Harvard professor and political theorist Danielle Allen ’93 said she plans to describe in a series of essays this year what America can do about the “Great Pulling Apart” we’re experiencing as America democracy fractures. — The Washington Post

Harvard Kennedy School dean Douglas Elmendorf ’83 called his decision to deny a fellowship to Kenneth Roth (because Roth’s human rights organization criticized Israel) “an error” and offered the fellowship after all. — The New York Times
Leeds United soccer coach Jesse Marsch ’96 was fired after a 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest on Sunday. — ESPN

William Agee ’60, one of the “the most respected curators, scholars and teachers in the art world, especially with regard to American Modernism,” died in December at 86. — The New York Times

“Regrettably, there will always be occasions when we ask soldiers in the prime of life to fight and die in foreign lands. When we do, perhaps the best way to pay tribute to Bill Nolde and to the many others killed or wounded in Vietnam is to ask: Is the cause just? Is our national security threatened? Do we have a clear objective? Does the conflict have the support of the American people?”

— Henry Von Kohorn ’66, writing on the 50th anniversary of the peace treaty that ended the Vietnam War about the last man killed in it, U.S. Army Col. William Benedict Nolde, with whom Von Kohorn served as a battery commander in Italy. — Stars and Stripes

Gregory Allen Howard ’74, who wrote the script for Remember the Titans and other films about inspiring moments in Black history, died at age 70. — The New York Times
Until the 2026 World Cup, a press box seat will be reserved in honor of soccer journalist Grant Wahl ’96 at all men’s and women’s national games. Wahl died while covering the World Cup in Qatar. — USA Today

Journalist Lindsey Leake ’10, a projects reporter at TCPalm, was listed in Editor & Publisher’s list of 25 Under 35 news media professionals. — Editor & Publisher

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