Jordan Roth ’97 attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” exhibition on Sept. 13, 2021, in New York.
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Motorcycle maker Moto Guzzi has commissioned architect and designer Greg Lynn *88 for “a futuristic restructuring project including a new factory and museum” at its site in Mandello del Lario, Italy. — Rider Magazine
Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy ’77 said instructors should be allowed to say racial slurs in the classroom — discussing in particular the N-word — if needed “for pedagogical reasons aimed at enabling students to attain important knowledge.” — The Chronicle of Higher Education
One month into Taliban rule in Afghanistan, Brookings Institute senior fellow Michael O’Hanlon ’82 *91 said there hasn’t been nearly as much killing as he expected. — CNBC
Ellen Pao ’91 of Project Include, a diversity, equity and inclusion nonprofit, wrote that tech executive Elizabeth Holmes should be held accountable for the missteps of her blood test company, and it’s sexist not to hold men similarly accountable. — The New York Times
CBS News contributor Dr. David Agus ’87 said he supports booster shots for Americans as Israel is seeing “fewer infections, fewer hospitalizations, and fewer deaths in the vaccinated who have been given a booster shot.” — CBS News
Daniel Gardner ’72, co-organizer of the China Environmental Group at Princeton’s High Meadows Environmental Institute, wrote that China’s addiction to coal “will determine not just its own environmental future, but also — and more crucially — Earth’s prospects in the face of the gathering climate crisis.” — Project Syndicate
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark A. Milley ’80 said two calls he made to reassure China during the final chaos of the Trump administration were “perfectly within the duties and responsibilities” of his job. — NBC News
Harvard economist N. Gregory Mankiw ’80 said the $3.5 trillion social spending bill being debated in Washington could harm American prosperity just as tax-funded social safety nets appear to have done in Europe. — The New York Times

“Instead of talking about the definition of an old, esoteric field of legal scholarship that opponents are attempting to redefine, we need to focus on a question that everyone cares about: What should we teach our children about race and racism?”

— Dialogue specialist David Campt ’82, writing with Allison Mahaley about the furor at school board meetings over critical race theory. — The News & Record

Andrea Campbell ’04 was voted out of the running for Boston mayor. She needed to be one of the top two vote-getters in a preliminary election, but she came in third. — The New York Times
Theater producer Jordan Roth ’97 developed the idea for the gold coat covered in handmade images he wore to the Met Gala while thinking about identity as a fluid construction, “just as a garment is a construction.” — Vogue
Judge Denny Chin ’75 of the of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will be a jurist in residence at Fordham Law School, where he is an alum. — Fordham Law News
Katie Kitamura ’99 is one of 10 nominees for this year’s National Book Award in fiction for her new novel, Intimacies, about a woman working at the International Criminal Court. — The New York Times

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