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When Nicholas Garrison ’80 *83 won the commission to design a new museum next to the Statue of Liberty — the largest addition to Liberty Island since the statue arrived in 1886 — he felt a tremendous sense of responsibility. “This is a sacred place,” he says. “People still come to this island and get on their knees and kiss the ground.” Read more in a story from PAW’s Feb. 12 issue.

In her first year as dean of Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Sarah Whiting *90 has championed “transdisciplinarity and intellectual diversity.” — Architectural Digest
Meanwhile, Nicholas de Monchaux *99 is joining the other school in Cambridge, Mass.: The University of California, Berkeley, professor will be the new head of MIT’s Department of Architecture. — Archinect
Actor Sam Gravitte ’17 is rejoining the Broadway production of Wicked, where he’ll play Fiyero. — Playbill
An opinion piece co-authored by Brookings Institution senior fellow Michael O’Hanlon ’82 *91 argues that America must continue to play an active role in Syria’s civil war to protect Syrian civilians and American interests. — The Hill
U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin ’75 will rule on a request for compassionate release from Bernie Madoff, whom Chin sentenced more than a decade ago following Madoff’s conviction for investment fraud. — NPR
A new book by Bemidji State University (Minn.) professor Anton Treuer ’91 describes his efforts to keep the Ojibwe language alive. — Twin Cities Pioneer Press
Economist and investing advocate Burton Malkiel *64 advises investors to rebalance their portfolios in preparation for an eventual downturn in the market. — The Washington Post

“If a manufacturer comes out with a nice foldable laptop, I’m in.” 

— Raymond Soneira *78, who advises tech companies on screen technology. Soneira is skeptical about the durability of foldable smartphones, in part because of how consumers treat their phones. Read more in The New York Times.

Faculty at Purdue University will vote on a civics requirement for undergraduates, a proposal initiated by university president Mitch Daniels ’71. — Journal & Courier
Annmarie Caño ’93 will be the new dean of Gonzaga University’s College of Arts & Sciences. — The Gonzaga Bulletin
Former Carnival Cruise Line executive Ruben Rodriguez ’85 was named president of MSC Cruises USA. — The Miami Herald
Three Princeton basketball alums — Pawel Buczak ’10, Kareem Maddox ’11, and Dan Mavraides ’11 — participated in the USA Basketball Men’s 3x3 Olympic Qualifying training camp in Chicago. Maddox was one of four players selected for the U.S. team that will play in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament next month. — USA Basketball