Alumni Spotlight: Larry Brilliant

Gargoyle Alumni Lawrence "Larry" Brilliant is an American physician, epidemiologist, technologist, author, and the former director of Google's philanthropic arm Google.org.[1] Brilliant, a technology patent holder, has been CEO of two public companies and other venture backed start ups. From 1973 to 1976, he participated in the successful World Health Organization (WHO) smallpox eradication program. In April 2009, he was chosen to oversee the "Skoll Global Threats Fund" established by eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll.

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Ann Marie Lipinski (Michigan Daily Editor '78) Named New Curator of Nieman Foundation

Press Release by Nieman Foundation

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Ann Marie Lipinski, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former editor of the Chicago Tribune, has been named curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.

“I am thrilled with the outcome of this search,” said Harvard Provost Steven E. Hyman. “Ann Marie recognizes the urgency surrounding the field of journalism and its future, and I am excited for the vision and innovation she will bring to one of Harvard’s most treasured institutions.”

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Comments from Fred Shippey

I started taking photos for the Daily the summer of 1957 and for the next 4 years or so took photos for the Daily and/or Ensian. I received both a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from Michigan. Following graduate school in 1971, I went to work for Kodak. When I left Kodak in 1993, I started a new career as a technical writer and consultant covering the rapidly developing digital imaging marketplace. Since then, I've written about digital imaging for a variety of publications worldwide.

I've posted a few photos on the web that might be of interest to Michigan viewers:

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Standing outside our SHOW DAILY press room office at Photokina 2008 in Cologne, Germany.
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Remembering 1963-1964 Daily

When Kennedy was shot, I helped compose the wood block type headline. Then some of us ran around campus distributing a special edition. Ron Wilton was editor, Gerry Storch, News and me asst. The woman who would later be my maid of honor, Marjorie Brahms, was ed page asst. I went on to Medill for an MSJ. And subsequently got a husband from a path begun at the Daily. We're retired now. Some might know that guy I married, Paul Janensch, former editor, APME President and now Quinnipiac U. Prof Emeritus of Journalism.

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Gail Evans Janensch
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