News: Britney DiTocco ’20 Welcomes New Students in Song When incoming students participate in the next phase of orientation in August, Phase T.W.O. (named for part two and Think Wide Open), they will be treated to an original song welcoming them to Purchase. Professor of History Lisa Keller on Working Mothers Professor Keller featured in Dame Magazine feature “Working Mothers are the Backbone of the U.S. Economy.” Three Students Honored for Excellence by SUNY Congratulations to seniors Dolan Wells Gallagher, Hayley Restivo, and Joy Marie Thompson for earning the 2018 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. Hear Professor Lisa Keller on WNYC Historian discusses Robert Moses and the Transformation of New York. Ultimate Frisbee Documentary with Purchase Roots Now available on Netflix, Flatball: A History of Ultimate began as a senior project. 1673 French Exploration of the Mississippi River Professor Laura Chmielewski delivered a talk about her book Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet: Exploration, Encounter and the French New World. Rob Corradi ’08 Former speechwriter in the Obama administration now working at a DC strategic consulting firm. Alyse LaPadula ’12 Former captain of the basketball team is teaching history and coaching basketball.