Sherri VandenAkker ’87

Alum Film: My Name Was Bette: The Life and Death of an Alcoholic

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

Gluten Free Blog

Alum Blog: Jennifer Rafferty ’92

  Though skeptics may say that Celiac disease and gluten intolerance is simply a recent attempt to capitalize on the masses’ mild hypochondria, it is actually one of the most common and under-diagnosed afflictions in the Western world. According to the University of Chicago Celiac…... » Read more

Everyday Athletes

On the Run with Active Alums Leah Riley Thompkins ’03 always wanted to do a marathon. But she had never run more than three consecutive miles and didn’t want to be pounding the pavement alone. So the Seattle electrochemist called her friend Katharine Sjoberg ’03…... » Read more

Hot Topic: Alum Doctors Guide You through the Latest Menopause Research

I’m in my late 30s and even though I’ve been writing about women’s health issues for over a decade, I knew very little about menopause until recently. Sure, I’d read about the surprising results of the Women’s Health Initiative, which in 2002 halted its largest study on hormone therapy (HT) because it…... » Read more