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ANTHONY MONACO ’81, Oxford University’s pro-vice-chancellor for planning and resources, will become president of Tufts University next summer. His appointment was announced Nov. 30.

Monaco said in a statement that he could not have attended Princeton “without incredible mentors and Princeton’s generous financial aid.” After earning a joint M.D.-Ph.D. degree at Harvard, he went on to a research career in genetics, particularly in the exploration of the genetic underpinnings of neurological diseases and disorders.  

The country’s last unresolved congressional race was decided Dec. 8 when Republican candidate RANDY ALTSCHULER ’93 conceded to Democratic incumbent Tim Bishop in New York.  

LOCOMOTIVES   State Department deputy legal adviser Robert Harris *85 was The Washington Post’s “Federal Player of the Week” Dec. 6 for his “pivotal, behind-the-scenes role” in advancing American foreign-policy interests, supporting human rights and law reform in China, and lay ing the groundwork for human-rights treaties. ... Television’s Barbara Walters chose Gen. DAVID PETRAEUS *85 *87, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, as 2010’s “most fascinating person.” ... KING-WAI YAU ’71, a professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University School of Medi­cine, has been inducted into the National Aca­demy of Sciences for his research on vision and olfaction. ... ROBERTO BARRAGAN ’84 made Hispanic Business magazine’s list of the 100 most influential Hispanics of 2010 for his leadership of the Valley Eco­nomic Development Center, a small-business development nonprofit in Los Angeles. ... ANDREW PIPER ’95, an assistant professor of German studies at McGill Uni­versity, won the Modern Language Association of America’s Prize for a First Book for Dreaming in Books: The Making of the Bibliographic Imagination in the Romantic Age.