Paul Volcker ’49 with President Barack Obama after a January 2009 economics briefing at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

If Paul Volcker ’49 "were a teacher, and not a senior White House adviser and the towering former chairman of the Federal Reserve," The New York Times reported, "he would have given the new [financial reform] rules just an ordinary B -- not even a B-plus." [New York Times]

Steve Forbes ’70 interviewed Ford Motor Co. executive chairman William Clay Ford Jr. ’79 for Forbes' "Intelligent Investing" series. [Forbes.com]

For Doug Racine ’74, a Democrat running for governor in Vermont, the move toward politics began at Princeton. [Burlington Free Press]

Looking for a summer reading list on American conservativism? Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels ’71 provides his five favorites. [FiveBooks.com]

In sportswriter Frank Deford ’61's new novel, Bliss, Remembered, love comes first -- but there's a sports angle, too. [Associated Press]

Financial Times fashion editor Vanessa Friedman ’89 is the author of a new limited-edition book about visionary designer Emilio Pucci. [TheVine.com]