Alumni in the News

March 2021 

John Bridgeland (’87)

Founder and CEO of social enterprise firm Civic and Co-Founder and CEO of the COVID Collaborative, explains that he reached out to Joe Grogan, former director of the White House’s Domestic Policy Council under President Trump, after he found out that Joe had been vaccinated to help address vaccine hesitancy among conservatives.

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Chris Crowley (’71)

New York Times best-selling author released his debut novel, The Practical Navigator.

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Antony Dapiran (’17)

Writer and Hong Kong-based Australian lawyer explains how both Hong Kong dissidents and Beijing would view the move to Australia by a former Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker and activist who was facing several charges in Hong Kong and being investigated under the sweeping national security law that Beijing had imposed.

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Samantha Jacoby (’14)

Senior Tax Legal Analyst at the nonprofit Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, states that the IRS faces a big task issuing the latest coronavirus relief stimulus payments to some 85% of American households but that the infusion of funding in the bill to modernize the agency’s software platform will be useful.

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Saule Omarova (’01)

Professor at Cornell Law School, proposes that a National Investment Authority, a 21st-century version of the New Deal’s agency that helped get the U.S. out of the Great Depression, can fix America’s crumbling infrastructure by serving as a hybrid between the free market and federal government.

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Jerome Powell (‘81) 

Federal Reserve Chairman testifies before the Senate Banking Committee about the state of the economy and inflation along with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.

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