Class Correspondent

50th Reunion
June 9-11

Although Elliot Frank retired from full-time teaching six years ago, he has retrieved his Massachusetts teaching certificates in biology and chemistry, and plans to commit to another full-time gig starting in September. He’s been with partner Susan Beebe for 10 years and has successfully launched three children. Elliot reports he can still run a half marathon in less than two hours. L. Ari Kopolow (formerly known as Chip) was elected president of the Suburban Maryland Psychiatric Society, and continues to do clinical and research work at his office, Potomac Grove Psychiatry. Ari and his wife, Judy, have a blended family of five children and nine grandchildren. He is writing a book that helps make former Brandeis professor Abraham Maslow’s ideas relevant to millennials. Ari encourages classmates who studied under Maslow to share their thoughts with him at the Reunion or by sending an email to kopolowmd@verizon.netAllan Jay Lichtman was right again, as he has been regarding every presidential election since 1984: The American University history professor correctly predicted Donald Trump would win the 2016 election. He uses a system of true/false statements he calls the “Keys to the White House” to determine who will be the winner. He went public with his Trump selection in a Washington Post story in late September. Paul Mareth restored his senior honors thesis film and is making it available to the Brandeis community. “Tocqueville: A Reflection on Democracy in America” may be viewed at DVDs for classroom use may be checked out of the university’s Goldfarb Library. Marcia Millman, PhD’72, retired as professor emerita after 43 years of teaching sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and moved to the Washington, D.C., suburbs to be near family. She has a second home on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where she was born. She has published six books, which, collectively, have been translated into 14 languages. Marcia’s most recent book, “The Perfect Sister,” examines the complicated bonds between adult sisters. She writes, “I regret that living on the West Coast for 43 years kept me from visiting Brandeis more often. My undergraduate and graduate years at Brandeis were so formative, rewarding and, usually, a lot of fun. Now that I live back East, I’d love to hear from old friends and classmates who have been out of touch. You can always reach me at” Rose Mroszczyk, of Woodstock, Vermont, retired after 25 years as a counselor in the Hartford school district. She writes, “I love retirement. I belong to a French table that meets weekly for lunch. My fiber-arts group has been a big help with my knitting. I volunteer at our beautiful library, and I work part time as a guide for our local historical house.” She reports she does puzzles of all kinds, reads mysteries and “layman’s books” on physics, and travels to see her three sons and five grandchildren. Nancy (Hurwich) Oley has retired as emerita professor of psychology at the City University of New York. She is married to Jordan Pola, professor of vision science at the State University of New York. Their son, Loren, is an organic farmer. Ralph Propper retired from the California Air Resources Board’s research division a year ago. He writes, “I remember a Justice article I wrote in 1966 arguing that fellow students didn’t think they had much in common with a chemistry major. I pointed out that chemistry majors could work to improve public health and do good, just like humanities or psychology majors.” Over the past year, Ralph has worked as an adjunct chemistry professor, and visited his daughters in Brooklyn and Morocco. Sarah Rosen-Webb lives in England, where she is a trustee of a local charity, Together in Barnet, which provides beds and meals for homeless people. She also works with Citizens UK, helping recently arrived Syrian refugees settle into the community. Sarah says these initiatives are “ways for me to help heal the world and pay forward some of the good that has come my family’s way.” Leda Schubert lives in Plainfield, Vermont, with her husband and two large dogs, “the saint and the sinner.” Her latest picture book, “Listen: How Pete Seeger Got America Singing,” illustrated by Raul Colon, will be published in June.

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