Former FBI Director Robert Mueller III ’66 was chosen by the U.S. Department of Justice to serve as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. — Reuters

Nashville attorney Abby Rubenfeld ’75 discusses her experience as Princeton’s first female class president as well as her involvement in the Supreme Court lawsuit that led to the legalization of gay marriage nationwide in 2015. — Style Blueprint

In a recent essay, Wesleyan University President Michael Roth *84 argues that colleges and universities need to employ an affirmative-action program to recruit conservative and libertarian professors and students to broaden discussions on college campuses. — The Wall Street Journal

Princeton Glee Club alumna Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa ’14 describes her desire to popularize Shona music, the traditional music of the Shona people in Zimbabwe. She composed a Shona choral piece for the Cape Town Youth Choir’s April concert at Carnegie Hall. — Daily News of Zimbabwe

Henri Ford ’80, the vice president and surgeon-in-chief at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, was elected president of the American Pediatric Surgical Association and received an honorary fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. — Business Wire

Former U.S. senator and Ambassador to the United Nations John Danforth ’58 received the Winston Churchill Leadership Medal, which is awarded by the National Churchill Museum in Westminster College, where Churchill delivered his “Iron Curtain” speech in 1946. — U.S. News & World Report

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chief Counsel Susan Bodine ’83 has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as an assistant administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. — The White House

Wisconsin Rep. Mike Gallagher ’06 earned the title of fastest congressman at the ACLI Capital Challenge 3-Mile Race. — The Washington Post

American University Professor of International Development Robin Broad *83 has received the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for Geography and Environmental Studies. — Guggenheim Foundation

Pratima Rangarajan *95 was named the CEO of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, which was formed by 10 of the world’s largest oil and gas companies to develop innovative technologies with the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. — Offshore Engineer

Danny Barnes ’11 of the Toronto Blue Jays is making key contributions as a relief pitcher in his second major-league season. — Yahoo Sports

Princeton mathematics professor Manjul Bhargava *01 and Ardea Partners Chairman Christopher Cole ’81 were named to the Institute for Advanced Study’s Board of Trustees. — Planet Princeton

P. James Peebles *62, an emeritus professor of physics at Princeton, will be inducted into the Order of Manitoba, the Canadian province’s highest honor, which recognizes Manitobans who have enriched “the social, cultural, or economic well-being of the province and its residents.” — Winnipeg Free Press

Attorney W. Glen Pierson ’90 has been nominated by Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy to serve as a judge on the Connecticut Superior Court. — Hartford Courant

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo nominated John Rhodes ’79 to chair the New York Public Service Commission, which regulates the electric, gas, water, and telecommunications industries statewide. — RTO Insider

Mallika Ahluwalia ’05, CEO and co-founder of the Partition Museum in Amritsar, India, details the progress of the institution, which will become the central repository for artifacts and oral histories relating to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. — Verve Magazine

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