ACLU attorney Dale Ho ’99 stands on April 23, 2019, with New York State Attorney General Letitia James (left) and New York City Census Director Julie Menin after the Supreme Court heard arguments over the Trump administration’s plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Dale Ho ’99, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, urged the Supreme Court justices to rule that President Trump’s memo ordering the Census Bureau not to count undocumented residents for representation in Congress was illegal and unconstitutional. — Johnson Newspaper Group
Former Microsoft chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold *83 spent a year and a half building a custom super camera to take the highest resolution photos of snowflakes ever captured. — Forbes

Five-term Maryland Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes ’54, who drafted and introduced the first article of impeachment against President Richard M. Nixon and tightened the regulation of corporate accounting practices, died Dec. 6 at 87. — The Washington Post

Coney Island Prep is suing two federal agencies for their handling of the pandemic, arguing that it has been incompetent and illegal. “People are dying, and it’s our kids’ parents, our kids’ grandparents,” said CEO Leslie-Bernard Joseph ’06. — The New Yorker
Former FBI director Robert Mueller III ’66 gave his first long interview since leaving public life to MSNBC’s The Oathpodcast, talking about his career in civil service but not his work on the federal investigation into Russian election interference. — The Oath
Harvard economist N. Gregory Mankiw ’80 offered possible explanations for the decline in interest rates over the past four decades and discussed implications, calling low interest rates a double-edged sword. — The New York Times

Former Texas Rangers pitcher Chris Young ’02 was selected to become the team’s next executive vice president and general manager. — The Dallas Morning News
Former Senate majority leader Bill Frist ’74 called on governors to implement mask mandates and band together with health commissioners and mayors across the country. — Forbes
In her first year as CEO of Planned Parenthood, Alexis McGill-Johnson ’93 said she’s proud the clinics have stayed open and are prepared to support COVID testing and offer the vaccines “because we have built community trust.” — Yahoo! News

“Youth opioid overdose fatalities are always indescribably tragic, but the trends we’re seeing now are heartbreaking in part because of their predictability.”

— Jessica Hulsey Nickel ’98, founder and CEO of the Addiction Policy Forum, describing a new toolkit intended to help parents and teachers connect with young people to prevent and reduce opioid misuse. — The Press of Atlantic City 

Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek ’67 said he’s been working with religious groups on safety measures against the coronavirus and has had “terrific cooperation from the vast majority of the churches, large and small, in the city.” — Newsweek
Fox News host Pete Hegseth ’03’s new book, Modern Warriors: Real Stories from Real Heroes, is the first release published through a partnership with the news network and HarperCollins’ Broadside division. — Fox News
Wendy and Eric Schmidt ’76, a former Google CEO, have endowed a new professorship of Indigenous studies at Princeton. — Native News Online