Purdue University President Mitch Daniels ’71 remains a proponent of in-person instruction this fall, even as other universities — including Princeton — back away. — The Chronicle of Higher Education

When Paralympic swimmer Rudy Garcia-Tolson needed a place to train during the pandemic, actor David Duchovny ’82 offered up his pool. — The New York Times

Plans by Lane Russell ’18 and Adam Bragg ’16 to bring college students learning virtually this fall together at a hotel in Hawaii were postponed after local “pushback about the disregard of health and safety concerns.” — Ka Leo O Hawai'i
Joseph Nye ’58, former dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, called South Korea’s response to the coronavirus a good example of soft power, or “the ability to appeal to others using non-coercive tools, such as culture, foreign policies and political values.” — Yonhap News
Former Indian Space Research Organisation scientist Nambi Narayanan *71 received additional compensation from the Kerala state government in India to settle a spy case in which he was implicated. “I am happy. It is not for money alone I fought. My fight was against injustice,” he said. —Hindustan Times

Some University of Michigan football parents criticized president Dr. Mark Schlissel ’79, an immunologist, for the decision to postpone the Big Ten season. — USA Today

“There is no such thing as a nice form of race discrimination. … Unlawfully dividing Americans into racial and ethnic blocs fosters stereotypes, bitterness and division.”

— Eric S. Dreiband ’86, assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s civil rights division, in a statement saying Yale discriminated against Asian-American and white applicants. — The New York Times

Investor Carl Icahn ’57 has left New York City for Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, relocating his business to the new Milton Tower. — Fox Business
Karen Karniol-Tambour ’06, global head of investment research at hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, said “most portfolios are too concentrated in stocks” for the modern financial era. — Markets Insider

Hilary Levey Friedman *09 explained how the simple shoulder-to-hip sash transitioned from the suffragette movement to beauty pageants. — The New York Times
Director and screenwriter Craig Mazin ’92, who’s working on The Last of Us for HBO, discussed how to turn a video game into a film. “You’re experiencing more with more characters in more ways,” he said. — Gizmodo
Ellie Kemper ’02 is getting through the pandemic in part by watching her favorite comedies, including Amy Schumer Learns to Cook, a British sitcom called Friday Night Dinner, and The Larry Sanders Show. — Woman’s Day