Margaret Koval, director of special projects, OoC, interviews Maria Ressa ’86 for the She Roars podcast in the audio studio in Lewis Library.
Princeton University, Office of Communications, Danielle Alio (2019)

Journalist Maria Ressa ’86 was named one of two winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021. Ressa and her investigative news outlet Rappler have come under attack by the Philippine government as they report on the president’s drug war. — The New York Times
David Card *83Joshua Angrist *89, and Guido W. Imbens won the Nobel Prize in economics for their experiments that “help answer important questions for society.” Much of the research featured in the prize announcement was co-written by Princeton economist Alan B. Krueger, who died in 2019. — The New York Times
The Rescue, a “heart-pounding” new documentary by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi ’00 and Jimmy Chin, tells the story of 12 young soccer players who were rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand. — The New York Times
Brown University School of Public Health doctoral candidate Catherine Ettman ’13 was the lead author on a pandemic-era study at Boston University showing 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. now suffer from depression. — The Brink
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson *03 is among city leaders around the country putting back or increasing the budgets of police departments a year after calls to “defund the police.” — The New York Times

“It makes sense to have these intense places where researchers and students are colliding with other people of talent and passion and imagination, focusing on producing things that matter to our society and our world in a whole variety of unpredictable ways.”

— Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83, answering the question, “Why should Princeton exist?” — The Atlantic

 Jessica Lander ’10, a history and civics teacher of students learning English at Lowell High School in Massachusetts, is one of 50 finalists for the 2021 Global Teacher Prize, given each year by the Varkey Foundation. — Global Teacher Prize
Documentary director Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda ’15 penned an essay about Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, where he grew up. — The Los Angeles Review of Books
Selwyn Seyfu Hinds ’93 is adapting the novel Washington Black for a Hulu limited series about a Black 11-year-old who flees a Barbados sugar plantation in the 19th century to become a scientist and explorer. — The Wrap
Joshua DuBois *05 and his son spotted two of five zebras that escaped from a Maryland farm. “BAM” he tweeted with a video. “WILD MARYLAND ZEBRAS.” — The Washington Post

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