S. Brock Blomberg ’94 (PhD, Economics), former dean of the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at Claremont McKenna College, was named the 17th president of Ursinus College. At Claremont McKenna, he held the Peter K. Barker ’70 Professor of Economics and was the George R. Roberts Fellow. Blomberg started his academic teaching career at Wellesley College, where he rose to associate professor, and served as a visiting scholar at Harvard University and its Weatherhead Center for International Affairs for two years.
Jamie Attenberg ’94 (Writing Seminars) published her fourth novel, Saint Mazie, which The New York Times referred to as “lively and new.” Her previous book, The Middlesteins, appeared on The New York Times bestseller list and was also a finalist for the Los Angeles Times book prize for fiction. She resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Emerson “Randy” Hall ’76 (Political Science) was selected by the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents to receive an honorary degree, Doctor of Public Service, for his outreach to underserved populations. Before retiring, Hall maintained a consulting practice, connecting for-profit and nonprofit organizations to improve health outcomes.