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Co-curated by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner '68
3/19/2017
Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts is an exhibition that highlights the many accomplishments of African Americans and other minorities who dared to overcome social norms and prejudices to pursue their passion and pave the way for future generations of world class dancers. The exhibit is organized by Dance Theatre of Harlem, California African American Museum, and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington D.C., Dance Theatre of Harlem.  For more information CLICK HERE




Mildred Dresselhaus '48, the Queen of Carbon, Dies at 86
2/28/2017
Mildred Dresselhaus, a professor emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology whose research into the fundamental properties of carbon helped transform it into the superstar of modern materials science and the nanotechnology industry, died on Monday in Cambridge, Mass. She was 86.
For full article 



Help Lia Heintjes '12 go to Earthship Academy!
10/31/2016
Hi. My name is Lia! I love working outside, meeting new people and learning new skills. 

I'm about to graduate from SUNY-College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and I'm looking beyond graduation - towards the next step of my career. 

For a long time, I've been trying to figure out what I've wanted to do for a living. It's a little scary, to be honest, feeling like you're going to graduate without any idea of how you're going to get by in the 'big bad world'. No means of money or a future... really terrifying!

To read rest of article CLICK HERE



Janice Wang, '17, Awarded City Wide Leadership and Community Service Honor
10/28/2016
This Girl Scout from Flushing has a bright future ahead of her.

Janice Wang '17, was named the citywide 2016-17 Future Woman of Distinction by The Girl Scouts of Greater New York (GSGNY) on Oct. 25 at the organization’s annual Women of Distinction Breakfast in Manhattan.

To read rest of article CLICK HERE

The Funfetti Explosion by Julia Moskin '85
10/25/2016
When Candace Nelson opened the first Sprinkles bakery in Los Angeles in 2005, she did not actually have any sprinkles on hand. “I liked the word, but I thought of them as a supermarket pick, waxy and fake,” she said. “Not elegant, chic and modern.”
Rainbow sprinkles (also called jimmies in parts of the Northeast) are made from sugar, various waxy shortenings and bright artificial colors. They did not align with Ms. Nelson’s vision for “elevated” cupcakes, which are made from quality ingredients like Madagascar vanilla and Dutch cocoa, and topped with a two-tone button of color that she calls a “modern dot.”
Read rest of article HERE
Deborah Tannen '62 "The Sexism Inherent in All That Interrupting"
10/12/2016
Deborah Tannen '62 is a linguistics professor at Georgetown University and author of “You Just Don’t Understand” and “The Argument Culture.”
Interruptions are a staple of modern-day political debates, as we saw in the first presidential and the vice-presidential face-offs. Judging by the column inches, screen space and private conversations devoted to these interruptions, it’s clear that many viewers expect candidates to speak only during their allotted time. But that is no longer the norm. In the past, great communicators were great orators, but great communicators today sound conversational, and interrupting is common in conversation. And public discourse is now more about entertainment than enlightenment. For better or worse — better from the perspective of entertainment, worse for enlightenment — the announced formal structure of presidential debates has given way to rule-breaking interruptions. The question now is not whether candidates interrupt, but when and how, the frequency and why they do so.
To read rest of article CLICK HERE

Lin-Manuel Miranda '98 to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ on Sat 10/8
10/8/2016
“Hamilton” creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda will host an episode of “Saturday Night Live” on Oct. 8, NBC announced Wednesday.  To read rest of article CLICK HERE



Help Save Ripley, Thunder Levin '81
10/6/2016
Who is Ripley?

Ripley is my 8 year old golden retriever.  He's a dog.  Canus Lupus Familiaris.  But he's much more than that.  The cliche of a dog as "man's best friend" is overused.  So I won't say that's what he is.  In fact, he's much more than that.  To hear more about Ripley and to donate CLICK HERE




Anne Speyer '08 Completes Marathon
10/4/2016
“You know, you spend months training, you push through the constant soreness, the pain, the waking up at dawn, the not hanging out with people because you have to go to sleep early so you can train, but, honestly, in the end, I can't even tell you how rewarding it is to know you've succeed in making all your Facebook friends feel really bad about themselves.”
Anne McDonough '96 Curates "District II"
9/29/2016

For any HCHS folks who will be in D.C. this fall, my next curatorial effort DISTRICT II opens September 29th at DCHistory - would love to meet fellow alums if you stop by!

