Swing Dancing for Public Interest

Danny Levin ’00 and Elizabeth Pipkin ’01 dazzled the packed Ames Courtroom with their spins and dips during this year’s sixth annual Public Interest Auction, at which swing dance lessons were among the items up for grabs. The silent and live auction raised more than $65,000 to help fund students working in public interest jobs this summer. Bidding was fast and furious for historical issues of Life magazine ($300), lunch with Mario Cuomo ($750), and a book by Robert F. Kennedy inscribed to Professor Emeritus Archibald Cox ’37 ($1,000). The biggest-ticket item was two days behind the wheel for two at the Bob Bondurant School of Racing in Arizona ($1,900). The auction was emceed by Professors Philip Heymann ’60 and Carol Steiker ’86, and cochaired by Sarah Szalavitz ’01 and Renee McFarland ’01. Over 200 students and other members of the HLS community worked on the event.