Lin-Manuel Miranda ’98 Wins MacArthur “Genius Award.”

The MacArthur Foundation gives away $625,000 each year, with “no strings attached,” to 24 selected artists, writers, scientists, and innovators of all kinds who “are shedding light and making progress on critical issues, pushing the boundaries of their fields, and improving our world in imaginative, unexpected ways…their work, their commitment, …

“30 Under 30” 2015 Awards

Reed Rayman ’04 has been named to Forbes “30 Under 30” for 2015. Reed left investment banking at Goldman Sachs to join the private equity firm of Apollo Global Management. 

Jenna Livingston ’02 was selected by Business Insiders as the #6 “Most Creative 30 Under 30 in Advertising.” Jenna is …

Harvard scientist Adam E. Cohen ’97 lights up neurons to find brain cures: Health

A video, published online in the journal Nature Methods in June, shows a new method for converting electrical activity into fluorescent light. This nascent technology was discovered by 35-year-old Harvard University neuroscientist Adam Cohen, a native New Yorker with two doctorates under his belt. Pharmaceutical companies from Biogen Idec Inc. …

Ruby Dee ’39 dies at 91

The HCHSAA was saddened to learn of the death of Ruby WALLACE Dee ’39, a legend in the American theater and a political activist and pioneer for civil rights throughout her life. She was an Academy Award nominee, and winner of Grammy, Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk, and SAG awards, as …

Hunterite becomes youngest EGOT winner

On Sunday, March 2, Bobby Lopez ’93 made history when he accepted his Oscar for the song “Let It Go” in the moving Frozen, making him the youngest artist to ever win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (popularly known as EGOT). Check out one of the articles about …

Hunterite fights back against AOL CEO

Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL, held a town hall meeting in early February to explain that he was cutting retirement benefits for employees, citing the rise in healthcare costs and using the example of two “distressed” babies that cost the company a million dollars. One of those babies is the …