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In Loving Memory

The Campaign for Stuyvesant/ Alumni(ae) & Friends Endowment Fund, Inc.

P.O. 2626
Peter Stuyvesant Station
New York, NY 10009

Office

610 West 115th Street
New York, NY 10025-7771
(212) 222-9112

Timeline & Notable Graduates

1990/1991

Stuyvesant and NYC Public Schools

  • In June, the city approves the proposed pedestrian bridge which will span West Street and include glass elevators. Construction starts in September.
  • Yves Jeanty and Petal Haynes are among the top ten winners in the 50th annual Westinghouse Science Talent Search.
  • Won So, an 18-year-old who emigrated from South Korea in 1982, is elected president of the Student Union.

The Wider World

  • Jan. 16, 1991 President Bush announces the start of Operation Desert Storm to drive Iraq's Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait.
  • Top languages spoken by public school students in NYC are: Spanish, Chinese, Haitian-Creole, Russian, and Korean.

1991/1992

Stuyvesant and NYC Public Schools

  • Four SHS students win prizes in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search competition.
  • SHS is NYS Forensic League Speech Sweepstakes Champions.
  • Hundreds of Alumni return to the old building to "say good-bye to Old Stuy."
  • Joseph V. Hollweg '60 is awarded the 1992 James Arthur Prize for Solar Physics by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

The Wider World

  • Feb. 1, 1992, Following the breakup of the Soviet Union in Dec. 1991, President Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin meet at Camp David and formally declare an end to the "Cold War".
  • April 29, 1992, Deadly rioting that claimed 54 lives and caused $1 billion in damage erupted in Los Angeles after a jury in Simi Valley acquitted four Los Angeles police officers of almost all state charges in the videotaped beating of Rodney King.

1992/1993

Stuyvesant and NYC Public Schools

  • Plans for the construction of the new Stuyvesant High School
    Stuyvesant HS opens in September at 345 Chambers Street in new 10-story building in Battery Park City; there are 2,700 students and 103 faculty members.
  • The new building is designed by Alexander Cooper, Robertson & Partners, in association with Gruzen Samton Steinglass; Peter Samton is Class of '52.
  • The design of the school is the result of an unusual collaboration between the architects and the Stuyvesant Coalition, led by Renee Levine P'84 & '86 and Peggy Harvey P'86. The Coalition is a volunteer group that includes students, teachers, parents and administrators. HRH is the construction manager.
  • The SHS pool opens.
  • The first World Trade Center terrorist bombing occurrs.
  • Girls’ Swimming wins the NYC PSAL, City, and Opens.
  • In January, daily homeroom is cancelled, and homeroom is only held on Wednesdays.
  • Students are allowed to go out to lunch for the first time since Old SHS.
  • Governor Cuomo speaks at the cornerstone unveiling ceremony.
  • NYS Forensic League: Greg Epstein is Declamation Champion

'93 Notable Graduates

  • Bram Cohen '93 information systems architect, creator of "Bitorrent"

The Wider World

  • Nov. 1992, Clinton & Al Gore defeat George Bush & Dan Quayle for Pres/VP
  • Feb. 26, 1993, a bomb explodes in the garage of NYC's World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000

1993/1994

Stuyvesant and NYC Public Schools

  • The Tribeca Bridge across West Street is completed.
  • Stuyvesant leads the nation in number of semi-finalists in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search.
  • The theater (later named for Murray Kahn) has its first performance, the Winter Concert.
  • Hackers is filmed at SHS, with juniors and seniors waiting on line to be extras.
  • The school store opens.
  • Juniors win SING!
  • A new TV studio is opened.
  • Data from space satellites is downloaded from antennae on the roof to computers.
  • SU holds Homecoming Pep Rally, a Clubs and Pubs Fair, the Faculty-Student Volleyball game, and the first Thanksgiving Luncheon.
  • SU also holds a Faculty-Student Basketball game, Pep Week, Dress-Up Day, Favorite Stuffed Animal Day, Tie Day, and SHS Colors Day, AIDS Awareness Day, and school dances.
  • In the NYS Forensic League, Anita Konka is Declamation Champion.
  • Fencing wins City Championships.
  • Boys Gymnastics wins City.
  • Girls Swimming wins Team and Individuals.
  • Bowling wins Borough.
  • A bachelor/bachelorette auction is held for the winter dance.
  • Aleksandr L. Khazanov is a member of the U.S.'s perfect-scoring team in the International Mathematical Olympiad in Hong Kong.
  • Principal Baumel and AP Hal Lehrman retire in June.
  • Denny Chin '71 is named for federal judgeship in NY's Southern District, and becomes the first Asian-American judge on the East Coast.
  • Robert Fogel, PhD '44 is Nobel Laureate in Economics, 1993.

1994/1995

Stuyvesant and NYC Public Schools

  • Principal Murray Kahn
    Murray Kahn is Principal.
  • LIFE magazine, October 1, 1994, runs a feature on Stuyvesant: "Is This the Best High School in America?" LIFE discusses Stuyvesant’s specialization in mathematics and science, the sophisticated curricula, test scores on entrance examinations as the sole criterion for admission, representation of every ethnicity and income level, grade point averages, the great success of the debate team, pressures faced by students, and presents selected student profiles.
  • SHS teams are named 1994-5 PSAL NYC Champs in Boys’ Gymnastics, Fencing and Boys’ Swimming.
  • Students protest against State and City cuts on educational spending.
  • In June, Junior Bash takes place.
  • In July, AP Murray Kahn retires.
  • A new bell schedule is instituted, along with a new classroom attendance policy.
  • The Intersession is saved after the principal sided with the students, breaking a tie in the school-based management vote.
  • Girls’ Swimming is City, Division and Open Champs.
  • Girls’ Gymnastics are Team Division Champs.
  • Fencing (the Untouchables) win City Champs, City Individuals, Iron Horse, and second place in the PSAL Novice Tournament.
  • Wrestling takes third place in the Team Championships.
  • Heckling is allowed during SING! for the last time. In the fall, bachelor auctions are held for the last time.
  • SHS is NYS Forensic League Speech Sweepstakes Champions.

