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The New York Times profiled Dennis Kelleher, the president of Better Markets, a nonprofit organization that pushes for a stringent interpretation of the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory law. “What is at stake is whether the American people are at risk of another Great Depression,” Dennis told the newspaper. “We exist to fight back against the forces trying to make us forget just how bad it was.” Dennis was formerly a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, then worked as an aide to U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Byron Dorgan. Miami Beach gynecologist Elizabeth Etkin-Kramer was installed as the 102nd president of the Dade County Medical Association (DCMA) during the group’s annual black-tie gala. Founded in 1903, the DCMA is the largest medical association representing South Florida physicians. Elizabeth, the third woman to serve as the organization’s president, has a private practice at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Her practice, which originally included obstetrics, for the past decade has focused on gynecology, and gynecological surgery and research. Steven Cohen joined Pabian & Russell in Boston as a partner in the elder law practice. He was previously a managing partner at Cohen & Oalican, which he co-founded in 2001. Martin Alintuck writes, “It’s been 27 years since we lost our classmate Jane Rubinstein to a car accident. In 1985, we established the Jane E. Rubinstein ’84 Memorial Endowed Scholarship to honor her life and devotion to Brandeis. Each year, one needy and deserving student gets financial support to pay for school. As the economy continues to struggle, this support has become increasingly important to the students we help in Jane’s memory. We are continually looking to strengthen the scholarship fund — and we need your help. Please consider making a contribution to remember Jane’s love of Brandeis and zest for life. For more information, contact Lisa Fleischman in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 781-736-4062.” A new collection of poetry by Alison Stone, “From the Fool to the World,” was published in September. The poems in the collection make up a series in the voices of the tarot’s Major Arcana. A visual artist, Alison also spent 10 years painting the images of the tarot, which were published as the Stone Tarot. She is a Gestalt therapist in New York City and Nyack, N.Y.

Photo of the 1983-84 Mod 31 residents
The 1983-84 Mod 31 residents got together at the home of Lois Yurow ’84 to celebrate their 50th birthdays and re-create a photo taken 28 years earlier at the graduation party for Steve Walker ’84. From left, all from the Class of 1984: Sharon Sassler, Jed Nitzberg, Jodi (Saitow) Folk, Jill (Breslow) Wells, Mike Hafter and Yurow.
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