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'2000s' Archive

Leila Hull ’02 Wins Case Regarding Miranda Rights

Posted December 4, 2014

Leila Hull ’02 recently argued and won a case in New York’s Court of Appeals. According to Appellate Advocates, the Court of Appeals issued a decision striking down the Queens County District Attorney’s Central Booking Interrogation Program because of its unconstitutional use of a pre-Miranda preamble that confused unrepresented persons about their rights. Under the […]

Emily Friedman ’03 Quoted in Cosmopolitan

Posted October 30, 2014

Emily Friedman ’03 was quoted in a Cosmopolitan magazine article on the evolution of perfumes from the mid-’90s until today. Friedman, a fragrance expert and assistant professor of English as Auburn University, weighs in on what fragrances have been popular over the years and why.

Vasiliki Touhouliotis ’03 Named Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellow

Posted May 15, 2014

Vasiliki Touhouliotis ’03 has been named a 2014 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Touhouliotis is currently a doctoral candidate in anthropology at The New School for Social Research. Her dissertation, Weapons Between Wars: Cluster Bombs and the Durable Worlds of War in South Lebanon, is an ethnographic account […]

Alison Minea ’02 Testifies Before Senate Committee

Posted April 3, 2014

Alison Minea ’02 recently delivered testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary on behalf of DISH network. Minea, who is the director and senior counsel of regulatory affairs at DISH, spoke in favor of “Reauthorization of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act” and provided guidance for fixing some escalating problems. To watch […]

Charlotte Ford ’02 Wins Emerging Philadelphia Theatre Artist Award

Posted November 14, 2013

Actress and director Charlotte Ford ’02 was named the winner of the F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Philadelphia Theatre Artist at the 2013 Barrymore Awards in early November. Last year, Ford conceived and co-starred in BANG, and also won the 2012 Best of Philly award for Theater Talent from Philadelphia magazine. She has […]

Luba Nissenbaum ’08 to Participate on Doctors Without Borders Panel

Posted November 7, 2013

Luba Nissenbaum ’08 will be participating in an Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) panel, answering questions and sharing her experiences while working with the organization. The panel will follow a screening of Access to the Danger Zone, a documentary on the challenges that medical humanitarian organizations face delivering aid in conflict zones. Nissenbaum has been working […]

App Developer Marwa Muhammad ’09 Featured on TechCrunch

Posted September 12, 2013

Trance, a mobile app designed to allow dancers to share one-minute performance videos with a dance-centric audience, garnered positive buzz at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hacakathon earlier this month. One of its creators, Marwa Muhammad ’09, was interviewed by TechCrunch, the technology website and host of the hackathon. Along with the interview, the TechCrunch post also […]

Monica Hesse ’03 Publishes Debut Young-Adult Novel

Posted July 24, 2013

Monica Hesse ’03 has just published her first novel, Stray, with British publisher Hot Key Books. The first book of a two-book series, Stray is about a teenage girl raised in the Path—a virtual reality experiment designed to replicate perfect childhoods. Hesse is a feature writer for The Washington Post, where she has covered everything from […]

Christine Bourgeois ’07, M.A. ’08, Named 2013 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow

Posted May 2, 2013

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has named Christine Bourgeois ’07, M.A. ’08, a 2013 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow. She is one of 22 candidates selected as fellows to complete a dissertation related to questions of religious and ethical values. Bourgeois is a doctoral candidate in French and Italian at Princeton University and […]

Kim Sajet, M.A. ’05, Appointed Director of the National Portrait Gallery

Posted February 14, 2013

Kim Sajet, M.A. ’05, was named director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, effective April 1. Sajet, who is currently president and CEO of the Historical Society of Philadelphia, will lead a staff of 65 and a collection of about 21,000 objects. The National Portrait Gallery, established by Congress in 1962, tells the history of […]

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