Boston Renegades quarterback Allison Cahill ’03 dishes the football to a running back in a game between the Boston Renegades and the Tampa Bay Inferno on June 3.
Burt Granofsky/Cal Sport Media; Cal Sport Media via AP Images

Quarterback Allison Cahill ’03, who has played women’s professional football since 2003, is hoping to lead the Boston Renegades to another championship this month after recovering from a torn Achilles’ tendon. — The Boston Globe
LPGA commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan ’91 discussed the recent growth in prize money in women’s golf. “Elevating purses continues to elevate everyone,” she said. — The New York Times
With a team of astrophysicists, Katherine Freese ’77 analyzed images from the Webb telescope and found what could be the first glimpse of three “dark stars,” theoretical objects powered by particles of dark matter annihilating. — UT News

“They may have considered it an experiment at the time; we do not have that luxury. We have, in fact, the burden of knowing that if it does fail, it won’t fail because the experiment failed, but because we failed.”

— Harvard professor Danielle Allen ’93, speaking with her father, scholar Bill Allen, about how America is no longer an experiment but a fact. — Deseret News

Rep. Mike Gallagher ’06 and Sen. Ted Cruz ’92 criticized executives behind the new Barbie movie for catering to China by crafting a scene where a map shows the contested “nine-dash line.” — Fox News and National Review
Writing professor John McPhee ’53 discussed his new book, Tabula Rasa: Volume 1, with musings on drowning fruit flies, basketball timeouts, and the generation that “processes” things. — NPR
An Associated Press investigation showed that Justice Sonia Sotomayor ’76’s publicly-funded staff prodded institutions to buy her books, which isn’t prohibited for the Supreme Court but is prohibited in other areas of government. — The Associated Press
Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo ’87, editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association, offered advice for how medical students can get started with research and make sure their work gets noticed. — American Medical Association
Former Bridgewater CEO David McCormick *94 *96’s ties to Saudi Arabia could hinder his campaign if he runs — as expected — for a U.S. Senate seat from Pennsylvania. — The Huffington Post

In an op-ed, leaders of The Nation said that Cornel West *80 should run not as an independent but as a Democrat for president: Doing so would transform his campaign “from a sterile exercise into a vehicle for redeeming our politics.” — The Nation
There are reasons why author Michael Lewis ’82 hasn’t written a sports book since Moneyball and The Blind Side: Major shifts in sports media have changed the demand for them and the perspectives of writers, readers, and athletes. — Esquire
Unopposed, Indya Kincannon *99 launched her campaign to be re-elected mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee, with plans to finish a new ballpark and make progress on housing options. — WATE

Subscribe to PAW’s Alumni in the News at