AitN: January 29, 2018


Robert K. Kraft ’63 holds the 2017 Super Bowl Trophy

Courtesy of the New England Patriots/David Silverman

Robert K. Kraft ’63, owner of the New England Patriots, will be going to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. His team will face off against the Philadelphia Eagles on February 4. This will be the team’s tenth appearance at the Super Bowl; they have won five previous games (2017, 2015, 2005, 2004 and 2002).

Journalist Nellie Bowles ’10’s work for The New York Times appeared on the front pages of two sections of the paper (Sunday Styles and Sunday Business) during the weekend of January 14. The articles appeared online under the titles “Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not” and “Jeff Bezos, Mr. Amazon, Steps Out.Sean Wilentz ’72 wrote a widely-shared Sunday Review Op-Ed in The New York Times’ January 21 edition (“They Were Bad. He May Be Worse.”), comparing Presidents Andrew Johnson and James Buchanan to Donald Trump. Selby Drummond ’09, accessories editor at Vogue, published an article in Vogue on January 25 on uncomfortable questions about engagement and marriage (“What to Say Next Time You’re Asked ‘When Are You Getting Engaged?’”). Nicole Ellis ’10, JRN’16 is launching a three-part original series on fertility for The Washington Post, called “Should I Freeze My Eggs?”. The episodes begin Tuesday, January 30.

Robert J. Speyer ’92, president and CEO of Tishman Speyer, received the 2018 Harry B. Helmsley Distinguished New Yorker Award at the Real Estate Board of New York’s 122nd Annual Banquet on January 18. Speyer chairs the Real Estate Board of New York.

Benjamin Feldman ’73, LAW’76, executive producer and chair of the board for New Yiddish Rep, has secured all Yiddish translation rights to Henry Roth’s 1934 classic work, Call It Sleep. The agreement covers all published print and electronic editions, as well as any potential stage adaptations in Yiddish. “It is only with the translation into Yiddish that the optimal authenticity will be achieved. Roth grew up in Yiddish, spoke Yiddish, wrote in Yiddish with English words,” Feldman said in a press release. “I am honored by Henry’s son Hugh to have him place his trust in me.”