January 2014

Alumnus Ted Bunch ’83 appeared on the Katie show to discuss his organization A Call to Men with actress Mariska Hargitay..The show talked about ending domestic violence and sexual assault and the launch of the NO MORE Campaign.

Alumna Joan Steinau Lester ‘62 recently published her fifth book and first adult novel, Mama’s Child. The book is a civil-rights era story with a foreword by Alice Walker and was selected as an editor’s pick by Ebony magazine. Joan also published Fire in My Soul, the biography of Antiochian Eleanor Holmes Norton, 10 years ago.

Alumnus Tony Heriza '74 recently won the MacArthur documentary film award (and $100,000) for his film Care, about the challenges facing home-based elder care providers.

Alumnus Jay Tuck ’68 premiered his latest documentary, “In the Days Before Zayed,” on German television. The 45-minute documentary of the early years of Abu Dhabi, the times before Sheikh Zayed, was written and directed by Tuck.

Alumnus Peter Kurland '81, a production sound mixer, was nominated for an Academy Award this month for his work on the feature film "Inside Llewyn Davis.”

Alumna Julia Reichert '70 was nominated for an Academy Award this month for "Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall,” the short documentary on which she was the associate producer.

Alumna Lydia Dean Pilcher ’80 was nominated for an Academy Award this month for her work as a producer on the documentary “Cutie and the Boxer.”

Alumna Barbara Winslow ’68 recently gave a talk at the January Board of Trustees meeting at Antioch College on her latest book, “Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change (Lives of American Women).”