Director Ry Russo-Young ’03 on Filmmaking, Storytelling, and Nuclear Family

January 6, 2022

Kyra McConnell ’22

On September 26, director Ry Russo-Young ’03 released her three-part documentary film Nuclear Family on HBO Max, which follows her landmark custody case that unfolded in the late 1980s. The film is an intimate look into Russo-Young’s childhood growing up as the younger daughter of two lesbian mothers and a parternity suit that threatned to upend their "nulear family."
Ry Russo-Young takes a self-portrait in the a mirror

International Relations Scholar Robert Jervis ’62 Dies

December 14, 2021

Joshua Keating ’07

International relations scholar Robert Jervis ’62 died December 9, 2021. “He was a husband, father, and grandfather extraordinaire, a giant in his field of international relations, a mentor to legions of younger scholars, an enthusiastic provider of feedback to university administrators, a museum goer and opera lover, a skilled napper, and a pioneer of the capsule wardrobe,” his family wrote in his obituary. Foreign policy analyst Joshua Keating ’07, author of the book Invisible Countries, interviewed Jervis for the fall 2021 issue of the Oberlin Alumni Magazine.
Headshot of Robert Jervis


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