“Back to school” time is here, so we’re kicking off the 2015-2016 year and letting you know about the calendar of Princeton-related activities coming up this season.
Thanks to those of you who responded to the Class Survey last spring. We have 20+ classmates who have volunteered to host events in the various major metro areas and Puerto Rico and will be reaching out.
Looking for a good read?
President Eisgruber selects an insightful book for the incoming freshman class to read before arriving on campus each year for the Princeton “Pre-Read.” This fall, the selection was Whistling Vivaldi – How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Do by Claude M. Steele. Feel free to grab a copy on Amazon.
“Whistling Vivaldi” presents some of the most important social science work done in the last quarter-century, and speaks directly to issues that are important to our nation and our campus community. Professor Steele describes a series of inventive experiments — including some involving Princeton students — that enabled him to develop and test his hypothesis about how negative stereotypes affect us in times of stress. All of us, no matter what our backgrounds may be, will recognize ourselves in some of Professor Steele’s examples.President Eisgruber
Catch up with classmates at Princeton events
Please see below for the list of University-sponsored events taking place this year. From the Harvard Game tailgate, to conferences on campus focusing on Asian American alumni and Jewish life at Princeton, to the one and only Reunions, there are many chances to re-connect. Additionally, President Eisgruber will be touring this year so we hope to host class meet-ups in conjunction with his visits. Please mark your calendars if there is a President’s visit near you and look out for info from regional alumni who will organize the event.
Class of 1999
2015 – 2016
A mix of University and local events for your convenience
We Flourish: Celebrating Asian American Alumni at Princeton University.
This is the University’s first conference targeted towards Asian American alumni. It’s free and open to ALL alumni.
Princeton vs. Harvard Football at Harvard.
For anybody in the Northeast, the Princeton Association of New England (PANE) hosts the Tiger Tent, the largest annual off-Princeton gathering and invites all alumni in the area to attend.
Princeton vs. Yale Football (Homecoming).
The Alumni Association hosts its fourth annual Tiger Tailgate, a reception held outdoors in Fine Plaza for all alumni, with free wine, beer, and food.
President Eisgruber ’83 – New York City Event
President Eisgruber ’83 – Puerto Rico Event
President Eisgruber ’83 – San Francisco Event
President Eisgruber ’83 – San Diego Event
President Eisgruber ’83 – Nashville Event
President Eisgruber ’83 – Mumbai Event
President Eisgruber ’83 – New Delhi Event
Celebrating 100 Years of Jewish Life at Princeton
Princeton University cordially invites you to come back to campus for a University conference held in celebration of 100 years of Jewish life at Princeton.
President Eisgruber ’83 – Baltimore Event
And lastly, please don’t forget to send Lindsay any newsworthy updates for Class Notes and please pay your class dues – your $25 dues subsidize your beloved PAW subscription and we have had low dues response these last few years and need to pay for your PAW.
We look forward to connecting with you this year!
Your ’99 Class Officers
(Josh Pollack, Emily Walling, Gary Pai, Lindsay Fossett, and Ken Lee)