CEU Alumni News

Alumna Golubeva Named Latvian Interior Minister

July 13, 2021

CEU alumna Marija Golubeva (HIST ’95) was named the Republic of Latvia’s new Minister of the Interior after a vote by the country’s parliament last month. A graduate of CEU and Cambridge University, Marija reportedly cited police reform and battling hate crimes and domestic violence as among her priorities. See full story.

Congratulations Marija! 

To the Rescue: Alumni 'Thesis Buddies' Aid Students for Second Year

This Spring CEU students had to complete and submit their master’s theses remotely for the second year in a row. But CEU alumni were there to help: more than 70 alumni volunteered for the “thesis buddies’ program, now in its second year; 54 students and alumni were paired as buddies from April to June. 

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‘No Other Community Like It’: CEU 2021 Online Reunion Week

June 18, 2021

Hundreds of alumni from around the world logged on this month to reconnect with the university and one another during CEU 2021 Online Reunion Week.  

Global Connection: CEU 2021 Online Reunion Gala

June 18, 2021

It was well past 2 a.m. local time, and Anna Firsova (ENVS ‘03) was still awake and on Zoom, dressed for a party.  

She wasn’t alone. Dozens of her friends and classmates were also online with her, logged in simultaneously from across the globe. Brought together by an idea, and a shared experience.  

They were among the more than 120 alumni who joined CEU 2021 Online Reunion Gala on Friday, June 11. It was CEU’s second online reunion of the Covid era, and the depth of feeling and community spirit was unmistakable.  

Alumnus Lőrincz Passes

We are saddened to report the passing of CEU alumnus József Lőrincz (SOCI ’92, Romania) last month. He was 64 years old. 

József was a lecturer at the Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences of Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj. In addition to his degree from CEU, he earned his doctorate from the European University Institute in Florence.