AitN: March 25, 2019

Maggie Gyllenhaal ’99 sat down with Harper’s Bazaar for a video Q&A, released on March 13. In it, Gyllenhaal “talks about the joy of being in your 40s and what she's learnt about love, success, friendship and style.”

Two alumni have entered the 2020 presidential race! On March 14, Beto O’Rourke ’95 –– who represented Texas’s 16th congressional district from 2013 to 2019 –– announced his candidacy as a Democrat. He joins John Delaney ’85, who was the U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 6th congressional district from 2013 to 2019, in the party’s crowded primary field.

Mónica Byrne-Jiménez

Mónica Byrne-Jiménez ’88, TC’03

Courtesy of UCEA

On March 15, the University Council for Educational Administration announced that Mónica Byrne-Jiménez ’88, TC’03 will become its executive director, effective June 1. From the press release: “Established more than 60 years ago, UCEA has been committed to the advancement and improvement of educational leadership preparation, research, and policy… Mónica brings an unmatched commitment to UCEA, a distinguished record of scholarship and a wealth of deep relationships that will benefit UCEA long into the future.”

The TriBeCa Film Festival recently announced its 2019 lineup; several alumni have works that will be featured during the festival’s April 24–May 5 run: Brian Dennehy ’60 (actor, Driveways), Abby Pucker ’14 (co-producer, CRSHD), Jenny Slate ’04 (actor, Earth Break: A Few Suggestions for Survival, with Additional Hints and Tips About How to Make Yourself More Comfortable During the Alien Apocalypse), David Gerson ’08 (co-producer, Georgetown) and Kishori Rajan ’08 (co-producer, The Short History of the Long Road).