The New England Patriots won Super Bowl LIII on February 3, defeating the Los Angeles Rams 13–3. Watch Patriots owner Robert K. Kraft ’63 celebrate by hoisting the Lombardi Trophy during a post-game Boston parade. This is the team’s sixth national title –– and 10th Super Bowl appearance –– since Kraft purchased the team in 1994.
On January 28, Vulture published a Q&A with actress and comedian Jenny Slate ’04. “Getting Deep With Jenny Slate at Sundance” catches up with Slate as she prepared to premiere The Sunlit Night, which she produced and stars in. Also premiering films at the Sundance Film Festival, which ran January 24–February 3, were Ariel Schrag ’03, the screenwriter for Adam; Carly Hugo ’06, the producer for Share; Timothy Greenfield-Sanders ’74, the director and producer of the documentary Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am; Richard Lorber ’67, the distributor of the documentary Of Fathers and Sons; and, in the Shorts category, Cyrus Moussavi ’09, the director and screenwriter of I Snuck Off the Slave Ship.
In January, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio tapped Julie Jacobs Menin ’89, former commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, as the city’s new census director. Menin will oversee the city’s effort to boost response to the 2020 Census — “a count vital to the federal funding and representation provided to New York,” according to The New York Daily News. Menin is also moving into the position of executive assistant corporation counsel in the city’s Law Department, and will work both jobs simultaneously.