Princetonians have been gathering for Alumni Day since 1915. This photo from Feb. 22, 1947, shows lunch at Baker Rink.
Princetonians have been gathering for Alumni Day since 1915. This photo from Feb. 22, 1947, shows lunch at Baker Rink.
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Alumni Day returns Feb. 23 with its traditional mix of lectures, exhibitions, and activities that brings about 1,200 Princetonians and guests to campus each year.

Mitchell E. Daniels ’71, president of Purdue University and former governor of Indiana, will receive the Woodrow Wilson Award, the highest honor given to an undergraduate alum. The James Madison Medal — the highest honor conferred on a graduate alum — will be awarded to Arminio Fraga *85, a former president of the Central Bank of Brazil who has been credited with saving Brazil from sinking into recession in the 1990s. Along with student award-winners, they will be honored at the luncheon in Jadwin Gymnasium.

Those who arrive early may hear President Tilghman and Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80 tackle the topic of women’s leadership at 4:30 p.m. Friday in McCosh 50 (tickets are required). Fraga’s talk on academic research and public policy will kick off Saturday events at 9 a.m. in Richardson Auditorium, followed by Daniels’ address at 10:15. Other lectures focus on Princeton’s online Coursera classes, the search for life in the universe, the nation’s demographics, and Dean of Admission Janet Rapelye’s guide to the ­college-admission process.

The Service of Remembrance, which honors students, alumni, faculty, and staff members who have died, will take place at 3 p.m. in the Chapel. A memorial stone to philosophy professor Walter Kaufmann, who died in 1980, will be dedicated in the Chapel at 4:15 p.m.

For registration information and a complete schedule of events, go to http://alumni.princeton.edu/goinback/ alumniday/2013/.