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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. Whitesides sat down with the 'Prince' to talk about his Princeton experience, his foray into the aerospace industry, and the ramifications of spaceflight on our daily lives.
Richard Clifton '72 is a Senior Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, where he has served since 2002. In February 2017, he was one of three judges on the Ninth Circuit that heard and ultimately resolved the case dealing with Executive Order 13769, the first iteration of the Trump Administration's immigration executive order. He talked to the 'Prince' about his Princeton experience, his long career in law in Hawaii, and his analysis of the immigration executive order case.
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. He sat down with the 'Prince' to discuss his time at Princeton, and the rise of "fake news" and his own experience dealing with the issue.
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.
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.
In March 2017, the Federal Reserve increased the short-term interest rate for the third time since June 2006, signaling optimism in the economy. 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 is currently the Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester, and he spoke to The Daily Princetonian about his Princeton experience and his views on current monetary policy.
Two former University presidents, Shirley Tilghman and Harold Shapiro GS ’64, joined University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 in a lecture on Thursday to reflect on their times leading the University and provide life lessons to the graduating class of 2017.
University Professor Mung Chiang has been named Purdue University’s next Dean of the College of Engineering, effective July 1.
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 taking US Airways through bankruptcy proceedings.
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.
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, according to the University press release.
Canadian investor and former Olympian Harold Backer ’85 turned himself in to the police last Thursday after disappearing in November of 2015.
Three alumni have been named to Gazette Review's “Top 10 Most Intelligent People in the World” list, which was published on April 8.
When Jon Steinberg ’99 was a freshman, the University had just installed broadband in all of the dorms — things like Amazon Pantry and Hulu weren’t even yet imagined.
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. The conversation was moderated by Leslie Gerwin, the University’s Associate Director of the Program in Law and Public Affairs.
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 and Practice 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.