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Class of 1985

Class Secretary: Iben Jensen Eld, 19 Whelden Lane, Stow, MA 01775, ibenj@worldnet.att.net

Class President: Colleen J. Quint, 26 Hadfield Rd., Minot, ME 04258, cquint@mitchellinstitute.org

Next Reunion in 2005. Got news? Tap out a note to magazine@bates.edu! Mike Diehl is project director of Desert Archaeology Inc., a private consulting firm. “I’ve been studying the first thousand years of Mimbres Mogollon prehistory since my graduate school days at Buffalo. My research has involved an ongoing survey near the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument in New Mexico. My work appeared in a book (with Steven LeBlanc) published by the Peabody Museum at Harvard and in several articles in American Antiquity and a few other journals.”… Stephen Hughes, who earned his M.A. and Ph.D. at Chicago, is now in England. He’s happy, married (11 years to Sarah Hodges), and father of a daughter, 2 1/2. They live in Cambridge, where Stephen is a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, part of The University of London. “My main contribution has been to help launch and teach a new one-year M.A. program in the anthropology of media,” he says. Stephen’s research specializes in media theory and visual anthropology, and during his years at Chicago he spent about five in Tamil-speaking south India. “I conducted research on various topics related to the changing cultural significance of mass media. My areas of interest include the early history of silent cinema in south India; the beginnings of Tamil cinema in the 1930s and 1940s; the history of gramophone recording, radio and popular music; and satellite TV ‘revolution’ of the 1990s.”… Robin Waterman earned a full scholarship for her Ph.D. work at Harvard, so has transferred there from the Univ. of Colorado. She has consulted with a school district outside of Denver, Colo., helping educators deal with the educational, social, and emotional issues surrounding the ever-increasing number of children of immigrants entering Colorado schools. “My particular work involves creating programs that help build relationships and understanding between families and school staff.”


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