Gen. Christopher Cavoli, European Commander of the U.S. Army, speaks in Bremen, Bremerhaven, on Feb. 21, 2020.
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The Senate confirmed a fourth star for U.S. Army Europe Commander Christopher Cavoli ’87 as the service announced plans to merge the command with U.S. Army Africa. — Defense News
Whitney Fisher ’99 is among the winemakers fighting wildfires in California. “There’s definitely resolve and a ton of camaraderie here,” she said. “But there’s also a real fatigue.” — The Washington Post
U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ’87 ruled Apple will be allowed to keep Fortnite off its App Store. The game’s maker has been fighting with Apple over fees. — The News & Observer
Mark Herrema ’04’s company, Newlight, is using ocean microorganisms to convert methane into physical material that can replace single-use plastic, like straws and forks. — Euro Weekly News
COVID-19 cases are rising at the University of Michigan, where President Mark Schlissel ’79 said the weather is getting colder, socializing is moving indoors, and “we’re sort of letting our guard down a little bit.” — The Michigan Daily 

“I can’t help but see the dismantling of the Post Office as a last-ditch attempt to keep the majority from piercing the bubbles of digital privilege through something as simple as voting. Climb to safety and then pull the ladder up after ourselves.”

— Author and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff ’83 on how the wealthy are escaping the pandemic — and the public — with private schools, vacation homes, and expensive technology. — OneZero

New Yorker editor David Remnick ’81 described his reading habits and favorite books, and admitted he doesn’t understand science fiction and “just can’t get through ‘Walden.’ Please, tell no one.” — The New York Times

Investor Carl Icahn ’57 announced his son, Brett Icahn ’01, will return to his company. The move sets up the two for a handoff, possibly in seven years. — CNBC
David Michaelis ’79 argues in his “superb” new book, Eleanor, that her husband’s affair set Eleanor Roosevelt “free to lead her own life as she pleased.” — The Wall Street Journal
Matt Iseman ’93, host of American Ninja Warrior, said he was known as The Rock before Dwayne Johnson. — Yahoo!