Political activist and professor Cornel West *80 speaks at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in Detroit on March 6, 2020.
AP Photo/Paul Sancya

Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80 and Susi Snyder argued in an op-ed that nuclear weapons aren’t a deterrent to war when Vladimir Putin uses them to act with impunity. — Project-Syndicate

President Biden nominated Army Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli ’87 to serve as the new head of U.S. European Command, a position where he’d also be NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe. — The Hill

David Hackett Fischer ’57’s new book, African Founders: How Enslaved People Expanded American Ideals, traces African-American influences in the United States and the contribution Black people made to the nation’s understanding of freedom. — The New York Times

Christine Brady ’79 is running for mayor of Chula Vista, California, as a write-in candidate. — The Star-News
Hedge-fund manager David McCormick *94 *96 and Mehmet Oz, two Republican candidates in the very close primary race to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate, are arguing in court over ballot counting. — The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Katrina vanden Heuvel ’81, editorial director and publisher of The Nation magazine, said the discussion around the war in Ukraine needs more critical and disparate voices, which at present are being shouted down. — The Washington Post
Purdue University president Mitch Daniels ’71 said it would be both morally wrong and illegal for the U.S. president to forgive all student loans through an act of Congress; he instead proposed three ways to reduce student loan debt. — WLFI

“Neofascists and the far right have momentum with their narrative of the great replacement, but someone — and ideally it would be Biden — needs to explain to them what is really going on: that in some places there is replacement in the name of fairness.”

— Cornel West *80 following the racist mass shooting of 10 people in Buffalo, New York. — The Guardian

 University of Pittsburgh associate history professor Keisha Blain *14 is a recipient this year of both a Guggenheim and a Carnegie fellowship, with which she “plans to work on a new history of human rights framed by the ideas of Black women in the United States from 1865 to the present.” — Pittwire
Retired Canadian soccer star Diana Matheson ’08 is working on an executive MBA at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, with an eye toward establishing a Canadian professional women’s soccer league. — Canadian Olympic Committee
Television writer David E. Kelley ’79’s decades-long influence continues, but his voice is quieter in more recent works, like The Lincoln Lawyer on Netflix. — Slate

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