Sarah Cornell shares this news: “Our five-year-old, Eli, just got into kindergarten so we’re happy to have him at the same school at his older brother. Have seen several alumni recently which is always fun. I attended a political fundraiser for Paul Cusack in N.Y.C., organized by a mutual friend, which was inspiring, saw Sally Horchow ’88 at the play “Gloria,” which she co-produced, and went to a XIX Society dinner hosted by the youngest sister of Pete Stovell ’89, Mimi Stovell McAndrew ’01, with several fascinating alumnae. I also bumped into Andy Light ’91 in Aspen in February, and see Benito Moyer ’92 and Katie Stitch ’01 on a regular basis as our kids go to the same school.”
Katy Lederer writes: “I am still in Park Slope, where I roam my natural range of about a half-mile-square in every season. My twins, who just turned six, are in kindergarten and loving it. I am a rotational columnist for a satirical work advice column in The New York Times Sunday Business section called “Work Friend.” Write me! My tenure there lasts until the end of May.”
A note from Jeff Townsend: “In late 2018, we published a new method that enables the calculation of how the spread of cancerous cells depends on each mutation that leads to cancer. The research I’ve been doing to quantify the importance of these cancer-causing mutations was featured in an article in Quanta magazine entitled, ‘Theorists Debate How ‘Neutral’ Evolution Really Is.’ I guess I’m a theorist. Just this spring, I was elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. Lastly, I’m hosting a podcast in which I interview scientists who (like me) are part of a collaborative effort to re-engineer the cell’s ribosome to create new, template-driven polymers and materials that may be essential to tomorrow’s hottest technologies. Please subscribe. I’m excited to have been invited up to St. Paul’s to give a Lovejoy lecture this spring (May 2019). It will be great to be in Millville again, with the opportunity to meet with students, faculty, and Interim Rector Amy Richards (who was my math teacher when we were students at SPS). I hope to see you in 2020.”
News from Emily Lloyd Shaw: “Still living in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts – moved into the ‘big city’ of Great Barrington last summer. I have a private psychotherapy practice in town, and we skied our way through the winter at Catamount. Visited Mary Tyler Johnson in Telluride with our oldest daughter (12) and got to see Stratton Lloyd and his family, who were out too and visiting Chris Chaffin and his gang. Great to hang out with everyone and see all the kids together!”
Bodhi Gray Harley was born to Nehal and Gray Harley on March 17, 2019, in New York City. Gray writes “we are happy and healthy and loving the new addition to the family.”
I got to have an all-too-quick visit with Lisa and Graham Day and Christina and Jamie Funk ’97, and their families, in Palm Springs in February. Wish we all lived closer, but grateful for even the little hang time we had.
Max Lamont reports that he, Lloyd Walmsley, and Alex Leigh met up in New Orleans for a Mardi Gras reunion. Keith Porteous ’95 was also spotted. The group had a blast showing the parade routes to the kids and ate at all of Lloyd’s favorite restaurants.
Jeff Grappone and Amy Graham were married on June 16, 2018, at Christ Church Georgetown in Washington, D.C. Cybil Gregory Roehrenbeck ’99 delivered a reading at the ceremony. SPS alumni in attendance were Angus Burgin, Hud Morgan, Ethan Leidinger, David Foxley ’02, Olivia Millard Davis ’99, Meghan Sullivan Belica, Alex Butler, and Luke Morgan ’01.