Washington lawyer Eric Dreiband ’86 is in line to run the Department of Justice’s civil rights unit. — NPR

University of Michigan professor Heather Ann Thompson *95 was teaching a course when she received a call telling her she’d won the Pulitzer Prize in history for her book about the Attica prison uprising. — Detroit Free Press | From PAW, a Q&A with Thompson

Colorado Rep. Ken Buck ’81, a Republican in his second term, writes in a new book that lawmakers are mostly “fat and happy alligators who feel pretty darn comfortable in the swamp.” — USA Today

Stanley Levy ’47 recalls eating a Passover Seder with Albert Einstein in 1944, and taking a walk with the famed physicist a year later. — New Jersey Monthly

Homeland show-runner Alex Gansa ’82 discusses the real-world inspiration for the storylines in the show’s sixth season. — CNN

Historian Jerald Podair *97’s new book explores the political twists and turns that led the City of Los Angeles to abandon a public-housing project and instead give the land to Walter O’Malley to build Dodger Stadium. — Los Angeles Times 

Former Woodrow Wilson School dean Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80 outlines new rules for diplomacy in a “networked age.” — The New York Times

W. Taylor Reveley III ’65 will retire from his post as president of the College of William & Mary in 2018, but he plans to have a busy final year, quipping that “lame duck is not in my DNA.” — Culpeper (Va.) Star Exponent

Kohl’s has named Greg Revelle ’00 as the company’s new chief marketing officer. Revelle previously headed marketing operations at Best Buy. — Yahoo Finance

New Jersey treasurer Ford Scudder ’05 is working with Gov. Chris Christie to use lottery proceeds to rescue the state’s ailing pension fund. — NJ.com

Documentary director Todd Wider ’86 and his brother and collaborator Jedd Wider ’89 aimed to create an “experiential” film that explores bipolar disorder through one woman’s tragic story. — Variety 

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe *12’s oratorio “Anthracite Fields” is inspired by coal mining and its legacy in her home state of Pennsylvania. — The New York Times

Sen. Jeff Merkley *82, a Democrat from Oregon, delivered a 15-hour speech in opposition to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch April 4 and 5. — Wall Street Journal

Wharton School professor Katherine Milkman ’04 and collaborator Angela Duckworth discuss a new project that aims to perfect the science of changing behavior. — Freakonomics Radio

Rep. Mike Gallagher ’06, a Wisconsin Republican who began his first term in January, advocates for congressional term limits in a recent op-ed. — The Hill

For Jane Fremon ’75, founder and head of the Princeton Friends School, the college summers she spent working with children helped to pave the way to a career in education. — Princeton Town Topics

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