ELLEN S. Miller, a writer and a teacher of creative writing, died Dec. 23, 2008. She was 41. An honors graduate of Wesleyan, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and earned an MFA from the New York University’s creative writing program, where she also received a fellowship for fiction. She was also awarded a residency at the MacDowell Colony, among others. Her first novel, Like Being Killed, was published in 1998; her second, Stop Drop, Roll, is unfinished, although an excerpt appeared in the anthology, Lost Tribe: Jewish Fiction From the Edge (2003). She is survived by her partner, Christopher Rowell, her stepfather, Scott Hyde, her two brothers, and her god–daughter.
SARAH HANNAH, a teacher and poet, died May 23, 2007, at age 40. She received a master’s degree in fine arts in creative writing and a PhD in literature from Columbia University. Her work appeared in several literary journals, and she was a semifinalist for the Yale Younger Poets Prize in 2002. She taught at Emerson College and at the time of her death was awaiting publication of her second volume of poetry. Survivors include her husband, Robert O’Hagan ’89, and her father, stepmother, and stepsister.