Former IMA Student Shiri Sandler has just passed away after a long battle with cancer. For those of you who remember Shiri’s presence here at Hunter, your memory will be of someone whose creativity, love of life and sheer ebullience marked a bright trail. Shiri was enrolled in the IMA Program starting in 2004. Finally in 2007 she was forced to withdraw by her illness, and returned to Israel, where she maintained an artistic career full of her special brand of exuberance. Those of us who were lucky enough to know her here will miss her presence profoundly.