Cornel West *80 responds to the nationwide protests over racial injustice and asks: “Can this failed social experiment be reformed?” — The Guardian
University of Delaware Africana Studies professor Cheryl D. Hicks *99 explains why black women must be central to calls for social change and holding police accountable. — Association of Black Women Historians
Mellody Hobson ’91, co-C.E.O. of Ariel Investments, discusses the need for diversity in corporate America and solutions like tying it to executive pay. — The New York Times

Jesse Milan, Jr. ’78, president and CEO of AIDS United, is working to end HIV while ensuring no one is denied the love and support they need. — Sojourners Magazine
As medical director of 52 urgent care centers in New York, Neal M. Shipley ’83 found himself at the center of the pandemic as doctors’ offices closed and emergency rooms filled up. — U.S. News & World Report
Professors emeritus Anne Case *88 and Angus Deaton refute predictions that the economic shutdown will cause “a wave of deaths of despair.” — The Washington Post

“Because racial injustice just seems to be baked into the DNA of this country, periodically and throughout history there come these moments when people just can’t take it anymore.”

— Heather Ann Thompson *95, professor of history and Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. — Vox

Mitch Daniels ’71, president of Purdue University, said plans to reopen this fall will only succeed if students change their behavior and forgo concerts, convocations, and fraternity parties. — U.S. News & World Report
Gen. Mark Milley ’80, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was criticized for walking to Lafayette Square with President Trump, although reportedly behind the scenes is working to prevent the president from sending active-duty troops to the protests. — The New York Times
Michael Signer ’95, former mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, discussed events that lead to the violent 2017 white supremacist rally and why he feels public service is a worthy calling. — NPR

Michael Eric Dyson *92, professor of sociology at Georgetown University, discussed civil unrest in the United States on The Late Late Show With James Corden and discussed books with The New York Times. — Yahoo! EntertainmentThe New York Times
Jeremy Blachman ’00 explains in a humor piece why socially distancing during summer camp — reading alone! bring-your-own-bows archery! — will be no fun at all. — Medium