MARK WILF ’84, left, the owner and president of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, was among the sports-business leaders on campus for the fourth annual Princeton Sports Symposium Dec. 4. The event drew about 150 students from more than 20 colleges, as well as dozens of industry professionals. Chris Chaney ’07, who started the symposium as an undergraduate, said that it aims to expose students to the breadth of career opportunities in sports.
GEN. DAVID H. PETRAEUS *87 will receive the Madison Medal, the highest University honor for a graduate alumnus or alumna, on Alumni Day Feb. 20. Petraeus, the commander of the military’s Central Command, will give a talk at 9:15 in Richardson Auditorium. At press time, the recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Award, Princeton’s highest honor for an undergrad alum, had not been announced.
LOCOMOTIVES President Barack Obama nominated WALTER CRAWFORD JONES ’85, senior investment officer at the Overseas Private Investment Corp. (OPIC), to be the United States executive director of the African Development Bank. The president also named PAUL L. OOSTBURG SANZ *97, general counsel to the House Armed Services Committee, to be general counsel of the Navy. ... MIT professor MICHAEL CUSUMANO ’76 was named one of the top 50 “agenda setters” in the technology arena by the Web site Silicon.com. … Architect COLDEN FLORANCE ’52 *55 received a lifetime-achievement award from the D.C. Preservation League Nov. 18 for his five decades of historic preservation work in Washington, D.C.
Former Princeton professor JEFFREY HERBST ’83 was named president of Colgate University beginning next summer. ... CARMEN TWILLIE AMBAR *94 was inaugurated as the president of Cedar Crest College Oct. 23. ... Recent retiree RICHARD L. JACKSON ’62 was honored for his 10 years of service as president of Anatolia College and the American College of Thessaloniki.