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Breaking: Sotomayor ’76, Rawlings GS ’70 to receive top alumni medals

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor ’76 and Association of American Universities President Hunter Rawlings III GS ’70 will be presented with the University’s top alumni honors at Alumni Day on Feb. 22, the University announced Monday.

Sotomayor, who studied history while an undergraduate at the University, will receive the Woodrow Wilson Award, which last year was presented to former Indiana Governor and current Purdue University President Mitch Daniels ’71.

Sotomayor, one of three Princeton alumni currently serving on the Supreme Court, returned to campus in May 2011 as part of the “She Roars” conference celebrating women alumni and spoke on women’s leadership potential.

Rawlings, who earned a Ph. D. in Classics, will receive the James Madison Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon a graduate alumnus. He spoke at the inauguration of University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 in September, where he criticized education reforms that place too much emphasis on metrics.

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