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For immediate release: Feb. 19, 2003
Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601, lauren@princeton.edu

More than 1,500 expected to attend Alumni Day Feb. 22
Peter Bell and William Frist to give lectures

Who: More than 1,500 parents and alumni, including CARE President Peter Bell and Senate Majority Leader William Frist

What: Alumni Day and Parents' Program

When: 9 a.m. through 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22

Where: Princeton University

More than 1,500 alumni and parents of current undergraduates are expected on campus for a day of lectures, ceremonies and other events Saturday, Feb. 22.

The annual Alumni Day and Parents' Program, coordinated by the Alumni Council, will begin at 9 a.m. with a variety of lectures, workshops and tours and end with a 6:30 p.m. dinner honoring the winner of the University's James Madison Medal this year.

Highlights will include:

  • A lecture at 9:15 a.m. by Peter Bell, president of CARE USA. The 1964 alumnus of the Graduate School who is this year's Madison Medalist will speak on "Where the End of Poverty Begins" in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
  • A lecture at 10:30 a.m. by William Frist, U.S. senator from Tennessee and Senate majority leader, on "The Floor of the U.S. Senate as the Operating Theater: Is Transplanting Ideas Any Different From Transplanting Hearts?" in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The 1974 graduate is this year's recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Award.

The Bell and Frist lectures will be open only to alumni with tickets. Other members of the University community are invited to view the lectures by simulcast in McCosh 50 or by live Webcast: http:// www.princeton.edu/webmedia. If space becomes an issue, the lectures also will be simulcast in McCosh 60, 62, 64 and 66.

Media representatives will not be permitted in Richardson Auditorium. Media representatives who wish to attend must RSVP by noon Friday, Feb. 21, by contacting Natalie Lennon in the Office of Communications at (609) 258-3601 or nat@princeton.edu. The media will be seated in McCosh 66. Still and video photographers will not be permitted in the auditorium, but pooled photos and video will be available after the event.

Media representatives making special requests must contact Lauren Robinson-Brown at (609) 258-3601 or lauren@princeton.edu by noon Friday, Feb. 21, to be considered.

For more information on Bell, Frist and the awards, visit: http://www.princeton.edu/pr/news/02/q4/1206-alumni.htm.

For a complete schedule of Alumni Day, visit: http://alumni.princeton.edu/Events/AlumniDay.asp.