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Her Name Was Bette: An Illuminating Account of Disease, Family, and Forgiveness

To celebrate her tenth wedding anniversary in 2007, Sherri VandenAkker '87 and her husband, Malcolm, drove west from Boston to retrace the events of that memorable day. They had married in Abbey Chapel and VandenAkker wanted to savor, once again, a sunny, fall day on…... » Read more

Wendy Xa ’93: A Preschool for Lulu

If you don't live in San Francisco, you probably haven’t heard that finding a preschool in my fair city can be a true parenting headache. Openings are scarce. The competition can be fierce. In fall 2007, when my daughter Lulu was two, my family waded into…... » Read more

Jennifer E. Jackson ’03: Just Your Cup of Tea

As a girl, Jennifer Jackson accompanied her mother to New York City tea rooms, but didn't develop a real appreciation for the beverage until spending her junior year studying in tea-loving England. Today, Jennifer runs her own specialty tea company, which offers unusual blends she…... » Read more

Teens Take a Shine to Lip Gloss Magazine

Dare to Be an Entrepreneur. A Life of Service. Changing Paths, Persistent Dreams. Sound like brochures for Harvard's MBA program or maybe the US foreign service? Actually, these are a few of the features in a recent issue of Lip Gloss Teen Magazine, a lifestyle and…... » Read more