Michael Froman ’85
Michael Froman ’85
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President Barack Obama has nominated MICHAEL FROMAN ’85 as U.S. trade representative. Obama described Froman, the deputy national security adviser for international economics at the time of the announcement, as “one of the world’s foremost experts on our global economy.” ... Obama is appointing ERIC P. SCHWARTZ *85 to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. ... The Assembled Parties, RICHARD GREENBERG ’80’s play about a wealthy Jewish family in New York City, was nominated for a Tony Award for best play. ... ELLIE KEMPER ’02 of The Office got the rockstar treatment in a visit to the show’s “hometown,” Scranton, Pa., in early May for a send-off event. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” she told Reuters. “It’s like the Rolling Stones came here or something.” ... Sports journalist FRANK DEFORD ’61 received the 2012 W.M. Kiplinger Award for Distinguished Contributions to Journalism from the National Press Foundation.