Illinois Representative Rahm Emanuel '81 will become White House Chief of Staff when President-elect Barack Obama takes office in January. The fourth most powerful Democrat in the House, Emanuel led the effort that turned the majority in the Democrats' favor in 2006. He is a former member of the Clinton Administration. Sarah Lawrence figures prominently in Emanuel's biography. Read some of the recent stories in: Time, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Journal News, The Chicago Sun-Times, and The Washington Post. And to learn more about Rahm Emanuel, see our Notable Alumnae/i page.