Jake Brown ’14 crosses the finish line during the men’s 20-kilometer individual biathlon race at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Santa Clara University law professor Margaret Russell ’79 said having a Black woman on the Supreme Court will make a difference: “They will bring up issues and generate discussions and probably generate a lot of emulation and admiration from young women of color.” — WGPB
As the new acting chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Martin J. Gruenberg ’75 said he’s in favor of regulators reviewing bank mergers. — The New York Times
Eric Lander ’78 resigned as the president’s top science adviser after apologizing for disrespecting and demeaning his colleagues. Previously, Lander helped lead the Human Genome Project and the Broad Institute of M.I.T. and Harvard. — The New York Times
Novelist Akhil Sharma ’92 wrote about using in vitro fertilization to have a baby when he was 49 and his wife was 50. — The New Yorker
Harvard student Sterling Bland described learning from philosopher Cornel West *80, who left after a tenure dispute, saying West “left a flame just bright enough to kindle prophetic fire in those students ready to answer the call and hold Harvard to its better side.” — The Harvard Crimson
Film director Josephine Decker ’03 described her latest work, The Sky Is Everywhere, as the happiest movie she’s ever made, even though it’s about “the worst thing that could happen” to the main character. — The Wrap
Cassidy Tucker ’17 and her sister, Kelsey Tucker, held an exhibit in New York City to showcase their fashion line, Deviate, and pay tribute to the creativity of their hometown, Detroit. — The New York Times

“We are recruiting [friends] into the roles of people who once simply coexisted with us — parents, aunts and uncles, cousins, fellow parishioners, fellow union members, fellow Rotarians. It’s not wholly natural, this business of making our own tribes.”

— Atlantic writer Jennifer Senior ’91 discussing friendship in midlife. — The Atlantic

Richard K. Rein ’69 chronicles the life of journalist and New York City urban planner William H. “Holly” Whyte ’39 in a new biography, American Urbanist: How William H. Whyte’s Unconventional Wisdom Reshaped Public Life. — The New York Times
A new HBO documentary airing tonight titled Icahn: The Restless Billionaire details the life of investor Carl Icahn ’57, including how he “became a poker whiz to pay his way through Princeton.” — Deadline
Representing American Samoa in the Beijing Winter Olympics, “skeleton hunk” Nathan Crumpton ’08 placed 19th in his event. — NBC
Olympian Jake Brown ’14, representing the U.S., finished 40th in biathlon. — NBC

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