On Nov. 20, students gathered in the P.A.C. to listen to a talk called “My Excellent Adventure,” by Sarah Bartlett ’73, the 2014 Davidson Lecturer. She spoke about her career as a reporter, editor, and now dean of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
Through her work with a Somerville, Mass.-based startup, Eliza Becton ’02 has been selected as a finalist for BostInno’s 50 on Fire, recognizing Boston’s most innovative people and institutions. Becton and two partners founded ReFresh Water, devising a new way to cut out inefficiencies in the bottled water supply chain. ReFresh's Bevi vending machines store flat and empty plastic bottles that are expanded and filled with filtered, flavored, or carbonated water at the point of sale, cutting vending costs by 20 percent and carbon emissions (from delivery of the product) by 80 percent.