Volume 7 | Number 1

Features

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Looking Back Giving Back
Looking Back, Giving Back

One of alumnus Irwin Federman’s main concerns is that Brooklyn College students should have the same opportunity he had to earn their degrees. With his wife Concepción’s encouragement, the couple is helping to give a new generation of students a chance.

Literary Lights
Literary Luminaries
“There is something quite powerful about having a creative writing program in a city, and a borough, with such a vibrant literary scene and such a storied literary history,” says Helen Phillips, “but on a campus like Brooklyn College—which has a feeling of serenity and intimacy, and is somewhat removed from the sometimes frenetic energy…
On Writing and Their Latest Books
On Writing and Their Latest Books
Helen Phillips’ The Need finds Molly, a paleobotanist and mother of two, in a fight to protect her children from a foe who is both terrifying and shockingly familiar. Called at once a thriller, science fiction, and a literary novel, the book resists categorization. “There are a lot of genres I’m borrowing from,” says Phillips…

Bright Lights

In This Issue

Faculty Expert: Ken Gould
Faculty Expert: Ken Gould

On the Importance of a Humanities Education in a Changing World

Research and Discovery
Research & Discovery
When an asteroid struck Earth 66 million years ago and wiped out the entire dinosaur population, it paved the way for the emergence of mammals. Brooklyn College Assistant Professor of Anthropology Stephen Chester was a key collaborator in a groundbreaking discovery of thousands of exceptionally preserved animal and plant fossils from the critical first million…
Igniting the Creative Spark
Igniting the Creative Spark

Through her fellowship program, Florence Cohen Rosen ’59 helps inspire students to design projects that will give them unique real-world experiences and set them on their career paths.

Newsmakers

Alumni News

Shirley Chisholm ‘46
Shirley Chisholm ’46
The Shirley Chisholm State Park, named after the Brooklyn native and one of the college’s most famous alumnae, opened in the summer of 2019 in East New York. At 130 feet above sea level at its highest point, and built on just over 400 acres of repurposed land, it is New York City’s largest state…
Matthew Freedman ‘99
Matthew Freedman ‘99

Matthew Freedman had his students in mind when he won a prestigious Fulbright Distinguished Teaching Award this year, enabling the Hudson Valley–based high school English teacher to study education in Finland.

Sharon Koskoff ‘74
Sharon Koskoff ‘74
It’s no exaggeration to say that Sharon Koskoff ’74 lives for art. As a teenager, she was painting murals on the walls of her home and those of her siblings. Today, she is a noted expert on both murals and Art Deco—that symmetrical, streamlined style reflective of the modern machine age that flourished in the…
Class Notes
Class Notes

Brooklyn College alumni have interesting news to share, and we’ve made it even easier to share yours and read updates from classmates. Visit our new Class Notes today.

The Year in Review

Photo Album
Photo Album

The tale about the Vanguard, the Brooklyn College student newspaper of yore, getting its charter revoked back in 1950…