People, Mar. 13, 1972

The Woodrow Wilson Award—one of the highest honors that Princeton can bestow on an alumnus—went this year to the youngest recipient in history. Because, said President Robert F. Goheen, from his "determined and persistent efforts we may look forward to more safety in our mines, highways and factories, less explosive accidents in our gas pipelines, cleaner meat and poultry on our tables, and broader public representation in the management of large public corporations," the $1,500 prize was awarded to 38-year-old Ralph Nader.

<center>&middot;</center>

Oldtime Swing King Benny Goodman, playing a one-night stand with his band at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, was...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!