Laura Holgate ’87, U.S. ambassador to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and to the International Atomic Energy Agency, addresses the media during the 66th General Conference of the IAEA in Vienna, Austria, on Sept. 28, 2022.
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New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced Dasheeda Dawson ’00 will be the founding director of Cannabis NYC, “a small team charged with corralling city services to help build sustainable cannabis businesses.” — The New York Times
Nuclear nonproliferation expert Laura Holgate ’87, the U.S. ambassador to United Nations organizations including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said Russia has been cooperating on reviving a nuclear deal with Iran even as Vladimir Putin threatens to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine. — The Hill

Time-management guru Laura Vanderkam ’01 wrote that many adults feel tired all the time because their sleep schedules aren’t consistent, and they should stick to the same bedtime each night. — Harvard Business Review
Michelle Obama ’85 created a new literary award for teens: a $10,000 annual scholarship for one public high school senior who writes an original memoir or personal essay. — Oprah Daily
Conservative commentator John Stossel ’69 lost a defamation lawsuit he had filed against Facebook for putting fact-checking labels on two videos he posted about climate change. —Mercury News

Two-time Canadian Olympic soccer medalist Diana Matheson ’08 said her country needs its own Canadian-owned and operated soccer league. — CBC
Eddie Glaude *97, chair of Princeton’s Center for African American Studies, supports a proposal at Temple University, where he earned a master’s degree, to give students Election Day off from classes so they can vote. — The Philadelphia Inquirer
Nobel economics laureate Oliver Hart *74 spoke with Colorado College students about the relationship between diversifying investments and social responsibility. — Colorado College

“I was fortunate to receive great support from my teammates when I came out, but it’s something that remains difficult for a lot of athletes. I’m hopeful that nights like this continue to show how accepting of an environment Princeton can be and make that process easier for future generations.”

— Former Tigers football player Mason Darrow ’17, ahead of participating in the coin toss during Princeton’s Pride Game on Friday against Brown. — OutSports (Princeton won 35-19.)

Actress Brooke Shields ’87 said pregnancy changed her views of beauty and of her body for the better. — SheKnows
At a University of Virginia lecture, Cornel West *80 said universities should strive toward the Greek ideal of “educating knowledgeable citizens” and urged students to major “in a courageous life.” — UVA Today
Angie Long ’97 and Chris Long ’97 broke ground on a new stadium for their team, the Kansas City Current. It’s the first stadium in the U.S. built specifically for a professional women’s soccer team. — Deseret News
The new book Jodi Picoult ’87 co-authored with Jennifer Finney Boylan, Mad Honey, is the “Good Morning America” Book Club pick for October. — Good Morning America