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Director Cara Reichel ’96, right, and composer Peter Mills ’95 co-wrote the book for The Hello Girls, an off-Broadway musical about women switchboard operators serving in the U.S. Army’s Signal Corps in France during World War I. The New York Times called the production “smart, human and sardonically feminist, with a lively ragtime-and-jazz score.” Read more in The New York Times. 

In her new position as chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, Gita Gopinath *01 will face a “tough global landscape,” says her predecessor, Maury Obstfeld, who adds that Gopinath is “a fantastic appointment” for the role. — The Economic Times
John Danforth ’58 and Bill Bradley ’65 were among 44 former senators who contributed to a letter urging “current and future senators to be steadfast and zealous guardians of our democracy by ensuring that partisanship or self-interest not replace national interest.” — The Washington Post
Robert Caro ’57’s new book, Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing, draws on his years of experience as a journalist and historian who received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for his biographies of Robert Moses and Lyndon Johnson. — Associated Press
Mike Novogratz ’87, a household name on Wall Street, describes his deep dive into the growing world of cryptocurrency in a recent interview. — FN London
Kenneth Boudreaux ’65 and wife Carol Boudreaux recently made a $3.5 million donation to Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business and its school of liberal arts, in part to benefit creative writing programs. — Times-Picayune

“She was really in awe of the idea that with hard work you could become anything.” 

— Karlyn Johnson Brown ’95, explaining her 8-year-old daughter Ella-Lorraine Brown’s decision to dress as Michelle Obama ’85, during her Princeton days, for her school’s Cultural Heroes Day. Ella-Lorraine’s photo was a viral hit online. Read more on Yahoo! Lifestyle.

Jarrod Spector ’03, who plays Sonny Bono in Broadway’s The Cher Show, describes the challenges of the role, saying, “Your range of options is much more limited because you’re honoring a real person.” — New York Daily News
Christa Pehl Evans *17 pushed back against a Fresno, Calif., judge whom she said was “offensive and insensitive” when he questioned stay-at-home mothers during jury selection. — Sacramento Bee
The Tampa Bay Rays named Jonathan Erlichman ’12 as the team’s first “process and analytics” coach, in charge of analyzing the team’s warmup routine, roster, and in-game strategy. — Tampa Bay Times
New Philadelphia Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher brought Brent Flahr ’96 on board as vice president and assistant general manager, hailing Flahr’s eye for talent and ability to build consensus in the front office. — Philadelphia Daily News

Ten Fables of Young Ambition and Passionate Love
 by Andrew Choi ’02, who performs under the name St. Lenox, was selected as one of All Music’s Favorite Pop and Indie Rock Albums of 2018. — All Music