Antonio Calvo
Antonio Calvo
Department of spanish and portuguese website
Brooke Shields ’87
Brooke Shields ’87
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Robert C. Orr *92 *96
Robert C. Orr *92 *96
Sameer Khan/Courtesy Woodrow Wilson School

IN MEMORIAM ANTONIO CALVO, a senior lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, died April 12 in New York City. His death was ruled a suicide. News reports quoted friends and students saying he was dismissed abruptly from his job (as a senior lecturer, he did not have tenure) and faced the loss of his U.S. visa. A University spokeswoman said Calvo, 45, was on leave at the time of his death, but would not comment further. Additional information could not be confirmed at press time.  

Calvo joined the faculty in 2000. He was named director of the department’s summer program in Toledo, Spain, in 2007. He became director of the Spanish language program in 2008, and also was a Butler College academic adviser.  

Actress BROOKE SHIELDS ’87 will be the Class Day speaker May 30. “Ms. Shields knows exactly what we have experienced over the past four years,” said Nikhil Basu Trivedi ’11, Class Day co-chairman. Shields majored in Romance languages and literatures, with a focus on French literature, and graduated with honors; she was a member of the Triangle Club and Cap and Gown. During her own Class Day, members of the Class of ’87 wore a button that read: “Yes, I went to Princeton. No, I never met her.”  

HEARD ON CAMPUS Many are prepared to put diplomacy and development on the back burner while we focus on dollars. But while Washington is churning, the world is truly burning   — Robert C. Orr *92 *96, U.N. assistant ­secretary-general for policy coordination and Strategic Planning, speaking April 8 at the Woodrow Wilson School’s Colloquium on Public and International Affairs. Orr said that although today’s challenges are too big for the United States to tackle alone, it still must act as a global leader.