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Consortium on “Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education” Awarded a $2.5 Million Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Posted by Sarah Lawrence College on Nov 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Two years ago, Sarah Lawrence joined with Vassar, Bard, and Bennington Colleges to form a consortium on “Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education” that is focused on the global refugee crisis. The consortium recognizes that forced migration, on the rise around the globe, is a destabilizing geopolitical challenge that demands a response from higher education. By taking advantage of the expanded capacity that can be achieved through collaboration and by creating shared resources, it aims to provide deeper understanding and explore potential solutions to the crisis, through our roles as liberal arts colleges.

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Trustee Vicki Ford ’60, MSEd ’87 and Her Husband Si Ford Donate $1.5 Million to Significantly Expand and Enhance Environmental Studies at Sarah Lawrence College

Posted by Sarah Lawrence College on Oct 31, 2018 4:17:56 PM

The generous gift will allow the College to establish the OSilas Endowed Professorship in Environmental Studies in the 2020-2021 academic year.  Broadly defined in its focus, the professorship is intended to enhance the scientific underpinnings of Sarah Lawrence’s work in the field.

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Laura Kirchman Manuelidis ’63 Establishes a Science and Literary Arts Enrichment Fund with a $100,000 Gift

Posted by Sarah Lawrence College on Oct 4, 2018 9:20:46 AM

manuelidis-portraitThe Laura Kirchman Manuelidis ’63 Science and Literary Arts Endowment will support experiences for undergraduate students at the intersection of the literary arts, especially poetry, and the sciences. These experiences might include visiting speakers, performances, class events, or student work. This visionary gift enhances Sarah Lawrence’s pedagogy, which has always included the crossing of disciplinary boundaries to explore topics in deeper and more expansive ways.

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$10 Million Bequest in Honor of Sarah Lawrence Faculty Members Lydia and Veselin Kesich

Posted by Sarah Lawrence College on Oct 1, 2018 9:20:48 AM

An alumna and her spouse have designated a $10 million portion of their estate to establish the Lydia and Veselin Kesich Endowed Scholarship Fund in memory of the alumna’s dons.

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Sarah Lawrence College Celebrates the Dedication of the Eleanor Weisman Edelman Reading Room and College Archives

Posted by Sarah Lawrence College on Jul 31, 2018 2:19:28 PM

On Thursday, June 21, Sarah Lawrence College celebrated the dedication of the Eleanor Weisman Edelman Reading Room and College Archives in the Esther Raushenbush Library. Eleanor Edelman was a lifelong Bronxville neighbor and loyal Sarah Lawrence supporter who founded the Friends of the Library in 1975. She also served as its first president, forging a wonderful partnership between the Bronxville community and our library that continues to thrive today.

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Barbara Walters Campus Center Atrium to be Named in Memory of Beloved Faculty Member Emeritus Joseph Papaleo ’49 with $3 Million Commitment

Posted by Sarah Lawrence College on Jul 17, 2018 3:58:27 PM

JosephPapaleoSarah Lawrence has gratefully received a generous commitment of $3 million to support the Barbara Walters Campus Center, made anonymously in memory of literature and writing faculty member emeritus Joseph Papaleo ’49 by one of his former students.

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The Jean Wentworth Music Residency Established at Sarah Lawrence College

Posted by Sarah Lawrence College on Jul 11, 2018 3:41:47 PM

In memory of revered concert pianist and music faculty member emerita Jean Wentworth, her family has made a generous gift to establish the Jean Wentworth Music Residency. Jean Wentworth was well known as a Debussy scholar and highly respected for her performances of solo, chamber, and orchestral works by Debussy, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Bartok, and many others. She taught piano, chamber music, and music history at the College for more than 40 years. The Jean Wentworth Music Residency will bring performing musicians of distinction to campus to work with students in program areas of music and beyond, and to offer cross-disciplinary engagement and audience building. Each semester, the residency will culminate in a concert open to all students and the public.

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Sarah Lawrence College Awarded $2 Million Grant by New York State’s Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program Toward Construction of New Campus Center

Posted by Sarah Lawrence College on Jun 29, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Sarah Lawrence College has been awarded a $2 million grant from New York State’s Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program (HECap) that will support construction of the liberal arts college’s Barbara Walters Campus Center.

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Scholarship Donations Give Talented Students Access to a Sarah Lawrence Education

Posted by Sarah Lawrence College on May 31, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Thanks to our generous donors, Sarah Lawrence College is able to provide financial aid and scholarships to deserving students who would otherwise be unable to attend. Ideally suited for Sarah Lawrence’s unique and personalized education, these talented and driven young people develop their academic and creative potential, and thrive in the College’s vibrant community.

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Third Annual Sarah Lawrence College International Audio Fiction Awards Celebrated on Shakespeare’s Birthday at Players Club in New York City

Posted by Sarah Lawrence College on May 22, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The Sarah Lawrence College International Audio Fiction Award, aka The Sarahs, celebrates the best audio fiction currently made around the world. The Sarahs were co-founded by writing faculty member Ann Heppermann, a United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow and Peabody Award-winning audio fiction writer and producer, and Martin Johnson, a radio producer, journalist, sound designer, and critically acclaimed author.

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