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2000s and beyond

Dr. Megan Rockafellow-Baldoni ’09, a researcher at Rutgers School of Public Health, published research showing that the use of arsenic-treatment systems reduces the risk of cancer in people in Hopewell Township, New Jersey. The research, which Rockafellow-Baldoni coauthored with other Rutgers researchers, showed that treatment systems for well water can significantly lower the incidence of cancer and cancer-related deaths.

Ginny Casey ’03 held a solo exhibition, “Built from Broke,” at the Nino Mier Gallery in Los Angeles from June 10 through July 14 of last year. The gallery description reads: “Casey depicts tools of a ceramicist as well as isolated domestic objects in an intimate proximity. The unsettling dissonance in scale and perspective animates her objects and lets them fall, float, and rest in a state of tension and interrelation.”


Kathleen Ellis Powers ’71 has published “How to Write A Fifth Grade (or Any Other Grade) Essay,” a book directed at third- through middle-grade students. Powers also writes two blogs: one on writing and the other on teaching beginning readers.


With sadness, we note the passing of Margaret A. “Peggy Ann” Ryan ’52. on February 10, 2018. She earned a BS in Business Administration/Economics, and first taught school at Dexter (later General Brown Central School), then at her alma mater, Watertown High School, from 1966 until her retirement in 1989.