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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of August 18, 2018

August 20, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of August 18, 2018:

  • Yash Tekriwal (’14) is co-founder and Director of Innovation at Radify Labs, an education startup. His company is one of eight recently selected to participate in the prestigious Lighthouse Labs accelerator program in Richmond this fall.
  • Stephanie Jones (’16) was one of 11 undergraduates chosen by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence Selection Committee to participate in the 2018–2019 fellowship cohort. The ARL Fellowship program introduces undergraduates from a variety of disciplines to digital stewardship and strives to promote diversification of the research library and archives workforce.
  • Jenny Han (’98) wrote an op-ed for the New York Times about crushes, teen idols, and casting Asian actresses in the movie adaptation of her bestselling novel TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE.  “[W]hen you see someone who looks like you, it reveals what is possible. It’s not just maybe I could be an actress. It’s maybe I could be an astronaut, a fighter, a president. A writer. This is why it matters who is visible. It matters a lot. And for the girls of 2018, I want more. I want the whole world.”
  • Lucy Dacus (’13) is part of boygenius, along with Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker. The group released three songs from their upcoming EP today.
  • Dan Myers (’00) is the Managing Director of Lighthouse Labs, which has been awarded a $1 million grant from the GO Virginia initiative to support and empower entrepreneurial college students across Virginia who want to launch startups and become full-time founders after graduation.  Much of the innovative work with startups during the summer cohorts will be hosted at the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School.
  • Tickets are on sale for Reunions Weekend 2018!

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