Where Are They Now?

By Carol Olechowski
Teru Kuwayama

Photo: Tivadar Domanicky


ward-winning photographer Teru Kuwayama, B.A.’93 (“Activist With a Camera,” Spring 2011), continues to log miles at a fast and furious rate. “I’m still living in New York City, but I’m basically bicoastal, with frequent trips to California,” said the TED (Technology Entertainment and Design) Senior Fellow, who is often “on the road, attending and speaking at [the organization’s] ideas conferences in Europe and the United States.” In a Jan. 8 email, Kuwayama noted: “Hurricane Sandy brought my disaster work home to New York, and I just returned from Australia, where I had a series of exhibitions and projections and did a talk at the Sydney Opera House. Today, I started another stint at Stanford, as a media fellow at the Hoover Institution for War, Revolution, and Peace.”

Robert E. Bartholomew

Photo: Jamilah Bartholomew


f you’ve ever wondered whether Lake Champlain’s legendary serpent-like monster is fact or fiction, you’ll want to read the most recent book from New Zealand-based author Robert E. Bartholomew, M.A.’84 (“Champ’s Biographer,” Fall 2011). For The Untold Story of Champ: A Social History of America’s Loch Ness Monster (State University of New York Press, 2012), Bartholomew explored “the lake itself and period sources and archives in an attempt to answer the ultimate question: Does Champ exist?” Although his search was “obscured by sloppy journalism, local leaders motivated by tourism income, and bickering monster hunters,” he crafted a rich, colorful story that “will fascinate believers and skeptics alike.” A Whitehall, N.Y., native interested in Champ “ever since I was able to pick up a pair of binoculars and scan the lake,” Bartholomew teaches history at Botany Downs Secondary College in South Auckland.