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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of January 4, 2020

January 7, 2020 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of January 4, 2020:

  • Emmanuel Pratt (’95) has been named one of the Chicagoans of the Year for 2019. He is the cofounder of the Sweet Water Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to Regenerative Neighborhood Development, and he recently received a MacArthur “genius” grant.
  • Lucy Dacus (’13) reflected on the past decade for Rolling Stone.  “A decade ago, indie singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus was a freshman in high school. ‘Reflecting from then until now is breaking my brain,’ she says, ‘but I think the sum average of my experiences have been closer to good than bad.’”
  • Neil Amin (’96) is the president and CEO of Shamin Hotels, which recently purchased the Richmond Times-Dispatch building in downtown Richmond. Shamin, the region’s largest hotel operator, plans to upgrade the building and occupy one full floor for its offices, while the RTD will stay on as a tenant.
  • The trailer for P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU, the adaptation of Jenny Han (’98)‘s young adult novel, is out. The movie will premiere on Netflix on February 12th.
  • Hans Sahni (’04) is the executive producer of The Black List Podcast, which will debut on Luminary in March. Co-hosted by Black List founder Franklin Leonard and Kate Hagen, the podcast will feature unproduced scripts as contemporary radio plays, as well as thoughtful, in-depth conversations with filmmakers, producers, and creators of all kinds.

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