Mathematician Alan Turing *38, a computing pioneer and renowned World War II code breaker, has been selected by the Bank of England as the new face of the 50-pound note. Read more in The New York Times.
Gen. Mark Milley ’80, the president’s nominee for chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he and other top military leaders “will not be intimidated into making stupid decisions.” — The Washington Post
Three alumni are featured in Fortune’s 40 Under 40: Karen Karniol-Tambour ’06, head of investment research at the hedge fund Bridgewater Associates; Michael Kratsios ’08, President Donald Trump’s nominee for chief technology officer of the United States; and Trevor Martin ’11, co-founder of the gene-editing company Mammoth Biosciences. — Fortune
Journalist Maria Ressa ’86, repeatedly arrested amid publishing uncompromising articles as a staunch critic in the Philippines, has new legal representation from international human-rights lawyers Amal Clooney and Caoilfhionn Gallagher. — CNN
New laws that treat publicity rights as property rights could put aspiring performers at risk, says Jennifer Rothman ’91, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. — The Hollywood Reporter
“The way I understand [Justice Clarence] Thomas is that he believes that the American state, in particular, is imbued with race and racial consciousness, and he thinks it’s kind of a fool’s errand to try to change that.”
— Corey Robin ’89, author of The Enigma of Clarence Thomas, in a recent NPR feature. Read more at NPR.org.
Psychologist Peter Suedfeld *63 has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest civilian honors. — The University of British Columbia
Emma Boettcher ’14 and Gilbert Collins *99 will compete on this season’s Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. — Newsweek
Food writer Jeff Gordinier ’88 talks about his experience writing the new memoir Hungry, about legendary Danish chef René Redzepi. — The Record
Public speaker Hoyt Richards ’85 warned against cult brainwashing at the annual conference of the International Cultic Studies Association. — RNZ
A goal by soccer star Tyler Lussi ’17 secured a stoppage-time win for the Portland Thorns of the National Women’s Soccer League. — The Oregonian
Volleyball pro Cody Kessel ’15 is moving to the Berlin Recycling Volleys after three seasons with SVG Lüneburg in the German Bundesliga. — VolleyballMag.com