When surgeons were told to stop prescribing so many painkillers, the results were dramatic, according to a new study led by Richard Barth ’81, the head of general surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. — The Washington Post 

Heather Ann Thompson *95, author of Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, was one of three scholars honored with the Bancroft Prize, one of the most prestigious honors in the field of American history. — The New York Times

Fox News commentator Andrew Napolitano ’72 made unsupported allegations about British intelligence wiretapping President Donald Trump that were repeated by White House press secretary Sean Spicer — and disavowed by Fox News. — The New York Times

Vanguard founder John Bogle ’51 told Michael Smerconish that Americans should put their faith in economics rather than emotions when looking at today’s markets. — CNN

Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash ’77 recalled his days on the freshman basketball team at Princeton. — The Buffalo News

Cornel West *80 and Princeton professor Robert George posted a petition for freedom of speech in the wake of a protest that turned violent against speaker Charles Murray at Middlebury College. — The Wall Street Journal

Former U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Paul Fishman ’78, ordered to resign by Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week, will become a visiting fellow at the Seton Hall School of Law. — NJ.com

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