News and Notes

  • Harry Kuhner ’54 Receives 2014 Theodor Kramer Prize

    Posted January 26, 2015

    Herbert “Harry” Kuhner ‘54, writer and translator, has been awarded the 2014 Theodor Kramer Prize for Writing in the Resistance and in Exile.

  • In Memoriam: Paul Porter H'68 '69 '72 P'76 '78

    Posted January 19, 2015

    It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Paul Porter H'68 '69 '72 P'76 '78, beloved former faculty member. Porter, who was 81, passed away on January 15.

    Paul spent a total of 38 years at Lawrenceville, including 13 years as chairman of the Math Department, and served as Dean of Studies and Assistant Dean of Students. He was a great champion of the School Camp and remained so throughout his life. In 1999, Paul received the Masters Award from the Alumni Association in recognition of his “distinguished classroom teaching and many contributions to The Lawrenceville School.”

  • Joe Tsai ’82 Shares Keys to Success at School Meeting

    Posted January 16, 2015

    When it comes to giving advice on how to prepare for future success, Joe Tsai ’82 has pretty good credentials. The Lawrenceville alumnus and trustee is executive vice-chairman and a co-founder of China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, which made history last fall by raising a record $25 billion in its NYSE debut. On campus this week for the winter Board meetings, Tsai shared his recipe for success with the Lawrenceville student body at a special School Meeting.

  • Lawrentians Find Opportunity in Diversity

    Posted January 13, 2015

    Porter Braswell ’07 says his “Aha” moment came while working on the currency desk at Goldman Sachs. The Yale graduate and his colleague, UPenn alumnus Ryan Williams, both of whom are African-American, found themselves repeatedly consulted by Goldman’s recruiters for names of other minority candidates. The pair, who had been discussing potential outlets for their entrepreneurial aspirations, recognized a unique opportunity: Why not leverage their combined life and corporate experiences and bring a startup business mentality to solving the minority employment gap?

  • Lawrenceville Announces Receipt of $5 Million Bequest

    Posted January 6, 2015

    Lawrenceville Head Master Elizabeth A. Duffy H’43 ’79 today announced that Lawrenceville has received a $5 million bequest from the estate of William Vaughan, a loyal member of the Class of 1938.

  • T’was the Night Before New Year’s

    Posted December 29, 2014

    T’was the night before New Year’s, and all through the land, Lawrentians were gathered, with grand evenings planned.

  • Big Red Elf Goes Global, Acts Local

    Posted December 15, 2014

    Move over Angelina and Bono; the Big Red Elf is here.

  • Lawrentian's Olympic Medal on Display in Field House

    Posted December 12, 2014

    Lawrenceville student-athletes contemplate many Olympic-sized dreams in the Lavino Field House. Now, they have a chance to see how one Lawrentian made his dreams come true.

  • Rich Cook ’01 Takes Hollywood by Asking “Why Not?”

    Posted December 5, 2014

    Rich Cook ’01 has a piece of artwork in his office that asks, “Why Not?” Why not, indeed.

  • A Campus Icon Is Reborn

    Posted December 3, 2014

    Ground was broken last week to give one of Lawrenceville’s oldest and most versatile buildings, the Bath House, yet another new life.


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