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Eva Steiner Moseley ’53: Going Green…to the Grave

When Eva Steiner Mosley's mother died in 1971, she got a rude awakening about the somewhat tyrannical nature of the funeral industry. Shopping for a casket at a Jewish funeral home, she chose a plain, unlined pine box that was only available to Orthodox Jews, the…... » Read more

Mary Ann Sparklin Woodruff ’60: Nudging Women’s Rights in Tanzania

A few years ago, Mary Ann Sparklin Woodruff '60 and her partner were looking for volunteer work in Africa. So they hooked up with Cross-Cultural Solutions, an American organization that links interested volunteers with grassroots nonprofits abroad. That was the start of a long-term relationship…... » Read more

Gianna Montinola ’80: Never Too Busy to Help

Typhoon Ketsana, known in the Philippines as Ondoy, hit the Pacific island nation on September 26, 2009, dumping almost twice as much rain as Katrina did in Louisiana, killing hundreds, and leaving metro Manila in ruins. An island city, Manila is continually plagued by typhoons…... » Read more

Casey Maliszewski FP’10: Turning Struggle into Success at the White House

Until the moment Casey Maliszewski FP'10 walked onto the campus of Raritan Valley Community College, she had never set foot inside a classroom. Homeschooled through the end of high school, Casey worked as a dancer with the Contemporary Dance Theater of El Salvador in Washington,…... » Read more