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Javier Colon, a 2000 graduate of The Hartt School and the winner of NBC’s “The Voice” competition, was the subject of a feature interview in the Thursday, Aug. 4, issue of Rolling Stone magazine. Click to see Javier sing Coldplay’s “Fix You”.
University Regent Judge Jon O. Newman was the subject of a tribute in the Monday, Aug. 15, issue of the Connecticut Law Tribune following his announcement that he would be leaving Hartford and moving to Sarasota, Fla. Read ”An Exemplary Public Citizen Heads South” to learn more about Judge Newman, who currently sits on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.
Jen Allen, a graduate of The Hartt School’s Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz and wife of noted alto saxophonist Kris Allen (who is a faculty member at The Hartt School), is the subject of a question-and-answer interview that will be published in the Sunday, Aug. 21, issue of the Hartford Courant. Jen Allen, a jazz pianist and composer, has just released her debut disc, which is part of a recent career surge that includes being selected for the prestigious Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Workshop in Washington, DC, and a recent appearance at the international Winnipeg Jazz Festival. Click here to read the interview.
Jordyn O'Donovan, a graduate of the criminal justice program in the College of Arts and Sciences, was highlighted in a photo gallery on the Hartford Courant website in conjunction with the state employee unions voting to accept Gov. Malloy’s benefits concession package. In the photo, O’Donovan gets a round of applause for her vote of yes to the SEBAC agreement with the state of Connecticut during a press conference Thursday afternoon, Aug. 18. O'Donovan, a Social Services fraud investigator & Council 4 Local 714 member, would have lost her job if the ratifications did not pass. See the photo gallery, where O’Donovan’s photo is posted.
Lisa Etienne, a 2009 graduate from the criminal justice program in the College of Arts and Sciences and a former point guard for the Hartford Hawks women’s basketball team (2005-2009), was recently named an assistant coach for the Colgate University women’s basketball team. Read the Madison County Courier story.
Jeremy Hare, a 1995 graduate of College of Arts and Sciences who recently opened a Philadelphia branch of the Gilford Securities investment firm, was interviewed for the “Philly Post” feature in the Aug. 11 issue of Philadelphia Magazine. Click here to read the article where he talks about credit downgrades, stock market turmoil, and what it all means for the City of Philadelphia.
Phillip Boykin, a 1995 graduate of The Hartt School, is performing opposite Audra McDonald ina new staging of Porgy and Bess at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass. The production was previewed in the Friday, Aug. 5, issue of The New York Times. Click here to see a photo from rehearsals and here to see a video interview with Boykin about his role as Crown.