HP Enterprises CEO Meg Whitman ’77 and Staples CEO Shira Goodman ’83 were named to Fortune’s 2017 Most Powerful Women list. — Fortune

Gerald Gallagher ’93 has been named the CEO and president of the NorthShore University Health System, which oversees four Chicago-area hospitals and had more than $2 billion in revenue last year. — Chicago Tribune

Jennifer Brea ’05’s documentary about chronic fatigue syndrome, Unrest, opened Sept. 22 in New York. A reviewer wrote that the film “powerfully insists on giving a voice to victims whose greatest challenge, apart from their symptoms, is surmounting a world of indifference.” — The New York Times

Clemson University history professor Vernon Burton *76 interviewed Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor ’76, who worked with Burton as an undergraduate research assistant at Princeton. — The Clemson Newsstand

UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine awarded orthopedic surgeon Nicholas Bernthal ’02 the 2017 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, recognizing his clinical excellence and “outstanding compassion in delivery of care.” — Business Wire

“[B]y the time something airs and you start getting feedback, it’s a little remote from the effort you made so many months ago. … But the other night at the Emmys was very rewarding.” 

David E. Kelley ’79, writer and producer of Big Little Lies, which won the 2017 Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series. Read more in the Cleveland Plain Dealer

Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter ’69 co-authored a new study showing that the lack of competition and accountability between the two main political parties has led to increased public dissatisfaction with the government. — Voice of America

Zach Nye ’01 and Kim Nye ’02, whose two children suffer from seizures, created the TESS Research Foundation to sponsor research on developing treatments for people with epilepsy caused by a SLC1345 gene mutation. — The Almanac (Menlo Park, Calif.)

Chris Bauer *86, chief of staff to a Staten Island assemblyman, describes how he became involved in public service and the things that matter most to him — “family and community” — in a recent interview. — Staten Island Advance

Speaking about the upcoming vote on Kurdish independence in Iraq, Osman Logoglu *70, Turkey’s former ambassador to the United States, said that regardless of the outcome, “Iraq’s troubles are going to be compounded in ways hard to predict.” — MEHR News Agency

University of Hawaii mechanical engineering professor John Allen ’88 has been elected to the Acoustical Society of America’s College of Fellows for his contributions to the understanding of ultrasound contrast agents. — University of Hawaii News

Rev. James Trapp ’74 of Sacramento’s Spiritual Life Center suggests that faith leaders should “start virtual congregations” to attract young people who believe in God but may not feel called to worship at brick-and-mortar churches. — Sacramento Business Journal

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