July-September 2015
Volume XIX

7.1.15: 'Rent' is due for Hathaway Brown School stage in Shaker Heights
Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute

A talented cast, intriguing songs and storyline, and a professional crew that expertly handles sound, lighting and music. These are just some of the reasons that audiences should find a night out experiencing the Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute production of the musical 'Rent,' playing from July 3-12, well worth their time.


7.9.15: Romona's Kids: Shaker Heights teen looks beyond college to Broadway
WOIO - Channel 19
Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute

Local high school seniors will be gearing up to apply to colleges soon, but one teen is looking even further ahead to Broadway!

7.9.15: What Were They Thinking: No ‘Rent’ Control in Cleveland
Cleveland Jewish News
Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute

How important is it to raise a generation that is used to serious, uncensored theater and to have a community that supports this endeavor? The Cleveland Jewish News asked director Fred Sternfeld of Beachwood, whose current Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute production of “Rent” has received overwhelming support from parents and community leaders as well as stellar reviews.


7.22.15: The Teacher: Cassi Pittman; Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Cassi Pittman '01 

Smart, confident and dedicated to her community, Pittman embodies the sort of New Resident around whom East Cleveland and most cities throughout Northeast Ohio need to structure themselves, no matter the outcome of the debate.


7.24.15: Keeping pace with diabetes
University Hospitals Transformational Philanthropy Report
Catherine Mullen '15 

Bright and athletic, Catherine easily settled in at Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights and pursued her love for swimming. The task of finding a new endocrinologist, however, was overwhelming. Fortunately, Catherine and her mom, Joan, came to UH where they met Rose Gubitosi-Klug, MD, Interim Division Chief and Mary Blossom Lee Chair in Pediatric Diabetes at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.


7.31.15: The Butterfly Project gives help, hope to those who mourn Tamir Rice
cleveland.com (photo)
Molly Nagin '09 

Molly Nagin explains her plans for the butterfly-shaped and butterfly-friendly garden that will start the transformation of the site where Tamir Rice was killed.

8.1.15: Kids A to Z: 25 Things to Do, Create and Read
Cleveland Magazine
Director of the Center for Leadership & Well-Being Koyen Shah, HB Legacy Program

Shop global Cleveland: While it might be difficult to get a young child to eat something in a Cambodian restaurant, children will love all the colors and shapes of an ethnic grocery store. "Food is such a great entry into a new world," says Koyen Shah, director of Hathaway Brown School's Center for Leadership and Well-Being. Pick a country and learn about it with your kids.
Make someone's day: Inspired by Warrensville Heights native Ricky Smith's Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere movement, Hathaway Brown students made a heart-shaped craft and wrote thank you notes to people in the community they appreciate, including neighbors of the school, police and firefighters, museums and nonprofit organizations such as the Cleveland Sight Center.  

8.1.15: School Fund
Cleveland Magazine 
Molly Gleydura '18

There won't be any parades or fireworks, but for one weekend in August, kids and their parents will have reason to celebrate. Ohio's one-time sales tax holiday Aug. 7-9 exempts all clothing priced under $75 and school supplies and school instructional materials less than $20 from sales tax. We sent a Cleveland mother and her daughter out on a tax-free shopping spree to see how far each could stretch $50.

8.9.15: A young group of fans
Crain's Cleveland Business
HB Robotics Team 2399, Lauren Egts '17

The Fighting Unicorns love Slack. So much so one member of the all-girl robotics team sent the company an email this past spring. Lauren Egts — a sophomore at Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights — asked Slack to sponsor the team. Slack said yes. And they wrote a blog post about it.


8.18.15: NASA robotics tournament in Brook Park inspires youth, volunteers
West Side Sun
HB Robotics Team 2399, Hanna Keyerleber '17, Lauren Egts '17 

TV Big Bang Theory characters Sheldon, Leonard, Raj and Howard have nothing on the robotics teams that assembled recently in Brook Park. Six local youth were paired with local competitive robot teams and several officials from NASA Glenn Research Center to program and race rolling mechanical machines made from LEGOs. The event was at the Brook Park branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library more than a week ago.


9.1.15: Sarah May - Guest Director, Beck Center for the Arts
Cleveland Magazine
Sarah May '63 

May has built a reputation in town for staging socially relevant plays, including Rebecca Gilman's Spinning into Butter, which looks at structural racism and individual prejudice at the fictional Belmont College. "People will feel something and talk about it for days, weeks, after they see a play that conceptualizes important social issues," she says. 


9.15.15: Heritage 
Edible Cleveland
Upper School English Teacher Toni Thayer (author)

This year we were going to do things differently. I'd make the effort to find a good, locally raised turkey for Thanksgiving -- a heritage one, even -- a traditional, old-fashioned bird for our traditional, old-fashioned meal. 


9.16.15: Hathaway Brown celebrates 140 years of educating and empowering girls
The Plain Dealer
Hathaway Brown School

Ohio's oldest continuously operating college preparatory school for girls started with just five perseverant young women, in a highly unlikely place. 


9.18.15: Thrust into spotlight as college students
Cleveland Jewish News
Becky Sebo '10 

Becky Sebo and Daniel Pearlman seemed to be on parallel paths as advocates for Israel while growing up in different suburbs on Cleveland's East Side. Sebo, of Pepper Pike, and Pearlman, of Solon, spoke about how their experiences shaped them and the challenges they faced while defending Israel on their college campuses at the launch event for the Jewish Federation of Cleveland's 2016 Campaign for Jewish Needs Sept. 10 at the Mandel Jewish Community Center in Beachwood. 


9.18.15: Hathaway Brown School Tennis player Lauren Gillinov is student athlete of the week
WEWS NewsChannel 5
Lauren Gillinov '17 

Lauren is an honor student with a 4.2 GPA but her academics are not the only thing she excels in: Lauren is one of the top tennis players for the Blazers and in the state she is the 2014 division II state tennis champion.

9.28.15: TWC Sports Channel Game Breaker: Lauren Gillinov
Time Warner Sports Channel - HS Sports Insider
Lauren Gillinov '17

Hathaway Brown's Lauren Gillinov is only a junior, but she's already a state champion. 

9.29.15: TODAY'S Next Big Thing: Meet the first 3 finalists
Bumbrella creator Tara Afnan Gallagher '85

Nearly 2,000 people sent in "Today's Next Big Thing" entries to win the opportunity to sell a product they've invented on QVC, and Tuesday, three of the nine finalists made their pitches for innovative fashion accessories: the "bumbrella," the "kimini," and jewelry based on city skylines.

10.1.15: Course Correct
Cleveland Magazine
Associate Head and Director of College Counseling Dr. Terry McCue 

"There's a saying that college admissions is an art, not a science," says Terry McCue, director of college counseling and associate head of school at Hathaway Brown School. "Being successful is not simply what the letter grade is, it's about how your academics fits with your extracurriculars."


10.1.15: Youth Movement (second story on page)
Cleveland Magazine
Director of Early Childhood Jane Brown

At Hathaway Brown, for example, Brown teaches a science class to 3-year-olds one afternoon each week. "I tell stories. I bring things that my dog and I might have found on a walk," she says. "What I try to do is create questions and opportunities for the children to continue to explore, either at school when they're outside on the playground or when they go home."


10.1.15: Ask the Experts
Cleveland Magazine
Director of the Center for Technology & Invention Leah Ridgeway Jackson '99 

"The flexibility that comes with combining what you've learned in history [and] math, with science, with performing arts in order to solve a problem, that process is going to be really important for future success."

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