Category: Summer 2013

Obaid brings a woman’s voice to Saudi government

By Barbara Crossette Thoraya Ahmed Obaid ’66 has been named one of 30 women appointees to Saudi Arabia’s traditionally all-male Shura Council, a government advisory body that serves as a sort of legislature in the kingdom, which has no parliament. Obaid, a former executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) with a strong

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Hats off to a lasting friendship

By Connie Young Yu ’63 An orange satin tiger hat, a fanciful foo dog cap, and a majestic scholar’s hat shaped like a pavilion are among the Chinese children’s headgear on display at the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) in San Francisco—thanks to the generosity of Leslie Stein Selcow ’63, who donated her collection

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