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President Woodrow Wilson ’79 at Reunions

"My Scotch-Irish temper got the better of me, and I told him that Princeton did not follow in the footsteps of any university, but beat her own trail as she saw fit, and that if he didn’t like the way we did things, he could withdraw his son, and send him to the rival school. That is the way I feel about it, and that is the policy of Princeton." - President Woodrow Wilson ’79
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President Woodrow Wilson ’79 Campaigns For Preceptorials

"Wherever you have a small class and they can be intimately associated with their chief in the study of an interesting subject they catch the infection of the subject; but where they are in big classes and simply hear a man lecture two or three times a week, they cannot catch the infection of anything, except it may be the voice and enthusiasm of the lecturer himself. This is the way in which to transform the place." - President Woodrow Wilson ’79
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President Woodrow Wilson ’79 in Chicago

In his address President Wilson said that the university needs $12,500,000; that this need is immediate, and is based upon a careful and detailed calculation; half of it, he said, is wanted in order to enable Princeton to do in a workmanlike fashion what is already set down in the catalogue – that is, to do as it ought to be done the present work of the undergraduate departments.
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The Inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson ’79

The administering of the oaths was an impressive ceremony. We print below the full text of the new President’s vows. He made his responses as if he meant them to serve for more than a quaint bit of symbolism.
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Woodrow Wilson ’79 Speaks at Princeton's 155th Annual Commencement

"How can a man who loves this place as I love it realize of a sudden that he has now the liberty to devote every power that is in him to its service. You must sympathize with me, I feel sure, in the feeling with which I realize that I am to be the successor of the brilliant man who has just addressed you." - Woodrow Wilson
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President Patton’s Resignation and Woodrow Wilson ’79’s Election

Therefore with shrewdness and dispatch, for which we beg to offer thanks on behalf of the admiring alumni, the board, being unanimous in their opinion as to the proper one to succeed President Patton, and he favoring the same man, proceeded forthwith to elect Prof. Wilson the new President of Princeton. No other name was proposed.
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Jeff Bezos ’86 is Leading E-Commerce Into Amazonian Waters

“We want to become earth’s most customer-centric company. We will raise the bar on customer service for all companies. What Sony did for Japan – making Japan known for quality – was bigger than a company goa. It’s a mission.”

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