AitN: June 5, 2017

Ben Jealous ’94, former head of the NAACP, announced on May 31 his candidacy for governor of Maryland; he will challenge incumbent Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.

Ben Jealous '94

Ben Jealous '94


On May 26, The Los Angeles Times profiled architect and jewelry designer Jenny Wu ’97 and LACE, her line of 3-D printed jewelry. The Times says that the pieces “bridge the gap between high-tech and high fashion.”

Alicia Yoon ’04, founder and chief curator of Korean beauty source Peach & Lily, was featured in People on March 30 for the launch of her new collaboration with CVS, for which she curated four K-beauty brands to be sold exclusively through the drugstore chain — items were available at more than 2,100 retail stores by the end of April.

Matthew L. Schwartz ’00, LAW’02 was listed in Crain’s New York Business “40 Under 40” for 2017. A partner with Boies Schiller Flexner, Schwartz “led the investigation into Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme and the trial of associates dubbed the Madoff Five, winning guilty verdicts and the forfeiture of nearly $9 billion.”

Jonah Reider ’16, who made his name as a chef by opening a restaurant, Pith, in his room in Hogan Hall, now has new digs. In April he reopened Pith as a supper club in a townhouse near the Brooklyn Navy Yard; a May 22 New Yorker profile described the tasting menu as featuring “a pillowy yet rich spring-onion soubise with caviar; bruléed squash with lemon balm … buttery homemade pasta with morels and pea shoots; and a flawlessly seared Seattle wagyu sirloin.”