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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

Karen Jennings Lewis ’74: Working for Change in the Schools

The new president of the Chicago Teachers Union called from the airport. Her schedule is hectic, but busy as she is, Karen Lewis '74 says she always stops to smile at a passing baby. This is fitting for a woman so entirely focused on the…... » Read more

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

Is Being Lesbian Hazardous to Your Health?

A pioneering alumna doctor delivers a mixed prognosis The state of lesbian healthcare is like the classic cartoon in which a doctor says to a patient, “Well, I have good news and bad news …” According to Patricia A. Robertson ‘72, a physician and professor…... » Read more