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Misrach and Yza

‘The most humble person I’ve ever met’: Loved ones remember Misrach Ewunetie ’24

“It was always very calm with her; it's always pleasant. She's always down for anything but also wanting to make sure that those around her were happy,” said Kenya Ripley-Dunlap ’24, a friend of Ewunetie. “It really seemed like everything she did was super thoughtful and loving. It seems like that was always her intention. She’s always complimenting people.”

“It was always very calm with her; it's always pleasant. She's always down for anything but also wanting to make sure that those around her were happy,” Kenya Ripley-Dunlap ’24, a friend of Ewunetie, said. “It really seemed like everything she did was super thoughtful and loving. It seems like that was always her intention. She’s always complimenting people.”

NEWS | November 21

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Remembering former ‘Prince’ production supervisor Brian Smith

Brian Smith, former Production Supervisor of The Daily Princetonian has recently passed away at the age of 66. Smith served on the ‘Prince’ for 24 years from 1986–2010.

Brian Smith, former Production Supervisor of The Daily Princetonian has recently passed away at the age of 66. Smith served on the ‘Prince’ for 24 years from 1986 - 2010.

NEWS | November 15

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Former ‘Prince’ chairman Robert Ruxin ’76 passes away

Robert H. Ruxin ’76, former Chairman of the Managing News Board of The Daily Princetonian, died on Sunday, July 17, at the age of 69. He passed peacefully after a six-year battle with multiple myeloma while surrounded by his family in their home in Lexington, Mass.

Robert H. Ruxin ’76, former Chairman of the Managing News Board of The Daily Princetonian, died on Sunday, July 17, at the age of 69. He passed peacefully after a six-year battle with multiple myeloma while surrounded by his family in their home in Lexington, Mass.

NEWS | August 2

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Honorary degree recipient and NBA legend Bill Russell passes away at 88

11-time NBA champion Bill Russell’s Twitter account announced Sunday that the former Boston Celtic and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient passed away at the age of 88. Russell received an honorary doctorate in humanities from the University in 2001.  

11-time NBA champion Bill Russell’s Twitter account announced Sunday that the former Boston Celtic and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient passed away at the age of 88. Russell received an honorary doctorate in humanities from the University in 2001. 

SPORTS | August 2

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Robin Herman ’73, trailblazing journalist from the 'Prince' to the Times, dies at 70

A journalist for most of her career, Herman was the first woman to become a regular reporter at The Daily Princetonian and the first woman to become a sportswriter for The New York Times.

A journalist for most of her career, Herman was the first woman to become a regular reporter at The Daily Princetonian and the first woman to become a sportswriter for The New York Times.

NEWS | February 14

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Famed investor, major Princeton donor Louis A. Simpson GS ’60 dies at 85

On Saturday Jan. 8, Louis A. Simpson, the namesake of the Louis A. Simpson International Building and the Louis A. Simpson Center for the Study of Macroeconomics died at his Illinois home.

On Saturday Jan. 8, Louis A. Simpson, the namesake of the Louis A. Simpson International Building and the Louis A. Simpson Center for the Study of Macroeconomics died at his Illinois home.

NEWS | February 3

Fresco

Long-time Princeton professor and researcher Jacques Robert Fresco dies at 93

Fresco was considered a pioneer in the study of nucleic acids and biochemistry. In 1960, he and his student Bruce Albert, working in Paul M. Doty’s lab at Harvard University, published a paper which outlined a structure for RNA.

Fresco was considered a pioneer in the study of nucleic acids and biochemistry. In 1960, he and his student Bruce Albert, working in Paul Doty’s lab at Harvard, published a paper which outlined a structure for RNA.

NEWS | January 25

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Geosciences professor Tullis Onstott GS ’80 dies at 66

Working with him “was the most inspiring and one of the most enjoyable experiences of my 40+ years in Princeton classrooms,” Professor Edwin Turner wrote. “He routinely both infected our students with his deep and passionate excitement for science and effectively encouraged them to pursue their own intellectual interests with confidence in their abilities and a sense of adventure.”

Working with him “was the most inspiring and one of the most enjoyable experiences of my 40+ years in Princeton classrooms,” Professor Edwin Turner wrote. “He routinely both infected our students with his deep and passionate excitement for science and effectively encouraged them to pursue their own intellectual interests with confidence in their abilities and a sense of adventure.”

NEWS | 10/28/2021

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Peter C. Bunnell, former Princeton University Art Museum director, dies at 83

Bunnell served two terms as director of the Princeton University Art Museum in addition to serving as the David Hunter McAlpin Professor of the History of Photography and Modern Art, a professor of art and archaeology and author of the award-winning book “Minor White: The Eye That Shapes”. 

Bunnell served two terms as director of the Princeton University Art Museum in addition to serving as the David Hunter McAlpin Professor of the History of Photography and Modern Art, a professor of art and archaeology and author of the award-winning book “Minor White: The Eye That Shapes”. 

NEWS | 10/24/2021

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Donald Rumsfeld ’54, former Secretary of Defense, dies at 88

Rumsfeld, who served Secretary of Defense for both Gerald Ford and George W. Bush and was one of the key figures in the U.S. invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, has died at age 88.

Rumsfeld, who served Secretary of Defense for both Gerald Ford and George W. Bush and was one of the key figures in the U.S. invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, has died at age 88.

NEWS | 07/10/2021

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Friends, family remember Kevin Chang ’23

The Kevin Chang ’23 Memorial Fund has been set up in Chang’s memory; all gifts will be made to Princeton’s Counseling and Psychological Services in support of student wellness and mental health. 

The Kevin Chang ’23 Memorial Fund has been set up in Chang’s memory; all gifts will be made to Princeton’s Counseling and Psychological Services in support of student wellness and mental health. 

NEWS | 05/18/2021

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Princeton community mourns the death of Kevin Chang ’23

A memorial service was held over Zoom at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28. Dean of Religious Life and of the Chapel Rev. Alison Boden hosted the event, which was attended by over 140 people. An in-person vigil took place at 5 p.m. on Thursday for students to gather and reflect.

A memorial service was held over Zoom at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28. Dean of Religious Life and of the Chapel Rev. Alison Boden hosted the event, which was attended by over 140 people. An in-person vigil took place at 5 p.m. on Thursday for students to gather and reflect.

NEWS | 04/29/2021

Imam Sohaib N. Sultan

Muslim Chaplain Sohaib Nazeer Sultan dies at 40

Known to the campus community as “Imam Sohaib,” Sultan built a vibrant community for Muslims and non-Muslims alike and extended the reach of the community to those from beyond the University’s gates.

Known to the campus community as “Imam Sohaib,” Sultan built a vibrant community for Muslims and non-Muslims alike and extended the reach of the community to those from beyond the University’s gates.

NEWS | 04/22/2021

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Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz ’42 dies at 100

Elder statesman George P. Shultz, who served as U.S. Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and helped bring an end to the Cold War, died at his home in Stanford, California on February 6. He was 100 years old.

Elder statesman George P. Shultz, who served as U.S. Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and helped bring an end to the Cold War, died at his home in Stanford, California on February 6. He was 100 years old.

NEWS | 02/15/2021