Names in the news: Rumsfeld ’54 on wrestling, Lander ’78′s Breakthrough Prize, and more

i-cb871462d587ce5377455ff9e2535dd3-wb_alumni.jpgFormer defense secretary — and former varsity wrestler — Donald Rumsfeld ’54 added his voice to the call for the Olympics to keep wrestling in the games. [Washington Post]

Genomics pioneer Eric Lander ’78 was one of 11 inaugural recipients of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, the world’s richest prize for medicine and biology. Princeton Professor David Botstein also received the prize. [New York Times]

Princeton Professor Douglas Massey *78 contested the notion that Mexican immigrants come to the United States to have children, noting that social science shows work as the overwhelming draw. [U.S. News & World Report]

Elena Kagan ’81 and Sonia Sotomayor ’76 supported cameras in the courtroom before they became Supreme Court justices, but both have changed their position since joining the high court. [New York Times]

Commentator Pete Hegseth ’03 examined the rhetoric and substance of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address. [National Review]