Following the evening opening reception on Thursday September 29, 2016, exhibition hours will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, with additional viewings on selected Saturdays. For more information CLICK HERE

DISTRICT II explores works by Chris Earnshaw, Joseph Mills AND a wonderful third photographer, Bill Barrett, specifically of Downtown and Mt. Vernon Square from the 1960s onwards.
Julia Moskin '85 In Julia Child’s Provençal Kitchen
9/20/2016
PLASCASSIER, France — When I hefted the rolling pin in my hand, I finally felt it: a thread of energy, a thrill of recognition. I knew I was standing in Julia Child’s kitchen, and I was about to put it to work.
In August, having rented it from the current owners through Airbnb, I spent a week living and cooking in La Pitchoune, the house in Provence that Mrs. Child and her husband, Paul, built in 1965 and lived in on and off until 1992.
For rest of article CLICK HERE





Lin-Manuel Miranda '98 Is Ready For His Next Act
9/20/2016
Lin-Manuel Miranda '98 made Hamilton the most influential Broadway musical in ages and became a hero for his optimistic notion of a rich, diverse America. And he did it by following his gut, his dreams, and his vision—and never forgetting where he came from. For story CLICK HERE





Win 'Hamilton' Tickets Opening Night in Chicago
9/19/2016
Win “YOUR SHOT” at Hamilton Tickets for opening night in Chicago & an after-party with Lin-Manuel Miranda '98 & support the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. 
WHAT YOU'LL WIN
Two tickets to Hamilton: An American Musical in Chicago
Round-trip airfare and two nights at a hotel for you and a guest, generously provided by Delta Air Lines and Hyatt Hotels
Two tickets to the opening night after-party to meet Lin-Manuel Miranda '98.



Hunter College Campus High School In A Class Of Its Own
9/17/2016
These public schools accept students who score highest on special entrance exams — and rank among the most elite and high-performing nationwide.  For story CLICK HERE


WMAAPP Presents Helen Epstein '65
9/17/2016
Journalist/Analysand Helen Epstein '65 writes about Termination. She has just finished First Love: A Memoir of Dissociation and Reconnecting, the third book in a trilogy begun with Children of the Holocaust. For more information, see the HCHS Alum FB group

Saturday, September 17, 2016

9:00 am Registration/Coffee
9:30-12:00 pm Presentation
Location: The Red Lion Inn
30 Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262
 






NYN Review Profiles Coach Dave Crenshaw, pg 11
9/12/2016
A great article about David Coach Dave Crenshaw HCHS '81 and his work...Terrific quote," If I didn't graduate from a girls high school, I would not be the man I am today."

Tivnu: Building Justice Open House hosted by Steve Eisenbach-Budner '82
9/11/2016
Steve Eisenbach-Budner '82, has created a fantastic gap year program called Tivnu, where young adults learn about Judaism and social justice while creating homes for those in need. He's hosting an open house in NY on September 11. Details Here



Meet with Founding Executive Director Steve Eisenbach-Budner '82 and some of next year’s Tivnu Gap Year participants to learn more about our exciting Gap Year Program in Portland, Oregon for 17- to 20-year- olds.
The Tivnu Gap Year is 9 months of hands-on Jewish social justice engagement. Participants live together, create community, discover the Pacific Northwest, and explore connections between Jewish life and social justice with their heads, hands, and hearts.
Please RSVP HERE, To learn more about our Gap Year Program

HCHS Staff Member Lillian Ingram Meredith Weds Abel McDonnell
9/10/2016
Lillian Ingram Meredith and Abel McDonnell were married Sept. 10. Martin Marcus, an acting justice of New York State Supreme Court in the Bronx, officiated at the weekend home of the bride’s parents in Bloomville, N.Y.

For full article CLICK HERE

Steve Hofstetter '97 Added Excitement at a Mets Game
9/8/2016
With a little help from the team, comedian Steve Hofstetter went to Citi Field on a search for the biggest Mets fans. He then tested their knowledge of their beloved New York club. With a twist.



Lin-Manuel Miranda '98 Impromptu Speech at "In the Heights" in London
9/5/2016


Lin-Manuel Miranda '98 made an impromptu speech at the end of a performance of In the Heights in London last night.
In the speech he paid tribute to the "incredible company" of the show. He also told surprised audience members that he had just watched Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and that In The Heights is definitely "one of my horcruxes". For rest of article CLICK HERE
Michelle Kang ('02) Reunited with Susie Lee ('02), Weiying Yu ('02), Nick Huang ('02), Irene Chung ('04) and Jer-Jou Cheng (1997-1999) at Her Wedding
9/3/2016

