AitN: March 30, 2020

Dr. Catherine Tubridy Jamin ’00, director of emergency medicine critical care
and an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the NYU School of Medicine, participated in a Q&A about being on the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19.

Many alumni have recently written for, photographed for, or been interviewed by The New York Times during the coronavirus crisis. John Leland ’81’s March 28 article “Larry Kramer, AIDS Warrior, Takes on Another Plague” profiles playwright Kramer and examines how the author’s newest work will touch on the coronavirus outbreak. Jodi Kantor ’96 wrote “No Longer Just a Walk in the Park,” a March 27 article that covers the social-distancing dilemma now faced by many: choosing between trying to stay safe during the coronavirus outbreak by staying inside, and the importance of mental health practices like taking a walk in the fresh air. Damon Winter ’97 photographed the March 25 Opinion piece "My City Is on the Brink of Disaster. Here’s What That Looks Like.” Will Heinrich ’99’s March 19 article, “Take a (Solo) Stroll. Your Next Art Fix May Be Around the Block,” reflects on small delights and architectural finds during the time of social distancing. And on March 19, Sarah Maslin Nir ’08, JRN’10, a breaking news reporter at The New York Times, was featured on The Daily, the Times’s news podcast. Maslin Nir’s episode, “One City’s Fight to Stop the Virus,” focuses on the efforts in New Rochelle, N.Y., to contain COVID-19.


Eric Garcetti ’92, SIPA’93

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti ’92, SIPA’93 appeared on the March 19 episode of the popular ABC comedy black-ish, portraying himself.

Ezra Koenig ’06, a singer and songwriter for the band Vampire Weekend, was interviewed in The New York Times Magazine’s Music Issue. The March 11 article, “Vampire Weekend Isn’t Afraid to Wade into Jam Band Territory,” looks at how the band’s latest album, Father of the Bride, crosses genres.

Christopher Kimball ’73, who became well-known as the head of America’s Test Kitchen, is also the founder of Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Cooking School. The school recently announced that all of its of online cooking classes would be free through the end of April during the coronavirus outbreak.