A Good Fit Jon Fortt ’98 made smooth transition from print to broadcasting By Joan Oleck
Currency traders have been in a tizzy for 24 hours since the Swiss National Bank detached the Swiss franc from the euro. British Prime Minister David Cameron is threatening to ban encryptedmessaging apps, to fight terror. And, here at home, America’s tech moguls are likely plotting countermoves to the mobile phone newly launched by Chinese electronics upstart Xiaomi. So go the stories roiling investors on this third frigid Friday in January, yet you’d never know it from the tranquil scene at the New York Stock Exchange. Here, blue-jacketed traders schmooze beneath a sea of blinking screens, browse newspapers, savor coffees. And, yes, lean against the trading desks.
18 DEPAUW MAGAZINE SPRING 2015
Jon Fortt, Andrew Cullison and the Prindle Institute, and the School of Music's Recital Hour