Tuesday, November 30, 2010

More Thanksgiving Weekend Fun

Our Thanksgiving weekend in New York continued with brunch with Edon Ophir and Erin Geismar, both ’09, at the Cookshop in Chelsea (which I highly recommend, by the way).
Edon was town in for a brief visit from Tel Aviv, where he is living and working as the broadcasting and new media coordinator at fashiontv, an international television channel devoted to fashion and modelling. Erin is now settled into her new job as a multimedia journalist at Newsday on Long Island.
That evening we had a chance to catch up with Nic Barajas ’08, who continues his work in print and web design at a little place he likes to call The New York Times, and also had the pleasure of meeting Meghan Peters, a community assistant at Mashable.
A pleasant trip all around.
In photo, Edon Ophir and Erin Geismar.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Black Friday with Alumni

Stephanie and I had dinner last night near Union Square in New York with Matt Quintanilla ’07, Vanessa Schneider ’07 and Wes Siler.
Matt recently relocated from Minneapolis to New York, where he's working at Disrupto, an interactive design and development studio that counts Mike Potter and Jason Roos, both class of 2007, among its cofounders. Vanessa recently accepted a position as community manager with Google (about which, more later); she's based in New York as well. Wes is founder and editor of the online motorcycle magazine Hell for Leather.
It was great seeing Matt again, and it's always a pleasure to see Vanessa and Wes. With the job market being what it is, it's great to see these three doing so well. Altough given who they are, it shouldn't be that surprising.

Liz Ties the Knot

Former Ithacan managing editor Elizabeth Crowley ’04 married David Pontillo on October 30 in Oyster Bay, Long Island. Best friend Kelli Grant ’04 served as maid of honor. Among other Ithacan-related people in attendance were Anne Walters Custer ’05 and husband Roger Custer ’04, and Wendi Dowst ’04.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Nadolny in the News

Tricia Nadolny ’09, who has been interning at the Chicago Tribune, was interviewed on Chicago's CLTV concerning her coverage of a city alderman's withdrawal from the Chicago mayoral race for health reasons.  You can watch the interview here.