Journalist and writer David Remnick ’81 speaks during the Celebration of the Life of Toni Morrison, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York.
AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

Legal scholar Ilya Shapiro ’99 was reinstated as a senior lecturer at Georgetown Law four months after the school began investigating him for a tweet, but when he was warned about making more statements, he said Georgetown had “implicitly repealed” its free speech policy and resigned. — The Wall Street Journal

As he fell behind in a ballot recount, former hedge fund manager David McCormick *94 *96 conceded the race for a U.S. Senate seat representing Pennsylvania to his Republican primary challenger, Dr. Mehmet Oz. — The New York Times

In an opinion piece, National Review editor Ramesh Ponnuru ’95 quoted a tweet by former Republican Sen. Bill Frist ’74 in arguing that “there’s a need to break out of the standard gun control debates.” — Bloomberg
Foreign Policy research director Michael O’Hanlon ’82 *91 analyzed whether America has the ability — not just the will — to defend Taiwan, should China make a military move to claim it. — Brookings Institute
New Yorker editor David Remnick ’81 spoke with two researchers who have studied what motivates mass shooters and how mass shootings have risen alongside deaths of despair, such as drug overdoses and suicides. — The New Yorker
Columnist John Stossel ’69 blamed the baby formula shortage largely on bureaucratic regulations achieved through lobbying by the dairy industry. — Project Syndicate
Ilissa Ocko *10, a scientist with the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund, said those who see hydrogen as a climate-friendly fuel need to be careful: It could make climate change even worse. — Financial Review
Kenneth Hersh ’85, who formerly ran a private equity fund and is now president and CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, explained why he’s bullish on investing in esports.  — D Magazine

“We shouldn’t be fighting with each other, because frankly we’re all very similar in that we are trying to figure out the jigsaw of where, at any given moment, our home needs intersect with our working needs. And it’s a constant evolution for each of us.”
— Journalist and author Lisa Belkin ’82, arguing the term “stay-at-home mom” is outdated.  —The Huffington Post

Douglas Holtz-Eakin *85, president of the American Action Forum, said the government forgiving student loan debt won’t help the rising cost of higher education and could prompt students to take on more debt or colleges to charge more. — KMBC
Novelist Jennifer Weiner ’91 discussed how crafting a character based on her mother, after her mother’s death, “made me think a lot about the way [American] culture treats women in their 60s, and in their 70s, and in their 80s … they’re not main characters anymore.” — People
Designer Nell Diamond ’11’s prairie-style nap dress has been so popular, many other designers are copying and adapting it. — Bustle
Lewis Flinn ’89 composed the music for The Legend of the Waitress and the Robber, which just wrapped up at the experimental theater Dixon Place in New York City. — Stage Buddy

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