Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor ’76 speaks at the ¡Adelante Tigres! conference in 2017.
Princeton University, Office of Communications, Denise Applewhite

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor ’76 said with Justice Amy Coney Barrett that the two disagree but try to persuade each other. “…Every single one of my colleagues is equally passionate about the Constitution, our system of government and getting it right as I am,” Sotomayor said in a pretaped conversation that was followed by an interview with the two justices at the The Ronald Reagan Institute Center for Civics, Education, and Opportunity. — Associated Press
Attending emergency physician and University of California San Francisco professor Renee Hsia ’99 coauthored an op-ed arguing that hospitals can handle the national nursing shortage in part by smoothing out elective surgeries. — The Hill
Dean Heather Gerken ’91 said Yale Law School needs its new Hurst Horizon Scholarship to diversify the legal profession and bring in people from low-income backgrounds. — ABC News
In her final address as president of Imperial College London, which she’s led for eight years, Alice Gast *84 said that education breeds courage. — Imperial College London

Teach for America Founder Wendy Kopp ’89’s new project, called Teaching as Collective Leadership, seeks to shake up education systems around the globe. — Forbes
The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal’s director of editorial content praised outgoing Purdue University president Mitch Daniels ’71 for resisting tuition hikes and concentrating on degrees that teach in-demand skills. — National Review
Michael Sowers ’20, a member of the Waterdogs of the Premier Lacrosse League, won the freestyle competition in the PLL’s All-Star Skills contest. — Town Topics
Guitarist Stanley Jordan ’81 will embark on his first headline tour of Australia’s east coast in August, starting in the south in Adelaide and continuing north through Melbourne to Sydney. — Scenestr
Bemidji State University professor and Ojibwe scholar Anton Treuer ’91 discussed the history of indigenous peoples and the logging industry at the Northern Lights Music Festival in Virginia. — The Timberjay
Greg Nobles ’70, a history professor emeritus at Georgia Tech, discussed John James Audubon’s support of slavery, as some Audabon Society chapters change their names. In 2017, Nobles published John James Audubon: The Nature of the American Woodsman. — The Boston Globe

“Literature, it seems to me, can thrive by opening up the space for co-creation on the part of the reader, by inviting the reader to imagine, by being the mode of storytelling that involves two people playing make-believe together, the reader an active shaper, a dancer in a dance, and not a viewer, seated, observing.”

— Novelist Mohsin Hamid ’93, whose new novel is The Last White Man. — The New York Times

Actress Brooke Shields ’87 said on Oprah Daily that she’s been shocked by how older women are underrepresented in the entertainment industry. “Once your ovaries stop working, you’re like, put out to pasture,” she said. — Parade
Lindy Li ’12, co-chair of the Justice Unites Us PAC, criticized the pro-life politicians preventing abortion in cases like a recent one involving a 10-year-old girl who was raped: “Your religion shouldn’t be imposed on everybody else in the country.” — MSNBC
Investigative journalist Barton Gellman ’82 explored how a recent Supreme Court opinion could be used in six battleground states to overturn results in the 2024 election. — The Atlantic
Voice coach Samara Bay ’02 explained how to speak with a transatlantic accent, which “got picked up as the sound of high status” by Hollywood in the 1930s and ’40s. — Backstage

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