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Music That Speaks for Itself

Zeb Bangash ’04 is Half of Pakistan’s Hottest Pop Duo Mubarik Ali Khan, a top classical Indian music vocalist, showed little enthusiasm when Zeb Bangash ’04 was introduced to him as a possible student in 1999. However, after her first lesson—a test run taking Bangash through basic scales to gauge her voice and musical sense—his indifference melted.…... » Read more

Journey into Africa

Alumnae confront the challenges with thoughtfulness, humanity, and success Like so many others in America, Jennifer Kyker '02 had seen the commercials imploring viewers to send money to help people starving in Africa. They were heartbreaking and compelling, and they'd raised millions of dollars for…... » 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

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