Fall 2013 (November 8, 2013)
AlumnaeNews brings you college news and classmate updates in between print issues of Connections magazine, which is published twice a year. In this issue of AlumnaeNews:
- Reunion for Classes Ending in "4" and "9": May 30-June 1, 2014
- Class notes and alumnae event photos
- Russell Sage Hosts Women in Politics and C-SPAN Bus Tour
- Shea Learning Center Opening Celebration
Click here for Reunion 2013 photos.
Join Russell Sage College Reunion 2014 on Facebook, watch the Reunion website for updates and mark your calendars for May 30-June 1, 2014!
Class leaders, please email Erica Kirkland, to make sure your contact information is up-to-date in the alumnae office.
The C-SPAN bus visited Russell Sage College on its national tour to promote the series "First Ladies: Influence and Image." Students, faculty and even high school students from the community got to tour the interactive multimedia presentation center.
The October 21 episode of "First Ladies" focused on Eleanor Roosevelt - who has historic ties to Russell Sage College:
- In the 1920s, Eleanor Roosevelt gave a speech at a Russell Sage student assembly.
- In 1929, Sage awarded Roosevelt its first-ever honorary degree. Her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was governor of New York state at the time.
- In 1941, as First Lady, she returned to Sage for its 25th anniversary celebration, attending Convocation and presenting honorary degrees.
- In 1945, Roosevelt was appointed to Sage's Board of Trustees, though she resigned a year later due to her growing responsibilities at the United Nations.
In conjunction with the C-SPAN visit, Time Warner Cable joined Russell Sage College to host New York State Senators Kathy Marchione and Cecilia Tkaczyk and New York State Assemblymember Patricia Fahy, who discussed their public service and issues facing women in office. The event was moderated by journalist Liz Benjamin, host of YNN's "Capital Tonight." Read More...
THE NEW INTELLECTUAL COMMONS: SHEA LEARNING CENTER OPENS
The Russell Sage campus library received a generous bequest leading to extensive renovations. The changes include a physical makeover, but also incorporate new ideas about how libraries can match the evolving needs of users. Turns out, when libraries change, students win. Read the press release and browse the photo gallery