Harvard Magazine names Cohen and Levenson fellows
Arianne Cohen and Eugenia (Jane) V. Levenson have been named Harvard Magazine’s Berta Greenwald Ledecky Undergraduate Fellows for the 2001-02 academic year, when both will be juniors in the College.
Cohen, who lives in Leverett House and comes from Delmar, N.Y., is an editor and editorial writer for the Harvard Crimson. A government concentrator with a strong interest in public health, she plans to work this summer creating a reproductive health education program at a Native American reservation in South Dakota. Beyond her classwork and writing, Arianne competes on the women’s varsity swim and water polo teams.
Levenson, who also lives in Leverett House, makes her permanent home in Oak Park, Ill. A history and literature concentrator, she is a news editor for the Harvard Crimson. This summer, she hopes to work in magazine journalism or television in New York City.
Cohen and Levenson will succeed this year’s fellows, seniors Kirstin Butler and Elizabeth Gudrais. The fellows join the magazine’s staff for the academic year, and write a regular column, “The Undergraduate,” as well as news stories and alumni features. They also provide general editorial assistance, and become involved in all phases of the magazine’s production.
Woodruff awarded Phillips Foundation grant
Harvard sophomore Heather Woodruff was one of four college students from across the country to receive a $10,000 cash grant for the 2001-02 academic year from the Phillips Foundation’s Future Leaders Program. The program seeks to recognize young people who are promoting American values on college campuses.
Harvard researchers develop new technique in fighting blindness
Third-year Harvard Medical student Tamim Qaum, Children’s Hospital research fellow Qingwen Xu, and associate professor of ophthalmology Anthony P. Adami have developed a new technique in quantifying the breakdown of the blood-retinal barrier in diabetic retinopathy. The technique was reported in last month’s issue of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.
– Compiled by Andrew Brooks