Beyond Vassar


Sun Microsytems, Inc., a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, services, and software that power the Internet and enable companies to conduct business through the Internet, has named Naomi Ostriker

Seligman ’55 to its board of directors. Seligman is a senior partner at Ostriker von Simpson, Inc., a New York based e-commerce consulting firm.

The Whitney Museum of American Art included a film by Dara Freidman ’90, Bim Bam, in its prestigious 2000 Biennial exhibit. Friedman, a Miami-based filmmaker, has shown her work at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and at Thread Waxing Space in New York City.

The Cleveland Museum of Art has appointed Katherine Lee Reid ’63 as its new director. Reid is an expert in 17th-century European paintings, late 19th-century and early 20th-century American and European decorative arts, and 20th-century art, and was formerly the director at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia.

Wolf Boehme ’82 of Connecticut has been named chief operating officer of Webstakes, a leading Internet promotion solutions company that helps marketers increase brand awareness, establish and build relationships with customers, and stimulate sales. Webstakes clients include the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), The Sharper Image, Compaq computer corporation, and Walt Disney’s

M.R.C. Greenwood ’68, chancellor of the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) was profiled in the November 7, 1999 issue of SV: The Magazine of the Silicon Valley. The university has just established a school of engineering, for which Greenwood helped secure a $5 million donation, and is planning to establish satellite campuses in neighboring Silicon Valley.

Sister 2 Sister
magazine profiled Anita Addison ’74 in the December 1999 issue. Addison, a successful producer and director in Los Angeles, recently directed the made-for-TV movie Deep in My Heart, for which Anne Bancroft won an Emmy award in the best supporting actress category. Among Addison’s many other credits are episodes of Family Law, ER, Quantum Leap, and being the executive producer of the hit NBC series Sisters.

Compatible Technology, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, that seeks to aid poor people in developing
nations through low-cost food technologies, has named Susan C. Seaquist ’80 as executive director.

Katherine Bales Moulene ’80
of Los Angeles is the new vice president of content for and editor of U. Magazine (the largest college magazine) distributed monthly to 1.5 million college students.

Adviser Investment Management, Inc., has hired James H. Lowell III ’83 of Massachusetts as chief investment strategist to oversee the company’s plan to invest in mutual funds offered by Fidelity Investments. Lowell was formerly editor of Fidelity Investor newsletter. His new employer is a money management firm that focuses on investing $175 million in assets in Vanguard Group mutual funds.

Aimee Levine ’85 has been appointed senior vice president of Global Marketing and Communications at Industry to Industry, Inc of Manhasset, NY. The company is a business-to-business Internet marketplace. In her new position, Levine will be responsible for developing an integrated marketing plan that will generate brand awareness and increase and maintain membership.

Gary Locke, governor of Washington State, has named Helen Howell ’84 as his new deputy chief of staff. Howell, formerly director of intergovernmental affairs for Governor Locke, will be the highest-ranking woman on the governor’s inner staff.

A Good Baby, a film written and directed by Katherine Dieckmann ’83, has been making the rounds of the independent film festival circuit. The film stars Henry Thomas and David Strathairn and is based on a novel by Leon Rooke. Diekmann is currently searching for a distributor for the film.

Robert Holtzman ’79 is cofounder of Moon Mountain Publishing, Inc., a new children’s book publisher based in Rhode Island. The company currently has two titles ready for production in 2000 — Hello Willow and Petronella — and will concentrate on publishing illustrated storybooks with positive themes.

Darra Goldstein ’73, chair of the German/Russian department at Williams College, is the new editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, published quarterly by the University of California. It is the first scholarly journal to deal with food studies from a cultural perspective. Goldstein will also edit a new book series, California Studies in Food and Culture, published by the University of California Press.

Marcia Peterson Sward ’61 has become the senior director of education programs at The National Environmental Education and Training Foundation (NEETF), a private, nonprofit organization in Washington, DC, established by Congress in 1990 as part of the National Environmental Education Act. The
organization’s mission is to assist American economic and societal progress through environmental learning. Formerly, Dr. Sward served as C.E.O. of the Mathematical Association of America.

NBC, Inc., has named Paula Williams Madison ’74 to the newly created position of vice president of diversity. In this post, Madison will be responsible for increasing diversity both on and off the air at the network. Madison is the vice president and news director at WNBC in New York.

Stage designer Beowulf Borritt ’93 had two shows up in New York City that received praise from the New York Times: Shyster and John Gabriel Borkman.

Steve Korn ’75 announced his retirement as vice chairman and chief operating officer of Turner Broadcasting’s CNN Newsgroup. Korn has been with the broadcasting giant since 1983.