At Alumni Day ceremonies Feb. 23, JOHN ROGERS ’80, the chairman and CEO of Ariel Capital Management, will receive the Woodrow Wilson Award and LAWRENCE P. GOLDMAN *76, president and CEO of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, will receive the James Madison Medal. The awards are the University’s highest honors for alumni. Rogers is being recognized for building Chicago-based Ariel into the nation’s largest minority-run mutual fund family and for his civic involvement. NJPAC, a centerpiece of efforts to revitalize Newark, celebrated its 10th anniversary last month.
It’s now the PETER B. LEWIS ’55 Center for the Creative and Performing Arts. The center was renamed in recognition of Lewis’ $101 million gift, the largest in University history, to support a broad expansion of arts facilities, faculty, and courses at Princeton. Lewis is a University trustee and the chairman of the Progressive Corp. “Peter Lewis has recognized that the University as an institution has now taken on the role of patron of the arts,” said Paul Muldoon, chairman of the center. “It’s a role we at Princeton embrace enthusiastically, but it’s a role we simply wouldn’t be able to envision were it not for the munificence and magnanimity of Peter Lewis himself.”
The University’s traditional TIGER MASCOT returned to the field just one week after the athletics department unveiled what it termed “a more spirited, healthy, athletic-looking” version at the Lehigh football game Sept. 15. The new mascot costume, pictured in the Oct. 10 issue of PAW, was retired after an “internal decision” within the athletics department, said Jamie Zaninovich, senior associate director of athletics. Zaninovich declined to explain the reason for the change, but said the department is “formulating a new plan that looks toward next year” for the mascot.