President Donald Trump is considering two Princetonians in his search for the next Federal Reserve chairman: current Fed governor Jerome “Jay” Powell ’75 and Stanford University professor John Taylor ’68. — The New York Times

In an interview with NPR, Alexis Okeowo ’06 spoke about her new book on Christians and Muslims in Africa who are resisting extremism. — Fresh Air

Michael Kratsios ’08, the deputy assistant to the president at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, explains how a recent presidential memorandum aims to encourage innovation in drone technology. — The Wall Street Journal

Economist and former Indian Administrative Service officer Gyanendra Badgaiyan *06 was selected to be the CEO of, a large think-tank and lobbying group backed by major Indian technology companies. — Economic Times

John Katzman ’81, founder of the Princeton Review, and Steve Cohen, an attorney and author, argue that race-based affirmative action in college admissions has not worked; instead, they advocate for income-based affirmative action and more transparency in the admissions process. — The Wall Street Journal

National security expert Jessica Morse *10 is one of four Democrats running for the House of Representatives in California’s 4th Congressional District. — Los Angeles Times

Steven Feldstein ’00, a Boise State University professor and former State Department official, argues that U.S. military actions and partnerships in the Middle East are “contributing to the very crises humanitarians are trying to resolve.” — The Blue Review

“He pushed me forward to take a bow. When I turned around he was on one knee with a ring. People were crying and applauding.” 

— Opera singer Alexis Rodda ’10, explaining how fellow alum Kelvin Dinkins ’09 proposed to her at a cabaret performance for friends. The two were married Oct. 28. Read more in The New York Times’  “Mini-Vows” column

University of Massachusetts graduate school dean Barbara Krauthamer *00 received the Lorraine A. Williams Leadership Award from the Association of Black Women Historians. — The Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Lauren Meserve *01 was named senior vice president and chief investment officer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, overseeing the museum’s $3.1 billion portfolio. — ArtNews

Artist Yoshiaki Shimizu *75’s work is featured in an exhibit at the Center for Government and International Studies at Harvard University titled “Irresolution: The Paintings of Yoshiaki Shimizu.” — Harvard Gazette

The Macau Museum of Art has launched an exhibition of the work of Shen Fu *76 titled “Determined Spirit: Calligraphy and Painting of Fu Shen.” — Macau Daily Times

James Farrin ’58, the executive director of the Petey Greene Program, in which volunteers tutor prisoners, is one of five recipients of AARP’s 2017 Purpose Prize. — AARP

Caltech professor Barry Simon *70 received the 2018 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics from the American Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society. — American Institute of Physics

DowDuPont scientist David Rodini *81 was one of three researchers to receive the 2017 Pedersen Award for his “technical expertise in the areas of aramid monomer and polymer production.” — Delaware Business Now

Rena Hozore Reiss ’81 was named the executive vice president and general counsel of hotel chain Marriott International. — Business Insider

Yusuf Dahl *17, the new director of Lafayette College’s Center for Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership, aims to “revolutionize the definition of entrepreneurship” at the school. — The Lafayette

Self-trained photographer George Housley ’73 traveled with several Princeton classmates to Antarctica to capture images of the unique landscape and wildlife. — Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

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