AitN: July 30, 2018

Three CC alumnae (Nicole Ross ’13, Nzingha Prescod ’15 and Margaret Lu ’17) were part of the four-person team that just made USA women's foil team history, winning gold at the fencing World Championships.

Dominique Nieves ’12 premiered two films at the 7th Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York City on July 28–29. Her film A Nice Guy examines rape culture from three distinct perspectives, while her film RACCA was created in response to the repeal of DACA.

Rolando Acosta

Rolando Acosta ’79, LAW’82


On July 16, Hon. Rolando Acosta ’79, LAW’82 was featured on Fox5NY’s series “Our American Dream” in the profile “From ESL Student to Presiding Justice.” Acosta, a presiding justice in the New York State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division, talks about coming to America from the Dominican Republic at 14 and becoming the first immigrant to hold his position in the court. Watch the accompanying video, “Rolando Acosta’s American Dream.”

Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman ’09 published an opinion piece on on July 19, responding to a recent Columbia Journalism Review article on sexual harassment in the photojournalism industry. In “Photojournalism is having a long overdue #MeToo moment” Zalcman writes: “Think instead of the women who have been bullied out of the industry and have had to walk away. Think of the voices we’ve lost to selfish predators. Think of the work that will never be made. It’s time to hold ourselves to a higher standard and make sure that, as we seek to illuminate injustice in our work, we aren’t perpetuating injustice within our own family. We deserve better than that.”

Karen Mauney-Brodek

Karen Mauney-Brodek ’98

Sweet Light Studios

Karen Mauney-Brodek ’98, president of the nonprofit Emerald Necklace Conservancy, made the news as the organization announced the celebration of its 20th anniversary with a large-scale art exhibition of immersive, “climate-responsive” art. Comprising Boston’s largest park system, the Emerald Necklace parks were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in the 1880s; the exhibition, featuring fog sculptures by Fujiko Nakaya, is anticipated to draw up to one million visitors during its August 11–October 31 run.