Black-and-white photo of three men in a crowd holding signs reading "Academy Award writers" and "The Writers Guild Strikes."
Oscar-winning writers, from left, Richard Brooks, Bo Goldman ’53, and Gore Vidal join members of the Writers Guild of America during a massive picket outside the 20-Century Fox studios in Los Angeles on June 25, 1981.
AP Photo/ Wally Fong, File
Screenwriter Bo Goldman ’53, who won an Academy Award for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and said he learned how to write at Princeton’s Triangle Club, died at age 90. — The New York Times
Voice coach Samara Bay ’02 said people trying not to offend their co-workers sometimes use a high-pitched “customer-service voice,” which can make later-career workers in particular sound nonauthoritative. — The Wall Street Journal
Wen Stephenson interviewed Cornel West *80, theorizing that traditional thinking about “the Christian and broader religious left in this country” being too small to impact elections is about to be tested by West’s presidential run. — The Nation
New York Times health and science reporter Pam Belluck ’85 discussed the FDA’s first-ever approval of an over-the-counter birth control pill. — KQED

“Increasingly, I have the sense that, if properly nurtured, my growing affinity for quiet will be a great ally in the years ahead as I navigate the aging thing. Already, I find myself skipping a meeting here, declining an invitation there. Instead of trying to step wide of the stillness, I find myself more inclined to step into it.”

— Journalist and author Jill Smolowe ’77, writing about aging in Next Avenue.

Columnist Jason Willick said that Gen. Mark Milley ’80 may have been right last year when he compared the war in Ukraine to Europe in 1914 and said any opportunity to negotiate peace in Ukraine should be seized. — The Washington Post
Assistant U.S. Attorney Danielle Sassoon said that after the collapse of his bitcoin exchange, Sam Bankman-Fried made more than 1,000 jailhouse calls to journalists, including more than 500 to author Michael Lewis ’82, who’s writing a book about him. — ABC News

Former Purdue University president Mitch Daniels ’71 wrote in an op-ed that the “coddling culture” that has developed at many colleges is keeping young people from developing the workplace skills they need to be successful. — The Washington Post
Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Campbell ’04 interviewed Vice President Kamala Harris at the NAACP convention. —
In actress Ellie Kemper ’02’s new Netflix film, Happiness for Beginners, she plays a divorced woman who falls for her brother’s friend during a wilderness hiking adventure.  — The New York Times
Maria Pansini ’23, who competed in 34 games for Princeton women’s lacrosse, is joining the University of Florida Gators as a graduate transfer. —
Former hedge fund manager David McCormick *94 *96, who is expected to run again in 2024 for a U.S. Senate seat from Pennsylvania, sold 9,170 hardcover copies of his book, Superpower in Peril: A Battle Plan to Renew America, the first week it was released in March. — Washington Examiner

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