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The Financial Times ran an extensive profile of Robert Lutz, BS 61, MBA 62, vice chairman of General Motors, in its January 3-4 issue. The article, "In the driving seat of a car giant," gave an overview of Lutzís pioneering contributions to US auto design.

Vodafone CEO Arun Sarin, MBA 78, MS 78, and his vision for Vodafone were the subject of a major Financial Times profile, titled "Brand is Big," on December 22.

The Los Angeles Times featured Patrick Awuah, MBA 99, in an article, titled "Ghanain Sees Education as Key to Africaís Future," on November 28. Dean Tom Campbell, who taught a two-week session at Ashesi University last spring, commented on Awuahís "monumental accomplishment" of founding a private university in Ghana.

Awuah and co-founder Nina Marini, MBA 99, previously appeared in The Seattle Times article "Ghana Native Left Microsoft to Sow Seeds of African Ivy League" on September 14.

Intel President and COO Paul Otellini, MBA 74, was featured in the Wall Street Journal on November 18. The article titled, "Change of Pace: Big Bet Behind Intel Comeback," talks about Intelís shift to wireless and longer lives for laptops.

The San Francisco Chronicle described the role of Warren Simmons, BS 49, as the initial developer of Pier 39 in an October 5 article, titled "Pier 39: It Isnít Just for Tourists Anymore." Simmons previously founded Chevyís restaurant chain.

The San Francisco Chronicle profiled Alexandra Johnson, MBA 92, managing director of Land-Bridge Capital Group, on September 24, in the article "Building Business Bridges to the Capitalist Frontier." The Russian native founded this venture capital firm, located in Menlo Park, Calif., which focuses on US-Russian ventures.

MBA student Angel Martin spoke to the San Jose Mercury News about the difficulty of choosing between career and family, published in a September 1 article titled, "Women Juggling Life Choices."

Edward Crane, BS 67, founder and president of the Cato Institute, co-authored an article titled, "Upholding Liberty in America," which appeared in the Financial Times on June 25 and was referenced in the New York Times article, "Shrink Government, the Right Tells the Right," on January 4. The Cato Institute is a think tank based in Washington DC.

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