Princeton Club of Chicago Tiger Talk

Fall 2015 Newsletter  Volume 22, Number 1

Club Membership***Club Web Site and Discussion Group and Registration for Events***Inaugural Tiger 
Ball***Princeton Night at Wrigley Field***Princeton Club Diversity Discussion Forums***Precept on Education in 
America***Danielle Allen ’93, Andres Duany ’72, and Princeton Professor Peter Singer at Chicago Humanities 
Festival***Save the Date Notices***AlumniCorps/Princeton Project 55 2015-2016 Fellows and Mentors***Alumni 
Schools Committee - Call for Interviewers***Princeton in Chicago Schools (PICS) Update and Call for 
Volunteers***University News***Alumni News***Round-Up of Past Events***Club Calendar***
*** NEXT NEWSLETTER DEADLINE – October 31 for events after November 20
Please read the attached letters from our Club President and our Membership Committee.   Please support the Club with 
your participation in activities and payment of dues.  The Club is not supported by the University and relies on your 
membership to help fund programming and community service endeavors.  Membership gives you first access to sign-ups for 
events, discounts on those events, and print publications such as this newsletter.*  Join/renew/register now!  
To receive the latest information on Club events and be able to sign up for those events quickly and easily be sure to register 
for the Club web site and then check it periodically for updates.  New events are posted as they are planned.  Also, be sure to 
register for the Princeton-Chicago discussion group via Tigernet to receive e-mails as soon as events are announced.  Please 
verify your TigerNet profile is updated.  To register for any of the events in this newsletter, please do so through the Club web 
site, or, if you have difficulty using the web site, through the Club office, 847-256-5800. 
Come celebrate the season in your finest and most festive orange and black tie at the inaugural Tiger Ball!  Gather 
with fellow members of the Princeton family over cocktails, dinner, and dancing to a live band on Friday evening, October 30 
at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 11 E. Walton Street in Chicago.  Ball gowns, tuxes, Reunion jackets welcome!  Special Princeton 
Club hotel rate available for those who would like to stay the night.  Look for details in your e-mail and on the PCC web site 
soon!  If you have questions, please contact Sally Metzler Dunea *
Join fellow alumni, friends, and family for a group outing to Wrigley Field (Addison stop on the Red Line) on Monday evening, 
September 21 at 7:05 p.m. and kick off another year of great Club activities.  It’s a good time to connect with old friends and 
meet some new ones!  Watch the Cubs take on the Milwaukee Brewers as they pursue a spot in this year’s playoffs.  PCC 
members may purchase up to 2 tickets at the discounted member rate of $16 each; additional and non-member tickets are $20 
each.  We will be in Section 218, Rows 14-17.  Please be sure to reserve by Tuesday, September 8 via the Club web site so 
that tickets can be mailed to you.  If you have a problem purchasing tickets online, please call the Princeton Club office at 847-
256-5800.  If you have questions about the weather or what to do if the game is rescheduled, please contact the Cubs directly at 
773-404-CUBS or  For other questions, contact Carol Obertubbesing ’73 at  Please note 
that there is currently no elevator at Wrigley Field.  
Open to Princeton alumni of all backgrounds, Princeton Club Diversity serves as an in-person transracial discussion forum 
for race-related issues.  The September gathering, hosted by Hannah Barbosa ’98, will be at Takos Koreanos, 1706 W. Foster 
Avenue (Andersonville area), Chicago, on Sunday, September 27, from 2-4 p.m.  Future discussions are scheduled for 
Friday, October 9 and Saturday, December 12.  Please check the PCC web site for future date details and contact Jenny Korn 
’96 at for more information and to let us know you are coming.  
