Names in the news

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A New York Times profile of billionaire financier Carl Icahn ’57 asks “Does Icahn still make them tremble?” [New York Times]

Reviewer Douglas Brinkley calls David Remnick ’81‘s new biography, The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama, a “flawlessly written” exploration of the president. [Los Angeles Times]

Sophie LaMontagne ’00, co-owner of the popular D.C. bakery Georgetown Cupcake, will soon co-star in a TLC reality show, Cupcake Sisters. [Politico]

Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay ’81, co-chairman of the NFL’s competition committee, helped to draft the much-debated change to pro football’s overtime rules that was approved March 23. [Washington Post]

Former Sen. Bill Frist ’74 and former White House chief of staff Joshua Bolten ’76, a visiting professor at the Woodrow Wilson School, were appointed to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund’s six-person board of directors. [Dallas Morning News]