News and Notes

  • Virtual Installation Scores Primetime Hosts

    Posted October 2, 2015

    When Head Master Stephen S. Murray H’55 ’65 P’16 is officially installed in his new position on October 9, not only will Lawrentians around the world be able to see the ceremony streamed live, but the event will be hosted by Lawrenceville alumni with primetime qualifications. Online coverage begins at 3:30 p.m., hosted by veteran sportswriter and broadcaster Bob Ryan ’64, together with Jenny Rose Savino ’88. Virtual “reception rooms,” where registered participants can chat with the hosts and each other, will be hosted by Heather Elliott Hoover ’91 and retired English Master Max Maxwell H’74 ’80 ’81 ’91.

  • Lawrenceville Mourns the Passing of Nicholas F. Gusz, Jr. H’64 ’66 ’69

    Posted September 28, 2015

    It is with profound sadness that we share the news of the passing of Nicholas F. “Nick” Gusz, Jr. H’64 ’66 ’69, former Science Master and long-time Athletic Director and football coach, who died on September 26.

  • George Akerlof ’58 Takes on Adam Smith in New Book

    Posted September 22, 2015

    Adam Smith literally wrote the book on economics in 1759 when he coined the phrase, “the invisible hand,” proposing that free markets provide “unintended social benefits resulting from individual actions as if by an invisible hand.” George Akerlof ’58 and Robert Shiller’s latest book, Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception (on sale September 22, 2015), refutes Smith’s hypothesis, arguing that markets harm as much as they help.

  • New York Welcomes Head Master Murray

    Posted September 21, 2015
    Head Master Stephen S. "Steve" Murray H'55 '65 P'16

    Head Master Stephen S. “Steve” Murray H’55 ’65 P’16 and his wife, Sarah P'16, were the honored guests last Wednesday at a reception to welcome them to the Lawrenceville community, the first of many events throughout the year that will give Lawrentians the opportunity to get to know the Murrays. Hosted by Trustee Judith Corrente H’01 P’98 ’01, her husband Wim Kooyker P’98 ’01, and their children Corrie Schankler ’98 and Terence Kooyker ’01, the opportunity to meet the new Head Master drew 195 alumni, parents and grandparents to the Harvard Club for a festive evening.

  • Nominate Your Favorite Masters

    Posted September 15, 2015

    Each year the Alumni Association recognizes Lawrenceville’s most beloved masters through the presentation of the Masters Award, which “gratefully acknowledges the recipient's distinguished classroom teaching and many contributions to The Lawrenceville School.” To this end, we are currently inviting nominations for the awards to be presented on March 3, 2016.

  • September 11, 2015

    Posted September 11, 2015

    Today we recall those members of the Lawrenceville community who perished in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

  • Fitz Lee ’86 P’17 Reduces, Reuses, and Recycles

    Posted September 9, 2015

    Fitz Lee ’86 P’17 has found a way to turn landfills into footwear using innovative technology and materials science. Lee, CEO of Greensource Holdings, and his partners launched Austin Footwear Labs last spring to produce eco-friendly sandals that use patented, recycled APX™ rubber to create shoes as good for your feet as they are for the environment.

  • A Series of Lawrenceville Head Masters

    Posted September 4, 2015

    Stephen S. Murray H’55 ’65 P’16 (2015- )

    We conclude our summer series by offering a warm welcome to Stephen S. Murray, The Lawrenceville School’s 13th Head Master. Steve and his wife, Sarah; their five children, Sam (24), Maggie (21), James (19), Grace '16 (16), and Henry (11); and the family’s two Labradors, Rocky and Roscoe, are happy to call Foundation House their home.

  • Matt Carter ’09 Finds a Sidekick in Sidekick

    Posted September 2, 2015

    Batman had Robin, the Lone Ranger had Tonto, and Shrek had Donkey, but Matt Carter ’09 couldn’t seem to find his sidekick when it came to staying in shape on the road as a Division I college athlete. So the now former water polo player created his own portable, all-in-one, exercise training platform, aptly naming it “Sidekick.”

  • A Series of Lawrenceville Head Masters

    Posted August 27, 2015

    Michael S. Cary H’47 P’01 ’03 (1996–2003) and Elizabeth A. Duffy H’43 ’55 ’79 P’19 (2003–2015)

    Michael Cary came to Lawrenceville in 1996. He was noted for his attention to the faculty and the students and for increasing the availability of financial aid. By focusing on grants and eliminating loans as part of the School’s financial aid package, Lawrenceville became more affordable for a wider base of students.


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