Martin Eakes *80, then CEO of the Center for Responsible Lending, testifies on Capitol Hill in 2008, before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on the financial meltdown.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh

After winning an NCAA Tournament game of her own, former Princeton basketball star Abby Meyers ’22, now a graduate student guard at the University of Maryland, stayed up to watch her team beat N.C. State. — The Trentonian
Former Purdue University president Mitch Daniels ’91 said he increasingly appreciates women’s sports: “Whether at the amateur or professional levels, graciousness and team play predominate over individual histrionics.” — The Washington Post
Martin Eakes *80, the longtime CEO of a credit union, is opposing bills that would give Blue Cross and Blue Shield in North Carolina more financial flexibility by letting it avoid some state regulations in the “conversion bill” passed 25 years ago. — Business North Carolina
Lydia Denworth ’88 wrote that the surge in telemedicine that came with the pandemic has turned out to serve some patients better than expected, notably those with cancer or diabetes. — Scientific American
After journalists found uncredited, copied passages in CBS medical contributor David Agus ’87’s books, his co-author acknowledged the allegations of plagiarism and said Agus is not to blame. — Star Beacon (The LA Times)

Author and former Senate candidate Greg Orman ’91 connected the recent Silicon Valley Bank failure to his senior thesis, which sought to answer the question: “Are big banks better than small banks at managing interest rate risks?” — Real Clear Politics
Rutgers politics professor (and WPRB DJ) John Weingart *75 said one reason New Jersey is the only state that’s never had a state song is that no one tune speaks to everyone there. He added, “I’m reasonably sure a bureaucratic process to choose a song would pick one I don’t like.” — The Philadelphia Inquirer
U.S. Ambassador Meg Whitman ’77 said in a tweet that the United States supports LGBTQ rights in Kenya, which has been a divisive issue in the country since a controversial Supreme Court decision. — The Star
Sally Blount ’83, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of Chicago, wrote about finding joy even when the world’s problems seem overwhelming. — Chicago Catholic
Sharon Fairley ’82, who has overseen police accountability efforts, said good police foot pursuit policies are clear and defined and reduce risk for everyone involved. — Illinois Answers Project

Ilya Shapiro ’99, director of constitutional studies at the Manhattan Institute think tank, was able to give a planned speech about free speech at the University of Denver law school despite some student protesters trying to “cancel” it. — Fox News

“And one of the core things we say is that you can’t leave the future up to the tech people. And the reason is the tech people’s incentives are not necessarily in alignment with what society wants.”

— Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt ’76, discussing the video he released with Henry Kissinger and Daniel Huttenlocher, warning world leaders about the threats posed by artificial intelligence. — Fast Company

 Playwright Roger Q. Mason ’08’s new play THE PINK: An Intimacy Ritual, will be read at the Primary Stages’ 2023 Spring Reading Series. The play is described as “a hook up performed in real time between two queer people of color seeking true intimacy in the age of dating apps and digital sex.” — The City Life Org
Actress Anne Torsiglieri ’85 plays Stacy in the “excellent cast” performing Sweat, a 2017 Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama, this month at a Vermont theater. — Rutland Herald
Columnist John Stossel ’69 said some flight delays can be blamed on the government’s outdated air traffic control system, which could be privatized. — The New York Post

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