Greg Ahlgren ’74 BA (PSc) writes novel set during U.S. civil war

gregahlgrenGreg Ahlgren wrote Olustee: America’s Unfinished Civil War Battle published by Canterbury House. The novel is about the recent efforts to erect a Union monument to Union soldiers in Olustee, Floria, and the opposition to this effort by neo-Confederate apologists. Ahlgren is a criminal defense lawyer in Manchester, New Hampshire, and has worked as a criminal justice professor, a state legislator, and a political activist.

Eric Schultz ’02 BA (PSc) takes lead a communications company

SchultzEric Schultz is director of strategic communications for Lumentus, a digital communications agency. Previously, Schultz was associate director, senior media strategist, writer, and content producer for Portland Communications in New York and Washington, DC. Schultz also produced influential live television shows at CNBC, MSNBC, Bloomberg, CNN and Fox 5 New York. For more information about his new job see this webpage.

Kurt Steinberg ’93 BA (IR)/’94 MPA is president of Massachusetts College of Art and Design

SteinbergKurt Steinberg will assume the presidency of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design on July 1. Steinberg has worked at Mass Art for 12 years, including one year as acting president. During his time at Mass Art Steinberg oversaw a 10-year plan to renovate the school’s Boston campus and established a partnership with the Beijing Royal School in China. Previously he was associate vice chancellor and chief financial officer at the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. He is currently completing his doctoral studies in organizational leadership at Northeastern University.

Ryan Perry ’17 BA (PSc/IR) joins defense consultancy

PerryRyan Perry has joined IB Consultancy, an independent defense and security company. IB offers defense research, security conference planning, business consulting and threat assessment reports. Perry recently authored a report on mine removal in Afghanistan, which can be read on this webpage. He is also currently enrolled in a master’s of science program in political science at the University of Leiden.

Brian Burns ’85 BA (Econ/PSt) named Fulbright Specialist on opioid addiction project

24p1.previewBrian Burns is a Fulbright Specialist and will be teaching a three-week seminar at Dublin City University in Ireland titled “Social Justice – The Use of Drug Treatment Courts as a Judicial Response to the Opioid Crisis.” The project has been fully funded by the U.S. Department of State. For more information see the news story.

Marwa Eltagouri ’14 BA (PSc) joins Washington Post newsroom

EltagouriMarwa Eltagouri ’14 BA (PSc) is a general assignment reporter for The Washington Post. Previously she worked on general assignment for The Chicago Tribune. She has also interned with The Hartford Courant, and written online content for DemocracyWise. While a student she was design editor for the Daily Orange, the campus newspaper of Syracuse University.