Kyla Sternlieb '06

Kyla Sternlieb with dog

Across more than a year of pandemic living, we’ve been reminded of the importance of pets in the lives of so many. Whether it was the comfort of longtime furry friends or adopted new ones helping us cope with the isolation of remote work and school, the emotional role of cats and dogs in human families has been affirmed. 

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Po Murray speaking at a podium

Po Murray ’89


On December 14, 2012, Po Murray believed she was living in one of America’s safest neighborhoods. The illusion would shatter that morning when a twenty-year-old neighbor named Adam Lanza murdered his mother in their home then drove to Sandy Hook Elementary armed with an assault rifle, a handgun, and multiple rounds of ammunition.

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