Harold Fernandez ’89, a surgeon who came to the United States at age 13, fleeing a violent neighborhood in Colombia, is the subject of a new documentary based on his memoir, Undocumented. — Newsday 
Eric Dreiband ’86, President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, is among several nominees whose confirmations have stalled in the Senate. — The Wall Street Journal
In the Paul Manafort corruption trial, Judge T.S. Ellis III ’61 has been a “formidable ringmaster” (The New York Times) whose “cantankerous, jocular, impatient, and verbose presence has shaped each step of the way” (Los Angeles Times).
With 1,300 clients and backing from big-name funders, Tim Hwang ’14’s startup FiscalNote is aiming to use big data to reshape the work of Washington lobbyists. — MIT Technology Review
The Aug. 4 wedding of Army captains Richard Hagner ’09 and Jaclyn Ambriscoe — both judge advocates assigned to Fort Belvoir, Va. — was featured in the New York Times Vows column. — The New York Times
An obituary for cable-television executive H.F. Lenfest told the story of how a chance conversation with Wendy Kopp ’89 led Lenfest to donate $14 million to Teach for America. — The Wall Street Journal 

“The Princeton boys didn’t take us too seriously, but they also didn’t take themselves too seriously.”

Karen Gearreald, who helped Agnes Scott College defeat Princeton on GE College Bowl in 1966 — a contest that Slate calls “the greatest upset in quiz-show history.” Read more at Slate.com.

Kitan Akinosho ’13, an operations-research and financial-engineering graduate and former government data scientist, is part of the inaugural class at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. — The News-Gazette (Champaign, Ill.)
Joseph Nye ’58, who wrote one of the National Intelligence Council’s first assessments of the North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program, said that the country’s leaders have consistently lied to the U.S. for 30 years. — The New York Times
Toni Murphy ’05, a vice president at Comcast Business, was selected as one of 22 technology pros shaping the future of Pittsburgh. — The Incline
Cars.com appointed former Alphabet and YouTube executive Matthew Gold ’06 as its chief strategy officer. — Cars.com
This year’s race for three seats on the Princeton Public Schools Board of Education includes two University alumni, incumbent Betsy Baglio ’96 and newcomer Brian McDonald ’83, formerly the University’s vice president for development. Jess Deutsch ’91 and Greg Stankiewicz *91 *05 are sitting board members, and the superintendent, Stephen Cochrane ’81, also is an alum. — Princeton Packet


Illustration: University Archives, Princeton University Library/PAW, Oct. 5, 1983

Princeton’s brief time as the nation’s capital — from July to October 1783 — was not Congress’ most memorable term, but it did include some notable events, including a visit from Dutch ambassador Pieter Johan Van Berckel, depicted here. Read more