Come to the “Education in America” Precept on Thursday evening, October 1.  “Education in America” is a perpetual topic 
of debate and concern for policymakers, politicians, and parents.  While arguments can be made about the biggest problems and 
how to fix them, most agree that a one-size-fits-all model of public education has not and will not generate the results we would 
hope for our students, families, and communities.  Here in Chicago, a range of Princeton alumni are playing leadership roles in 
efforts to disrupt the status quo in education.  In this panel discussion, we will hear from alumni with experience in diverse 
quarters of the education sector.  Each will reflect on the opportunities -- and limitations -- of their efforts to achieve meaningful 
impact in the experience of students and society.  The moderator will be Stacy McAuliffe ’98 and panelists will include Deborah 
Quazzo ’82, Drew Geant ’05, Paige Ponder ’96, and Brian Johnson ’99.  Please check the PCC web site for location, 
time, and to RSVP.  If you have questions, please contact Stacy McAuliffe ’98 at
CHICAGO HUMANITIES FESTIVAL - This year’s Chicago Humanities Festival features several speakers with Princeton 
connections.  Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton Peter Singer will discuss “The Most Good You Can Do” 
on Saturday afternoon, October 24, 2:30-3:30 p.m., in the Norris University Center McCormick Auditorium at Northwestern 
University.  Forty years ago, moral philosopher Peter Singer changed the world with his groundbreaking book, Animal Liberation, 
a bold argument that helped launch the animal rights movement.  Since then, Singer has become the world’s most widely read 
philosopher.  In his latest book, The Most Good You Can Do, Singer takes his argument for “effective altruism” into new 
domains. . . . Andres Duany ’72 will speak about “Democratic Cities” on Sunday, November 1, from 6-7 p.m. at the Art 
Institute of Chicago Fullerton Auditorium.  Born in Cuba, raised in Spain, and currently practicing architecture in the U.S., 
Andres Duany will discuss new ideas for city planning, including his latest passion, lean urbanism. . . . Danielle Allen ’93 will 
receive the 2015 Chicago Tribune Heartland Award for Nonfiction on Saturday, November 7, from 2-3 p.m., at the UIC 
Forum Main Hall AB.  Political philosopher Danielle Allen is celebrated for her work on justice and citizenship in both ancient 
Athens and modern America.  Her latest book, Our Declaration, is already regarded as a seminal interpretation of the promise of 
American democracy.  Challenging conventional wisdom, she boldly makes the case that the Declaration is a document as much 
about political equality as about individual liberty.    
These events are part of the Chicago Humanities Festival and not Club events; therefore registration is through the Chicago 
Humanities Festival web site, or by phone at 312-494-9509 (M-F, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.); tickets go on 
sale to members on Tuesday, September 8 and to the public on Monday, September 14; order now before these events sell out.  If 
you have difficulty getting a ticket for Peter Singer, call CHF because they have reserved a small number of tickets for Princeton 
Club members.  The Club was not able to arrange a reception with Peter Singer but does hope to have one with Danielle Allen or 
Andres Duany.  Check the Club web site and look for a Princeton-Chicago e-mail for more information.  
October 8 - Breakfast with New Athletic Director Mollie Marcoux ’91 at Lake Shore Fitness
October - exact date TBA - Potential ASC Roundtable with Charlotte “Charley” Burkley  from the Princeton Admissions Office
November 9 - Young Alumni Event - Buzzed Spelling Bee at the Elbo Room
November 17 - Precept in conjunction with the Architecture Biennale featuring Susan Conger-Austin *83 and Jonathan 
Solomon *03; this event is sponsored by Princeton Graduate Alumni but is open to everyone
November - exact date TBA - Community Service Event
December - exact date TBA - Young Alumni Holiday Party
December - exact date TBA - Summer Intern Luncheon
Date TBA - Eating Club Dinner at Irazu
Date TBA - LGBT Listening Tour event
Details for these events will be sent via the Princeton-Chicago list and posted on the Club web site.
