On March 6, Beto O’Rourke ’95 won the Texas Democratic Senate primary with 60% of Democratic votes; he will be facing off against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in November for the hotly contested Senate seat.
COURTESY OF THE KNIGHT-HENNESSY SCHOLARS PROGRAM
David Vasquez ’13 has been selected as one of 49 members of the inaugural class of the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program at Stanford University. Scholars receive full funding to pursue a graduate degree at Stanford (Vasquez will pursue an M.B.A. at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business).
Tom Kitt ’96 is the music director of the new television series Rise, which premiered on March 13. Vanity Fair reports, “Rise depicts a fictional Pennsylvania town called Stanton — where steel was once paramount, families live modestly, and the arts have been eclipsed by day-to-day concerns. … [the show is] interested mainly in how dedicated teachers and students create a musical from the ground up, in a place where the arts are not exactly embraced.”
Hunter Coleman ’14 made Louisiana news for participating in a water rescue after a car crashed into a bayou. The Advocate reports that, after witnessing a three-car accident, Coleman “dived into Duck Bayou with other passersby and were able to save four passengers.”