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Dear Princetonian, On behalf of the Alumni Association of Princeton University, welcome back to Old Nassau and Reunions In these pages, you will find a full weekend of programs and activities, from
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Dear Princetonian, On behalf of the Alumni Association of Princeton University, welcome back to Old Nassau and Reunions In these pages, you will find a full weekend of programs and activities, from Alumni-Faculty Forums and career workshops to class and departmental panels and receptions. If music is your passion, stop by the Reunions headquarters sites each evening for great entertainment, stroll over to the arches around campus to hear Princeton s a cappella groups perform, or spend Friday afternoon listening to bands from the past compete in the fourth annual Alumni Battle of the Bands. And, of course, you won t want to miss the P-rade on Saturday afternoon or Princeton s spectacular lawn concert and fireworks on Saturday evening. We hope that you will take this time to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones, engage your mind, enjoy the beautiful Princeton campus, and rediscover why Princeton really is the best old place of all. Have a wonderful weekend. Anne C. Sherrerd *87 h52 President of the Alumni Association of Princeton University Contents A Brief History... 2 Thursday Events... 5 Friday Events... 9 Saturday Events...29 Sunday Events...44 Religious Services...45 Exhibits...47 Campus Information...50 Index...56 Nightly Entertainment A Brief History of Princeton Reunions and the P-rade All colleges encourage their graduates to maintain and demonstrate loyalty to their alma mater through return visits. However, no other institution welcomes all of its alumni and their families back for reunions on a yearly basis with the style and fanfare that is uniquely Princeton. Here is a short history of this ever-evolving annual tradition. In the College of New Jersey s early years, alumni regularly returned to campus to attend Commencement exercises. Its 100th Commencement in June 1847 drew an impressive 700 graduates for a formal dinner, escalating the tradition into a larger event. Until 1859, all alumni gathered together, but in that year, Alfred Woodhull, Class of 1856, organized the first class reunion, a triennial. He astutely surmised reasonable attendance could be expected, because in that era, anyone who returned to campus for Commencement three years after graduation qualified for an automatic master s degree (a practice lasting until 1892). In 1861, a regiment bound for battle in the Civil War passing through Princeton captivated the College s students with its skyrocket cheer, which imitated the sound of fireworks sis for the zooming rocket; boom for the explosion; and ahhhh as the crowd expressed its pleasure for the resulting light show. At Princeton, the sis, boom, ah skyrocket cheer evolved into Princeton s locomotive, where word repetition and increasing speed emulates the sound of a train pulling out from a station. Tiger was likely added to the cheer in the late 19th century, when athletic uniforms began consistently using orange and black. The P-rade officially began in the late 1890s but is actually the merged product of earlier traditions. Beginning in the Civil War era, alumni formally processed to Commencement Day dinner meetings. Then in 1888, Princeton and Yale University began scheduling one of their baseball games at Princeton on the Saturday before Commencement. Since this coincided with class dinners, alumni attendance was high and many classes formally marched to the game at University Field (located at the corner of Prospect Avenue and Olden Street). In October 1896, when the newly renamed Princeton University celebrated its sesquicentennial (150th anniversary), 800 Princeton undergraduates and 2,000 alumni took part in a mile-long procession through the campus and town; most carried an orange torch or lantern, and many classes wore coordinated costumes. Stimulated by the grandeur and organization of this parade, in 1897 all returning classes first joined to march in order to the baseball game. By 1906, a written description of the annual event said, The Alumni Pee-rade on Saturday afternoon was quite as spectacular as usual; the bands, banners, transparencies, uniforms, and vaudeville features encircling University Field with color and noise. During early P-rades, the sole decoration worn by returning alumni was a small badge with class numerals on it. 2 Gradually, classes began to distinguish themselves with creative hats, balloons, and parasols; before long, younger classes wore colorful costumes, carried humorous signs, and often performed comic stunts. In 1912, some of that year s graduating class dressed in blue denim overalls and jackets to protect their regular clothes from spilled beer stains. One year later, the Class of 1913 adopted white beer jackets as their costume. By 1920, the jackets became a tradition with the addition of unique class logos. To this day, each graduating class