Alumni in the News

Newsmakers

On February 12, The National Portrait Gallery unveiled its official painting of President Barack Obama ’83.

Rujeko Hockley ’05 was chosen to co-curate the Whitney Biennial, opening spring 2019.

Activist Ai-Jen Poo ’96 attended the Golden Globes as Meryl Streep’s guest.

Photographer Damon Winter ’97 was featured in The New York Times’ “The Year in Pictures,” a roundup of the best photos of 2017.

Michael Wolff ’75 released his New York Times bestseller, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, on January 5.

Robert K. Kraft ’63, owner of the New England Patriots, appeared at Super Bowl LII, held on February 4 in Minneapolis; his team lost 41–33 to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Andrea F. Young ’06, GSAS’12 received the 2018 New Horizons Prize in Fundamental Physics, known as the “Oscars of science.”

Rep. Jerry Nadler ’69 (D-N.Y.) was chosen on December 20 as the next leader of the House Judiciary Committee.

Jeff Witten ’10, LAW’15, BUS’15 appeared on the TV show Shark Tank on February 18 to promote his digital wallet business, CoinOut.

Brandon Victor Dixon ’07 starred as Judas in the NBC live television performance of Jesus Christ Superstar on Easter, April 1. Jin Ha ’13 also appeared in the production, as Annas.

Dan Futterman ’89 is the executive producer of the new Hulu original series The Looming Tower.

On February 22, chef Anita Lo ’88 co-hosted a vegetarian dinner at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival as part of The New York Times Cooking Dinner Series.

Eli Bush ’09 took home a Golden Globe for his work as a producer of Lady Bird when the film won in the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy category.