DANIELLE ALLEN ’93 and creative-writing professor CHANG-RAE LEE have won the Heartland Prize — Allen for nonfiction, Lee for fiction — from The Chicago Tribune. Allen’s book is Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality; Lee’s is the novel On Such a Full Sea.
LAURA HAYES HOLGATE ’87 has been nominated to be the U.S. representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency. Holgate is senior director for WMD-terrorism and threat reduction at the National Security Council.
UCLA professor of human genetics and biological chemistry LEONID KRUGLYAK ’87 has received the Curt Stern Award for outstanding scientific achievements in human genetics.
RENNIE MCQUILKIN ’58 was named poet laureate of Connecticut. He is the publisher and editor of Antrim House Books and the author of several books of poetry.