2017-18 Academic Year News
Faculty, Student, Alumni Notes
- At Reunions, Sir Gordon Wu, Princeton Class of 1958, was presented the Distinguished Alumni Award by the Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton (A4P). In his acceptance speech, he spoke of Princeton Asian and Asian American alums’ engagements with ideas of American democracy on the world stage.
- Eduardo Bhatia, Princeton Class of 1986, minority leader and former president of the Senate of Puerto Rico, delivered Princeton’s 2018 Baccalaureate address on Sunday, June 3, urging the Class of 2018 to remember the diversity of America and to recommit themselves to the ideals and standards of American democracy.
- AMS senior Nicholas Ming-Li Wu received the 2018 Frederick Douglass Service Award, given to a senior who has exhibited “courage, leadership, intellectual achievement and a willingness to contribute unselfishly toward a deeper understanding of the experiences of racial minorities and who, in so doing, reflects the tradition of service embodied in education at Princeton.”
- The 2018 Harold Willis Dodds Achievement Prize was presented to AMS senior Nicholas Fernández. The award recognizes the senior who best embodies the qualities of Princeton’s 15th president, Harold Dodds, “particularly in the qualities of clear thinking, moral courage, a patient and judicious regard for the opinions of others, and a thoroughgoing devotion to the welfare of the University and to the life of the mind.”
- Hendrik “Dirk” Hartog, professor of history and Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor in the History of American Law and Liberty, was one of four recipients of Graduate Mentoring Awards from the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. He was honored during the Graduate School hooding ceremony on Monday, June 4, on Cannon Green.
- Professor of History Alison Isenberg’s Designing San Francisco: Art, Land and Urban Renewal in the City by the Bay received the 2018 PROSE Award in Architecture & Urban Planning, and a John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize from the Foundation for Landscape Studies.
University announces approval of Asian American studies certificate program
- Daily Princetonian: “University approves certificate program in Asian American [s]tudies”;
- Princeton Alumni Weekly: “Students, alumni cheer creation” of Asian American studies program;
- Newsletter from Anne Cheng, professor of English and American studies, and director of the Program in American Studies, about new programs.