News and Notes

  • Coast-to-Coast Toast Reaches 18 Cities

    Posted October 17, 2014
    Washington, D.C., Toasters

    From London to San Francisco, Lawrentians gathered for the 8th annual Coast-to-Coast Toast on October 16 to celebrate 26 years of coeducation and recognize Lawrenceville’s 2,500 alumnae worldwide. This signature event, sponsored by The Crescent alumnae group, encourages all graduates, male and female, to join in celebrating alumnae achievements.

  • Liz Duffy H’43 ’79 Published in Independent School Magazine

    Posted October 16, 2014

    How can schools best prepare students, not only for work, but also for college, citizenship, and life? Head Master Liz Duffy H’43 ’79 tackles this question in the fall issue of Independent School magazine in her article, “Educating Students for Their Futures: Three Trends for Schools in the Conceptual Age.” Independent School is published quarterly by the National Association of Independent Schools.

  • HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal '63 Receives Leopold Award

    Posted October 14, 2014

    It couldn’t possibly be more impressive – two statesmen on campus at the same time, both members of the Class of 1963, both winners of The Lawrenceville Medal. Last Thursday’s presentation of the School’s highest honor, also known as the Aldo Leopold Award, to His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al-Faisal ’63 P’94 ’07 brought the number of recipients in the Class of 1963 to three, tying it with the Class of 1943 for the most medalists.

  • Lawrenceville Receives $10.8 Million in New Gifts

    Posted October 8, 2014

    Lawrenceville Head Master Elizabeth A. Duffy H’43 ’79 announced today that Lawrenceville has received $10.8 million in new gifts. John J. Stephan ’59 and his wife, Barbara, have made a commitment of $9.8 million to the School to renovate the Abbott Dining Hall and to support archival initiatives and The Lawrenceville Fund, the School’s annual fund. In addition, the Mario Family Foundation has committed $1 million to the Abbott renovation.

  • For Christina Williams ’94, Vocation Overrides Vacation

    Posted October 7, 2014
    Dr. Christina Williams '94 poses with patients in Papau, New Guinea. Summer 2014

    How did you spend your summer vacation? Dr. Christina Williams ’94 spent hers bringing the gift of modern medicine to those who need it most.

  • Head Master Duffy H’43 ’79 Wins International Design Challenge

    Posted October 6, 2014

    Lawrenceville Head Master Liz Duffy H’43 ’79 has been named one of seven winters of a youth employment design challenge co-sponsored by OpenIDEO and the Clinton Global Initiative. Click here to read more.

  • Perry Nelson ’96: The Power of the Hand-written Word in a Virtual World

    Posted October 3, 2014
    Perry Nelson '96, founder of Nicely Noted

    Perry Nelson ’96 is doing her part to re-establish the art of the written word as founder of Nicely Noted (, a monthly stationery subscription service that delivers hand-pressed cards and unique stamps right to your doorstep.

  • Jiang Gift Supports East Asian Studies

    Posted October 2, 2014
    Lawrenceville in China

    George and Helen Jiang P’15 have committed $1 million to Lawrenceville over the next five years to fund the Greenwoods China Program, a set of initiatives aimed at increasing student and faculty understanding of Chinese language, culture and history.

  • Lawrenceville Celebrates 50 Years of Black Students

    Posted September 30, 2014
    Classmates join Darrell Fitzgerald '68 at the Celebration of 50 Years of Black Students

    “Registration for this weekend has crested 300 people,” announced Head Master Liz Duffy H’43 ’79 at the opening reception on Friday evening for the Celebration of 50 Years of Black Students at The Lawrenceville School, September 26-27. More than a sign of the weekend’s success in attracting alumni, parents, faculty and current students to the presentations, panels, lunches and dinners to celebrate this milestone in Lawrenceville’s history, the number symbolized how far the School has come since the first black students entered in the fall of 1964.

  • Marcus Mabry ’85 Makes News

    Posted September 26, 2014

    Marcus Mabry ’85 joins us this morning to lead the panel discussion at a special School Meeting to help celebrate 50 years of black students at Lawrenceville. As the arbiter of the newsfeed that appears on the homepage of The New York Times, he is uniquely qualified for this role.


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