AitN: May 11, 2020

Rep. Jerry Nadler ’69 (D-N.Y) is hosting a telephone town hall on Monday, May 11, at 6:00 p.m. EDT. From the announcement: “During the town hall, I’ll share useful resources available to New Yorkers impacted by the pandemic and answer your questions about the issues and concerns important to you.”

Barack Obama

Barack Obama ’83

Via the Office of Barack and Michelle Obama

President Barack Obama ’83 is participating in several virtual commencement addresses for high schools and colleges in May and June. From a May 5 New York Times article: “On May 16, Mr. Obama will participate in ‘Show Me Your Walk, HBCU Edition,’ an event for historically black colleges and universities... Later that evening, he is scheduled to deliver the main address at ‘Graduate Together: High School Class of 2020 Commencement,’ a virtual event organized by [LeBron] James’s foundation. The former president will give another address in a YouTube event titled ‘Dear Class of 2020’ … on June 6.”

Kern Collymore ’10 and Janene Yazzie BC’10 were recently photographed for a Navajo Times article for their work helping to get supplies to families and essential workers of the Navajo Nation during the coronavirus outbreak.

Kara Schechtman ’19 and Hamed Nilforoshan ’19 have been named Knight-Hennessy Scholars, a prestigious fellowship at Stanford. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program focuses on leadership, mentorship and experiential learning. Scholars receive full funding to pursue a graduate degree at Stanford and a stipend that covers living and academic expenses, including the opportunity to live on campus.

Jennifer Rosner ’88’s novel, The Yellow Bird Sings, was positively reviewed in The New York Times on April 30, which called it an “exquisite, heart-rending debut novel.”