Photo: Pete Souza

Valerie Jarrett, '78, has been behind Barack Obama for nearly two decades—as a friend and adviser with special clout. Now the world is learning how this soft-spoken former lawyer became one of the most powerful women in the world.

  • Teachable Moments

    Rod Searcey, '84, found an unusual way to celebrate his 25-year reunion—photographing his former professors. His portraits, and anecdotes from the faculty members themselves, constitute a gallery of great teaching.