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Winter 2023 Class Notes by Judy Siskind

Winter 2023 Class Notes by Judy Siskind

Winter 2023 Class Notes by Judy Siskind


    In October our class President, Judy Harte, gave us a superb Zoom presentation of her Livermore Laboratory team’s groundbreaking work on nuclear fusion ignition.  In case you missed it and no longer have the “Link to President Judy’s Presentation Recording” that class communications chair Lynn Thurber sent  on October 19, just email me and I’ll forward the detailed access instructions.

    I am sorry to report the death on August 31 of our classmate Sarah Kelly Young. Sarah lived in Brentwood TN with her husband, a missionary, and had two children.  As she recounted in her entry for our 50th reunion record book, when she arrived at Wellesley she had never traveled north of Washington, DC; after graduation she lived in four different continents over the years.

   While working abroad following college, Sarah “became a Christian” as she described it. She met her husband while studying Christian counseling back in the U.S.

  Her devotional guide Jesus Calling has been translated into more than 30 languages, and her other guides, including Jesus Listens, also became international best sellers. In her record book entry, Sarah said that she found it bordering on the miraculous that her books have reached so many people, and that she gives God all the credit.  Our deepest condolences to Sarah’s family at a time of such loss.

    We also recently learned of the death two years ago of former classmate Katharine Toll. She did not graduate with our class and is listed as a “Lost” classmate in our records. If anyone knew Katherine and can provide a reminiscence, I’d be glad to include it in an upcoming column.

     This fall Nancy Oberdorfer Aranow was chosen as part of a four-member team to compete in the U.S. Tennis Association’s Intersectional Tournament in Phoenix. Teams fielded by the 18 USTA branches around the country compete within their age group. Nancy noted that her team did a lot better this year than they had in the previous national competition.

    Lindsey Miller Lerman  sent a link to a recent article in the Columbia University Law School magazine about her impressive career as a justice on the Nebraska Supreme Court. She was the first woman appointed an appellate judge in Nebraska, and now is the longest-serving judge in its current Supreme Court. When interviewed., Lindsey mentioned that she received her lowest grade in law school in a course with Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It was Ginsburg’s course on sex discrimination and the law (the first course she taught), and her thinking was so far ahead of the times that Lindsey struggled to grasp it..

   Here’s the link; you may have to press Control before clicking to open it:

     Please be sure to let the alumnae office know of your latest contact information, Our classmates in the know recommend doing so by phone; the number is 781-283-2225.. And please keep your news coming my way!


Judy Siskind,

Magazine Correspondent, Class of 1968

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