For Commencement week, the campus was filled with Tiger of the Week candidates: Brooke Shields ’87, who delivered the Class Day speech, is a few weeks away from a new role on Broadway as Morticia Addams; Robert Rawson Jr. ’66, a longtime University trustee, received an honorary degree for his service and stewardship; Ed Zschau ’61, the lecturer who created Princeton’s well-known course in high-tech entrepreneurship, was selected as an honorary classmate by the 2011 graduates; Kathleen Chesmel ’85, a science teacher at New Egypt (N.J.) High School was one of four New Jersey secondary school teachers honored by Princeton; and two new alumni, Amanda Van Duynhoven ’11 and Nathan Plough ’11, received commissions into the Army.
“Her students say, ‘When I grow up I want to be Anne Case.’ Since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we know these statements testify to her prowess as a teacher. … She teaches students how to do rigorous scientific research that requires firm theoretical grounding, but that also has the capacity, if done well, to make the world a better place.”
This year’s other distinguished teaching honorees were Hendrik Hartog, the Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor in the History of American Law and Liberty; Alexander Nehamas, the Edmund N. Carpenter II Class of 1943 Professor in the Humanities and professor of philosophy and comparative literature; and Daniel Oppenheimer, associate professor of psychology and public affairs.
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