Surgeon Gregory DiFelice ’89 highlights the benefits of repair over reconstruction in cases of a torn A.C.L., one of the most common knee injuries for athletes. — The New York Times

Justice Democrats, the group that helped propel Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 2018 campaign, endorsed Morgan Harper *10, a former adviser at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as a primary challenger to Democratic Rep. Joyce Beatty in Ohio’s 3rd Congressional district. — Columbus Dispatch 

Former first lady Michelle Obama ’85 and Harvard University professor Leah Wright Rigueur *09 shared their reflections on the life and legacy of professor emerita Toni Morrison. — The Washington Post

Kenneth Moch ’76, CEO of clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company Cognition Therapeutics, believes proposed government oversight on drug costs may stifle research for an Alzheimer’s cure. — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Brian Kim ’16 is among the American graduates of Yenching Academy in China who have been questioned by the FBI agents searching for links to espionage. — NPR
In an opinion column, Jonathan Taplin ’69 advocates for lifting the safe-harbor protections granted to social-media platforms, a move that would make sites like 8chan, Facebook, and YouTube accountable for the content users post. — The New York Times 
First baseman Mike Ford ’15 was the latest reserve player to find himself in a starring role for the New York Yankees, belting the game-winning home run against Baltimore Aug. 5. — New York Post

“One of my biggest strengths is that I’m crazy enough to try it.”  

— Rhodes scholar Jordan Thomas ’18, who is turning in his thesis at the University of Oxford this week and will soon begin a dual-degree program at Yale Law School and Harvard Business School. Read more at 

Playwright Noah Haidle ’01 will make his Broadway debut when his play Birthday Candles, starring Debra Messing, reaches the stage next spring. — The New York Times

Woodstock producer Joel Rosenman ’63 recalls his experiences during the iconic music festival in 1969 and reflects on its meaning for the counterculture movement. — AP News
Sarah Kennel ’92, the new curator of photography at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, discusses her plans and her excitement to work with the High’s Civil Rights collection. — Photo District News
Architecture Research Office principal Adam Yarinsky *87 highlights the challenges of “posthumous collaboration,” restoring or revising spaces created by other prominent designers who are now deceased. — The Architect’s Newspaper
Satana Deberry ’91, the Durham County (N.C.) district attorney, is spearheading progressive criminal-justice policies during her first six months in office. — Indy Week
Atish Dabholkar *90 has been named director of Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. — The Hindu
Literature professor Roland Greene *85 has been named director of the Stanford Humanities Center. — Stanford News
Molecular biology graduate alum Shin-Yi Lin *11 was selected as one of four members in the first class of science and politics fellows at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics. —