Alumnae/i Weekend: Goucher says goodbye to Sandy Ungar

Rachel Brustein
Co-Features Editor

During this year’s annual Alumnae/i Weekend, which took place from April 25-27,

Members Goucher community gather in the Hyman Forum for a gala in honor of Sanford Ungar (Photo: Rachel Brustein)

Members Goucher community gather in the Hyman Forum for a gala in honor of Sanford Ungar (Photo: Rachel Brustein)

over 1,000 guests were welcomed for 65 events, both on and off campus. There were special events for the reunion classes, which were for alumnae/i who graduated in years ending in 4 and 9. Cori Tyner ’82, director of alumnae/i affairs said there was a “great turnout.”
A major part of the weekend is the Alumnae and Alumni of Goucher College (AAGC) Annual Meeting. The AAGC is the governing body of the alumnae/i association. The annual meeting brings classes together, recognizes donors, and presents awards. The Jenifer Mitchell Reed ’86 Young Alumnae/i Award went to Kate Howell Bullard ’04 and John Olszewski ’04. This award always goes to an alumna or alumnus who is five to ten years out of college, recognizing him or her for volunteer service. The Ethel Cockey ’23 Award went to Judith Brigstocke Hundertmark ’54. This award is also for volunteer service, but goes to a senior alumna or alumnus. Hundertmark’s mother was also a Goucher alumna and received the same award many years ago. The Dorothy Lamberton Clapp ’39 Award, for those who have donated generously to the college, went to Jean Daniels Hawley ’59 and Mary Cole Dickerman ’59. The most prestigious award the college can give to an alumnae/i, the Award for Excellence in Public Service, went to Sherry Bebitch Jeffe ’64, a political analyst, journalist, and scholar, for the service she has done for her community.
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Syrian chemical list released, evidence of nerve gas agents

Ryan Derham
Co-editor Global

As the debate with United States intervention in Syria continues, Baltimore’s own are taking to the street. The occupy movement is still present in Baltimore and they urge policy makers to focus on jobs and education, not another war. Some Marylanders believe that economic sanctions could be a solution. Others don’t see Syria as a negative influence on U.S. national security. While voters clearly advocated for no intervention in Syria, Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), supported Barack Obama’s decision to go through with the resolution. Before the votes were cast, she expressed an equal desire as did her constituents for no war. Additionally, she was one of 19 senators who opposed the Iraqi war resolution in 2002. While the majority of Marylanders continue to oppose war, Mikulski, chose a different direction. Either way, the Senate has tabled Syria as a topic on the floor for 90 days. Despite this, Syria is still a hot topic in the news.  Whether or not this means war, we will have to wait.
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