Class Correspondent

Kay Hymowitz, the William E. Simon Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, wrote “Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men Into Boys.” In the book, which was excerpted in The Wall Street Journal, she argues that too many men in their 20s are living in a new kind of extended adolescence.

Since completing a certificate in nutrition counseling and health coaching from the Manhattan based Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Claudia Jacobs has worked as a health coach and incorporated principles from the program into her home business, A Village Bed and Breakfast, in Newton, Mass. She also leads workshops to encourage people to eat healthier and follow a plant-based diet. Claudia also continues her work at the Heller School for Social Policy and Managment . She serves as the school's director of communications initiatives and is also the associate director for capacity building at the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy. The Sillerman Center is helping facilitate a corporate philanthropy collaborative aimed at ending hunger in the United States.

Helen Quint was appointed U.S. coordinator for the nonprofit Keshet Association in Israel. Keshet designs K–12 curricula that can be adapted by pluralistic day schools in the United States, provides professional development programs, and runs schools for children from families across the spectrum of Jewish beliefs and practices.

William Lebovich reports that he has signed a contract to write a book, “How to Photograph Historic Structures and Sites.”

The Food and Drug Administration approved a new antibiotic to treat potentially deadly intestinal infection that was developed by Optimer Pharmaceuticals, which was founded by Michael Nientse Chang, Ph.D. '79, and Tessie Chang, Ph.D. '80. Sherwood Gorbach '55 serves as Optimer's chief scientific officer.

Submit a Class Note