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Alumni News— Jacob “Jake” Bernstein `87 and Colson Whi...

04.13.2017Alumni News— Jacob “Jake” Bernstein `87 and Colson Whitehead `87 awarded Pulitzer Prizes!

Two members of the class of 1987 have been awarded 2017 Pulitzer Prizes.

Jacob “Jake” Bernstein `87 received the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. He is one of a consortium of 300 journalists who worked on the story of the Panama Papers, which the prize citation describes as “[exposing] the hidden infrastructure and global scale of offshore tax havens.” His forthcoming book, Secrecy World, will delve further into this story, as will a documentary film that he is executive producing.

Colson Whitehead `87 received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel, The Underground Railroad, which the prize citation describes as “a smart melding of realism and allegory that combines the violence of slavery and the drama of escape in a myth that speaks to contemporary America.”


Emily Warren Schwartz ’11 Wins Grammy!

02.13.2017Emily Warren Schwartz ’11 Wins Grammy!

On Sunday, 12 February "Don't Let Me Down" by The Chainsmokers, won the Grammy award for Best Dance Recording. Emily Warren Schwartz ’11, who performs as Emily Warren, is a member of the group and is one of three writers credited for the song. "Don't Let Me Down," was the group's first top five single on US "Billboard" Hot 100, peaking at number three on the chart.On Sunday, 12 February "Don't Let Me Down" by The Chainsmokers, won the Grammy award for Best Dance Recording. Emily Warren Schwartz ’11, who performs as Emily Warren, is a member of the group and is one of three writers credited for the song. "Don't Let Me Down," was the group's first top five single on US "Billboard" Hot 100, peaking at number three on the chart.


Alvin L. Bragg Jr. ’91 is today’s Upper School’s Commu...

04.24.2016Alvin L. Bragg Jr. ’91 is today’s Upper School’s Community Time speaker

Executive Deputy Attorney General for Social Justice and Alumnus, Alvin L. Bragg Jr. ’91 is today’s Upper School’s Community Time speaker. He currently oversees six divisions of the Social Justice Division, including charities, civil rights, environmental protection, health care, labor, and tobacco compliance. Previously, Bragg specialized in the investigation of officials’ misconduct and was an assistant U.S. attorney in the criminal division of the Attorney’s Office in New York’s Southern District. He received his A.B. from Harvard University and his JD from Harvard Law School. For more information visit:  http://www.ag.ny.gov/senior-staff


Alumna Marguerite F. Karter Elisofon ’74 releases her memo...

03.28.2016Alumna Marguerite F. Karter Elisofon ’74 releases her memoir My Picture Perfect Family: What Happens When One Twin Has Autism

Alumna Marguerite F. Karter Elisofon ’74 releases her memoir My Picture Perfect Family: What Happens When One Twin Has Autism. One of the fastest growing developmental disabilities in the U.S., Elisofon describes the courage needed to raise and advocate for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Download a free excerpt here: http://margueriteelisofon.com/book


Alumna Damaris Rosa Hernández ’97 is profiled in the New ...

03.04.2016Alumna Damaris Rosa Hernández ’97 is profiled in the New York Times’ “Deal Book” section

Alumna Damaris Rosa Hernández ’97 is profiled in the New York Times’ “Deal Book” section. She is the first Latina to become a partner a the law firm of Cravath, Swaine, & Moore. Read the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/04/business/dealbook/law-firms-first-latina-partner-with-boost-from-nyu-program.html?_r=0


Alumna Cynthia Carris Alonso ’81 discusses commercial flig...

02.23.2016Alumna Cynthia Carris Alonso ’81 discusses commercial flights between the U.S. and Cuba

Alumna Cynthia Carris Alonso ’81 discusses commercial flights between the U.S. and Cuba on WABC’s show, “Tiempo,” a weekly round-table discussion about topics affecting Hispanic citizens. Visit their website here: http://abc7ny.com/uncategorized/tiempo-watch-this-weeks-show/31525/


Alumnus James Panero ’94 celebrates birthday by visiting e...

02.10.2016Alumnus James Panero ’94 celebrates birthday by visiting every gallery in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and writing about his experience

Alumnus James Panero ’94 celebrates milestone birthday by visiting every gallery in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and writing about his experience for the Wall Street Journal. James successfully rises to the challenge, covering a total of two million square feet. Tanya Rivero also interviews James for the WSJ’s live video news series, “Lunch Break.” Read the full article here:  http://www.wsj.com/articles/meet-the-met-1454537974


Peter B. Zwack ’73, publishes opinion piece in the online ...