designs its own class jacket, worn for the first time during Reunions weekend. Classes typically design new costumes for each major quinquennial reunion up until the 25th, when they receive a class blazer. Reunions were cancelled in 1917 and 1918 for World War I, so the Victory Commencement of 1919 featured a throng of 5,000 alumni for the largest Reunions and P-rade yet. An even longer Victory Reunion P-rade in 1946 following World War II (and the cancelled Reunions of 1943, 1944, and 1945) brought back 7,300 alumni, with each class carrying service flags showing the number of classmates who served and were killed in the war. In 1947, the Class of 1922 held its 25th Reunion in Holder Hall Courtyard, becoming the first on-campus reunion site. (Previous reunions were held in private homes and rented spaces in town.) But it was not until 1952 that liquor was permitted to be served at the on-campus sites. Rain has put the occasional damper on the P-rade but only once in 1953 did it force a cancellation. Even then, some classes insisted on marching anyway! Over time, P-rades and Reunions increasingly became a family affair, but it was not until the undergraduate body became coeducational in 1969 that women were officially welcome to participate in the P-rade. From the early- to mid-20th century, the P-rade route began at Nassau Hall, moved across campus to 1879 Arch, then down Prospect Avenue and around University Field to pass the president in his reviewing box. Construction of the EQuad on the site of University Field in the late 1960s changed the end of the route to the new Clarke Field south of Ivy Lane. This era also marked the last Yale-Princeton Commencement baseball game (1966), so the P-rade 3 ending changed to an Alumni Association meeting welcoming the graduating seniors into the alumni body. In the early 1990s, the route was altered again to keep the P-rade entirely on campus beginning at FitzRandolph Gate, going around Nassau Hall and Cannon Green, then down Elm Drive to finish on Poe Field. Despite route changes, procession order remains traditional. At 2:00 PM on Reunions Saturday, the Nassau Hall bell tolls and the P-rade Grand Marshal and other dignitaries (including the University president) lead members of the 25th Reunion Class from front campus to Poe Field. The classes then process in descending class order, beginning with the Old Guard (classes beyond the 65th Reunion) who ride in golf carts or occasionally walk, always drawing the loudest cheers from spectators. In recognition for his commitment to Reunions, the eldest returning alumnus has the special privilege of carrying the Class of 1923 Cane a black wooden staff topped by a leaping silver tiger. Graduate alumni march between the 24th and 26th reunion classes. Throughout, dedicated alumni known as Marshals maintain order in their distinctive orange Da Vinci hats and blue blazers. The P-rade ends when the senior class sprints onto Poe Field, charging past the Reviewing Stand. In 1996, in celebration of the University s bicenquinquagenary (250th anniversary), a spectacular fireworks display was first held on Saturday night. The thousands of shells, custom soundtrack, and tailored choreography of the 25-minute display quickly became a highlight and annual tradition during Reunions. Increasing student body size and the inclusion of family members in the P-rade has swelled turnout and lively participation in the ever-more-colorful spectacle. Today, well over 20,000 alumni, family, and friends participate in this annual gathering, and no other university comes close to the pageantry, magnitude, and ceremony of Princeton Reunions. This summary was prepared by the Committee on Reunions and is adapted from the research and writings of Alexander Leitch 24, William K. Selden 34, Daniel N. White 65, J. T. Miller 70, and Liz Greenberg 02. 4 THURSDAY Thursday, May 26, :00 AM Annual Meeting of the Auxiliary to the Isabella McCosh Infirmary To Noon. Sponsored by the Auxiliary to the Isabella McCosh Infirmary. McCosh Health Center, Room G20. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Have you read and seen all 37 of Shakespeare s muchlauded works? No? Well, if you would like to sound cultured and sophisticated at your next dinner party and laugh in the face of your old school rival, we have the show for you! Experience the Bard s entire canon in 90 minutes of comedic gold with The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). To Noon. Sponsored by the Princeton Shakespeare Company. East Pyne Courtyard. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center Open House The LGBT Center invites all LGBT alumni and allies for coffee and sweets! Please come by to see our fabulous space. Staff will be on hand all day to talk with you about LGBT life on campus and how Princeton has evolved into a top institution for LGBT students. To 5:00 PM. Sponsored by the LGBT Center. Frist Campus Center, Room :00 PM Campus Green Tour Join the Office of Sustainability for a tour of campus green spaces and initiatives. To 3:15 PM. Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability. Frist Campus Center, South Lawn Tent. 3:30 PM New Opportunities Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Moderator: Uwe Reinhardt, James Madison Professor of Political Economy, Woodrow Wilson School. Panelists: Darwin R. Labarthe, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. 61, Author, Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases: A Global Challenge; Philip R. Weinstein, M.D. 61, Professor of Neurological Surgery, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco; Stephen M. Sonnenberg, M.D. 61, Clinical Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, and Fellow-in-Residence, Humanities Institute, University of Texas at Austin. To 5:00 PM. Sponsored by the Class of McCosh Hall, Room 50. 4:00 PM A Conversation on China A conversation between J. Stapleton Roy 56, Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, former Ambassador to Singapore, China, and Indonesia, Career Diplomat and Woodrow Wilson Medalist, and Anne-Marie Slaughter 80, Bert G. Kerstetter 66 Professor of Politics 5 THURSDAY, May 26 4:00 PM continued and International Affairs, former Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School and former Director of Foreign Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department. Introductions by Frank Wisner 61, Career Diplomat, former Ambassador to Zambia, Egypt, and the Philippines. To 5:30 PM. Sponsored by the Class of Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium. Einstein at Home Wine and cheese reception and curated tour of the Einstein at Home exhibit on display at the Historical Society of Princeton. Through rarely-seen objects from the Einstein Collection, you will have the opportunity to glimpse the personal side of the world-famous scientist Albert Einstein. Photographs and other memorabilia tell the story of Einstein s life in Princeton, his home from 1933 until his death in To 5:30 PM. Sponsored by the Office of Community and Regional Affairs. Historical Society of Princeton Bainbridge House (158 Nassau Street). Social Media 101 This workshop is for social networking novices who want to see what it s all about, but don t know where to begin. Fellow alumni and current students will serve as one-onone tutors with you at the computer. Learn how to sign on, demystify privacy settings, understand the difference between Facebook and LinkedIn and more. Another way to connect beyond campus! To 5:00 PM. Sponsored by the Alumni Association of Princeton University. Friend Center, Room :30 PM Bendheim Center for Finance Alumni Open House The Bendheim Center for Finance invites Princeton alumni to celebrate its 10th anniversary and learn more about its groundbreaking teaching and research in the dynamic world of finance, including its unique Master in Finance program and undergraduate certificate in finance. Bendheim Center faculty, staff, and students will be on hand to meet alumni and share ways that those working can get involved through ongoing career development opportunities for current students and alumni in finance, as well as regular alumni events. To 6:00 PM. Sponsored by the Bendheim Center for Finance. Bendheim Center for Finance (formerly Dial Lodge), Library. 5:00 PM 14th Annual Princeton Varsity Club Awards Banquet Join students, parents, alumni, and friends as we honor the student-athletes of Princeton s Class of Doors open at 5:00 PM for a cocktail and social hour, followed by dinner at 6:30 PM. Cost for the event is free for all senior studentathletes and $50 for others. Table sponsorships are also available. Space is limited and seating will be reserved. To RSVP (encouraged) or for more information, please contact the Princeton Varsity Club at 6 THURSDAY or Details are also available at www. PrincetonVarsityClub.org. To 9:00 PM. Sponsored by the Princeton Varsity Club. Graduate College Tent (base of Grover Cleveland Tower). Princeton s Young High-Tech Entrepreneurs: From Classroom to CEO to Changing the World Over the past 14 years, Princeton has created courses, programs, and a stimulating environment for student entrepreneurs. An increasing number of them are starting and building exciting new companies right after graduation. In this session, you will meet and interact with a few of these young entrepreneurs whose startup enterprises have created innovative technologies and new products that promise to change our future in important areas of application. The session will be moderated by Professor Ed Zschau 61, who has been offering his High-Tech Entrepreneurship course in the engineering school since 1997, and the panelists will be some of his former students who applied what they learned, as well as their personal drive, talents, and risk-taking, to launching new ventures as their first steps to making a positive difference in the world. To 6:00 PM. Sponsored by the Class of McCosh Hall, Room 50. 