Chernobyl, created by Craig Mazin ’92, at left above, won three categories including outstanding writing for a limited series at the Primetime Emmy Awards Sept. 22. Read more about the show in Mazin’s recent interview with PAW.
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi ’00 and Jimmy Chin won the Emmy for outstanding directing in the nonfiction/documentary category for their film Free Solo. Other Emmy nominees with Princeton ties included The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where Jay Katsir ’04 is a head writer, and American Ninja Warrior, co-hosted by Matt Iseman ’93 (recently profiled in our Tiger of the Week series).
In the wake of bribery and extortion scandals in Boston’s City Hall, City Council President Andrea Campbell ’04 is calling on the city to create an independent inspector-general role. — WGBH
Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett ’89 and Princeton football coach Bob Surace ’90 have leaned on each other for advice in their careers. — NJ.com
Irene Sofia Lucio ’08 has been part of the cast of Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play since its first reading at the Yale Drama School; early next month, the play will open on Broadway with Lucio in the role of the therapist Patricia. — NPR
“Who thought that New Jersey had a musical scene?”
— Rutgers professor Louis Masur *85, recalling the rise of Bruce Springsteen in the 1970s in a story published on the Boss’ 70th birthday. Masur teaches a history course called “Springsteen’s American Vision.” Read more from New Jersey 101.5.
Historian David Treuer ’92’s latest book, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present, was among 10 nonfiction selections on the longlist for the 2019 National Book Awards. — Publishers Weekly
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos ’86 announced that the company has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2040 as part of a new climate initiative. — The New York Times
In building the new short-form video platform Quibi, CEO Meg Whitman ’77 says it’s critical to have both great content and “a differentiated experience.” — HBS Alumni Bulletin
Princeton neuroscientist Michael Graziano ’89 *96 and his colleagues are taking “a more down-to-earth approach” in studying consciousness, grounded in engineering. — New Scientist
CUNY professor Jennifer Morton ’02 discussed being a first-generation college student at Princeton in an interview about her new book, Moving Up Without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility. — Inside Higher Ed
Investor Andrew Ulmer *97, an astrophysics Ph.D., opened a new credit fund named for the year in which Copernicus published his theory of heliocentrism. — Institutional Investor
Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” is “the go-to anthem for perseverance that has itself persevered,” Roben Farzad ’98 writes in a story for NPR’s “American Anthem” series. — NPR
Kareem Maddox ’11 spoke about his dual tracks in audio journalism and international 3-on-3 basketball in a recent interview. — Los Angeles Times
Matt Striebel ’01 says that being inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame alongside former Princeton teammate Ryan Boyle ’04 is a “perfect, poetic bookend.” (Women’s lacrosse alum Rachael Becker DeCecco ’03 will also be inducted at the Oct. 19 ceremony.) — U.S. Lacrosse Magazine