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.