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Margaret Levi ’68 Appointed Director of Behavioral Sciences Center at Stanford

Posted December 12, 2013

Margaret Levi ’68 was appointed director for the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. According to a press release, Levi hopes to extend the Center focus beyond the traditional behavioral sciences to include physics, biology, design, engineering, and the arts. Levi is the Jere L. Bacharach Professor of International Studies […]

Ntshadi Mofokeng ’12 Named to “200 Young South Africans, 2013” List

Posted August 27, 2013

Ntshadi Mofokeng ’12 was named among the “200 Young South Africans, 2013” by Mail and Guardian, Africa’s first online newspaper. Each year, Mail and Guardian finds 200 young people, aged 35 and under, who were born in South Africa or made it their home, and are “full of talent, dreams, and drive.” After graduating from […]

Gabrielle Farrell ’12 Joins Project Bread

Posted November 29, 2012

Gabrielle Farrell ’12 was named the communications associate in public relations for Project Bread, an anti-hunger organization. In her role, Farrell will conduct media and community outreach to make the public aware of the new solutions in hunger relief spearheaded by Project Bread. Farrell was a Crimson Summer Academy scholar at Harvard University in 2004 and […]

Marcia Cantarella ’68 Publishes Guide to Finishing College

Posted September 12, 2012

Marcia Y. Cantarella ’68, who has held positions at Hunter College, Princeton University, New York University, and Metropolitan College of New York during her distinguished career as a dean and vice president of student affairs, is the author of the new book I Can Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide. […]

Shazia Rafi ’79 Appointed to UN Democracy Fund Advisory Board

Posted February 15, 2012

Shazia Rafi ’79, the secretary-general of Parliamentarians for Global Action, has been appointed to serve on the United Nations Democracy Fund Advisory Board. The UNDEF advisory board is composed of 13 UN member states, two international civil-society organizations, and three individual members:  Rafi will serve as an individual member for the period of 2012-13. UNDEF […]

Marcia Cantarella ’68 Publishes Book, Speaks on NPR About What Students Need to Finish College

Posted December 15, 2011
photo of Marcia Cantarella

Marcia Cantarella ’68, the author of the recently published I CAN Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide, was featured on NPR’s Tell Me More on December 13. In a segment titled “Keeping First-Generation College Kids on Track,” Cantarella discussed some common pitfalls faced by students who feel out-of-place in the academic environment, […]

In American Individualism, Margaret Hoover ’01 Advises Republican Party on Attracting Young Voters

Posted September 15, 2011
book cover: American Individualism

As the Republican presidential candidates approach the primary season, considerable media attention has been devoted to Margaret Hoover ’01, whose American Individualism: How a New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Republican Party was published this summer. In American Individualism, Hoover argues that the Republican Party needs to attract more voters among “Millennials” — the […]

Kit Bakke ’68 Publishes Novel for Young Readers

Posted August 19, 2011
image of Dot to Dot book cover

Kit Bakke ’68 has published her second book, Dot to Dot, a novel for “middle-grade” (roughly ages 8-12) readers. Yellow Wallpaper praises it as “a banquet table of a book, filled with real and imagined heroes, would be friends, irritating family, cherished memories, new experiences, and leaps through time.” Bakke’s website describes Dot to Dot […]

Golden Baobab Prize Founder Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 Wins Echoing Green Fellowship

Posted June 10, 2011
photo of Deborah Ahenkorah

The Echoing Green Foundation, which supports emerging visionaries of social change from around the world, has awarded a 2011 Echoing Green Fellowship to Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 of Accra, Ghana. Ahenkorah’s Golden Baobab Prize, an award for children’s literature by and about Africans, is one of fifteen projects Echoing Green has selected for the fellowship in […]

Alice Hartman Henkin ’54 Accepts Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award from Secretary of State

Posted March 16, 2011

Alice Hartman Henkin ’54 and her late husband, Louis, won the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award on Dec. 10, 2010. The award, which was established in 1998 by President Clinton to honor U.S. citizens who advocate for human rights, was awarded to the couple for their lifelong commitment to advocating human rights both domestically and […]

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