President Shirley M. Tilghman and Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80 at a “Conversation on Women and Leadership” in 2013.
Princeton University, Office of Communications, Denise Applewhite

President Joe Biden picked Dr. Monica M. Bertagnolli ’81 to be the next director of the National Institutes of Health. She has led the National Cancer Institute since October and late last year announced she had early-stage breast cancer. — The New York Times
In her new true-crime book, Genealogy of a MurderNew York Times reporter Lisa Belkin ’82 tells the stories of three men — one of them her stepfather — whose disparate lives touched a 1960 murder. — The New York Times
Lawyer and author James D. Zirin ’61 compared Republicans digging in their heels on the debt ceiling to “a reactionary group of Republicans in Congress” who opposed President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s cash-and-carry bill in 1940. — The Nation
Former senators Bill Frist ’74 and Tom Daschle said Congress should reauthorize the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, which was created after 9/11. — The Hill
In her new book, Justice by Means of Democracy, Harvard professor Danielle Allen ’93 envisions a world where every citizen experiences empowerment. — The Harvard Gazette
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt ’76 said artificial intelligence is dangerous but humanity will need it to do jobs when there aren’t enough people, a shortage caused by people not having enough babies. — Yahoo! News
Mathematician Terence Tao *96 is said to have the highest IQ score in the world at the moment, with a score between 225-230. — BBC Science Focus

“When companies began to demand that workers return to the pre-pandemic status quo, the question, ‘How much work is enough?’ prompted another: ‘Enough for what?’ To earn a living? To meet our employers’ productivity expectations? To support our pursuit of happiness, or perhaps to retire? The answers vary, depending on who asks and who responds.”

— New America CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80 and senior fellow Autumn McDonald, writing about the pandemic-era realization that “life is about more than productivity.” — Project Syndicate

 The board of investment firm Lazard picked Peter Orszag ’91, currently CEO of financial advisory, to be its next CEO and board director. — Yahoo! Finance
Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano said he’s not running for U.S. senator, creating a possible opening for another Republican, former hedge fund manager David McCormick *94 *96, who lost a senate primary last year. — CNN
Arthur Ross may have broken Robert F.P. Cronin ’47’s record for taking the longest time to finish a bachelor’s degree. Cronin was admitted with the Class of ’47 but began his degree in 1948, after military service, and graduated in 2000; Ross took 54 years at the University of British Columbia. — BBC
Colorado Rep. Ken Buck ’81 said that he is “appalled by the debt ceiling surrender” that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy outlined Saturday evening, tweeting that $35 trillion is “unacceptable.” — The Hill

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