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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
Reunions 2025 (our 46th)
begins in 303 days :

May 22-25, 2025

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  • Upcoming Events
  • For the full Calendar, go to the Events page.  Priority Items 
  • Sat, August 17, 2024, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Funny Stuff from the Classroom, to the Courtroom, to the Cartoon World: A Conversation with Phil Witte '79
    Phil is a cartoonist and author. His interest in cartooning started at a very young age. After a diversion, which included Princeton, law school, and a career in law, he became a full-time author and cartoonist. His cartoons have appeared in dozens of publications in the U.S. and U.K., including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Reader’s D  On_Line Program    
Classmate Publications

See also the Classmate Publications page.   

Funny Stuff: How Great Cartoonists Make Great Cartoons -- Published: July 16, 2024
Philip Witte - Books - Co-Author
Funny Stuff is a tribute to a unique art form: the single-panel gag cartoon. It looks at why so many of us enjoy cartoons, and what makes for a great cartoon. Authors Phil Witte and Rex Hesner consider how cartoonists can present a complex or odd scenario that we immediately grasp, and what enables us to “get” the humor in a flash. Based on int  

The Long Road to Paris -- Published: July 1, 2024
Alexander Wolff - Articles - Author/Writer
Kareem Maddox ’11 heads to this summer’s Olympics as a torchbearer for 3-on-3 basketball and the Princeton program. [PAW}  

Drive-Away Dolls -- Published: March 24, 2024
Ethan Coen - Video/Film - Author/Writer, Director
The Daily Princetonian Review: ‘Drive-Away Dolls’ USG Movies review: raunchy road trip comedy sputters and stalls out  

Royal Caleva: Luis: A Royal Family Romance -- Published: June 25, 2024
Nancy Herkness Theodorou - Books - Author/Writer
A second chance romance, Cinderella story…but for the king, not the prince.

Luis, king of the exotic island country of Caleva, is stunned to discover that he has a daughter he never knew existed. He is determined to bring his newfound child into his life and that of the royal family. To do that, he knows he must win over her adoptive mother.

Live in Suspense -- Published: July 1, 2023
David Groff - Books - Author/Writer
In Live in Suspense, David Groff writes about living between beginnings and endings, about always expecting the next mortal thing to happen. That suspenseful place can be painful and grievous, but also joyous; these poems both resist those tensions and find rest in them. In the elegies of Live in Suspense, Groff contends with his late mother, whose  

Presumed Innocent -- Published: June 8, 2024
David Kelley - Television Show - Author/Writer, Producer
On Wednesday (6/12/24), David E. Kelley’s new adaptation of Scott Turow’s legal thriller “Presumed Innocent” arrives. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a prosecutor suspected of murdering his lover, played by Renate Reinsve from the film “The Worst Person in the World.” I’m willing to forget that I know how the story ends (you’ll recall t  

A Man In Full Miniseries by David Kelley -- Published: May 2, 2024
David Kelley - Television Show - Author/Writer, Producer
A Man in Full is an upcoming American television drama limited series starring Jeff Daniels and Diane Lane, and created by David E. Kelley and directed by Regina King and Thomas Schlamme based on Tom Wolfe's novel of the same name for Netflix. The series consists of six episodes, and is set to premiere in May 2, 2024 on Netflix. [Wikipedia]  

Bilbo Is Dead: a special request from Adam -- Published: April 15, 2024
Adam Gussow - Newsletters - Author/Writer
As many of you know, I have several other lives--as a professor at Ole Miss, as a happily-married man and the father of a Mississippi-born son, as an aging but still feisty competitive distance runner. For the most part I've kept my private life private, even as I've shared my life as a blues harmonica player and teacher quite openly with  

Classmate News & Updates

See also the Classmate News pages.   

Laurie Landeau Foundation endows the DNA Learning Center at CCNY College of Technology -- July 14, 2024
The Laurie Landeau '79 Foundation is the founding contributor to The DNA Learning Center at City Tech in Brooklyn. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and the City University of New York (CUNY) announce the opening of the DNA Learning Center NYC (DNALC NYC) at the New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn, New York. The 18,000 square-fo  

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.  

Phil Represents the University -- at the inauguration of the new President -- September 15, 2023
Phil writes: Well, this is surreal. I was asked by Princeton University to represent the University at the Inauguration of the new President of Dartmouth College, Sian Leah Beilock. As a Delegate, I will wear PhD Regalia that was given to me by Princeton. It by no means means I've earned a PhD, just that all delegates wear the Regalia!  

Steven Redd Cameo on The Morning Show -- September 15, 2023
Check out The Morning Show on Apple TV. Season 2, Episode 10, about the 50:50 minute mark. The scene takes place early in the Covid pandemic. Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston) has the TV on showing some of the televised testimony. There, behind and to the right of Fauci, in uniform, is classmate Steven Redd, MD.