Consumer advocate Ralph Nader ’55, photographed in November 1980, in Buffalo, New York.
Francis Specker / Alamy Stock Photo

Noah Arjomand ’10 co-directed a new “courageously intimate, brutally moving” documentary titled Eat Your Catfish, about his mother’s struggle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. — Variety
New York City medical examiner Barbara Sampson ’88 is leaving her post to become vice chair of pathology at the Icahn School of Medicine. Her 23 years in the ME’s office included 9/11 and the COVID pandemic. — The New York Post
Denver Public Schools ombudsperson Sharon Bailey ’75 died last week and was remembered by the Board of Education for dedicating “her life to ensuring African American students, educators, and families were equipped with the tools they deserved for quality learning that reflected the voices and stories of the African American community.” —  The Denver Channel
An appeals court in the Phillipines is allowing journalist Maria Ressa ’86 to travel to Norway to accept her Nobel Peace Prize. The government, which has charged her repeatedly as her digital publication investigates the president’s drug war, had called her a flight risk. — The New York Times
UC Berkeley School of Law professor Orin Kerr ’93 appeared on the Lawfare podcast to talk about Apple’s lawsuit against NSO Group over spyware and cybersecurity. — Lawfare
Actress Irene Sofia Lucio ’08 is performing in a production of Slave Play — about three interracial couples — which just re-opened on Broadway. — Broadway World

“But how are you going to control whistleblowing? By definition it is self-initiating. Because it’s so attached to moral courage, it’s uncontrollable. Moral courage is not tempted by dreams of promotion, ambition, economic reward. It transcends it. It is supreme.”

— Consumer advocate Ralph Nader ’55 discussing the evolution of whistleblowing over 50 years, and praising the way people now see whistleblowers as defenders of public health and more. — Whistleblower Network News

Penn State English professor Hester Blum ’95 placed second Monday night at the start of the inaugural Jeopardy! Professors Tournament. She still has a chance to advance to the semifinals as a “wild card” player. —

Journalist Allison Slater Tate ’96 gathered a roundup of news stories about “good in the world,” starting with Netflix making a movie about an Arizona grandmother and the stranger she accidentally invited to Thanksgiving dinner. — Today Show
Novelist Jodi Picoult ’87 opened up about some aspects of her personal life, including how she met her husband at Princeton. “Each morning, freshly ground coffee awaits me when I go upstairs to write,” she wrote. “I have absolutely hit the jackpot.” — The Sydney Morning Herald

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