Martin Eakes *80, the founder of Self-Help Credit Union in North Carolina, describes his mission to create economic equity by providing loans to poorer residents and funding community-development projects. — Greensboro News & Record

Arline Geronimus ’77, a professor of public health at the University of Michigan, describes how her graduate work on environmental stress and health outcomes has picked up steam in policy circles. — WBUR

Chris Mallette ’93, executive director of the Chicago Violence Reduction Strategy, is engaged in an ongoing effort to curb the city’s violent-crime rate. — 60 Minutes

NPR host Roben Farzad ’98 has published a nonfiction book detailing his encounters with Miami’s largest cocaine syndicate and is currently serving as an executive producer on the screen story of Miami’s Mutiny Hotel. — Richmond Times-Dispatch

Ford Motors Chairman Bill Ford ’79 announced that the car company will have 40 hybrid and fully-electric vehicle models by 2022 in order to meet global emissions targets. — BBC

“If you come up with a good idea, let us know. But be careful — we might just do it.”

George Hawkins ’83’s advice to his employees at D.C. Water in Washington. He is leaving the public utility after eight years as CEO. Read a profile of Hawkins in The Washington Post

UN official Siddharth Chatterjee *11 describes the formative experiences that inspired him to fight for universal health care and gender equity. — The Star (Nairobi, Kenya)

JP Morgan Asset and Wealth Management CIO Mike Urciuoli ’83 received the Best Technology Executive award at the 2017 American Financial Technology Awards. —Waters Technology

Florida State Rep. Sean Shaw ’00 announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for state attorney general. — Florida Politics

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who is set to testify in the Russia election interference probe, hired lawyer Peter Chavkin ’74 to represent him. — Daily Beast

Princeton Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering Alain Kornhauser *71 describes his involvement in the 1970s with closing an infamous “gap” in I-95 in central New Jersey, a project slated for completion in 2018, 61 years after it began. — The Atlantic

Lisa Pratt *82, an Indiana University astrobiologist, has been named NASA’s planetary protection officer, a position responsible for protecting the Earth from microscopic threats that originate on other planets. — News at IU Bloomington

Indian economist Surjit Bhalla *77’s book, The New Wealth of Nations, describes how universal education can right historical wrongs in a world without economic borders. — The Pioneer

Architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia ’73 is designing the new state-of-the-art Gulfshore Playhouse in downtown Naples, Fla. — Broadway World

Amy LaViers ’09, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois, describes how her interests in dance and robotics at Princeton led her to pursue research in robotic movement and automation. — The (Champaign, Ill.) News-Gazette

Major League Lacrosse MVP Tom Schreiber ’14 has been dubbed “the best player in the world” after clinching a championship season with the Ohio Machine. — US Lacrosse Magazine

Gilbert Collins *99, the director of global health programs for the Center for Health and Wellbeing at Princeton, won five straight games on Jeopardy, netting $84,201 in prize money. —