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Harper’s Magazine tapped Christopher Beha ’02 to become the next editor of the 169-year-old monthly, a role that The New York Times described as “a hot seat in the world of highbrow journalism.” Read more about Beha and his new job in the Times.

U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Denny Chin ’75 questioned President Donald Trump’s sweeping claims of immunity while hearing a case that involves Trump’s refusal to comply with a subpoena for his tax returns. — The Washington Post

Attorney John Bellinger III ’82, a senior legal official in the George W. Bush administration, is representing diplomat William Taylor, who testified in the impeachment inquiry last week. — NBC News
At PAW Online, read Bellinger’s 2017 essay about the costs and benefits of public service in President Trump’s administration. 
Logan Sander ’18 and Samuel Chang ’16, co-founders of the media nonprofit Midstory, spoke about their effort to attract young people to address the challenges in their “post-industrial” hometown of Toledo, Ohio. — Leading Edge

The 1992 Open Skies Treaty “helps preserve a measure of transparency and trust” between the United States and Russia and ought to be preserved, former Secretary of State George Shultz ’42 argues in a recent opinion piece co-authored with William J. Perry and Sam Nunn. — The Wall Street Journal

“Of course Jess was aware of her own mortality. Of course she struggled. Of course none of this was easy. She just made it look that way.”

— columnist Stephen Stirling, remembering his high school classmate Jessica Melore ’03, a “charming, joyous” advocate for organ donation who died last month while awaiting a second heart transplant. Read more at

Jorge G. Castañeda ’73, a former Mexican foreign minister, writes in an opinion column that Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador should continue to prioritize reducing poverty and de-emphasize the war on drugs. — The New York Times
Investment protectionism could curtail the flow of capital from large sovereign wealth funds and disrupt market stability, Bridgewater Associates Co-CEO David McCormick *94 *96 argues in a recent opinion column. — Financial Times
Los Angeles FC coach Bob Bradley ’80 was named Major League Soccer’s Coach of the Year for the third time in his career after leading his team to a league-best 21-4-9 record. — Los Angeles Times
Taleeb Noormohamed ’98 finished second in a close election for the Canadian Parliament seat from Vancouver’s Granville district. — Vancouver Sun
Michael Hirschfeld ’90, the former rector of St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H., has been named the next head of school at the Kent School in Connecticut. — Concord (N.H.) Monitor
Lawyer Dan Perry ’80, who raised $100,000 for charity by auctioning the use of his leopard-print limousine, was named Philanthropist of the Year in Albuquerque. — Albuquerque Journal
Courtney Dressing ’10, an astronomer at the University of California, Berkeley; Sichen (Susan) Shao ’08, a biologist at Harvard University; and Princeton mathematician Aleksandr Logunov were awarded Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering. — Packard Fellowships