2016 Event Details
Date: Monday, Jan. 18, 2016
Seating begins at 1 p.m.
Program begins at 1:15 p.m.
Location: Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton University. (Alexander Hall is located behind Nassau Presbyterian Church, opposite Palmer Square on Nassau Street.)
Princeton commemorated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual King Day celebration on Monday, Jan. 19, in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall. The event, which was free and open to the public, began at 1:15 p.m. with musical selections by the Trenton Children’s Chorus under the direction of Patricia Thel and featured a solo by Rochelle Ellis.
Cecilia Rouse, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, delivered the keynote address. Rouse is the founding director of the Princeton University Education Research Section, a member of the National Academy of Education, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her primary research interests are in labor economics with a focus on the economics of education. Rouse has served as an editor of the Journal of Labor Economics and is currently a senior editor of The Future of Children. In 1998-99 she served a year in the White House at the National Economic Council and from 2009-2011 served as a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. She received her B.A. in economics from Harvard University in 1986 and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1992.
This year, the University recognized two dedicated members of the staff for their service. Kenneth Grayson, shop foreman in the Electric Shop, received the MLK Day Journey Award for Lifetime Service and David Campbell, senior staff psychologist in Counseling and Psychological Services, received the Journey Award for Special Achievement. The Journey Award recognizes members of the Princeton faculty, staff or student body who best represents King's continued journey.
The webcast of this and previous King Day events are available in the archives of Media Central. The annual celebration is convened and coordinated by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Human Resources.