Damani Leech ’98 speaks at a press conference in 2014, when he was NCAA managing director, championships and alliances. Leech is now chief operating officer of NFL International.
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Lileana Blain-Cruz ’06 is making her Broadway directing debut with a revival of Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth, with help from playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins ’06, who’s making small tweaks to the text. — The New York Times
Nashville civil rights attorney Abby Rubenfeld ’75 said she’s ready to challenge a “discriminatory law” under consideration by Tennessee lawmakers that would create a common-law version of marriage not available to same-sex couples. — The Huffington Post

The New York Times profiled writer and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott ’92, who has given away more than $12 billion over the past three years, with details about her relationship with her mentor at Princeton, writing professor Toni Morrison. — The New York Times
New Yorker editor David Remnick ’81 said Vladimir Putin wants to place himself ideologically at the center of “the illiberal universe” at a moment when Americans are divided and our confidence is shaken. — MSNBC

Gen. Mark Milley ’80, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the war in Ukraine will likely last for years, and the world is becoming “more unstable.” — Voice of America

Richard Greenberg ’80’s 2002 play Take Me Out, about baseball and homophobia, is back on Broadway. — The New York Times
Damani Leech ’98, chief operating officer of NFL International, is trying to get Olympic authorities to make flag football an Olympic sport by the 2028 Summer Games. “We’ve got to make the game matter,” he said. — Sports Illustrated

Princeton men’s basketball coach Mitch Henderson ’98 visited friend and Premier League soccer manager Jesse Marsch ’96 in Leeds, England. “We’re lifetime coaches and it’s a privilege to have someone like him to draw on,” Henderson said. — The Athletic
Carrie Lukas ’95, managing director of the Independent Women’s Forum, called for a “Women’s Bill of Rights that defines sex-based terms, including ‘women’ ‘men,’ ‘female’ and ‘male’ and affirms that single-sex opportunities can be legal and necessary.” — Daily Caller
Mellody Hobson ’91, co-CEO and president of Ariel Investments, will speak at William & Mary’s upcoming commencement. — WM.edu

“An atom bomb has exploded in our information ecosystem. And here’s the reason why. I peg it to when journalists lost the gatekeeping powers.”

— Journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa ’86, warning about how tech platforms manipulate and twist the truth. — The Atlantic

Kerry Brodie ’12, founder and executive director of Emma’s Torch, a nonprofit that trains refugees to work in the restaurant industry, was honored as a “woman to watch” by Jewish Women International. — JWI.org
UC Berkeley School of Law professor Orin Kerr ’93 discussed how the Supreme Court’s new members might rule on Fourth Amendment cases involving surveillance and policing. — Brennan Center for Justice

Dan Feyer ’99 lost the Division A competition of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament by only a few seconds. The winner called Feyer, the eight-time champion, a tough competitor. — The New York Times

Natalia Temesgen ’08 wrote Episode 4 of the new HBO Max series Julia, about cooking star Julia Child. — The Ledger-Enquirer
Washington Post critic Robin Givhan ’86 is writing a book about the late fashion designer Virgil Abloh, who died in November after fighting cancer. — Paper Magazine

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