Former state representative Mary Throne ’82, shown at a campaign event in May, won the Democratic gubernatorial primary in Wyoming Aug. 21 and will vie to become the state’s first female governor since the 1920s. Read more in the Casper Star-Tribune.
Immunotherapy has significantly changed the way doctors treat brain tumors, according to Dr. Jedd Wolchok ’87 of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. — The New York Times
Michael Fix ’72, a senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, says efforts to penalize legal immigrants for using government benefits would be a “drastic change” to existing policy. — NPR: All Things Considered
David Remnick ’81, editor of The New Yorker, canceled a planned interview with Steve Bannon at the magazine’s annual festival after protests from staffers, readers, and other guests scheduled to participate in the event. — The New York Times
Technology may be making long-distance marriages easier, sociologist Danielle Lindemann ’02 says, but her research found that spouses in these relationships experience more difficulty in conveying emotions or resolving arguments. — The Wall Street Journal
“I got a gut-punch wake-up call in those 38 minutes in Hawaii when it seemed the world might end.”
— Documentary filmmaker and Kaua’i resident Cynthia Lazaroff ’80, in her essay about last January’s missile scare and the new nuclear arms race. Read more in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
The academic advantages associated with holding children out of kindergarten for an extra year often dissipate by middle school, according to research by economist Diane Schanzenbach *02. — Philly.com
Former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich ’79, a football captain at Princeton, joined the panel that will investigate the University of Maryland’s football program in the wake of a player’s death following a team workout. — The Washington Post
Ellen Dunham-Jones ’80 *83, who directs the urban-design program at Georgia Tech, and Princeton professor Elizabeth Diller are among the five winners of Architectural Record’s 2018 Women in Architecture Award. — Architectural Record
Sean Shaw ’00 won handily in a contentious Democratic primary for state attorney general in Florida. — Tampa Bay Times
Economist Ann Harrison *91 will become dean of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, in January. — Berkeley News
Computer-music pioneer Paul Lansky *73 has switched his focus to composing for percussion ensembles, with works that include “Travel Diary,” recently performed in Vail, Colo. — Colorado Public Radio
A story on the origins of Ultimate Frisbee included a nod to the late Bernard “Buzzy” Hellring ’74, who helped to write the sport’s first rulebook. — NPR: Weekend Edition