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The tragedy of Haiti was “a collision of forces ... both man-made and naturally occurring,” but Martin Luther King Jr. would have been “incredibly moved” by the response of the international community, said Brown University professor Tricia Rose, left, the keynote speaker during Princeton’s observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 18. The “heartrending stories” emerging from Haiti, President Tilghman told the gathering in Richardson Auditorium, are reminders of Dr. King’s message “to address the systemic wrongs that afflict not just our own communities but communities around the world.” The MLK Day Journey Award for Lifetime Service was presented to Janet Dickerson, vice president for campus life. Tilghman praised Dickerson for “building or renewing the bridges of understanding, tolerance, and common purpose that underpin our University today.”