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Narayana Kocherlakota ’83, who served as the 12th president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis from 2009 to 2015, advocated against raising the rate during his term. He was a member of the Federal Open Markets Committee, which sets the interest rate by buying and selling U.S. Treasury securities. He spoke to The Daily Princetonian about his Princeton experience and his views on current monetary policy.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ’92 made national headlines in 2015 when he launched his campaign for President. He finished second in the Republican presidential primary and remains an active and influential member of the U.S. Senate. He sat down with The Daily Princetonian to talk about his time at the University, his experience running for President, his current political outlook, and his advice for college students.
Judge Andrew Napolitano '72 is a national syndicated columnist and a senior judicial analyst at Fox News, providing legal commentary, where he has been for 20 years.
Richard Clifton '72 is a Senior Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, where he has served since 2002.
George Whitesides '96 is the CEO of Virgin Galactic, which is developing commercial spacecraft aimed at providing the public with flights into suborbital space, starting as early as 2018.
John Taylor ’68 is the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He was previously the Under Secretary of the Treasury during the George W. Bush administration and a member of the Council of Economic Advisors during the George H.W. Bush administration. He sat down with The Daily Princetonian to talk about his University experience, as well as his views on current fiscal policy and college education costs.
Two former University presidents joined current University President Christopher Eisgruber GS ’83 to reflect on their time leading the University, providing life lessons to the graduating class of 2017.Eisgruber was joined by former presidents Shirley Tilghman and Harold Shapiro GS ’64. Their conversation covered topics including the role of the University president, suggestions to improve the University, and individual moments of self-doubt and uncertainty.
University Professor Mung Chiang has been named Purdue University's next Dean of the College of Engineering, effective July 1.Chiang, the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Director of the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, was selected from three finalists to be the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering.
Wilson School Professor Robert Keohane explained that the future of global climate change policy is not bright if the United States lets other countries take the lead on this issue.
From 1986 to 2006, Ben Baldanza GS ’86 worked at multiple airlines on turnaround projects, such as talking US Airways through bankruptcy proceedings. “That wasn’t so great, but you learn a lot,” he said in a talk to the Entrepreneurship Club on his turnaround of low-cost Spirit Airlines and his take on the current state of the airline industry in the U.S. Baldanza has spent roughly 30 years in the airline industry, and it is this experience that has enabled him to pilot airlines through turbulence.
After anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant, and racist flyers were found posted around campus last week, Princeton Advocates for Justice and a coalition of graduate students held a Rally for a Hate-Free Princeton today in protest.The flyers had been found taped to Stanhope Hall, the Center for Jewish Life, Murray-Dodge Hall, and East Pyne. The rally was held in Firestone Plaza.
On Saturday, April 22, University physics professor emeritus William Happer GS ’64 discussed the Paris Climate Agreement on CNN, comparing it to the 1938 Munich Agreement among Britain, France, and Nazi Germany.
Jin Yun Chow '17 and Grant Storey '17 were named the Valedictorian and Salutatorian respectively for the Class of 2017.
Canadian investor and former Olympian Harold Backer ’85 turned himself in to the police after disappearing in November of 2015.Backer, who lived in Victoria, British Columbia, was a former investment dealer and Olympic rower, representing Canada in the 1984, 1988, and 1992 Olympic Games.
Three alumni have been named to Gazette Review's “Top 10 Most Intelligent People in the World” list, which was published on April 8. The list includes Terence Tao GS '96, who was named the world's most intelligent person, along with Christopher Hirata GS '05 and Akshay Venkatesh GS '02.
Steinberg, the former Buzzfeed president and chief operating officer, discussed the future of media and how viewership habits among millennials are changing the media landscape.In a lecture titled “The End and The Beginning of Television,” Steinberg began by explaining how quickly technology has come to impact people’s daily lives since the time he first arrived on campus.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Judge David Tatel, former Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court Deborah Poritz, and Fordham University Professor of Law Jed Shugerman discussed the issues behind the nomination and confirmation of federal and state judges and proposed solutions to break the partisan logjams in the appointment process.
Boston Celtics Managing Partner and CEO Wycliffe “Wyc” Grousbeck '83 and Berkshire Partners Managing Director Kevin Callaghan '83 discussed how their experience at the University shaped their careers and helped them understand the meaning of life.
University Professor Emeritus of International Law Richard Falk was blocked from lecturing in two universities in the United Kingdom after co-authoring a report calling Israel an "apartheid" regime.
Wilson School professor Julian Zelizer has been elected as a member of the Society of American Historians, which composes around 400 members, including professional historians, journalists, and film and documentary makers.