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Letter to the Editor: Submit nominations for the Pyne Prize

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To the Editor:

I write to solicit nominations for the Pyne Prize, the highest general distinction the University confers upon an undergraduate. In thinking about student nominations, I would ask that you consider the following description:


The M. Taylor Pyne Honor Prize is a prize awarded annually to the senior who has manifested in outstanding fashion the following qualifications: excellence in scholarship, character, and effective support of the best interests of Princeton University. Founded in 1921 in remembrance of the life and character of M. Taylor Pyne, Class of 1877 and Trustee of Princeton 1885-1921, by his cousin, Mrs. May Taylor Moulton Hanrahan, the prize is the highest general distinction the University confers upon an undergraduate. The prize consists of the income from this fund up to the prevailing comprehensive fee for one academic year. We are eager to receive letters of nomination from members of the University community. 

You are welcome to nominate multiple candidates, but please submit each nomination in a separate letter.

Please send letters to by Monday, January 8, 2024.

Kathleen Deignan is the Dean of Undergraduate Students. She can be reached at