As President-elect Donald Trump’s search for the next secretary of state continues, some prominent Republicans have been promoting former Gen. David Petraeus *85 *87 as a top candidate. — The New York Times

Richard Land ’69, president of the Southern Evangelical Seminary in Matthews, N.C., and an adviser to the Trump transition team, said that the nominees for key administrative posts align with his views. — The Charlotte Observer

In a recent Q&A, former White House director of faith-based initiatives Joshua DuBois *06 said that racial polarization persists because “we are a nation that has still not fully processed our difficult history on race.” — The Washington Post

Sociologist Danielle Lindemann ’02’s recent research found a significant gender pay gap in the arts, but it’s not the result of the so-called “motherhood penalty.” — NPR Morning Edition

Tom Byrne ’76, chairman of the State Investment Council and son of former New Jersey governor Brendan Byrne ’49, said that contrary to earlier speculation, he is not likely to run in the 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial race. —