Michelle Kang ('02) was thrilled to reunite with Susie Lee ('02), Weiying Yu ('02), Nick Huang ('02), Irene Chung ('04) and Jer-Jou Cheng (1997-1999) at her wedding. Michelle and her new husband Nguyen Ha practice architecture in Seattle.
Naomi Karp '67 Color of Money Live: "There will always be demands on your money by people who don't pay your bills"
9/1/2016
 

Join Washington Post nationally syndicated personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary for an online discussion. 
This month's book club guest is Naomi Karp, a senior policy analyst in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Older Americans.  For rest of article CLICK HERE
Jana Lucash, HCHS Faculty, Why Instructors Enjoy Model Diplomacy
8/31/2016
Instructor Jana Lucash explains how Model Diplomacy enlivened teaching and learning about international relations in her classroom.


Brazilian Opera Fall Season, "Plastic Flowers" directed by founder of Musical Rep: Jonathan Alan Arak '83
8/29/2016
There’s a lot going on. You will have several chances to check some of our
amazing singers in immersive environments. And it all closes with a grand
Boca Boca party Saturday night!
This is it. Get your tickets now! And we’ll see you soon.Sep. 9 @ 7pm: Plastic Flowers (Act 2) featuring Abby Powell, mezzo soprano, as PenelopeHistoric Holland Street – Jersey City Heights – NJ – 7pm – Free Admission
Sep. 10th @ 3pm:  Plastic Flowers (Act 2) featuring Abby Powell as Penelope at Eutopia ConferenceSnug Harbor Cultural Center –
Staten Island – 3pm – Free Admission RSVP: Eutopia
Sep. 10th @ 10pm: Boca Boca Brazilian Dance Night featuring DJ João
and Live PerformersSNAFU 28 at 37 E. 28th St. – NYC – 10pm – $20 – First Drink Free!
"At the Beach in My Burkini" by Romaissaa Benzizoune '16
8/26/2016
There really is no great way to describe my newest burkini. There is no shape that it takes on, no existing style that it resembles, no problem that it effectively solves. It impedes both modesty and actual swimming, costs more than $100 plus shipping, and can be secured only with an array of hooks, straps and elastic bands.

It is completely and entirely Barbie pink. Click here for full article  

Alex Shub '90 to run NYC Marathon in Honor of Sadie Pine, daughter of Jacob Pine '90.
8/25/2016

This is one of the nicest things anyone has done for me and my family. Completely unsolicited, Alex Shub '90, and friend since Ms Liebov's kindergarten class, about 40 years ago, has decided to run the NYC marathon and raise money for the Arthritis Foundation in honor of my 10 year old daughter, Sadie (Father Jacob Pine '90), who has had JRA since she was 18 months old. The Arthritis Foundation has been a wonderful source of information and support. This summer, Sadie attended sleep-away "arthritis camp" for one week at Lake Luzerne and had a blast. The arthritis foundation helps pay for these types of events for kids (and adults, too). if you can, please support Alex, or at least root him on in his insanity.
Click here to support Arthritis Foundation TCS NYC Marathon Alex Shub '90
Vancouver Fringe Festival "My Stroke of Luck", by Diane Barnes '68
8/21/2016

 Can the good doctor become a good patient? Who are you when the who you know is gone?  And who do you have the courage to become?My Stroke of Luck shares Diane’s journey of  medical catastrophe and recovery- not only as the physician she is, but as a single mom to a  frightened teenaged son. A spellbinding and funny look at love, family and seemingly  insurmountable obstacles. For tix click HERE

In Memory Of Irving Kizner October 3, 1930 - August 19, 2016
8/19/2016

A special Irving Kizner Memorial Fund has now been set up. You can reach it  HERE, or you can go directly to the donate section of our website and designate your gift to his fund. If you would like to submit a guest book entry CLICK HERE. 
"Advice From a Former Olympic Hopeful: Set the Bar Low" By NNENNA LYNCH '89
8/18/2016
 Watching the Olympics, especially the track and field events, has long been  somewhat fraught for me. Sixteen years ago this summer, I retired from my  career as a professional runner and abandoned my dreams of becoming an  Olympian. I had been a top-ranked American runner, represented the United  States in international competition and was a World University Games gold  medalist. To read rest of the article CLICK HERE
Cynthia Nixon '84 Plays Emily Dickinson in the Trailer for Terence Davies’ A Quiet Passion
8/16/2016
Cynthia Nixon '84 stars as the legendary poet Emily Dickinson in this luminous biopic from director Terence Davies (The Deep Blue Sea, Sunset Song).
Lin-Manuel Miranda '98 Teaming up with Sen. Schumer to Battle Broadway Cyber Scalpers
8/14/2016

Sen. Chuck Schumer teams up with one of Broadway's biggest stars to urge Congress to crack down on cyber scalpers.

