The university is mourning the profound loss of two of our most distinguished scholars and leaders – Cheryl A. Wall and Ruth B. Mandel. Arriving at Rutgers in the early 1970's, both invested their careers in pioneering new areas of study by challenging the traditions and dominant narratives of their fields. Over five decades Cheryl and Ruth gave a voice to those on the margins. We are grateful for their enduring engagement and the pivotal roles they each played in shaping leadership at the IWL. It is hard to imagine our community without their presence.