Master's Welcome to the Class of 2016!
A brief history of "Jeffbook"
Jeff Nunokawa, Master of Rockeller College, started his Facebook page as an academic experiment in 2005, writing brief daily essays in the form of Facebook notes. More than 4000 thought-provoking essays later, he's still at it ...
Don't be shy! (He's not.) Introduce yourself to Jeff through his "Jeffbook" page!
Learn more about his ongoing project in this article in the Princeton Alumni Weekly and in The New Yorker. Hear Jeff talk about the genesis of this writing and about his life as an English professor on National Public Radio.
Jeff is also on Princeton's Facebook page where you can see him in the "Conversation With ..." video series.
Jeff the Mace-Bearer
Upon the retirement of Prof. John Fleming, his distinguished colleague in the English department, Jeff Nunokawa became the mace-bearer at University academic processions.
Princeton's mace was presented to the University by the residents of the Borough and Township of Princeton on September 23rd, 1956, upon the 200th anniversary of Nassau Hall. It is a symbol of the harmonious relationship between the University and the community that has prevailed since the trustees were invited to establish the college in 1752.
When not in use, the mace rests in a cradle in a glass case on a long table at the south end of the Faculty Room in Nassau Hall. It is used for at least three observances during the academic year: Opening Exercises, Baccalaureate Sunday Service, and at Commencement, held on the lawn in front of Nassau Hall. The mace-bearer, like the marshals, wears an orange gown and a Da Vinci cap. Jeff is no longer expected to use the mace for its original purpose, that is, to protect the dignitaries in the procession.