6:30 PM Koleinu Arch Sing Koleinu invites our alumni and enthusiasts to join us for our Reunions arch sing! We will be performing this year s new repertoire, as well as some familiar favorites. To 7:30 PM. Sponsored by Koleinu Arch. 8:00 PM Amateurs Tom Griffin s comedy of awkwardness invites us into an opening night party for a community theater troupe hosted by Dorothy and her slightly daft husband, Charlie. As the cast and their friends fill the house, we learn that they are awaiting the arrival of Paul Cortland, the famous critic who has just reviewed their show. At times bitingly funny, at times bittersweet, Amateurs explores both very bad ventriloquism and our very human need to distance ourselves from painful reality. Directed by Jenna Devine 12. To 10:00 PM. Sponsored by Theatre Intime. Hamilton Murray Theater. Last Five Years Jason Robert Brown s Last Five Years tells the story of a relationship from two different perspectives and through two opposite timelines. Kathy begins at the end of the marriage, moving backwards from the point where her husband left her; Jamie begins with the thrill of first meeting Kathy and moves forward to the end of their relationship. These points of view and reversed timelines intertwine, providing the audience with a rich depiction of this unique love story and allowing viewers to identify with both of the flawed human characters. To 9:30 PM. Sponsored by the Princeton University Players. Frist Campus Center, Film and Performance Theater, Room THURSDAY, May 26 10:00 PM Murray Dodge Café Take a breather from the Reunions tents to come enjoy fresh cookies and tea at Murray-Dodge Cafe, Princeton s only late-night, student-run cafe. The best part is that the delicious baked goods and beverages are all free! To Midnight. Sponsored by the Office of Religious Life. Murray-Dodge Hall, Cafe. 11:00 PM Quipfire! Reunions Show Quipfire! Improv Comedy presents long-form and shortform improv in our annual Reunions show. To Midnight. Sponsored by Quipfire! Improv Comedy. Hamilton Murray Theater. 8 FRIDAY Friday, May 27, :15 AM Alumni-Faculty Forum: The Future of Health Care in America Moderator: Uwe Reinhardt, James Madison Professor of Political Economy, Woodrow Wilson School. Panelists: Gil Omenn 61, Professor of Medicine, Genetics, Public Health, and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan; T.R. Reid 66, Author, The Healing of America; Derek van Amerongen, M.D. M.S. 76, Chief Medical Officer, Humana of Ohio; Sara J. Singer 86, Assistant Professor of Health Care Management and Policy, Harvard School of Public Health. To 10:15 AM. Sponsored by the Alumni Association of Princeton University. McCosh Hall, Room 50. Alumni-Faculty Forum: Should Government Bail Out Big Business? Moderator: Joshua Bolten 76, John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs & Co. Visiting Professor, Woodrow Wilson School. Panelists: Nan Hayworth 81, U.S. Congresswoman, New York; Shelley Klein 86, Vice President, Fannie Mae; Jared Polis 96, U.S. Congressman, Colorado; Jonathan Luick 01, Equity Derivatives Trading, MF Global Ltd., working with former N.J. Governor Jon Corzine. To 10:15 AM. Sponsored by the Alumni Association of Princeton University. McCosh Hall, Room 10. Alumni-Faculty Forum: Women in Science Moderator: Virginia A. Zakian, Harry C. Wiess Professor of Life Sciences, Molecular Biology. Panelists: Sylvia Stevenson Adelman 76, Senior Research Associate, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company; Charles DiLiberti 81, Director of Scientific Affairs, Barr Labs, Inc.; Karen Drexler 81, Chairman, CellScape Corporation; Yvonne Ng 91, Assistant Professor of Engineering and Computer Science, St. Catherine University; Dr. Audrey K. Ellerbee 01, Assistant Professor, E.L. Ginzton Laboratory. To 10:15 AM. Sponsored by the Alumni Association of Princeton University. McCormick Hall, Room :30 AM Outdoor Action Indoor Rock Climbing Wall and Registration Rock climbing for alumni and their families. Minimum age is six; children under 12 must have a parent present. There will be a small fee. Required: advance registration on Friday 9:30 AM 8:30 PM and Saturday 9:30 10:30 AM. Climbing sessions on Friday are 10:30 AM 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM 1:30 PM, 1:30 PM 2:30 PM, 2:30 PM 3:30 PM, 3:30 PM 4:30 PM, 4:30 PM 5:30 PM, 7:30 PM 8:30 PM, 8:30 PM 9:30 PM. Participants will meet at the OA Reunion Tent 15 minutes before start time and will be driven to the OA Climbing Wall, located inside the southeast column on the second level of Princeton Stadium. To 10:30 AM. Sponsored by the Outdoor Action Program. Registration and meet up, Outdoor Action Reunion Tent in front of Dillon Gym. 9 FRIDAY, May 27 10:00 AM Battle of the Alumni Bands This year s lineup includes undergraduate bands: Princeton Rock Ensemble, The Shape Machine, and The Plagiarists. Featuring major reunion class bands: The Illettantes, featuring Grayscale (Class of 2006); Jim Freund Family Trio (Class of 1956); Daddy s Soul Donut (Class of 1996); and Peacock Crossing (Class of 1971). To 3:15 PM. Sponsored by the Alumni Association of Princeton University. Frist Campus Center, South Lawn Tent. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Have you read and seen all 37 of Shakespeare s muchlauded
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