Princeton Project 55 2015-2016 Chicago Fellows and Mentors
The Club welcomes the 2015-2016 Princeton Project 55 fellows.  Here is a list of this year’s fellows, their organizations, 
and their mentors:
Kristina Ali ’14 - Carole Robertson Center for Learning - Vince Anderson ’65 and Lindsay Wall ’02
Miriam Araya ’14 - Chicago Volunteer Legal Services - Paul Engel ’76, Paula Morency ’77, and Tracy Doble ’07
Calvin Gross ’15 - Lawndale Christian Health Center - William Lawlor ’56 and Nat Piggee ’96
Tiffany Huang ’15 - Lawndale Christian Health Center - Tom Allison ’66, Sherry Holland, and Kirsten Ekdahl Hull ’99
Yelee (Yeri) Lee ’15 - Elevate Energy - Oren Pollock *51 and Maddy Woodle ’13
Benjamin (Ben) Levenson ’13 - North Lawndale Employment Network - Peter Freeman ’66 and Michael Collins ’11
Rachel Reiss ’15 - Sinai Community Institute - Emile Karafiol ’55 and Jeff Sharp ’80
Hannah Rosenthal ’15 - Illinois State Board of Education - Sharon Fairley ’82 and Marquis Parker ’99
Margaret (Maggie) Salisbury ’15 - National Equity Fund - Rebecca Deaton ’91 and Pauline Ndambuki ’12
Asawari Sodhi ’15 - Safer Foundation - Carol Obertubbesing ’73 and Whitney Spalding Spencer ’07
Fondly remember your Princeton interview? Interested in being an ambassador for Princeton and the Princeton community in 
Chicagoland? Then join the committee of alumni who interview students applying to Princeton! Interviews take place in October 
for the early admission deadline of November 1, and from December through February for the regular admission deadline of 
January 1. Alumni volunteers are needed throughout Chicagoland, but there is a critical need for volunteers who live or work 
in the Western Suburbs, South Suburbs, Northwest Suburbs, Northwest Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, and East Central Illinois. 
Graduate alumni are welcome! Other ASC responsibilities include representing Princeton at local college fairs in the fall, 
attending the reception for newly admitted students in April, and reaching out to newly admitted students. If you would 
like to help this effort, please contact ASC Chair Candace Jackson '00 at ASC Regional 
Chairs for 2015-2016 season are Rick Woldenberg '81 (North Suburbs), Christine O'Neill '06 (City of Chicago), Rudi Moreno 
’90 (Northwest Suburbs), Ted Yeh ’06 (South Suburbs, Champaign/Urbana, Northwest Illinois, and East Central Illinois), and 
Scott Strausser ’83 and Lauren Sykora '11 (Western Suburbs).
Roosevelt High School
On June 9, Roosevelt High School held its graduation ceremony.  Oren Pollock *51, one of the founders of the PICS program, 
member of the PICS Scholarship Committee, and long-time volunteer math tutor at Roosevelt High School, made remarks on 
stage and presented our PICS Scholarships. PICS Scholarship Committee Chair, Charlene Huang Olson ’88, also attended. 
This year the Club awarded two 4-year scholarships worth $5,000 and two $1000 Special Recognition Awards.  We hosted a 
dinner on June 16 at Marcello’s to welcome this year’s recipients and gather with PICS scholars and their Princeton alumni 
mentors. Five scholars joined us at our Annual Dinner in April.  PICS mentors connect with the scholars to guide them through 
their college experiences and career aspirations.  Since the first scholarships were awarded in 2010, our PICS program has 
awarded $79,000, helping to make a 4-year college education accessible for 27 Roosevelt graduates.  Your membership in the 
Princeton Club of Chicago and donations to the Club’s Community Service Fund make these scholarships possible.  
Thank you!  If you would like to support the program by being a mentor or helping to fund scholarships, please get in 
touch with Scholarship Committee Chair Charlene Huang Olson '88 at or Bob Loveman '69 at
Chicago Scholars
Chicago Scholars has upcoming volunteer opportunities.  They will sponsor college essay writing labs for students on 
September 10 and 24.  The writing labs run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  They will also host the 9th Annual Onsite Admissions 
Forum on Tuesday, October 27.  They are looking for volunteers to help with many roles during this event which 
include but are not limited to registrations, event logistics, and event breakdown.  Shifts will vary from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  
To volunteer or for additional information contact Michael Johns at  
Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 announced that Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us 
and What We Can Do  by Claude Steele will be the book selection for this year’s Princeton Pre-Read program; the book 
will be read by all incoming members of the Class of 2019 and others in the community to spark discussion on important themes.   
With his inauguration of the program in 2013, President Eisgruber specifically asked alumni and other members of the Princeton 
family to read along.  For information on other Alumni Studies offerings, go to . . .  New Princeton Journeys have also been announced on the alumni 
education web site 
Mason Rocca ’00, Olimpia Milano’s former captain, will be honored at the Euro Classic Basketball Tour at the United Center 
on Thursday, October 1; the game featuring A/X Armani Exchange Olimpia Milano vs. Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv begins at 7 
p.m.;  and the ceremony will be held during halftime.  Tickets are available from; use Promo Code: 
ROUND-UP OF PAST EVENTS - Please see photos, including some from the Summer Picnic, on the Club web site.   
