Nye, Shapiro to be honored with alumni awards

Two Princeton graduates who have made notable contributions in the field of higher education have been selected as the 2004 recipients of the University's top honors for alumni.

Joseph S. Nye Jr., dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and Harold T. Shapiro, president emeritus of Princeton, will receive their awards and deliver addresses on campus during Alumni Day activities on Saturday, Feb. 21.

Nye, who earned his A.B. in public affairs from Princeton in 1958, has been chosen for the Woodrow Wilson Award. The honor is bestowed annually upon an undergraduate alumnus or alumna whose career embodies the call to duty in Wilson's famous speech, "Princeton in the Nation's Service." Also a Princeton graduate, Wilson served as president of the University and as president of the United States.

Shapiro, who earned his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton in 1964, will receive the James Madison Medal. Named for the fourth president of the United States and the person many consider Princeton's first graduate student, the medal was established by the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni and is given each year to an alumnus or alumna of the Graduate School who has had a distinguished career, advanced the cause of graduate education or achieved an outstanding record of public service.

More details are available in a news release.

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