Briefly This Semester
The women’s softball team finished its inaugural season with a losing record, but won the four-team invitational bracket of the Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference, where senior Meg Symuleski was named Most Valuable Player.
La Otra Voz (“The Other Voice”), a newsletter covering the SLC community in Spanish, debuted in the spring of 2005. Written entirely by Sarah Lawrence students, its journalism, interviews, poetry and art are designed to enrich diversity and knowledge of Spanish and Latin American themes at the College.
With the Terri Schiavo case and New York State’s excellent but under-utilized Health Care Proxy Law as backdrops, the Health Advocacy graduate program offered spring and summer workshops on making proxy decisions. Related materials for SLC students and parents should be ready this fall; contact HAP for details.
New programs enhanced SLC’s teaching and learning in summer 2005. Writing the Medical Experience offered medical professionals and lay people an opportunity to read, write and discuss the literature of illness and recovery while high school students engaged with Writing Across Your Life.
“The length of a school day must match the workdays of mothers and fathers,” keynote speaker Edward Zigler told the April 1-2 Child Development Institute conference, “Crises in Education.” A torrential downpour didn’t dissuade educators from attending the speech or the following roundtable, entitled “America’s Move to Universal Preschool Education.”