Class Correspondent

Jacob Dembowitz, P’10, married Jillian Wilson on June 24, 2012. They currently live in Baltimore. Jack met Jillian on JDate in August 2008 and, after many trips back and forth on Interstate 95, moved from the Philadelphia area to Baltimore in July 2011. He writes, “My dear friend Henry Shrager was one of the signers of our ketubah, and he and his wife, Judy ’72, attended our wedding. One of my former suitemates, Marty Kanner ’72, attended as well.” Richard Kopley reports that his short story “The Hideous and Intolerable Bookshop” was selected as one of the top 10 of 552 submissions in the 2012 Lightship Short-Story Competition. The story was published in November 2012 in “Lightship Anthology 2.” Richard’s picture book for children, “The Remarkable David Wordsworth,” illustrated by Michael Fazio, will soon be published. Dvora Yanow, a professor at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, was the featured speaker at the Center for Public Administration and Policy’s High Table at Virginia Tech. The annual event brings together faculty, students, alumni and invited guests to celebrate the life of the mind. Dvora’s research and teaching interests include organizational and political ethnography, public policy meanings and social change, state creation and the use of race-ethnic and nationality categories, and immigrant integration policies and practices. She received her PhD in planning, policy and organizational studies from MIT and holds a master’s in education from Harvard. The Princeton Review recently named Hunter College contract-law professor Avi Liveson one of the nation’s 300 best professors, which prompted Neill Rosenfeld, a senior writer at City University of New York (CUNY), to connect with him for the first time since graduation. The resulting article, published in CUNY’s Salute to Scholars magazine in April, chronicles Avi’s career since graduation, which includes earning a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and working as a tax lawyer, a journal editor and the co-founder of a CPA test-preparation firm. Before heading to CUNY, Neill worked as a newspaper reporter and editor, and handled communications for New York City’s United Federation of Teachers.

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