News and Notes

  • Grant Wentworth ’05 Goes for a (Very Long) Swim

    Posted July 24, 2015

    In the next week, Grant Wentworth ’05 will attempt to be the first individual swimmer to successfully cross the 24-mile stretch of ocean from Cape Cod to Nantucket Island. More than one for the record books, his swim is dedicated to funding weekly visits by an oncologist from Boston’s Mass General Hospital to provide patients at Nantucket Cottage Hospital the highest quality care without leaving the island. The swim is expected to take more than 12 hours through shark-infested waters, but with $125,000 already raised, Grant is psyched.

  • For Classmates Benjamin “Benji” Kohn ’98 and James “Bingo” Gubelmann ’98, Summer 2015 is Shaping Up to Be a Blockbuster

    Posted July 20, 2015

    Since co-founding Paper Street Films in 2007, Benji Kohn ’98 and Bingo Gubelmann ’98 have produced five feature-length films together, including two in theaters this summer: Infinitely Polar Bear, starring Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana, and The Runner, with Nicolas Cage, Sarah Paulson, Connie Nielsen, Wendell Pierce, and Peter Fonda.

  • A Series of Lawrenceville Head Masters

    Posted July 16, 2015

    James Cameron Mackenzie (1882–1899)

    When the residuary legatees for the estate of John Cleve Green ’16 purchased the School from Head Master Samuel Hamill in 1879, it became clear that the “Founders,” as they became known, were intent on building a preparatory school for Princeton, of which three Founders were to become trustees. Their object was to create in the middle states a New England-like school similar to Exeter or Andover. At first their plans called for razing the old School buildings, an idea that was later abandoned. The Founders first step was to hire Dr. James Cameron Mackenzie.

  • Bridge Stuart ’66 Has “Serious Fun” with Philanthropy

    Posted July 13, 2015
    Carnation Farms, home to Camp Korey

    It isn’t unusual for donors to support priorities in which they or their families have a special interest, but for Bridge Stuart ’66, that interest is philanthropy itself. Bridge, through the Elbridge and Debra Stuart Family Foundation (E&D Foundation) and the larger Stuart Foundation, has been supporting the community service efforts of Lawrenceville students since the mid-1980s. For the past 10 years his gifts have been designed to keep on giving through a program that educates young Lawrentians in the art and science of grant-making and philanthropy, an avocation he knows a lot about.

  • A Series of Lawrenceville Head Masters

    Posted July 8, 2015

    Alexander Hamilton Phillips (1834–1837) and Samuel McClintock Hamill (1837-1882)

    Members of the Phillips family were among the earliest settlers of Maidenhead and a branch of the New England family that founded Andover and Exeter academies. In 1832, Mr. Phillips was named co-principal of the Lawrenceville High School, as Lawrenceville was known at that time, purchasing the School, its buildings and 40 acres from fellow Princeton Theological seminarian Dr. Isaac van Arsdale Brown for $8,500.

  • Record Breaking News From Lawrenceville!

    Posted July 3, 2015

    The Lawrenceville Fund, The Lawrenceville School’s annual giving campaign, concluded the 2014-15 campaign on June 30, 2015 on a high note!

  • A Series of Lawrenceville Head Masters

    Posted July 1, 2015

    Isaac Van Arsdale Brown (1810–1834)

    Dr. Brown was the founder and first Head Master of The Lawrenceville School, which was known at first as the Academy of Maidenhead. Born in Pluckemin, New Jersey, in 1784, he graduated in 1802 from the College of New Jersey, (as Princeton was then called), studied medicine, and then turned to the ministry. He studied theology under Dr. John Woodhull, was ordained by the New Brunswick presbytery and made pastor at Maidenhead in 1807. Soon after taking charge of the church, he decided that he could add to the comfort and security of his family and advance the cause of education by starting a school (he had tried growing silkworms with little success).

  • Misha Song '15 Drafted by N.Y. Islanders

    Emily Galvin '17, from The Lawrence
    Posted June 29, 2015
    Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

    Misha Song '15, former Big Red varsity captain, has made history by becoming the first Chinese-born player to be drafted in to the National Hockey League.

  • Power House Boyce Budd ’57 Lends His Name to Lawrenceville’s New Elite Fleet

    Posted June 24, 2015

    In the sport of crew, the “power house” refers to the middle rowers in seats 6, 5, 4 and 3 in an 8-person shell. Generally the biggest and strongest, they provide the most power to the boat. Fittingly seated in 6, Harold “Boyce” Budd ’57 powered his way to gold as a member of the U.S. Men’s eight-man boat at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

  • Adam Werblow ’84 Sails into the ICSA Hall of Fame

    Posted June 15, 2015

    Adam Werblow ’84 has been inducted into the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Hall of Fame, winning the Graham Hall Award for Outstanding Service by a College Sailing Professional earlier this month.

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