Scenes from the student tribute to President Tilghman

To celebrate President Tilghman’s 12 years in Nassau Hall, student performers shared their talents at an April 28 event that showcased Princeton’s growth in the creative and performing arts during her tenure.

Photos by Beverly Schaefer.

President Tilghman congratulates the winners of the "Iron Tiger" cake contest. Their design, inset, featured the motto "Under Shirley's power we flourish."
President Tilghman congratulates the winners of the "Iron Tiger" cake contest. Their design, inset, featured the motto "Under Shirley's power we flourish."
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President Tilghman accepts a signed Class of 2016 banner from her final Princeton class.
President Tilghman accepts a signed Class of 2016 banner from her final Princeton class.
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Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa '14, center, leads a performance by an a cappella group composed of members from each campus ensemble.
Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa '14, center, leads a performance by an a cappella group composed of members from each campus ensemble.
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Caroline Reese '14 performs "Like a Rolling Stone," by Bob Dylan, Tilghman's favorite musician.
Caroline Reese '14 performs "Like a Rolling Stone," by Bob Dylan, Tilghman's favorite musician.
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The Princeton Shakespeare Company begins its special Shirleypalooza performance, which featured the story of Queen Tilghman.
The Princeton Shakespeare Company begins its special Shirleypalooza performance, which featured the story of Queen Tilghman.
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Queen Tilghman (Connor Diemand-Yauman '10) and her advisers consider the consequences of a war with the Greeks.
Queen Tilghman (Connor Diemand-Yauman '10) and her advisers consider the consequences of a war with the Greeks.
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President Tilghman reacts to the Shakespearean spoof.
President Tilghman reacts to the Shakespearean spoof.
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Princeton's Bhangra troupe adds splashes of color to the Shirleypalooza stage.
Princeton's Bhangra troupe adds splashes of color to the Shirleypalooza stage.
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Students applaud the performances by fellow undergraduates.
Students applaud the performances by fellow undergraduates.
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Another dance performance opened with the Body Hype Dance Company, pictured, and ended with an appearance by the Ivy League-champion women's basketball team.
Another dance performance opened with the Body Hype Dance Company, pictured, and ended with an appearance by the Ivy League-champion women's basketball team.
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Football stars Caraun Reid '13 and Roman Wilson '14, second and third from left, respectively, led a rendition of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," with an image of the Big Three bonfire in the background.
Football stars Caraun Reid '13 and Roman Wilson '14, second and third from left, respectively, led a rendition of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," with an image of the Big Three bonfire in the background.
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The Triangle Club's rap about the Tilghman years included the lines, "When Larry Summers said women in science are dumber, she got on the mic and pretty soon he was runnin' from her."
The Triangle Club's rap about the Tilghman years included the lines, "When Larry Summers said women in science are dumber, she got on the mic and pretty soon he was runnin' from her."
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After the show, President Tilghman tries on Queen Tilghman's crown.
After the show, President Tilghman tries on Queen Tilghman's crown.
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