Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester *85 takes part in a panel convened to speak about the health of the U.S. economy in New York in November 2015.
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Redacted copies of Heather Ann Thompson *95’s 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, will be allowed in New York prisons after Thompson’s lawsuit arguing the state’s ban was unconstitutional. — The New York Times
Federal magistrate judge Bruce Reinhart ’84 signed off on the FBI’s warrant to search former President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. — Politico

Congressional Budget Office director Phillip Swagel ’87 said while the economy shows signs of slowing, the data are unclear on whether it’s in a recession. — The Huffington Post
Loretta Mester *85, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, said that she doesn’t believe we’re in a recession, and that the cooling economy is needed to fight inflation. — The Washington Post
Family physician Jennifer Caudle ’99 discussed the importance of self-care and health awareness, especially within the Black community. — Essence

When Jeff Bezos ’86 asked the city of Rotterdam to briefly dismantle its Hef bridge so his yacht could pass through, he came up against the Dutch belief in equality and locals’ love for one of the city’s few landmarks not destroyed in World War II. — The New York Times

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito ’72 is “indelibly linked” with the court’s recent Dobbs decision on abortion, the latest example of how since being appointed in 2006 he has become a “workhorse of the right.” — NPR
Conservative columnist John Stossel ’69 said the Americans who are moving to Puerto Rico so they don’t have to pay federal income or capital gains taxes are “bringing wealth and skills” and creating “opportunity for Puerto Ricans.” — Reason

“All of these crises were front-page news, often for weeks. ... The world moved on. Putin assumes that the war in Ukraine will suffer a similar fate with Western publics, while he continues to pulverize Ukrainian cities and grind down the resistance, slowly cutting off Ukraine’s access to the Black Sea and hence the world economy. We cannot let that happen.”

— Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80, CEO of the think tank New America. — Medium

 While diversifying in an increasingly bearish economy, Roy Swan ’86, director of Mission Investments at the Ford Foundation, suggested looking at ESG investing — environmental, social, and governance — which he said has been undervalued and misunderstood. — Financial News London
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader ’55 criticized recent changes to The New York Times as “frantic overreach replacing serious content with excessive photography and graphics slouching toward stupefaction.” — The Albany Herald
Superior Court Judge John R. Smiley ’70 is retiring after 36 years on the bench, making him the longest-serving judge in the history of Ventura County, California. — VC Star
Former Boston city councilor Andrea Campbell ’04 is running for attorney general in Massachusetts. — WGBH
In nominating new federal judges, President Joe Biden picked Araceli Martinez-Olguin ’99, a supervising attorney at the National Immigration Law Center, for the Northern District of California, and Daniel J. Calabretta ’00, a Sacramento County Superior Court judge, for the Eastern District of California. — Courthouse News Service
Joon Kook Hwang *86 is the new permanent representative from Korea to the United Nations. Previously he was a visiting professor at Yonsei University and Hallym University in Korea. — United Nations

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