Courtesy University of Michigan
Courtesy University of Michigan

Mark S. Schlissel ’79, a biomedical researcher and provost at Brown University, has been appointed president of the University of Michigan. He formally begins his work in Ann Arbor in July.

President Barack Obama has nominated Chris Lu ’88 to become deputy secretary of the Labor Department. Lu had served as White House Cabinet secretary.

William Scheide ’36, who turned 100 Jan. 6, was honored at a concert in Richardson Auditorium and an event in Chancellor Green. Scheide has been a major supporter of Princeton’s libraries and humanities programs, among other things.

Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman ’82 is one of four journalists to win the 2013 George Polk Award for national-security reporting for investigative stories based on documents disclosed by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.


F. Allen “Tex” Harris ’60 was honored by the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area for advancing human rights. The award was based on his work as a foreign-service officer at the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires collecting and documenting information during Argentina’s “dirty war.”