Reunion Weekend - June 9-13, 2021
Join Head of School Jenny Rao as she blasts off with former astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison in a conversation about overcoming obstacles, breaking barriers, and reaching for the stars. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A moderated by our very own, Molly Mulligan ‘01.
Did you know Emma Willard School is celebrating its 200-year anniversary in Troy, NY? Join Dr. Bob Naeher, Newell Instructor in Humanities for a lively discussion about the history of the “Collar City” and why Madame Willard decided to bring her school to Mount Ida.
Release your inner Picasso and join Lindsay Slaughter, Instructor of Visual Arts, for a guided paint & sip.
Calling all members of the class of 1971, please join Jenny Rao Head of School for a celebratory toast in honor of your milestone reunion!
Calling all members of the class of 1970, please join Jenny Rao Head of School for a celebratory toast in honor of your milestone reunion.
It is time to exercise your brainpower at Trivia Night! Join hosts Amelia Hershberger ‘01 and Leah Friedman ‘02 for a friendly game of trivia!
Saturday’s class will include Megha’s yoga-qigong flow, along with moving meditation and relaxation.
Join world renowned baker, Cynthia Barcomi ‘81 as she leads us through creating two delectable creations. Click here for the list of ingredients you will need.
Join alumnae leaders for a current, in-depth discussion about how COVID-19 will reshape the future of public health.
Join Sierra Crane Murdoch ‘05 in discussing her book Yellow Bird. A gripping true story of a murder on a Native American reservation and the unforgettable Arikara woman that becomes obsessed with solving it.
Dr. Jyoti Srivastava ‘77 used her time during the pandemic lockdown in 2020 to turn her artistic passion into an ongoing project. Join her as she talks about the journey from healthcare to establishing a handcrafted jewelry line, Daisy and Zarafa.
Come and toast our exceptional award recipients celebrating a reunion at the Alumnae Recognition Awards.
Sunday’s practice focuses on the Earth, introducing Megha's Moon Salutation, a moving yoga sequence.
All levels welcome.
Come learn about the Alumnae Association Council and vote on the upcoming new member slate!
Close out Reunion 2021 by listening to the alumnae choir, honor and remember the classmates no longer with us, hear beautiful poetry and be inspired by the meditation.
OIL, MURDER, AND A WOMAN'S SEARCH FOR JUSTICE IN INDIAN COUNTRY
By SIERRA CRANE MURDOCH
ABOUT YELLOW BIRD
The gripping true story of a murder on an Indian reservation, and the unforgettable Arikara woman who becomes obsessed with solving it—an urgent work of literary journalism.
“I don’t know a more complicated, original protagonist in literature than Lissa Yellow Bird, or a more dogged reporter in American journalism than Sierra Crane Murdoch.”—William Finnegan, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Barbarian Days
NOMINATED FOR THE EDGAR® AWARD • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • NPR • Publishers Weekly
When Lissa Yellow Bird was released from prison in 2009, she found her home, the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota, transformed by the Bakken oil boom. In her absence, the landscape had been altered beyond recognition, her tribal government swayed by corporate interests, and her community burdened by a surge in violence and addiction. Three years later, when Lissa learned that a young white oil worker, Kristopher “KC” Clarke, had disappeared from his reservation worksite, she became particularly concerned. No one knew where Clarke had gone, and few people were actively looking for him.
Yellow Bird traces Lissa’s steps as she obsessively hunts for clues to Clarke’s disappearance. She navigates two worlds—that of her own tribe, changed by its newfound wealth, and that of the non-Native oilmen, down on their luck, who have come to find work on the heels of the economic recession. Her pursuit of Clarke is also a pursuit of redemption, as Lissa atones for her own crimes and reckons with generations of trauma. Yellow Bird is an exquisitely written, masterfully reported story about a search for justice and a remarkable portrait of a complex woman who is smart, funny, eloquent, compassionate, and—when it serves her cause—manipulative. Drawing on eight years of immersive investigation, Sierra Crane Murdoch has produced a profound examination of the legacy of systematic violence inflicted on a tribal nation and a tale of extraordinary healing.
Located in Kellas basement, the school store is a hub of activity from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday during the school year (closed from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for lunch). The store offers everything from pencils to chocolate. Stop by and visit Ms. Balton, grab a cup of coffee or tea, and relax around a jigsaw puzzle.
In addition to shopping the school store, you may also wish to order Jesterwear through our partnership with BSN Sports. A selection of items from the school store is also available to order online.
Bree Anderson Ide '94 | Life Science Exhibits