Alumna Appointed to Leadership Position at Children’s National Hospital

Anna Kirkorian ’00, M.D. was recently appointed Chief of Dermatology at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC. An expert in laser and surgical treatments for pediatric dermatology patients, Kirkorian has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and has given presentations at many national meetings.

The Passing of HCES Principal Dr. Stanley Seidman

The Hunter College Campus Schools recently informed us of the passing of Dr. Stanley Seidman, former HCES Principal, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. They have shared the following obituary with us:

We mourn the passing of our beloved and respected former Hunter College Elementary School Principal, Dr. Stanley Seidman.

A Thorough Analysis of Our Rights

In his much-anticipated book, How Rights Went Wrong: Why Our Obsession with Rights is Tearing America Apart (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021), Jamal Greene ’95 illustrates how our approach to rights is dividing the country.

We believe that holding a right means getting a judge to let us do whatever the

Writing of Bonds of Intimacy

In How Other People Make Love (Wayne State University Press 2021), Thisbe Nissen ’90chronicles the lives and choices of people questioning the heteronormative institution of marriage. Not best-served by established conventions and conventional mores, these people-young, old, gay, straight, midwestern, coastal-are finding their own paths in learning who they

A Look Back in Time

In her latest novel, Antiquities (Knopf 2021), Cynthia Ozick, Jan. ’46 has crafted a narrative that captures the shifting meanings of the past, and how our experience colors those meanings. She writes of an individual who looks back on his years as a trustee with a now-defunct learning institution for

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