Katie Mack *09
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On Nov. 15, Michelle Obama ’85 will publish The Light We Carry, about staying positive in challenging times. It’s her first book since Becoming, her 2018 memoir that sold over 17 million copies. — The New York Times
Novelist Jennifer Weiner ’91 criticized singer Jennifer Lopez for changing her last name after marrying actor Ben Affleck, saying it reflects society’s continuing power imbalance that favors men and perpetuates the patriarchy. — The New York Times
After eight months as New Jersey’s acting attorney general, Andrew Bruck ’05 is becoming associate deputy general in the office of Deputy U.S. Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco. — New Jersey Globe
Mollie Marcoux Samaan ’91, commissioner of the Ladies Professional Golf Association, said she’d be willing to talk with the head of a new Saudi-backed league, LIV Golf, that has attracted several notable men’s players with more prize money and different formats and scheduling. — Golf Week
Louis René Beres *71, emeritus professor of international law at Purdue University, discussed Donald Trump’s popularity in light of how “the wider American society was allowed to become an intellectual desert.” — The Hill
Astrophysicist Katie Mack *09 praised the 1937 novel Star Maker as an important work of science fiction that tells the story of the cosmos, with a recurring theme of “the moral triumph of collectivism over selfishness.” — Esquire
Darcie Little Badger ’10’s novel Elatsoe won a Whippoorwill Book Award, given to young adult books that authentically portray diverse rural people and places. — The Daily Yonder
Declan Farmer ’20, who helped Team USA win gold in sled hockey, was one of four finalists for the ESPY award of Best Olympian, Men’s Sports. — Sporting News
Associate Principal Nancy Clayton ’84 *88 has received a Women in Architecture Award from the American Institute of Architects Connecticut. — AIA

Ann Tashi Slater ’84 wrote about Buddhism, women’s selfhood, and the play Nora: A Doll’s House. — Tricycle
Former Republican Sen. John Danforth ’58 is backing an independent candidate for a Missouri senate seat, John Wood, a prosecutor on the Jan. 6 panel. — The New York Times

“The old world we knew is gone. Embrace that. If you know that, then what is this new world we’re creating? Everyone today is creating that new world. How do we make it better despite everything?”

— Journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa ’86, explaining how she keeps going despite the Philippine government’s attacks on her and her news organization, Rappler. — Foreign Policy

Author Susan Cain ’89 discussed hew new book Bittersweet, about “how bittersweet feelings can help us see beauty in the world and find creativity and transcendence.” — Radio Times
Executive producer Jac Schaefer ’00 will return to her WandaVision characters with a new spinoff of the Marvel series titled Agatha: Coven of Chaos, planned for Disney+ in winter 2023. — Disney Plus Informer
Scientist Nambi Narayanan *71 discussed how he was wrongfully accused of leaking classified information on India’s space program, which is the subject of a new film, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. — The Print
Katie Carpenter ’79 is producing a new four-part crime drama for HBO and Sky called Landscapers. — The Wrap

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