PRESIDENT EISGRUBER ’83 has received the Navy’s Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest civilian honor given by the secretary of the Navy. The award follows the University’s re-establishment of its Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) program in 2014. Princeton’s NROTC was originally established in 1945 and was active on campus until 1971. “I am glad the Navy is back at Princeton and that we can renew this University’s proud connection to the Navy,” Eisgruber said.
An ORANGE SWASTIKA was discovered on the interior of the sculpture “The Hedgehog and the Fox” Jan. 23 and removed two days later with solvent by a conservator hired by the Princeton University Art Museum. The conservator estimated the size to be 10 by 14 inches. The massive weathering steel sculpture by Richard Serra, between Lewis Library and Peyton Hall, has become a magnet for graffiti, and at least one other swastika has been removed since August 2015, according to Princeton’s communications office.
IN MEMORIAM: Professor of mathematics JOHN N. MATHER *67 died Jan. 28 in Princeton. He was 74. Mather was a member of the faculty from 1975 until his death, and his research focused on singularity theory and Hamiltonian dynamics. His awards included membership in the National Academy of Sciences and the Brouwer Prize.