Who are the winners of last week’s Jeopardy! All-Star Games? From left, David Madden ’03, Brad Rutter (son of Gregory Rutter ’72), and Larissa Kelly ’02 teamed up to win the $1 million prize. The final round aired a day before host Alex Trebek announced he’d been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Read more about “Team Brad” in USA Today and The Daily Princetonian.
Federal Judge T.S. Ellis III ’61 sentenced Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, to 47 months in prison for financial fraud; Ellis drew criticism for his assertion that Manafort had “lived an otherwise blameless life.” — The Washington Post
U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ’87 issued an injunction requiring the city of San Francisco to revise its cash-bail system, saying that current policies provide “a ‘Get Out of Jail’ card for anyone with sufficient means to afford it.” — San Francisco Chronicle
Inequities in the cash-bail system may have long-term consequences for those held in jail, according to recent studies by Princeton professor Will Dobbie, Harvard professor Crystal Yang, Stanford professor Jacob Goldin *15, and Princeton graduate student David Arnold. — The New York Times
Marie Yovanovitch ’80, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, criticized corruption in the country and called for authorities to remove a special prosecutor who has been accused of coaching suspects to avoid corruption charges. — Associated Press
Washington Post reporter Marc Fisher ’80 spoke with CNN’s Anderson Cooper about President Donald Trump’s effort to make sure his high-school grades were not made public. — CNN.com
“At historically black colleges and universities, the mantra of the culture is: ‘We are here for you. We are here to help you to be successful. We have high expectations of you.’ ”
— Lily McNair ’79, who will be inaugurated as the 8th president — and first woman president — of Tuskegee University on Friday, March 15. Read more about McNair in the March 6 issue of PAW.
Dan Porter ’88, CEO of the sports-media company Overtime, has an ambitious goal: “to build the biggest global sports network in the world.” — Recode
In a recent feature on “Asian-American women who changed history,” Helen Zia ’73 was hailed for her advocacy in civil-rights issues for immigrant and LGBT communities. — Teen Vogue
Mississippi’s Association of Information Technology Professionals named Richard Sun ’72 its “Mississippian of the Year” in recognition of his work to create Mississippi Coding Academies, an intensive training program for recent high-school graduates. — Jackson Free Press
After exploring a possible presidential campaign, Sen. Jeff Merkley *82 of Oregon announced that he would not seek the Democratic nomination in 2020. — The New York Times
The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, home to one of the largest collections of photography from the civil-rights movement, has appointed Sarah Kennel ’92 as its curator of photography. — Art News