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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Alumni Newsmakers: November 2, 2005

Anne Garefino '81, executive producer of the Comedy Central's South Park, is featured in today's Lambertville Beacon (NJ). Garefino recently won an Emmy for her work on South Park.

The keynote speech at an upcoming conference "A Balancing Act: Work * Family * Life" sponsored by St. Mary's University (MN) will be delivered by Boston College professor Brad Harrington. Dr. Harrington received his Masters degree in Organization Psychology from BC, and is presently the executive director of the Boston College Center for Work & Family, a national leader in helping organizations create effective workplaces that support and develop healthy and productive employees.

Hebrew College has announced the appointment of a longtime Jewish community leader, Robert Leikind, BC JD '86, as senior vice president of the college. With a career in civil rights, Leikind has spent the last five years as the executive director at the New England Anti-Defamation League in Boston to end a 17-year run in the field.

W. Coley Rybicki '82 was recently named president of the Massachusetts chapter of the Association of Employment Professionals for 2006.

The following stories were reported in the online edition of Boston College Magazine's "Headliners."

Saturday Night Live cast member Amy Poehler '93 hosted a benefit for Rosie's Place, a women's shelter in Boston.

UPDATE: More on Poehler from the Daily Times Chronicle (Woburn, MA).

Ricky Brown, JD'99, is the lead plaintiff in a racial-profiling case against the New York state police.

Charlie Veprek '00 is the co-editor of a hurricane relief (and humor) website for NYC-based former residents of New Orleans.

John Connolly, JD'01, is a candidate for Boston City Council.
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