Beto O’Rourke ’95, who is running for Senate in Texas, appeared in a NowThisNews video on August 21 speaking about why he believes NFL players are not disrespectful for kneeling during the National Anthem.
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Jordan Hewson ’12, SOA’17 appeared in Vogue’s September issue (released on August 14) in the feature “Here, There, Everywhere: 34 Stars Who Continue to Shine on a Global Stage.” Hewson was highlighted for creating Action Button, “an embeddable tool that allows readers to take actions — through tweeting support, signing petitions, or charitable donations — on a wide swath of social and political issues.”
Kurt Kanazawa ’11 was featured in the Juilliard Journal on August 9, which described how he was discovered by a casting agent in Italy and subsequently appeared on commercials and television there before moving to Los Angeles to continue his acting career. In October, Kanazawa will portray Rafael Chan in a staged production of Alice Tuan’s play Cocks Crow for Los Angeles’ East West Players. Says Kanazawa, it’s “… all about Americans doing business in China, so the economic subject matter could appeal to a Columbia crowd.”
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder ’73, LAW’76 received the American Bar Association’s Thurgood Marshall Award on August 4 at the Thurgood Marshall Award Dinner in Chicago. The award recognizes members of the legal profession for their long-term contributions to the advancement of civil rights, civil liberties and human rights in the United States.