Moe Berg ’23, right, is played by Paul Rudd in the new movie The Catcher Was a Spy, based on Berg’s transition from professional baseball player to World War II spy. Rudd talks about studying Berg’s enigmatic life in The New York Times.
Attorney Mark Rifkin ’82 is representing a group suing Apple for monopolizing the iPhone app market via its control of the App Store, a case that will head to the U.S. Supreme Court this fall. — The Washington Post
Eden Full Goh ’15’s SunSaluter, an easy-to-build solar panel assembly that tracks the sun to increase energy efficiency, is a finalist at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ 2018 Innovation Showcase. — Technical.ly
The fMRI brain scans conducted by Harvard psychologist Joshua Greene *02 when he was a graduate student at Princeton are the backbone of the intriguing and increasingly controversial field of “trolley problem” studies. — Slate
Colorado gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis ’96 is doubling down on his progressive agenda, promising items like single-payer health care and an only-renewable electric grid. — The New York Times
Climate Central CEO Ben Strauss *07 responded to an open letter from four Republican senators (including Ted Cruz ’92) that called for the group to have its NSF funding revoked. Climate Central received the funding to educate meteorologists and weathercasters on the effects of climate change. — Huffington Post
“We found that, indeed, time is the scarcest resource [for CEOs].”
— Michael Porter ’69, co-author of a recent Harvard Business Review study that found chief executives work 62.5 hours a week on average, with 72 percent of that time spent in meetings. Read more at CNBC.com.
Taylor Reveley III ’65 and son Taylor Reveley IV ’96 reflect on their concurrent roles as presidents of public universities in Virginia as the senior Reveley prepares to leave the helm at William & Mary. — William & Mary
“The Back Lot Bash” co-founder Amie Klujian ’91 was interviewed on the women-focused Chicago Pride weekend music festival, which recently celebrated its 15th anniversary. — The Chicago Sun-Times
Sculptures created from molds of dancer Silas Riener ’06’s body are on display in a new exhibit from artist Martha Friedman, titled “Castoffs,” at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle. — Crosscut
Former Superman actor Dean Cain ’88 is fighting crime in a new way: He was sworn in as a reserve police officer in St. Anthony, Idaho, where he’ll help promote child safety and anti-cyberbullying programs. — East Idaho News
National Lacrosse League player Zach Currier ’17 was named to the Canadian team for the 2018 FIL Men’s Lacrosse World Championship. — The Peterborough Examiner
More sports news from two recent Tiger grads: Chad Kanoff ’18 is making the most of his time as an undrafted pickup for the Arizona Cardinals (Arizona Republic), while men’s basketball standout Amir Bell ’18 is likely headed overseas to play professionally. (Asbury Park Press)