Potash Hill


Although the spring semester on campus was short, it was action-packed. Highlights include, clockwise starting with top left: A Night of Music with Felix Jarrar ’16 and vocalist colleagues featuring a recital of his art songs for voice and piano including the world premiere of his cycle “The Ulster County Songbook”; a reading by acclaimed poet Sophie Cabot Black ’80, called “a poet’s poet” by National Public Radio; “Literature as Resistance,” a conversation with award-winning author Michael Datcher, with music by Rodney “Don” Chapman; A Music for a Sunday Afternoon concert by Layale Chakar and her ensemble Sarafand, featuring the Lebanese violinist’s unique blend of contemporary, jazz, and Arabic Maqam music; a panel discussion on racial bias titled “What is ‘Woke,’ and are you it?” featuring Shanta Lee Gander, Julie Pham, and Jenna Chandler-Ward ’92;  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a musical comedy directed by Emily Weatherill and Izzy Swarbuck; and perhaps the final annual broomball tournament featuring competitive teams from the alumni community as well as faculty and staff.