The Trump administration’s 2019 budget calls for eliminating funding for NASA’s WFIRST telescope, led by project scientist Jeffrey Kruk ’77; WFIRST science team co-chair and Princeton astrophysicist David Spergel ’82 said said such action would be tantamount to “abandoning leadership in space astronomy.” — The Atlantic
Former Celgene CEO Bob Hugin ’76 announced his run for U.S. Senate in New Jersey as a Republican, seeking to oust incumbent Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. — CNBC
Fame, a border collie owned and trained by Jessica Ajoux ’07, won the Masters Agility Championship at the 2018 Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York. —

Three-time Olympic speedskating medalist Joey Cheek ’11 returned to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang to serve as a TV commentator for NBC. — Winston-Salem Journal
University of Southern California professor Emily Liman ’85 led a study that showed how a protein in mice responsible for detecting sour tastes was previously proven to be responsible for maintaining a sense of balance, demonstrating the evolution of protein function. — The New York Times

“It’s actually a running joke that I’m an official now, just because I was atop the league penalty list for many of my years at Princeton.”

— Dina (McCumber) Allen ’07, a women’s hockey alumna who made her Olympic debut last week, refereeing a game between Canada and Finland. Watch a profile of Allen from WGRZ, the NBC affiliate in Buffalo, N.Y.

The White House is considering nominating Loretta Mester *85, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, for the position of vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board. — The Wall Street Journal
Reed Cordish ’96, the head of the White House’s Office of American Innovation, will return to the private sector this month after rolling out President Trump’s infrastructure proposal. — The Baltimore Sun
White House staffer Kara McKee ’11 was promoted to special assistant to the president. — The Washington Examiner
“Dirty work” is paying off for Nate Morris *09, the founder of a waste-disposal technology company that has drawn investments from private-equity firms, banks, and celebrities. — The Lane Report
Navy veteran John Huyler ’67 and other “antiwar officers” from the Vietnam era described their experiences in a recent opinion piece. — The New York Times
By replacing hops with marijuana, Canadian entrepreneur Michael “Dooma” Wendschuh ’99 plans to make the world’s first beer brewed wholly from cannabis. — CBC
Andrew Weissmann ’80, a senior deputy to Special Counsel Robert Mueller ’66, has a reputation for using unsparing tactics, including some that drew criticism following his prosecution of Enron auditor Arthur Andersen. — The Los Angeles Times
G. Richard Price *63, a scientist at the Army Research Laboratory, was inducted into the Army Materiel Command Hall of Fame for his role in advancing the understanding of the human ear’s function at high-intensity noise levels. — The Redstone Rocket
Pentecostal minister and former adviser to President Barack Obama Joshua DuBois *05 explains that in the wake of mass tragedies, “a president has to be willing to let his heart break” in order to lead the country forward. — The Los Angeles Times

Charlotte Chang *17 is the lead author on a newly published study that showed how a shift in coffee cultivation in India was good for local bird populations. — The New York Times