The U.S. Senate unanimously approved CHRISTOPHER HART ’69 *71 as the new chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) March 12. Hart, a lawyer whose past work includes stints at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration, joined the NTSB in 2009 and has been serving in its top job on an interim basis since April 2014.
Filmmaker ANDREW JARECKI ’85’s latest project, the HBO series The Jinx, made headlines when the documentary’s subject, murder suspect Robert Durst, was arrested on Saturday. Durst apparently confessed to three murders while speaking to himself on microphone during a bathroom break in one of Jarecki’s interview sessions. In an interview on ABC’s Good Morning America, Jarecki recalled the first time that he and his partners listened to the audio, saying it “was so chilling to hear it.”
Linking what we should do with what we’d like to do can be a powerful way to promote positive behavior, according to KATHERINE MILKMAN ’04, an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Milkman discussed her research on “temptation bundling” and the “fresh start effect” in a new episode of Freakonomics Radio.
Former Princeton architecture professor MICHAEL GRAVES died March 12 at age 80. Graves was a prolific and accomplished architect who also achieved popularity designing consumer products, including a stylish tea kettle with a bird-whistle spout. Among postmodernist architects, “he was on top of the heap,” friend and colleague Peter Eisenman said in a New York Times obituary.