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HCHSAA Observes Native American Heritage Month

The HCHSAA acknowledges Native American Heritage Month in November 2022. We look back on the legacy of the indigenous peoples in our country, and the many contributions they have made to our society.

We would like to take a moment to reflect on this important time of year, and invite …

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HCHSAA’s Diversity Committee Observes Hispanic Heritage Month!

The HCHSAA Diversity Committee is excited to invite alumnae/i to share in its inaugural observance of Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, September 22 from 7-8pm ET! This year, we will host a virtual discussion of the book Kid Quixotes: A Group of Students, Their Teacher, and the One-Room School Where

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HCHSAA Observes Juneteenth

The HCHSAA recognizes Juneteenth, a day of remembrance and a day of jubilation.

The Diversity Committee invites all alumni to share what Juneteenth means to them, as well as suggestions for an enduring, annual way for the HCHSAA students, faculty, and alumnae/i to honor the dark and the light marked …

A 2021 Update from HCHSAA’s Diversity Committee

We would like to update the alumnae/i community on some of the initiatives and plans organized by the HCHSAA Diversity Committee. Detailed below are outcomes of important programs and events including the Hunter entrance exam, a proposed mentoring plan formulated by the Diversity Committee’s Retention sub-committee, and ongoing student internships. …

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

Celebrating Women’s History Month

The HCHSAA’s Diversity Committee organized a program in celebration of Women’s History Month that was focused on the legacy and efforts of Michelle Obama, the nation’s first African-American First Lady.

Dr. Khadijah Miller and Dr. Ernestine WILLIAMS Duncan ’79 discussed their book chapter, “Negotiated Respectability, the Looking Glass Self and

At the Forefront of Design

Norma MERRICK Sklarek ’44, FAIA, was the first Black woman to become a licensed architect in the states of New York (1954) and California (1962). Known as the “Rosa Parks of Architecture,” until 1980, she remained the only licensed Black woman in California. Sklarek was one of two women

Lin-Manuel Miranda ’98 Honored with Award for Diversity in Casting

Actors’ Equity Association, the labor union for professional actors and stage managers, has named Lin-Manuel Miranda the recipient of the 2018 Rosetta LeNoire Award for conceiving Hamilton. Presented by Actors’ Equity’s National Equal Employment Committee (EEO), this award honors an individual, theater, or producing organization that has made significant