PRINCETON, N.J. -- The class of 2004 gathered on Princeton's Cannon
Green Monday, May 31, to celebrate the conclusion of their undergraduate
careers in a Class Day ceremony honoring their achievements and
Corey Sanders, a computer science major from
Denville, N.J., received the Harold Willis Dodds Achievement Award,
recognizing the senior who best embodies the qualities of Princeton's
15th president, Harold Dodds, "particularly in the qualities
of clear thinking, moral courage, a patient and judicious regard
for the opinion of others and a thorough devotion to the welfare
of the University and the life of the mind." As president of
the Inter-Club Council, the organization of eating club presidents,
Sanders led efforts to improve alcohol awareness at the clubs, which
included organizing alcohol-free concerts at his club, Quadrangle,
and a street fair on Prospect last fall.
The Allen Macy Dulles '51 Award was given to Anne Healy,
a Woodrow Wilson School major from Keene, N.H. The award goes to
the senior whose activities best represent or exemplify the University's
informal motto: "Princeton in the nation's service and in the
service of all nations." Healy helped lead the Princeton Justice
Project Housing Equity Committee and served on the executive board
of Community House.
Taufiq Rahim, a Woodrow Wilson School major from
Vancouver, British Columbia, received the Frederick Douglass Service
Award, which is given to the senior who has exhibited "courage,
leadership, intellectual achievement and a willingness to contribute
unselfishly toward a deeper understanding of the experiences of
racial minorities and who, in so doing, reflects the tradition of
service embodied in education at Princeton." A columnist for
The Daily Princetonian, Rahim has served as chair of the governance
board at the Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding,
and he helped found the Global Issues Forum, which seeks to broaden
the understanding of global affairs on campus.
The Class of 1901 Medal, which goes to the senior who, in the
judgment of his or her classmates, has done the most for Princeton,
was awarded to Rishi Jaitly, a history major from
Greenwich, Conn. Jaitly, the vice president of the class, served
as co-chair of the Projects Board of the Undergraduate Student Government
and student coordinator of the Crystal Tiger Award selection committee.
Eli Goldsmith, president of the class for the
last four years, received the W. Sanderson Detwiler 1903 Prize,
awarded to the senior who, in the judgment of his or her classmates,
has done the most for the class. Goldsmith, a politics major from
Santa Barbara, Calif., directed the Class of 2004 Lecture Series,
served as chair of the University Honor Committee and organized
the first campus-wide assembly on integrity.
The Priscilla Glickman '92 Memorial Prize, which honors "independence
and imagination in the area of community service," was given
to Robin Williams. A Woodrow Wilson School major
from Greensboro, N.C., Williams has held many leadership positions
at the Student Volunteers Council, has worked in Ghana as an AIDS
educator and has been a devoted "big brother" volunteer
for the last three years.
Jonathan Nuger won the Class of 1916 Cup, which
goes to the senior varsity letter winner with the highest academic
standing. Nuger, a history major from Longmeadow, Mass., is a member
of the men's golf team.
The William Roper Trophy, which honors "a Princeton senior
of high scholastic rank and outstanding qualities of sportsmanship
and general proficiency in athletics," was given to Ryan
Boyle. A psychology major from Hunt Valley, Md., Boyle
is one of only two players in lacrosse to be named Ivy League Player
of the Year twice.
The Otto von Kienbusch Award was shared by Emily Kroshus,
Claire Miller and Theresa Sherry.
The award goes to "a senior woman of high scholastic rank who
has demonstrated a general proficiency in athletics and the qualities
of a true sportswoman." Kroshus, the 2003 heptagonal women's
cross country champion, is an economics major from Calgary, Alberta.
Miller, an English major from Scarsdale, N.Y., was the 2003 Ivy
League Field Hockey Player of the Year. Sherry, the 2004 Ivy League
Women's Lacrosse Player of the Year, is an anthropology major from
Brian McKenna, Vincent Vitale and Kevin
Weiner shared the Arthur Lane '34 Award, which is given
by the Princeton Varsity Club to honor selfless contribution to
sport and society by undergraduates. McKenna, who is a politics
major from Bala Cynwyd, Pa., is a member of the men's lightweight
crew team. Vitale, a philosophy major from Point Pleasant Beach,
N.J., played soccer. Weiner, a psychology major from Medford, N.J.,
is a member of the men's swimming team.
Honorary class members
The class of 2004 also named five people as honorary members:
Rick Curtis, a member of the class of 1979 and
the director of the Outdoor Action program; Thomas Dunne,
associate dean of undergraduate students; Shelley Jannos,
an administrative assistant in the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate
Students; Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's
"The Daily Show" and a speaker at Class Day; and Karen
Woodbridge, associate director of community and state affairs
and special assistant to the vice president for public affairs.