Thanks to Liz and Jeff Sharp ’80 P14 P18 and David and Carol Stone P17 of the Parents Committee for organizing this 
year’s picnic and to Peter Goldman ’94 for hosting it at the Lakeshore Sport and Fitness roofdeck. . . . Thanks to Azza Cohen 
’16 for leading a precept while she was in Chicago this summer. . . . Thanks to Julia Schwartz ’08 for organizing a Happy Hour 
at Table, Donkey, & Stick this summer. . . . At its Annual Dinner on March 19, 2014, the Princeton Club of Chicago honored 
David Kay ’95 with its John Fish ’55 Distinguished Service to the Community Award and Ryan Ruskin ’90 with its Arnold M. 
Berlin ’46 Distinguished Service to Princeton Award.  Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Scott Berg ’71 gave the keynote address  
Thanks to Jessica Gonzalez ’95 and Cheryl Stevens ’10 for coordinating the dinner and to Peter Baugher ’70 for chairing 
the Awards Committee.     
The newsletter was edited by Carol Obertubbesing ’73.  Information was contributed by Candace R. Jackson ’00, Robert Khoury 
’90, Charlene Huang Olson ’88,  Bruce Rosenberg ’69, Julia Schwartz ’08, and Lindsay Wall ’02.  The deadline for the next 
Princeton Club of Chicago newsletter will be October 31 for events after November 20.  Please send articles in Word 
to Carol Obertubbesing ’73 at; please include Princeton class or other Princeton affiliation 
whenever appropriate.  Please put “Newsletter” in the subject header.  Send photos of Club events to Charlene Huang 
Olson ’88 at  
FOR MORE INFORMATION – Check the Princeton Club of Chicago web site at or 
contact the Club office at 847-256-5800; the Club office address is P.O. Box 350, Kenilworth, IL 60043-0350.  If you have 
difficulty accessing the Club web site, you can also go through and see the section on alumni, then look under 
regional associations for Chicago.  To receive information on events scheduled after the publication of this newsletter, as well as 
reminders about upcoming events, be sure you are registered for the Princeton-Chicago discussion list; if you are not 
already registered, go to and click on “discussion groups.”  Register for the “Princeton-Chicago” 
group.  If you have questions about the e-mail discussion list, contact Mary Newburn ’97 at  The 
President of the Princeton Club is Rob Khoury ’90 (; the Executive V.P. of the Club is Mike 
Laidlaw ’94; Programs Committee Co-Chairs are Charlene Huang Olson ’88 at and Julia 
Schwartz ’08 at .   A complete list of the Leadership Group is on the Club web site.   
September 10 and 24 - Chicago Scholars College Essay Writing Labs - Volunteers Needed
September 21 - Chicago Cubs-Milwaukee Brewers game at Wrigley Field
September 27, October 9, December 12 - Princeton Club Diversity Discussion Forums
October 1 - Precept on “Education in America”
October 1 - Ceremony at United Center Honoring Mason Rocca ’00
October 8 - Breakfast with Athletic Director Mollie Marcoux ’91
October 24 - Chicago Humanities Festival Event Featuring Princeton Professor/Author Peter Singer
October 27 - Chicago Scholars 9th Annual Onsite Admissions Forum - Volunteers Needed
October 30 - Tiger Ball
October - TBA - ASC Roundtable with Charlotte “Charley” Burkley from Princeton Admissions Office
November 1 - Chicago Humanities Festival Event Featuring Architect Andres Duany ’72 
November 7 - Chicago Humanities Event Featuring Political Philosopher/Author Danielle Allen ’93
November 9 - Young Alumni Event - Buzzed Spelling Bee
November 17 - Architecture Precept with Susan Conger-Austin *83 and Jonathan Solomon *03
November - TBA - Community Service Event - Volunteers Needed
December TBA - Young Alumni Holiday Party
December - TBA - Summer Intern Luncheon
TBA - Eating Club Dinner at Irazu
TBA - LGBT Listening Tour Event
February 20, 2016 - Alumni Day
May 26-May 29, 2016 - Princeton Reunions
*Beginning with the next newsletter alumni in Classes 2000 and later will receive only electronic copies of the 
newsletter.  If you are a Club member in the Classes 2000-2015 and wish to continue to receive a print version, 
please alert the Club office at 847-256-5800.