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda '98 and Schumer are calling on lawmakers to pass a bill that would stop internet scalpers from using computer programs to scoop up Broadway tickets.

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CODE2040 CEO heads to the White House
8/1/2016
Laura Weidman Powers '00, in USA Today, who has built CODE2040 into a major force for diversifying the technology industry, is taking her advocacy to the White House with her appointment as a senior policy adviser to U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith.
The Disrupters: Making New York’s Cultural Boards More Diverse
7/30/2016
The glass ceilings at elite cultural organizations are starting to crack after some pressure from the city.  
Mentioned is Edith Cooper '79.
Hillary Clinton Quotes Hamilton in DNC Acceptance Speech
7/29/2016
Hillary Rodham Clinton quoted the Broadway musical Hamilton at the climax of her July 28 speech accepting the nomination from the Democratic Party for President of the United States.
Meet the Editor: Marina Picciotto '81 Shares Her Vision for JNeurosci
7/28/2016
Marina Picciotto '81, the editor-in-chief of The Journal of Neuroscience, shares her vision for the journal in an evolving publishing environment.

From Goldman Sachs To Nonprofit: Nancy Yao Maasbach '90 And The Museum Of Chinese In America
7/25/2016
Nancy Yao Maasbach '90 is president of the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA).  “The museum is here for everyone. Chinese immigration to America is part of the larger story of America and what makes this country truly great.” -Forbes
Monoa is an upcoming Disney musical to be released November 23, 2016.
7/22/2016
"Moana" is the story of an adventurous teenage girl who is a sea-voyaging enthusiast, and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her family needs her help, she sets off on an epic journey. The film will also include demigods and spirits taken from real mythology.

Starring Dwayne Johnson & Auli’i Cravalho, music by Lin-Manuel Miranda '98, in theatres this Thanksgiving! 

Larry Olmstead '84 releases Real Food/ Fake Food.
7/6/2016
"When we try to be mindful about what we eat, we choose healthy fats like olive oil, lean proteins like seafood, and maybe we occasionally splurge on some fancy Japanese steak or a glass of champagne. But according to food and travel writer Larry Olmsted, too often such foods are not actually what we think they are. Listen to the interview on the Diane Rehm Show.
Hamilton By Lin-Manuel Miranda '98 Sweeps the Tonys
6/28/2016
Hamilton wins Tony for "Best Original Musical." Lin-Manuel Miranda '98 wins "Best Original Score."
Stop the Bots From Killing Broadway
6/7/2016

Almost a year ago, the curtain rose for “Hamilton” at the Richard Rodgers Theater. Since that day, everyone involved in the production has had many wonderful experiences to cherish — from the performance when we hosted President Obama and the first lady to the heartfelt stories we hear from theatergoers outside the stage door.
But we share one regret: the lack of availability of tickets means that many people who want to see “Hamilton” can’t.

Hamilton wins Pulitzer Prize for History
6/1/2016
The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Drama.
For a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
Hamilton, by Lin-Manuel Miranda

A landmark American musical about the gifted and self-destructive founding father whose story becomes both contemporary and irresistible.

Millennium Recruits Credit Suisse's Jain ('88) for Co-CIO Role
3/28/2016
Bloomberg News reports that Bob Jain '88, the former global head of Credit Suisse Asset Management, is to be co-chief investment officer at Millennium Management.
Girl in Glass by Deanna Fei '95 raises important issues
12/21/2015
Deanna Fei '95 author of Girl in Glass received an excellent review in the New York Times. Her memoir details her experience as the mother of a premature baby whose medical bills caused a huge uproar when AOL CEO downgraded company healthcare in response.
Mourning Lincoln by Martha Hodes '76: National Book Award Long List Finalist
12/21/2015
Mourning Lincoln by Martha Hodes '76 was selected as a 2015 National Book Award Long List Finalist for nonfiction. Dr. Hodes was also the featured speaker at the Autumn Reception in October and presented a talk on her book.


