John S. Toohey ’73; MD’77

Recently retired as assistant dean for graduate medical education at the University Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. he also held the Laura B. Flawn Endowed Professorship and was an active family faculty member in the department orthopedic surgery until his retirement April 1, 2020.

Book results in keynotes and awards: Nancy MacLean

Since publishing her New York Times bestseller, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, in 2017, Nancy MacLean PhD’89 has presented more than 170 invited keynotes or talks on the book, including at 65 universities.

Vincent Burns ’94 Retires after 25+ Years in Publishing

Burns, Vice President, Editorial, is retiring in September 2020 from ABC-CLIO in Santa Barbara, California, after 15+ years with the company and 25+ years in print and digital publishing.

Sterling Hall Bombing 50 years ago, from David Joseph Marcou, BA-’73-History

August 2020 saw the 50th anniversary of UW’s Sterling Hall Bombing, which I was on-campus for in 1970, working just-before semester for the football team.

Constance F. Aranosian, 90

Constance Frances (Connie) Aranosian, beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully in Glastonbury CT on June 9th, 2020 at the age of 90.

Steven James Ourada Honored with the National Archives Lifetime Achievement Award

On May 6th Steven James Ourada was honored by the Archivist of the United States for 25 years of outstanding service and leadership at the Federal Records Center Program and the National Archives and Records Center Steven has provided unparalleled leadership, increased operational efficiency and mentored generations of NARA staff.

UW Madison alum takes the helm at New Yorkers for Parks: Adam Ganser

New Yorkers for Parks (NY4P), the citywide advocate for parks and open space, announced that its Board of Directors has named Adam Ganser as its next executive director, starting Monday, May 11.

Ben Haskin (’05) Promoted to Member at Law Firm Aronberg Goldgehn

The law firm of Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa has promoted Benjamin E. Haskin to Member of the firm, effective January 1, 2020.

Midwestern-Grown Holiday ‘Febgiving’ Featured in the New York Times: James Norton, Rebecca Dilley

The New York Times featured writer James Norton (’99) and photographer Rebecca Dilley (’02) in a story about Friendsgiving celebrations.

David Joseph Marcou, BA-’73, Wisconsin’s Most Prolific Author’s Personal & Professional Accomplishments As of 12-7-19

David Joseph Marcou has lived in London (1981), Seoul (1984-87), and US Midwest. He is a writer and documentary photographer of 1, 500 articles/essays/features; author of 15 plays, hundreds of poems, and 205+ books so far, including the award-winning 120+vol. ‘Spirit of America’ series.