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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of April 6, 2019

April 9, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of April 6, 2019: Nathan Melenbrink (’05) is part of the team of roboticists at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering that developed a robot that can help contain flooding and combat soil erosion. Faith Alejandro (’01) and Eric Howlett (’04) have been named Rising Stars among 2019 Super […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of March 23, 2019

March 25, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 23, 2019: Ubongo, founded by Nisha Ligon (’04), won the 2019 Next Billion Edtech Prize. Ubongo creates fun, localized and multi-platform educational media that reaches millions of African families through television and the internet. Caitlin Lane (’12) is appearing on this season of American Idol. UVAToday […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of March 9, 2019

March 13, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 9, 2019: The New York Times wrote about WINGSPAN, the hit board game recently published by Jamey Stegmaier (’99)’s Stonemaier Games. “Over time you realize there’s very few problems that are really serious problems. There’s setbacks but you can always recover from them.” – […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of March 2, 2019

March 5, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 2, 2019: Derrick Wang (’16) was recently selected to be the next Board of Visitors student representative at the University of Virginia.  “I think the best a student representative can do is to try to accurately represent the full range of views and opinions […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of February 23, 2019

February 27, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of February 23, 2019: Thank you to all the alumni who attended and/or contributed items to the Night of the Dragon auction!  It was a huge success, and we couldn’t have done it without you! Crystal Barlow Robens (’96) is running for Hanover County Board of Supervisors […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of February 16, 2019

February 20, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of February 16, 2019: Sara Schaefer (’96) won a 2019 Writers Guild of America award as part of the writing staff for THE FAKE NEWS WITH TED NELMS. NYU’s Connect profiled Srishti Sanya (’15), executive co-chair of HackNYU, NYU’s largest hackathon. Kelsey Rubin-Detlev (’06) is the author of a […]

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Alumni News Round Up: Week of February 2, 2019

February 9, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of February 2, 2019: Congratulations to Sam Ulmschneider (’02) and all his We the People students on another state championship! The Mech Tech Dragons (FRC 422) recently created a LinkedIn Page for current members, alumni, parents, and friends of the team to connect!  You can join […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: January 2019

January 31, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the month of January 2019: Stonemaier Games, headed by Jamey Stegmaier (’99), is publishing a new game called WINGSPAN.  “Featuring an all-female design team headed up by Elizabeth Hargrave, Wingspan is an engine-building board game where players take on the role of bird enthusiasts who are trying to discover and […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of December 29, 2018

January 22, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of December 29, 2018: Bob Boilen, host of All Songs Considered, picked “Night Shift” by Lucy Dacus (’13) as his favorite song of 2018. Jenny Han (’98) looks back on 2018.  “2018 has meant losing something — the quiet delights and private pleasures of being a […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of December 15, 2018

January 22, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of December 15, 2018: Emmanuel Pratt (’95), founder of the Sweet Water Foundation, won a $50,000 grant at the 2019 Joyce Awards, which he will use to fund a year-long renovation and activation of an abandoned house in Chicago with the goal of creating a place […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of December 1, 2018

December 3, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of December 1, 2018: Sara Schaefer (’96) will be filming a half-hour special for the third season of Comedy Central Stand-up Presents.  Sara was the MLWGS commencement speaker in 2014. Paramount and Netflix are officially partnering to produce a sequel to the film adaptation of TO ALL […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of November 24, 2018

November 26, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of November 24, 2018: Paste Magazine declared HISTORIAN by Lucy Dacus (’13) the best album of 2018. You can read more about Rhodes Scholar Leah Crowder (’14) in this article. The Alumni Holiday Party is scheduled for Wednesday, December 26th from 5 pm – 7 pm […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of November 17, 2018

November 19, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of November 17, 2018: Charles Merritt (’03) is the co-founder and CEO of Buddy, a tech company that offers episodic accident insurance for people engaged in outdoor activities and sports.  The RTD wrote about them in this article. Neil Amin (’96) and Jai Jamison (’03) were recently appointed to board […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of November 10, 2018

November 13, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of November 10, 2018: The RTD got to know Rasheeda Creighton (’95), executive director of the 1717 Innovation Center.  “I’m a firm believer that you grow from every experience in life, and I work hard to live my life with no regrets, just lessons learned. There have been […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of November 3, 2018

November 5, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of November 3, 2018: Lucy Dacus (’13) played with boygenius on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday, November 5th. Dr. Randolph Ashton (’99), assistant professor of biomedical engineering at UW-Madison, is using stem cells to grow neural tubes in the hopes of better understanding conditions […]

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