Douglas Rushkoff ’83 speaks at the DLDnyc Conference in 2016.
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Verge Genomics co-founder Alice Zhang ’10 attended a retreat for female biotech CEOs that she said wouldn’t have been possible 10 or 20 years ago, when there weren’t as many women leading the field. — Fierce Biotech
Writer Morgan Jerkins ’14 discussed online reactions to the death of Queen Elizabeth II and how, to many, she was “a symbol of colonialism, theft, and unspeakable bloodshed.” — Substack

On Twitter, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos ’86 criticized a Carnegie Mellon professor who wished Queen Elizabeth II “excruciating” pain as she was dying. — The New York Post
Architect Adam Yarinsky *87 described changes he’s witnessed to the New York City skyline, such as new skyscrapers, and said he’s looking forward to the addition of two new energy-efficient public schools. — Inside Hook
Richard Land ’69, executive editor of The Christian Post, said liberals created the “pejorative” term “Christian nationalist” and he doesn’t believe America was founded as a Christian nation, but by “people who were Christians or were operating out of a Christian worldview.” — The Christian Post
Writer Jill Smolowe ’77 penned an essay recalling the great-grandmother she loved and a time she pulled away and regretted it. — Next Avenue
Lead producer Jordan Roth ’97 extended the Broadway run of his Into the Woods revival out to Jan. 8. — Broadway News
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor ’76 said she was “deeply touched” by a new statue of herself placed at the Bronx Terminal Market, in the community where she grew up. — The New York Post
Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham and running mate Tally Parham Casey ’92 are polling close to their GOP rivals in the South Carolina governor’s race. — Charleston City Paper

“Their extreme wealth and privilege served only to make them obsessed with insulating themselves from the very real and present danger of climate change, rising sea levels, mass migrations, global pandemics, nativist panic and resource depletion. For them, the future of technology is about only one thing: escape from the rest of us. ”

— Survival of the Richest author Douglas Rushkoff ’83 on how super-wealthy people are building personal bunkers to prepare for a global disaster. — The Guardian

Novelist Jodi Picoult ’87 answered a series of questions about her guiltiest pleasure (watching Bridgerton), her most treasured possession (bad but handwritten recipes from her grandmother), and more. — The Guardian
Gen. Mark Milley ’80, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke about Ukraine’s offensive move against Russia and the impact of sanctions imposed on Russia by Western countries. — NPR
Epidemiologist and JAMA Network Editor in Chief Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo ’87 interviewed Anthony Fauci as he prepares to retire from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. — AMA Ed Hub
Former first lady Michelle Obama ’85 discussed America’s tradition of a peaceful transfer of power during remarks at the unveiling of her White House portrait. — The Washington Post

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