Spring 2017 – Web Extras

Spring 2017


Bonnie Greenfield Reagan, Co-Founder and Board President of Bravo Youth Orchestras in Portland, OR, shared that the BRAVO Vivaldi Ensemble was invited by Governor Kate Brown of Oregon to perform at her inauguration on January 9. Bravo Youth Orchestras, inspired by the Venezuelan musical education program El Sistema, seeks to improve the lives of underserved children through intensive orchestral instruction. View a video of the performance here.


In October, Larry Kotlikoff was featured on the FiveThirtyEight website in a feature called “Meet the Economist Running for President,” in which he discussed his platforms to reform the government. Read the feature here 


Anne Rosenberg (pictured on right) was one of a few South Jersey residents noted in the December issue of SJ Magazine for joining the shared-economy community as an Airbnb host. Anne purchased a 110-year-old home in Moorestown two years ago, mended its serious repairs, and rents it solely as an Airbnb property. Read the article here


Judy Berman’s opinion piece was published by The Baltimore Sun on November 21 and she mentioned her admiration of fellow alumna Alice Paul, Class of 1901. Judy recounted how she had the privilege of interviewing Paul in 1977 for the school newspaper. Read her piece here


Dana Calvo was profiled in The Philadelphia Inquirer on October 21, heard on Morning Edition of NPR on October 27, and featured in the November issue of Elle magazine about her new Amazon Prime series called Good Girls Revolt, which debuted on October 28. The series is based on Lynn Povich’s book The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace.  

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Pictured on the left, Riccardo Longo ’89, Founding Partner and Director of Regional Cuisine and Wine at Gran Caffe L’Aquila, and Gigio Longo ’94, Director of Operations, have been committed to providing relief funds for the Italian town of Amatrice, that was completely devastated by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake in August. In September, Gran Caffe L’Aquila hosted a dinner fundraiser at which 100% of sales were directly sent to the people of Amatrice. Throughout the month of September the restaurant also offered the town’s famous dish, bucatini amatriciana, and those proceeds were added to the relief funds. Gran Caffe L’Aquila regularly presents a specialty menu where it features an Italian city’s distinctive regional cuisine, so it served an Amatrice sampling to further supplement the total donation pool. The partners of Gran Caffe L’Aquila felt so strongly compelled to assist with Amatrice relief funds because the Amatrice recovery closely aligned to the story of the restaurant’s origin. The Italian city of L’Aquila, just about an hour south of Amatrice, was also destroyed by an earthquake in 2009. The home of the original Gran Caffe L’Aquila was located on Piazza Duomo in the center of the city. To donate to Amatrice Disaster Relief, please visit grancaffelaquila.com/join-movement-rebuild-amatrice.


Erin Coleman (pictured on right), NBC10’s newest 5 p.m. anchor, was featured in the December issue of SJ Magazine and shared reflections about her 20-year journalism career. She returns to the Philadelphia area after covering the markets of Jonesboro, AR, Greensboro, NC, and Raleigh, NC. Read the article here


Kalisa Martin was featured by Forbes in August with an article titled “This Woman Opened A Hotel in Jamaica with No Money and Changed Her Life.” In the interview, Kalisa discussed the inspiration behind the decision to open up a bed-and-breakfast called The Runaway, how the business became the first successfully funded B&B through Kickstarter, and what it’s like to be a woman in the hospitality industry in Jamaica. Read the article here


Austin Harris has contributed a number of articles to The Huffington Post since November. His pieces offer his personal views on pop culture, comedy, diversity in the film industry, and more. Austin is currently studying at New York University and aspires to be a writer and filmmaker. Read his articles here