Lillian Carneglia Affleck writes: “The 75th reunion might be ‘the last hoorah’ but it was one of the best! Unfortunately, several classmates had to bow out at the last minute, leaving three stalwart women (no men) to experience time honored memories. Isabel Howard Alexander arrived from Oklahoma with her entire three generation family. Hope Richards Brothers was accompanied by her daughter-in-law, and I attended with most of my family from near and far. The University is to be commended for planning both informative and elegant venues long to be remembered. Friday and Saturday dinners at the Hope Club were exceptional. Hors d’oeuvres were followed by gourmet dinners that deserve a five-star rating. The luncheon at the University Club on Saturday was just as superior. We took a moment to remember and toast our living and deceased classmates. The 75th joined the 65th and 60th reunion classes to celebrate together at all events and the spirit and jovial camaraderie filled the air. The highlight of the weekend was the commencement procession. Isabel and I were honored to be marshals for the Class of ’44. No other university can match the spirit, pageantry, and emotion of marching down College Hill to the applause and adulation of the alumni, especially the seniors. Tears, cheers, and high fives were shared. We felt like rock stars! After the commencement march, Izzy and I rewarded ourselves and treated our families to a delicious luncheon at the Faculty Club—the Grand Finale!”

 


Lillian Carneglia Affleck ’44 Commencement walk
Jul, 2019
GS 71

John B. Hattendorf ’71 AM, an internationally prominent maritime historian, former professor at the Naval War College in Newport, and author of dozens of books and essays on naval and maritime history, was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame in May.

 

Jul, 2019
GS 17
Fred’s Reds
From the greenhouse to the Green
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Jackson, director of Brown’s Plant Environmental Center, with his hand-tended Commencement geraniums
Jul, 2019
GS 10
ER Apps
From Fitbits to medical diagnostics
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Dr. Megan Ranney ’10 MPH, at her Commencement forum
Jul, 2019
19
Through the Gates, Together
Father-daughter grads
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Father and daughter who walked at Commencement together
Related classes:
Class of 2019, GS Class of 2019
Jul, 2019
12
World Class
Rugby referee Emily Hsieh ’12 aims for the Olympics
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Jul, 2019
11
A Long Recovery
Helping to create community spaces in storm-battered Puerto Rico
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Jul, 2019
10
Partners in Verse
Taking their spoken-word poetry around the world
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Related classes:
Class of 2010, GS Class of 2012
Jul, 2019
08
Puzzling Days
Powerful brains at work for the annual MIT Mystery Hunt
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Jul, 2019
05
Curated Cuisine
African American home cooking in the academy
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Food journalist Toni Tipton-Martin
Jul, 2019
03
Public Enemy No. 1
Arthur Gregg Sulzberger ’03, publisher of the “failing New York Times"
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portrait of AG Sulzberger
Jul, 2019
02
Wilderness Therapy
Transformative learning in the backwoods of Maine
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Jul, 2019
01
Out There
John Krasinski ’01 on ditching your comfort zone
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John Krasinski before the Baccalaureate address
Jul, 2019
96
Andrew Yang Wants to Give You $1,000
Andrew Yang ’96 and his surprisingly successful presidential candidacy.
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Andrew Yang at a campaign rally
Related classes:
Class of 1996, Class of 1981
Jul, 2019
95
The Accidental Director
A longtime Hollywood writer-producer takes his turn at the helm
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Jul, 2019
92
Grammy Award Winner
Violinist Lili Haydn '92 wins a Grammy
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Jul, 2019
91
Rich But Nice
Sociologist Rachel Sherman ’91 on why 1-percenters need to see themselves as virtuous
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Jul, 2019
91
World Wide Beginnings
The web’s roots at Brown
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In a vintage photo, Christine Braun ’70 works with a light pen
Related classes:
Class of 1991, GS Class of 1994
Jul, 2019
81
Birth Mama
The long and satisfying career of Afua Hassan ’81
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Jul, 2019
71
High Climbing
An alum takes up "highpointing" at age 60
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Jul, 2019
48
Robing Them Right
Ginie Callas ’48 has outfitted decades of honorary degree recipients
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Callas, 93, holding the honorary degree regalia
Related classes:
Class of 1948, Class of 2020
Jul, 2019
39
100 Years of Gratitude
Teresa Elizabeth Gagnon Mellone ’39, ’62 AM at her 80th reunion
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Photo of Teresa Elizabeth Gagnon mellone ’39, ’62 AM
Related classes:
Class of 1939, GS Class of 1962

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