AitN: November 20, 2017

Congrats to the six College alumni who made this year’s Forbes30 Under 30” list. In the Finance category are Lalit Gurnani ’11 (associate at Goldman Sachs) and Salim Hirji ’11 (principal at Apollo Global Management); in Social Entrepreneurs is Ebele Ifedigbo ’10 (cofounder of The Hood Incubator, which “helps transition underground cannabis sellers to legal markets” as cannabis becomes legal across the country); in Media is Peter Sterne ’14 (senior reporter for the Freedom of the Press Foundation); in Marketing/Advertising is Shirley Chen ’10 (founder of Narrativ, a startup that uses “artificial intelligence to enable retailers to bid for clicks on product links in editorial content”) and in Hollywood & Entertainment is Sabaah Folayan ’13 (a director and producer who co-directed the police brutality documentary Whose Streets?).

Terrence McNally ’60 and his husband, Tom Kirdahy, were featured in The New York Times’ new series “It’s No Secret,” in which the Times highlights couples “who share thoughts about commitment and what they have learned about themselves and each other along the way.”

On November 17, Buzzy Cohen ’07 won the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions, taking home the $250,000 grand prize.

Beau Willimon

Beau Willimon ’99, SOA’03

David Dini

Playwright (and House of Cards creator) Beau Willimon ’99, SOA’03’s new work, The Parisian Woman, opens on Broadway on November 30 and stars Uma Thurman and Josh Lucas. In other theater news, Tom Kitt ’96 did the orchestrations, arrangements and music supervision for the Broadway musical SpongeBob SquarePants, which began performances on November 6 and officially opens on December 4.