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Princeton Class of 1979 Home Page

Welcome to the NEW Website
for the Class of 1979

Our mission is to deepen the connections between our classmates, and with other Classes, the University, and the community. We encourage you to reach out to any of our Officers, for any issue, via the Contact links above.
--Your Class Officers
Our 45th Reunion
*** Reunions 2024 begins in 41 days ***
See the Reunions page for P-rade attire, Saturday Lunch RSVP, and other infoMay 23-26, 2024

Late Registration is open.

45th Reunion Logo
  • Upcoming Events
  • For the full Calendar, go to the Events page.  Priority Items 
  • Thu, May 23, 2024 - Sun, May 26, 2024 -- All Day Event
    Reunions 2024 - Our 45th!
    Our theme is "Family Classics." We are intentionally building on our popular (and award winning) "We are Family" 40th Reunion theme, and riffing on our wonderfully drawn '79 Family logo, by '79er Phil Witte. We will be posting additional details as we get closer, so check back often - monitor the 45th Reunion Page ([Link]    
Classmate Publications

See also the Classmate Publications page.   

City Guide: Exploring Philly’s Germantown With Valerie Erwin ’79 -- March 8, 2024
Valerie Erwin - Articles - Author/Writer
I’ve lived in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood for more than 40 years, so I know the area. I also know food. I learned to cook at 8 years old and spent most of my career in the kitchen — from working as a line cook to owning my own restaurant, Geechee Girl, for 12 years. For those unfamiliar with Philly, leafy Germantown serves as a buf

Guest Essay: Princeton Must Lead in Making DEI Reforms -- March 8, 2024
Leslie Spencer - Articles - Author/Writer
The vice-chair of Princetonians for Free Speech argues that now is not a time for President Eisgruber to defend the status quo. On Jan. 18, President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 released his “State of the University” letter entitled “Excellence, Inclusivity, and Free Speech.” The core of his remarks defended the course that Princeton has st

Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch: Let Verbs Power Your Writing -- March 8, 2024
Constance Hale Ganahl - Articles - Author/Writer
Hale '79 teaches writers about verbs: In this writing handbook, Hale aims to help readers make sentences that are as “enticing, graceful, sexy, and smooth as the tango.” The book, she writes, poses questions “that have dogged me,” including “How did verbs evolve into their central role in language?” “What does linguistics tell us  

America’s Ruling Class Has Utterly Failed -- March 6, 2024
Robert Ehrlich - Commentary - Author/Writer
The well-respected Republican pollster Scott Rasmussen has identified (through expensive polling research) the emergence of a cohort of well-off urbanites who make up the ultra-left one percent of voters.

The demographics associated with this group will surprise no one. To wit: These folks are disproportionately young (between 35 and 54), white,

Reality Is Dawning On The Democrats. You Can See It On Their Faces -- March 6, 2024
Robert Ehrlich - Commentary - Author/Writer
You might recognize “The Look” when you see it. It made its debut on the faces of American television and media pundits during the early evening hours of Nov. 8, 2016, as the undeniable specter of a Trump presidency began to take hold.

Today, “The Look 2.0” is back. The most recent iteration is a mixture of resignation tinged with intens

Classmate News & Updates

See also the Classmate News pages.   

Andrew Houck ’00 is making quantum leaps to unlock a metaverse of possibilities -- February 29, 2024
There is an order to Andrew Houck’s office that isn’t apparent to the naked eye. Houck ’00, the Anthony H.P. Lee ’79 P11 P14 Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and co-director of the Princeton Quantum Initiative, is talking about the state of particles in objects, and how quantum science and engineering open a metaverse of pos  

TigerTalks: Search Fund: An Alternative Path to Entrepreneurship -- February 28, 2024
Moderator: Don Seitz, ’79. A search fund is an investment vehicle in which the entrepreneur (or team) initially raises a small pool of capital from several investors to fund a search (of up to 24 months) for a suitable small business to acquire. Typically, these are usually a family business without a clear succession plan and/or in need of  

Book Talk and Q&A with Simone Schloss '79 and Jeff Fuhrer '79 -- January 26, 2024
Join New York Public Library Business Librarian Simone Schloss '79 online Wednesday February 7 at 12-1:30PM as she hosts a Book Talk and Q&A with classmate Jeff Fuhrer '79, author of 'The Myth That Made Us,' on how false narratives about post-racism and meritocracy have broken our economy, and what we can do to fix the system an  

Class President Phil Hueber Hosts the Class of '52 Seminar -- on Maria Ressa's Book How to Stand Up to a Dictator: The Fight for Our Future -- October 25, 2023
Watch Phil, along with classmate Steve Matthews and Bob Jiranek '52, host the Class of '52 Seminar. This is the second time Phil has hosted, and he is now an Honorary Class of '52 Member! Watch the full hour long video at the link listed here.  

Weezy Sams in the Daily Princetonian Email -- October 1, 2023
At the top of the daily email from The Daily Princetonian is our very own Weezy Sams, in some pretty good company! The article below looks into governance of the University and the history and backgrounds of the administrators. Take note of the section on salaries.