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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
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Classmate Publications

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Bilbo Is Dead: a special request from Adam -- 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  

Pranksters and Proctors -- April 13, 2024
Raphael Semmes - Letters - Author/Writer
Letter to the Editor of PAW describing an incident in early 1976 wherein a 'stodgy old portrait' was removed from Commons and reappeared outside their room. [See also this PAW Article about Rocky's prolific correspondence, from 2012: https://paw.princeton.edu/article/tiger-week-rocky-semmes-79]  

I’m Painting the Experience of a Moment -- April 13, 2024
Constance Hale Ganahl - Articles - Author/Writer
Mary Weatherford ’84 never fails to surprise, I think, as I watch her on stage.

She is joined by artist Suzanne Jackson, collector Komal Shah, and a couple of curators for an event in May celebrating female artists at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Weatherford’s answers to questions are eclectic, ranging from the scientific (“Neon

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  

Classmate News & Updates

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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!