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The Suzanne Salter Arkin Science Endowment Supports Science Externships at Sarah Lawrence

Posted by Sarah Lawrence College on Sep 4, 2017 12:00:00 PM

isabel-bilek.jpgThe Suzanne Salter Arkin Science Endowment, established by alumna Suzanne Salter Arkin with a $2 million donation in 2016, is dedicated to supporting outstanding Sarah Lawrence science students who want to pursue serious individual study of science while engaging with the arts, humanities, language, literature, and the social sciences in a liberal arts institution.

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Sarah Lawrence College Receives Booth Ferris Foundation Grant 

Posted by Sarah Lawrence College on Jul 31, 2017 11:00:00 AM

A grant to support programs for first generation and underrepresented students has been awarded to Sarah Lawrence College by the Booth Ferris Foundation of New York. The two-year, $220,000 grant will enable the College to expand an existing five-day pre-orientation program designed to ease the transition to college life for this cohort of students, provide year-round programs and services, develop a family outreach program, and launch efforts to advance social justice leadership and advocacy training for these student leaders.

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The Essential Sarah Lawrence: Marek Fuchs and Natasha Rodriguez '16

Posted by Sarah Lawrence College on Jun 29, 2017 2:00:00 PM

From Natasha Rodriguez’s first assignment in Marek Fuchs’ First-Year Studies course, Marek was struck by the depth and drive of her curiosity, and he set out to help her find ways to fuel it.

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The Essential Sarah Lawrence: Lizzie Johnston and Jaela Cheeks-Lomax ’17

Posted by Sarah Lawrence College on Jun 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Weaving together child psychology, neuroscience, and theatre, Jaela Cheeks-Lomax ’17 and psychology faculty member Lizzie Johnston collaborated to develop a mindfulness curriculum for 2nd to 6th graders enrolled in a local after-school program.

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Watch Undergraduate Commencement 2017, Featuring J.J. Abrams '88, Live on May 19

Posted by Sarah Lawrence College on May 18, 2017 2:00:00 PM

J.J. Abrams ’88 will be the keynote speaker at the College’s 89th Commencement, which will be streamed live on Friday, May 19, beginning at 10 a.m. Abrams has been an innovative writer, director, and producer in film and television over his celebrated career, which began in his final year at Sarah Lawrence, when he collaborated with a friend to write a feature film treatment that was purchased by Disney Studios.

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Watch Graduate Commencement 2017, Featuring Jamal Joseph, Live on May 18

Posted by Sarah Lawrence College on May 17, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Jamal Joseph, Oscar-nominated writer and director, will address the graduates of the College’s nine master’s degree programs at the 2017 Graduate Commencement. The event, which will be streamed live, begins at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 18

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Spring 2017 Campaign Giving Update

Posted by Sarah Lawrence College on May 4, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Leadership gifts in support of the Barbara Walters Campus Center:*

  • A commitment of $2 million from Trustee Sarah Gray Gund ’65 and her husband Geoffrey Gund

  • A gift of $2 million from Josephine Merck ’69

  • A gift of $1 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies, made in honor of Barbara Walters

  • A commitment of $100,000 from Peter Lawrence, made in honor of Karen R. Lawrence

  • A gift of $100,000 from the Westchester Community Foundation, in honor of Karen R. Lawrence

  • A gift of $100,000 from the Lauder Foundation, made in honor of Barbara Walters

  • A gift of $100,000 from the David Geffen Foundation, made in honor of Barbara Walters

  • A gift of $100,000 from Peter Peterson and Joan Ganz Cooney, made in honor of Barbara Walters

  • A commitment of $100,000 from Trustee Rachel Williams Zebrowski ’73, in honor of her mother Pauline Bolton Williams ’44 and in gratitude to Karen R. Lawrence

*as of January 31, 2017

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The Essential Sarah Lawrence: Leah Olson and Ali Weinstein ’17

Posted by Sarah Lawrence College on May 1, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Ali Weinstein ’17 had already cultivated a unique approach to conference work by the time she began her “Biology of Living and Dying” course. In addition to completing a traditional research project for each course, she would also write a feature-length screenplay that enabled her to explore course material in a fresh context while building a portfolio to support her pursuit of a screenwriting career.

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Thank You For Supporting Sarah Lawrence Giving Day

Posted by Sarah Lawrence College on Apr 7, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Together, in just 24 hours, 762 donors made gifts in excess of $337,000 for the College. This generosity enabled Sarah Lawrence to earn the full $125,000 we had in matching funds. Thank you to every community member who made a gift, talked up the day, or made a public declaration of why they are #all4SarahLawrence. You inspired us all!

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Today is Giving Day! #all4sarahlawrence

Posted by Sarah Lawrence College on Apr 4, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Today, your gift goes further—for student scholarships, for faculty retention, for our unique education—than any other day of the year.

Your enthusiasm is critical to our success. We are asking everyone who feels our school is important to share why using the hashtag #all4SarahLawrence. Throught the day, we will be sharing testimonials from Sarah Lawrence community members on the Giving Day website.

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