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Win Short '41

Five Decades of Leading the Pack
It was the final day of the 1965–66 Annual Giving campaign and Winthrop Short ’41 was on the phone with Princeton to see where his class stood. As the leader of the Class of 1941’s effort heading into its 25th Reunion, Short was trying to rally his classmates to a new all-time high for any Princeton class—$200,000.
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Alan and Susan Lukens

With the Heart of a Tiger: From the Battlefield to the Diplomatic Corps
Alan Lukens ’46’s college years were interrupted by World War II. Part of the US Army’s 20th Armored Division, he was 21 years old in April 1945 when his unit and other American soldiers broke through barbed wire surrounding Germany’s Dachau concentration camp to find emaciated prisoners shouting in relief.
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Dierdre Ricaurte

An Internship in the Complexities of Caring
A molecular biology major taking pre-med courses, Deirdre spent the summer in Bolivia as an intern with Child Family Health International. It offered her both valuable medical experience and the chance to improve her Spanish-speaking skills.
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Graduate hooding

An Intellectual Infusion
For more than 100 years Princeton’s Graduate School has attracted the world’s most promising young scholars. They work in labs, in libraries, in the field, and in classrooms, infusing the campus with fresh ideas and helping to drive discovery.
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