Last night my old friend Joe Wallace ’79 sent me a message to say that Benh Zeitlin ’04 won top honors at the Sundance Film Festival. Check it out on the Huffingtonpost. Benh is no stranger to awards, having won the Grand Jury prize at Slamdance just a year after graduation for his senior thesis film. Check out the Argus story on that one. Joe himself is a wonderful writer, whose novel Diamond Ruby continues to collect fans young and old.
The recognition keeps coming! Professor Jeffrey Schiff, who has taught sculpture here for many years, has had his work selected as part of the National Academy Museum’s annual exhibition.
Speaking of recognition…Women basketball players from the last 40 years came back to campus this past weekend. They got to see the Wes Women grab a victory against Connecticut College, and to reminisce with one another and our super coach, Kate Mullen. It was great to see all this Cardinal Spirit…even if I did take a lot of ribbing about not seeing enough b-ball when I was a student (“Roth, you were such a nerd!”)