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Nancy Federman Kaplan and her husband, Mike, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 16 (they were married a week after graduation). Nancy serves as part-time assistant to the rabbi of their Conservative shul in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Mike retired from his medical practice (endocrinology, specializing in thyroid disease) at the end of 2016. Daughter Amy made aliyah in 2008 and lives in Beit Zayit with her husband and three children. Son Dan, who has spina bifida and developmental disabilities, lives at home with his parents. Nancy writes, “Mike and I look forward to the day when progressive social-net policies will once again be championed in Washington, so that Dan and others in need of long-term residential placement and support services will be able to live independently in the community.” Ron Kronish, P’99, who has lived in Jerusalem for the past 39 years, will be an adjunct lecturer at Drew University, in Madison, New Jersey, this fall, and he continues to teach a seminar each fall in the Coexistence and Conflict program at Brandeis’ Heller School. His most recent book is “The Other Peace Process,” published by Hamilton Books in 2017. Ron met his wife, Amy, at Brandeis during his senior year. They enjoy traveling — their latest cruise was from Singapore to Hong Kong, with stops in Thailand and Vietnam. Susan Shulman Polit writes she is “married to Steve, a wonderful guy who worked in high tech. We’re both retired now, and, as Steve likes to say, it’s the best job we’ve ever had.” Formerly, Susan worked as a clinical social worker, then got a PhD in social work and went on to a teaching career. Eric Uslaner lectures around the world, delivered the keynote speech at the first Institute for Corruption Studies conference, and served as an expert trainer for anti-corruption and transparency in public administration in Zagreb, Croatia. He and his wife, Debbie, are planning to go on safari in Namibia.

A group of people on a Brandeis Travelers trip to Te Puia, New Zealand.
KIWI TRAVELS: Alumni and friends joined Dan Perlman, professor of biology and environmental studies, on a Brandeis Travelers trip to Australia and New Zealand in January. In New Zealand, the travelers spent a day at Te Puia, a center for Maori culture and a hotbed of geothermal natural wonders.
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