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Vol. 109, No. 10


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Published in the March 18, 2009, issue

Frank Wojciechowski

Professor emeritus Victor Brombert, right, was presented with the CHEVALIER DE LA LÉGION D’HONNEUR (Legion of Honor) medal at Maclean House Feb. 6 by Pierre Vimont, French ambassador to the United States. Brombert joined the U.S. Army after his family fled Paris in 1940 and was part of the campaign that liberated Paris; he also supported French culture during his years of teaching Romance languages and comparative literature.

Two alumni and a Princeton faculty member received the Presidential Citizens Medal Dec. 10 from President George W. Bush. Honored were politics professor ROBERT GEORGE, for bringing “forceful analytic clarity to the study of America’s ideals and institutions”; WENDY KOPP ’89, founder of Teach for America, for creating “opportunities for new teachers to help disadvantaged children realize their potential”; and JAMES BILLINGTON ’50, librarian of Congress and a former Princeton history professor, for being “a champion of interactive and innovative technology.”

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