Working together: Inspiration, public service and innovation are central themes at Alumni Day

Nobel laureate Kip Thorne and civil liberties leader Anthony D. Romero praised the power of people working together to inspire others — through science or society — during Princeton’s Alumni Day on Saturday, Feb. 22. Romero, a Class of 1987 alumnus from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, is the longtime executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Thorne, who earned his Ph.D. in physics from Princeton in 1965, is co-winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics and the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus, at the California Institute of Technology. Romero received the Woodrow Wilson Award, the University’s highest honor for undergraduate alumni, while Thorne was given the James Madison Medal, the top award for graduate alumni.