02.04.2016Peter B. Zwack ’73, publishes opinion piece in the online national security publication, Defense One

Former Brigadier General with the U.S. Army and Alumnus, Peter B. Zwack ’73, publishes opinion piece in the online national security publication, Defense One, recounting his experience as a U.S. Army Military Intelligence in Moscow. His account includes time spent with Russia’s Military Intelligence Chief, Igor Sergun. View the article here: http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2016/02/death-gru-commander/125567/?oref=d-skybox


Alumna Daphne Uviller ’89 publishes Wife of the Day

01.12.2016Alumna Daphne Uviller ’89 publishes Wife of the Day

Alumna Daphne Uviller ’89 publishes Wife of the Day, the third installment in the Zephyr Zuckerman Series. Uviller’s beloved amateur sleuth is thrown into the world of New York City real estate. For more information, visit: http://www.daphneuviller.com/


Alumni Samuel Halpern Sugerman ’12, Benjamin Nathaniel Ros...

01.04.2016Alumni Samuel Halpern Sugerman ’12, Benjamin Nathaniel Rosenblum ’11, along with fellow student jazz musicians are profiled by the New York Times

Alumni Samuel Halpern Sugerman ’12, Benjamin Nathaniel Rosenblum ’11, along with fellow student jazz musicians are profiled by the New York Times in the article, “Melodies Night and Day in this Columbia Dorm.” Occupants of the Columbia University Jazz House discuss balancing their academic studies while performing jazz. Visit article, here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/29/nyregion/life-in-a-columbia-dorm-adopts-a-fascinating-rhythm.html


Alumnus Vincent Katz ’78 reads from his latest collection ...

10.13.2015Alumnus Vincent Katz ’78 reads from his latest collection of poems, Swimming Home

Alumnus Vincent Katz ’78 reads from his latest collection of poems, Swimming Home, at St. Mark’s Bookshop. A poet, critic, translator, editor, and curator, Swimming Home is his first book of poetry in a decade. Published by Nightboat Books.


Alumna Abigail Naomi Jackson ’98 makes her literary debut ...

09.10.2015Alumna Abigail Naomi Jackson ’98 makes her literary debut with the novel, The Star Side of Bird Hill

Alumna Abigail Naomi Jackson ’98 makes her literary debut with the novel, The Star Side of Bird Hill. She begins her book tour in New York City, and will join fellow writers Yitzhak Gormezano Goren and Juan Villoro to discuss the topic of navigating cultures through the lens of geography and history.


Alumna Cynthia Carris Alonso ’81 talks about her recently ...

09.10.2015Alumna Cynthia Carris Alonso ’81 talks about her recently published collection of photographs

Alumna Cynthia Carris Alonso ’81 talks about her recently published collection of photographs, Passage to Cuba: An Up-Close Look at the World's Most Colorful Culture.  Alonso has worked as a photographer and photo editor for the publications Businessweek, Newsweek, and Vanity Fair, among others. She has been traveling to Cuba regularly since the early 1990s.


Judy Glantzman ’74 debuts new work at the Betty Cuningham ...

09.02.2015Judy Glantzman ’74 debuts new work at the Betty Cuningham Gallery

Judy Glantzman ’74 debuts new work at the Betty Cuningham Gallery located at 15 Rivington Street.


Alumnus Kevin McEnroe ’04 makes his literary debut with Ou...

05.29.2015Alumnus Kevin McEnroe ’04 makes his literary debut with Our Town: A Novel

Alumnus Kevin McEnroe ’04 makes his literary debut with Our Town: A Novel, published by Counterpoint Press. Our Town has been praised by Hilton Als as “one of those auspicious debuts that cannot be explained because real talent cannot be explained.” For more information visit:  http://counterpointpress.com/products/our-town/


Alumnus Brian D. De Leeuw ’99 kicks off his Brooklyn book ...

04.22.2015Alumnus Brian D. De Leeuw ’99 kicks off his Brooklyn book tour

Alumnus Brian D. De Leeuw ’99 kicks off his Brooklyn book tour following publication of his new novel, The Dismantling, with appearances at Book Culture and Bookcourt.