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A Cover Girl at last!

Stephanie Lane Rakofsky

After 45-plus years as a hospital director of social work, case management, counseling, and related divisions, I was thrilled to learn that I had been named a 2017 Barry University Distinguished Alum, where I had earned my master’s degree in social work in 1981. The president of the university declared, “Stephanie has dedicated her professional life to … Continue reading A Cover Girl at last!

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Jim Rosenblatt and Julian Gallow

Julian Gallow, Cornell Class of 2016 and a fullback on the Cornell Football team, and I. The photo was taken in Oxford, Mississippi where we attended a program sponsored by the US District Court of the Northern District of Mississippi.  Julian is working with the Teach for America program in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Jim Rosenblatt Dean … Continue reading Jim Rosenblatt and Julian Gallow

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Mervyn Kowalsky and Nancy Sonn’s wedding on Oct. 2, 1954 at Watermargin

My parents met at Cornell and were married on Oct. 2, 1953 in Watermargin. My father, Mervyn Kowalsky ’54, BS ILR ’53, graduated from ILR, and my mother, Nancy Sonn ’56, was attending what is now Human Ecology. She got her degree much later (1980) from CALS.

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Summiting Denali on the Fourth of July

I summited Denali (Mount McKinley) — @ 20,310 ft., the tallest peak in North America — on the Fourth of July this year. This was my fourth Seven Summits (successful summit of Elbrus, Kilimanjaro, and Denali, and failed summit attempt due to weather in Aconcagua). I will be doing more climbs in the future, and … Continue reading Summiting Denali on the Fourth of July

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Harlan Levy Accepts the Fund for Modern Courts’ 2016 John J. McCloy Memorial Award

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, left, presented the Fund for Modern Courts’ 2016 John J. McCloy Memorial Award to Harlan Levy, a partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner and former chief deputy attorney general. The Fund’s Career Public Service Award went to former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, third from left, of counsel at Latham & Watkins. … Continue reading Harlan Levy Accepts the Fund for Modern Courts’ 2016 John J. McCloy Memorial Award

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Cornell Aero Club, 1912

From William C. Atkinson, BME ’50 Photo of my father Kerr Atkinson, Class of 1912, of the Cornell Aero Club at the controls of a glider on the athletic fields above Schoellkopf. The gliders, built by the Club members, were towed by automobile around the track at an altitude of fifty feet or so. Kerr is … Continue reading Cornell Aero Club, 1912

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