History professor emeritus CHARLES GILLISPIE, who established in 1960 what is now the University’s Program in History of Science, died Oct. 6 in Princeton. He was 97. Gillispie also was the founding adviser and driving force behind the Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Scholarship, one of the highest awards given to Princeton undergraduates. He had been a mentor to Sachs, who died at 28, and played an important role in the program for more than 50 years. An expert in the life and setting of scientific and technological activity in 18th-century France, Gillispie joined the faculty in 1947 and chaired the history department from 1971 to 1973. He retired in 1987.
HUGO MEYER, a professor emeritus of art and archaeology who specialized in Hellenistic and Roman art and sculpture, died from an accident at his home in Munich Sept. 12. He was 66. Meyer joined the faculty in 1988 and worked to rebuild the art and archaeology department’s cast collection, which includes many examples of Classical sculpture and is still used for precepts. In the 1990s, Meyer published two books on sculptural art of imperial Rome, wrote dozens of essays and journal articles, and lectured widely. He retired in 2012.
E. ALDEN DUNHAM III ’53, Princeton’s director of admission from 1962 to 1966, died Sept. 26, in Hopewell Township, N.J. He was 84. Dunham expanded the number of minority and public-school students admitted to Princeton. When he admitted the fictitious candidate Joseph D. Oznot in 1964, it made national news and eventually resulted in Dunham’s being named an honorary member of the Class of 1968. Dunham also played a role in creating the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education in 1967.