AitN: April 20, 2020

Raamla Mohamed ’03 is a writer for the Hulu miniseries Little Fires Everywhere. The show is based on the popular 2017 novel of the same name, and follows the story of two families in a wealthy Ohio town in the 1990s. The show will air its finale on April 22.

John Leland ’81, a Metro reporter for The New York Times, has been investigating the devastation that coronavirus is causing in nursing homes across the New York area. On April 16, he wrote “29 Dead at One Nursing Home From the Virus. Or More. No One Will Say.” The article looks at why nursing homes have been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus. On April 11, he wrote “Nearly 2,000 Dead as Coronavirus Ravages Nursing Homes in N.Y. Region,” examining how vulnerable elderly communities were exposed to the coronavirus.

Anna Boden

Anna Boden '02

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Anna Boden ’02 is an executive producer of the new mini-series Mrs. America, which focuses on the women’s rights movement in the 1970s. Boden, with her partner Ryan Fleck, also directed four of the nine episodes, including the debut and finale. The show debuted on April 15 on FX.

Ashish Jha ’92, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, appeared on MSNBC on April 16 to speak about how the United States’ economic return will rely on the availability of nasal swabs for coronavirus testing so that employees can safely go back to work.

President Lee C. Bollinger announced on April 15 that Interim Provost Ira Katznelson ’66 will continue his post through the calendar year, extending his term to help the University address the COVID-19 crisis.

New York Times Opinion section photographer Damon Winter ’97 photographed the article “When Innovation Looks Like Dancing Dinosaurs.” The April 11 photo essay examined how New York’s Greek Peak Mountain Resort has been trying to pivot its business after closing its activities due to coronavirus.