Class of 1983

Norman Carlson '49

June 11, 2013

Fleck Society Member Bricks Rededicated during Reunion

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During the renovation of the Quad, some of the bricks etched with the names of members of the Fleck Consistent Giving Society were relocated. A ceremony was held June 8 to recognize the more than 3,000 members of the society and rededicate the bricks that line the walkways near Skillman Library. President Daniel H. Weiss [...]

Nancy Freeborne, CHHS

September 7, 2012

Award-Winning Academic Adviser Nancy Freeborne-Brinton ’83 Advances Public Health

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By Matt Sinclair ’90 Add one unhealthy person to a household, and soon everyone is infected. In a broad sense, the same thing can happen in society. An awareness of that possibility informs the daily work of Nancy Freeborne-Brinton ’83, assistant professor and undergraduate program director, Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University. [...]

Susan Swett, CHHS Dean

July 13, 2012

Susan Swett ’72 Provides Small-College Touch at George Mason

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By Kate Helm As assistant dean for student affairs in George Mason’s College of Health and Human Services, Susan Swett ’72 strives to recreate aspects of the small-college experience that was so important to her at Lafayette. “Although the small liberal arts experience cannot be replicated at a large university,” she says, “I remember how [...]

Professor Curlee Holton works in the Venice Printmaking Studio.

November 4, 2011

Re-Imagining Othello in Venice: Two Professors and Berrisford Boothe ’83 Collaborate to Create 10 Etchings

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Working in the very city where the character Othello struggled against racial hostility, Curlee Holton has created a series of 10 images re-imagining Shakespeare’s character in the context of contemporary awareness of issues of race, identity, and culture. Holton, Roth Professor of Art and founding director of the Experimental Printmaking Institute (EPI), made the Othello [...]

Berrisford Boothe '83

October 7, 2011

Pivotal Works by Berrisford Boothe ’83 Featured in Grossman Gallery Exhibit

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Collaboration with others and focus on a geometrical archetype of the human psyche nudged internationally known artist Berrisford Boothe ’83 to a fundamental turning point in his almost 30-year career. “Creating this exhibit with two other minds forced me to put into practice a philosophy of ‘not-yet-ness,’ which necessitated being completely open to thoughts, impulses, [...]

Susan Ramer '83

August 30, 2011

Susan Ramer ’83 Is Literary Agent Who Discovered Kathryn Stockett’s Smash Hit The Help

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Sixty rejections. Three-and-a-half years. Enter Susan Ramer ’83–the perceptive agent with the keen eye and understanding to accept Kathryn Stockett’s manuscript and sell it to a publisher in less than a week. “The humor won me over from the start,” says Ramer, who has been an agent for 25 years with Don Congdon Associates in [...]

Michael Whitman '82

August 15, 2011

Surgical Innovation Pioneer Mike Whitman ’82 Applies Traits that Fueled Basketball Success

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Led by Michael Whitman ’82, Micro Interventional Devices (MID) is pioneering technologies for treating structural heart disease. Through its innovations, the company is reducing operating times and simplifying complex surgical procedures. Launched in September 2010, MID, New Hope, Pa., designs, develops, and commercializes proprietary technologies for use in percutaneous and minimally invasive heart repair procedures. MID’s [...]

Lafayette Leopard Headshot

November 23, 2010

Five Join Ranks of Maroon Club Hall of Fame as Class of 2010

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Five former student-athletes were inducted into the Lafayette Maroon Club Hall of Fame Nov. 19: basketball star Brian Ehlers ’00, multi-sport standout John Ernst ’25, women’s lacrosse player Allison Jones ’98, football player Bob Mahr ’83, and basketball player Michael Whitman ’82. Ehlers, a two-time Patriot League Player of the Year and All-League selection every [...]

Tom Loughlin '83

November 12, 2010

Thomas G. Loughlin ’83 Letter on Importance of STEM Education Appears in New York Times

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A letter written by Thomas G. Loughlin ’83, executive director of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, appeared in the Oct. 29 print and web editions of The New York Times. Loughlin was responding to the Times editorial, “48th Is Not a Good Place,” which appeared on Oct. 26. The editorial commented on the National [...]

Alvin Yearwood

May 28, 2010

Judge Alvin Yearwood ’83 Is Bringing Justice to New York

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In his 20 years of working for New York City’s criminal justice system, Judge Alvin Yearwood ’83 has seen his fair share of cretins and crime fighters. But even Yearwood was surprised when he walked into his Manhattan courtroom one morning last July and saw Superman sitting among the prostitution and robbery suspects, his red [...]