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Alice (Magelssen) Magelssen-Green
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, 2000-2003 / Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, 1999-2001
Matthew and Alice Magelssen-Green ( aka Gyro and Alice) wish to announce the birth of their son Miles Magelssen-Green, born August 17, 2019. Alice and Gyro are both CTY alumni of Carlisle. They did not know each other at CTY since Alice attended first session and Gyro attended the second session but met as adults at a dear friend and fellow alumnae’s wedding in 2011. They wed in 2015 and are currently enjoying introducing their son to CTY canon. 
Dana (Eckstein) Berkowitz
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, 2005 / Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2006
Ross Berkowitz and Dana Eckstein both CTY alumni were married on January 7th 2018. Their marriage contract was witnessed by Barry Leybovich and Becca Jonas also CTY alumni. American Pie was played at the end of the wedding.
Michelle Moore
Mills College, Oakland, CA, 1985 / Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, 1986 / Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, 1987

My book, Chicago and the Making of American Modernism: Cather, Hemingway, Faulkner, and Fitzgerald in Context was just published by Bloomsbury Academic as part of their Historicizing Modernism series. It is the first full-length study of the vexed relationship between America's great modernist writers and the nation's “second city.” The book is filled with brand new insights and revelations about Chicago and Chicago area history and shows how this history influenced the writers personally and professionally. Hemingway's relationship to Oak Park and Frank Lloyd Wright is explicitly analyzed and explained for the first time and new sources for Fitzgerald’s women are revealed. Though it is an "academic book," it is written to be accessible to a general and smart reading public.