Mourning Lincoln by Martha Hodes '76 selected as National Book Award Finalist
 
Christopher Jackson '89 edits the winner of the National Book Award for NonFiction, Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
11/8/2015
Read the interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Lin-Manuel Miranda '98 Wins MacArthur "Genius Award."
10/22/2015
The MacArthur Foundation gives away $625,000 each year, with "no strings attached," to 24 selected artists, writers, scientists, and innovators of all kinds who "are shedding light and making progress on critical issues, pushing the boundaries of their fields, and improving our world in imaginative, unexpected ways...their work, their commitment, and their creativity inspires us all."  Lin-Manuel Miranda is one of them. Read More
Jane Tillman Irving '65 wins 2015 "Writer's Guild Award"
4/20/2015
Jane Tillman Irving '65 wins the prestigious Writer's Guild Award for her WCBS radio series, "Civil Rights at 50."


"30 Under 30" 2015 Awards
3/15/2015
Reed Rayman '04 has been named to Forbes "30 Under 30" for 2015. Reed left investment banking at Goldman Sachs to join the private equity firm of Apollo Global Management. 

Jenna Livingston '02 was selected by Business Insiders as the #6 "Most Creative 30 Under 30 in Advertising." Jenna is a copy director at R/GA NYC.

Thea Button '07 was named to the "30 Under 30" list of "Rising Real Estate Stars" by the Commercial Observer. Thea currently works at commerical real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield.  


Harvard scientist Adam E. Cohen '97 lights up neurons to find brain cures: Health
1/7/2015

A video, published online in the journal Nature Methods in June, shows a new method for converting electrical activity into fluorescent light. This nascent technology was discovered by 35-year-old Harvard University neuroscientist Adam Cohen, a native New Yorker with two doctorates under his belt. Pharmaceutical companies from Biogen Idec Inc. to GlaxoSmithKline Plc have already lined up to collaborate with Cohen’s biotechnology firm, Q-State Biosciences, hoping to advance drug development. Read more

Hunter Alumna Mildred Dresselhaus Wins the Presidential Medal of Freedom
11/17/2014

Hunter Alumna Mildred Dresselhaus Wins the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Watch her White House interview here. 

Ruby Dee '39 dies at 91
6/16/2014

The HCHSAA was saddened to learn of the death of Ruby WALLACE Dee '39, a legend in the American theater and a political activist and pioneer for civil rights throughout her life. She was an Academy Award nominee, and winner of Grammy, Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk, and SAG awards, as well as recipient of the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Medal of the Arts, the Kennedy Center Honors, the Frederick Douglass Award and the Lifetime Achievement Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum. For more on her extraordinary life, visit the New York Times article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/13/arts/ruby-dee-actress-dies-at-91.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Ar#

Hunterite becomes youngest EGOT winner
3/3/2014

On Sunday, March 2, Bobby Lopez '93 made history when he accepted his Oscar for the song "Let It Go" in the moving Frozen, making him the youngest artist to ever win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (popularly known as EGOT). Check out one of the articles about his success HERE.

Hunterite fights back against AOL CEO
2/12/2014

Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL, held a town hall meeting in early February to explain that he was cutting retirement benefits for employees, citing the rise in healthcare costs and using the example of two "distressed" babies that cost the company a million dollars. One of those babies is the daughter of alumna Deanna Fei '95, who responded with a strong and articulate essay in Slate, and whose story has since appeared on the Today show. Read her article HERE.

Hunterite's Blog Noticed by Anderson Cooper
2/6/2014

Lovin' the Alien, the popular blog by  Alexandra MacAaron '80, caught the attention of Anderson Cooper, who asked MacAaron to appear on his show (she declined). She was also awarded CBS' Most Valuable Blogger. You can read more about her work HERE.

Alum Mentioned as one of the "Unsung Women of Technology"
1/8/2014

Mildred SPIEWAK Dresselhaus, Jan. '48, was listed in Computer World Online as one of thirteen women who have made major contributions in the fields of science and technology. The article was written in honor of Ada Lovelace Day (October 13) and was sent to us by Andrea Elberger '69, who writes " This would be a great encouragement to the current female students at HCHS, and a great source of excitement for many alumni who remember when HCHS was an all-female institution. Most importantly, if you point to slide #4 (out of 15), you will pinpoint the only woman for whom her pre-college education was even mentioned. And why did this one woman have her high school education mentioned – because she went to Hunter College High School." See the article HERE.

Hunter NOT the "Saddest Spot"!
11/18/2013

Thanks in part to the commotion raised by members of the Hunter community, Professor Bar Yam re-examined his previous findings and discovered that the saddest spot in Manhattan (as determined by tweets during a two week period in April 2012) is actually just south of HCHS, and accidentally overlapped coordinates. Read more HERE:  http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/14/a-high-school-is-actually-not-manhattans-saddest-spot-a-researcher-says/?_r=0


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Congrats to Class of 2016 - Our newest HCHS Alums!
6/28/2016