Ellie Kemper ’02 at the She Roars: Celebrating Women at Princeton alumni conference in 2018. Kemper will participate in a charity table read of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Princeton University, Office of Communications, Denise Applewhite

Manuel Montori ’17 is leading a group of young alumni — Matthew Gibbons ’17Hannah Davinroy ’17, and Zoë Buonaiuto *18 — in buying huge numbers of lottery tickets in Indiana, Missouri, Washington, and the District of Columbia. So far they’ve won more than $6 million. — The Indianapolis Star
Chris Young ’02, who has spent the last three seasons working for Major League Baseball as a VP of on-field operations, is a candidate for general manager of the Mets. — The New York Post

Kevin Gover ’78, director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, called the new National Native American Veterans Memorial “a sacred place.” “Native Americans serve at a greater rate than basically any other group,” he said. — NPR
Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80, professor emerita of politics and international affairs, said Joe Biden’s focus on diplomacy will require “fundamentally revamping the relevant U.S. institutions.” — Project Syndicate
Ralph Nader ’55 said the incoming Biden administration must brace itself for finding “staggering wreckage and corruption” in government agencies and prepare to rebuild and hold the Trump administration accountable. — Eurasia Review

“While the current strife may be a tragedy for our country, it only underscores the importance of regaining the comity and cooperation that now seems a distant memory.”

— Eric Schwartz *85, who served in the Clinton administration, recalled warm cooperation across the aisle when he was asked to stay on and help the incoming Bush administration. — The Star Tribune

Colorado GOP chair Rep. Ken Buck ’81 introduced a bill that would increase penalties for inciting, organizing, aiding, abetting, or funding rioting from five years to 10 years. — Westword
Donn Cabral ’12, who has gone to two Olympic Games, finished first in this year’s virtual Manchester Road Race with a total listed time of 23:00. — NBC Connecticut
Ellie Kemper ’02 will participate in a charity table read of It’s A Wonderful Life on Dec. 13, where Saturday Night Live actor Pete Davidson plays the role of George Bailey. It’s unclear what role Kemper will play. — Rolling Stone