Names in the news: Scholars, authors, and more

i-cb871462d587ce5377455ff9e2535dd3-wb_alumni.jpgIn Cairo’s Tahrir Square, “the list of demands has changed little” and popular protest continues to play an important role, Fullbright scholar Sarah Mousa ’10 writes in a recent opinion piece. [Al Jazeera.com]
 
Baruch College provost James McCarthy *77 will take over as the new president of Suffolk University in Boston Feb. 1. [Boston Globe]
 
Michael Griffith ’87’s second novel, Trophy, was named one of the 25 best fiction books of 2011 by Kirkus Reviews. [Kirkus Reviews]
 
Was the 2009 federal stimulus “money well spent”? Reporter Michael Grabell ’03 examines that question in a new book that he discussed with Fresh Air host Dave Davies. [WHYY]
 
San Francisco 49ers assistant coach George “Geep” Chryst ’84 was credited with designing the “Vernon post,” a pass to tight end Vernon Davis that provided the winning touchdown in the 49ers’ Jan. 14 playoff win over the New Orleans Saints. [San Francisco Chronicle]
 
Elaine James ’83, a doctor in South Carolina, spent the last two years as a live-in physician for blues singer Etta James, who died earlier this week. (Though they shared their last name, the two women were not related.) [The Item (Sumter, S.C.)]

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