GS Class of 2003

Aug, 2021
In the news

Marcia Chatelain ’03 AM, ’08 PhD is the recipient of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in the history category for her book Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America. The board called Chatelain’s book “a nuanced account of the complicated role the fast-food industry plays in African American communities [and] a portrait of race and capitalism that masterfully illustrates how the fight for civil rights has been intertwined with the fate of Black businesses.”  In her book Marcia reveals that for African Americans, fast food is a source of both despair and power—and a battlefield on which the fight for racial justice has been waged since the 1960s.  Marcia is currently a professor of history and African American studies at Georgtown University. 

Jun, 2021

Jessica Levai ’03 AM, ’07 PhD writes: “My first novella was published in April 2021 from Lanternfish Press. It’s called The Night Library of Sternendach: A Vampire Opera in Verse, and it’s what it says on the tin: a story of family, first love, and vampires told in 253 Pushkin sonnets. Here’s a link for more information:” 

Oct, 2020
Rules of Thumb
Clubbed Thumb, the trailblazing theater company, hopes its 25th year won’t be its last Read More
Jun, 2020

Steve Anglin ’03 ScM has reached the 2,000+ professional applied computing books published/contributed to milestone for Apress Media, LLC, a Springer Nature company. Contact Steve at

Apr, 2020
Language’s Limits
The third novel by Ben Lerner ’01, ’03 MFA, grapples with excess, masculinity, and the limits—and possibilities—of verbal communication. Read More
Apr, 2020

 Marcia Chatelain ’03 AM, ’08 PhD, published Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America with Liveright Publishing. Franchise examines the hidden history of the relationship between the civil rights movement and the fast food industry. She was promoted to the rank of professor at Georgetown University, where she teaches history.

May, 2019

Anne Berchenko Weisholtz and Steven Weisholtz announce the wedding of their son, Daniel ’02 to YunXiang Chu on June 10, 2018, in Copake Lake, N.Y. In attendance were Boris Abromov ’00; Daniel Ko ’01; George Kong ’02, ’03 ScM; Eric Snyder ’03; and Cara Zeldis Snyder ’03. Daniel is a neurologist with a specialty in epilepsy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

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