In January Matt Apuzzo ’00 joined the New York Times Washington bureau covering the Justice Department. Apuzzo and Adam Goldman won the Pulitzer Prize in 2011 for their work reporting for the AP on the NYPD’s Muslim surveillance program. * Alanna Balboni ’06 earned her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., and was commissioned to the rank of captain in the U.S. Navy. She has served in the military for four years. * Nikolai Barnwell ’09 was interviewed by the Daily Nation (Kenya) for his work as program manager for 88mph, a company supporting tech entrepreneurs from sub-Saharan Africa. With offices in Nairobi and Cape Town, 88mph helps early-stage Web and mobile companies with startup funding and provides advice on products, company structure, and funding options, among other topics. 88mph planned to expand to Lagos, Nigeria, this year. * The story of Jessica Boyle ’12 was recounted in both a Boston Globe article about colleges meeting the needs of first-generation students and a Portland Press Herald piece about the Mitchell Institute. Homeless when she arrived at Colby, Boyle started initiatives for first-gen students including a free-school-supplies program and an advice handbook. Boyle earned a Mitchell Scholarship that helped her attend college, and she now works as a development coordinator for MIT’s School of Science.