Glimpses into the Expression of Loss

In lost and found departments (Cornerstone Press 2020), Heather Dubrow ’62 has compiled a collection of poems that address loss and occasional recovery – of words, of people, of memories, and of literary genres. The collection includes found poetry and monologues, to reimagined forms and poems of loss and

Meditations Through Poetry

In publishing Urban Wild Life: A Collection of Poems for Autumn 2020 (Xlibris 2020), Jacqueline Strachan-Laughlin ’71 has returned to her first love, poetry. Now in her sixth decade, she has issued a first person, 21st century narrative that searches for, and occasionally finds, meaning in longing, rejection, sexuality, ministry,

Reflections on Life and Time

Kip Zegers

Kip Zegers is retired HCHS faculty. Publishing his eleventh book, A Room in the House of Time (Dos Madres Press 2020), he uses poetry to revisit the intimate bonds of family; to address his role in an urban setting as a teacher, husband, and citizen; and to comment upon

Nadal Develops Course in Fashion Law

Vanessa Nadal ’00, attorney, chemical engineer, and the wife of Lin-Manuel Miranda ’98, has co-created an innovative course on cosmetics regulations at the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham University. Drawn from a combination of her passions and experience, the program is the first of its kind. Nadal was recently

A Life in Judicial Service

Laura TAYLOR Swain '75

Laura TAYLOR Swain ’75 began her career as a law clerk for Judge Constance Baker Motley, the first African-American woman to serve as a federal judge in the United States. She later worked in private practice with the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton. In 1996, Swain was named a United

Alumnus Returns to the White House

Joshua Geltzer ’01 has joined the White House in a role working to counter domestic violent extremism. Appointed as Special Assistant to President Biden and Special Advisor to the Secretary of Homeland Security, he will work alongside the Homeland Security Advisor to stem the rise of extremist groups from forming

The Outside Story Premieres April 30th

The Outside Story

The Outside Story premieres April 30

Casimir Nozkowski ’94 
will be releasing his first feature film, The Outside Story, on Friday, April 30. The film is a drama/comedy about Charles Young, a broken-hearted video editor. Perceiving a betrayal of trust as a sign his girlfriend Isha is leaving him, Charles

Examining the Foundations of our Nation

What We Mean by the American Dream

Doron Taussig ’99 has published a book that poses the question:

Did you earn what you have? Did everyone else?

The American Dream is built on the idea that Americans end up roughly where we deserve to be in our working lives based on our efforts and abilities; in other

How Following Sports Benefits Life

In his latest book, FANS: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Understanding (Algonquin Press 2021), Larry Olmsted ’84 examines the lives of those who are passionate about sports. He makes the case that the more you identify with a sports team, the better your social, psychological, and

Researching a Timeless Tale

The Turn of the Screw

Jonathan Warren ’84, associate professor and former chair of the York University Department of English in Toronto, Canada, has edited a new and expanded Norton Critical Edition of Henry James’ gothic novella The Turn of the Screw(W.W. Norton 2021). His first encounter with James’ work was in HCHS classes