Courtesy the Asian Development Bank 

Masatsugu Asakawa *85, Japan’s former vice finance minister for international affairs, took office as the new president of the Asian Development Bank, succeeding outgoing leader Takehiro Nakao. Read more in the Japan Times.

Newly released text messages appear to show that a congressional candidate tried to arrange covert surveillance of the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch ’80. — The Washington Post
In the run-up to the Virginia legislature’s passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, Linda Coberly ’89, a leader in the coalition supporting the ERA, discussed next steps in the fight to ratify it. — Los Angeles Times
Ilya Shapiro ’99, director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute, discussed the challenging role that Chief Justice John Roberts will play in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. — CBS News

Entrepreneur and University of California, San Diego computer science professor Yuanyuan Zhou *00 reflected on the growing number of Chinese students founding their own companies. — Foreign Policy
For Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell ’04, the struggles of her siblings have been sobering fuel for her political work. — The Boston Globe 

“On Nanno, an on-demand babysitting app that launched nationally in 2018, the number-of-kids screen maxes out at four. ... Five, as an old Monty Python film put it, is right out.” 

— Laura Vanderkam ’01 on the quirks she discovered while prepping for the birth of her fifth child. Read more in The New York Times.

Photographer Andy Snow ’72 was profiled after receiving a Governor’s Award from the Ohio Arts Council. — Dayton Daily News
A mid-century home in East Dorset, Vt., designed by Ashok Bhavnani ’55 for Malcolm Peyton ’54 *56 has been restored to new life after years of disuse. — Manchester Journal
George Mason University interim president Anne Holton ’80 wrote an op-ed advocating for increased education funding in Virginia’s next budget. — Richmond Times-Dispatch
Jason Garrett ’89, the former head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, was named offensive coordinator of the New York Giants. — NBC Sports