Alumni Headlines


Talking Sports from the Female Perspective

During the past year, podcasts have had a moment, exploding onto the cultural scene and changing the way people get information. Maeve Duggan, BA’11, MA ’12, and her former roommate, Brynn Kolada realized a need for a female perspective on sports, and together launched the podcast “Not Your Boyfriend’s Sport Show.”
Dana Bash headshot

Dana Bash, BA ‘93, Named CNN Chief Political Correspondent

Dana Bash, BA ’93, is now CNN’s Chief Political Correspondent. Bash, who earned her degree in political communication, assumes the coveted editorial role after more than 30 years with CNN.

Mike Valerio holding Emmy award

Career in Local News Leads to Emmy-Winning Success for Recent SMPA Alumn

Mike Valerio, BA ’10, a weekend  and breaking news anchor in Richmond, Virginia, and his team at NBC recently won two local Emmy awards for their weekend news coverage in the DMV market—t he o

Caroline Ayes works to engage youth in Morocco.

Alumna Brings Compassion, Pragmatism to Morocco

Everyone in the tiny Moroccan village of Gfifat knows Caroline Ayes, CCAS BA ’13. She’s the American instructor at the Dar Chabab youth center who teaches English to their sons and daughters. She’s the enthusiastic volunteer who converted an old garage into an exercise studio for house-bound Gfifat wives. And she’s the energetic architect of a development program that connects youth to the country’s natural environmental beauty.
Mike Hower with a group of young children

From Silicon Valley to the Silicon Savannah

Since graduating from college in 2009, I have found myself coming and going from my home in the San Francisco Bay Area—but mostly going.