The Wider World

  • Aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing
    April 19, 1995, A truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and injuring 500; Timothy McVeigh was convicted of the bombing and executed.

1995/1996

Stuyvesant and NYC Public Schools

  • Jinx Cozzi-Perullo
    Jinx Cozzi-Perullo becomes Principal.
  • Murray Kahn dies on Mar. 31, 1996.
  • The SHS theater is named in his honor.
  • Two students, Ting Luo, & Bruce Mizhari Haggerty, win second, and fifth places, respectively, in the Westinghouse Contest.
  • Governor Mario Cuomo speaks at SHS on March 12, 1996.
  • Bowling is Borough Champs.
  • Boys’ Swimming, Boys’ Gymnastics, Fencing and Girls’ Swimming win City Champs.
  • Girls’ Volleyball is first in its division.
  • Football team goes 10-0, a perfect season, except for a loss in Division Champs.
  • Junior SING! members wear black and white polka dot ribbons to protest the censorship of one of their scenes.
  • Students receive new computerized ID cards.

1996/1997

Stuyvesant and NYC Public Schools

  • Dr. Richard Rothenberg, Mathematics Assistant Principal, dies on May 15, 1997. The Mathematics wing is named in his honor.
  • Boys’ Gymnastics are City Champs.
  • Men’s swimming is City Champs.
  • The mayor and governor visit to the school.
  • The North residential section of Battery Park City development begins.
  • Women’s Gymnastics are Division Champs.
  • NYS Forensic League: Jaime Palumbo & Lynn Kowalchuk are Duo Interpretation Champions.
  • April 1997, Frank McCourt, former English teacher, wins Pulitzer Prize in Biography for his book, Angela's Ashes.

1997/1998

Stuyvesant and NYC Public Schools

  • The Spectator is shut down by Ms. Perullo.
  • Varsity Football is promoted to the A-division.
  • Men’s Gymnastics are City Champs.
  • Men’s Swimming are City Champs.
  • A new NYC Ultimate League is created.
  • Women’s Volleyball is Division Champs.
  • Bowling is Division Champs.
  • Women’s Gymnastics is Division Champs.
  • Pile drivers send trembles; the library develops a crack.
  • P.S. 89 opens across the street.
  • SHS begins an E-schedule.
  • Women’s Swimming is City Champs.
  • Kenneth Starr, the lead prosecutor in President Clinton’s impeachment trial, speaks at Stuyvesant.
  • Stuyvesant has one finalist and 12 semi-finalists in this year's Westinghouse Science Talent Search.

The Wider World

  • Mar. 27, 1998, Intel Corporation assumes sponsorship of the Westinghouse Science Talent Search for high school students nationwide

1998/1999

Stuyvesant and NYC Public Schools

  • Penguins win City Champs.
  • Women’s Gymnastics are Division Champs.
  • Stuyvesant is the highest scoring team in New York State in the 1998 American High School Mathematics Exam.
  • Princeton University Mathematician Elias Stein '49 shares the 1999 Wolf Prize, one of the highest honors in the field.
  • First Campaign for Stuyvesant Reception May 14, 1999 at the new school is attended by over 125 alumni(ae). Founded by Principal Perullo with support from Jack Nash '46, Bernard Nussbaum, Esq. '54, Gerry Golub, CPA '57, Ian Bruce Eichner, Esq. '62, and Danny Glasser '81. Michael Brotchner and Andrea Zepler '89 are the first Executive Directors; Neal Hurwitz '62, is Campaign Advisor.
  • Perullo, Paul M. Weichsel, PhD '49 and Alexander Byron Miller '61 are the first three members of the Board of Directors for The Campaign for Stuyvesant.
  • Paul Weichsel '49 keynotes commencement ceremony at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center.

The Wider World

  • Dec. 18, 1998, The House of Representatives votes to impeach President Clinton on two articles, charging him with lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice.
  • Jan. 7, 1999, Chief Justice William Rehnquist, who presides over the impeachment trial, is officially sworn in along with the 100 senators who act as jurors.
  • Feb. 12, 1999, Senate votes to acquit Clinton on Articles of Impeachment.

1999/2000

Stuyvesant and NYC Public Schools

  • Stanley Teitel
    Stanley Teitel, Assistant Principal for Physics & Chemistry, becomes Principal.
  • Sam Jacobson, of Boys’ Cross Country, breaks a 25-year old school record by 16 seconds.
  • Boys’ Swimming (Penguins) wins the PSAL Open Swimming Championships by over 100 points and also wins the team championships.
  • Boys’ Gymnastics earns the title of PSAL Champs.
  • Girls’ Swimming wins PSAL, Opens and Team Championship Finals.
  • Girls’ Cross Country wins the Borough Championship.
  • Girls’ Gymnastics wins Division Champs.
  • Girls’ Softball team is top in the division.
  • Boys’ Handball places 1st in division.
  • Juniors, the Class of '01, win SING!
  • NYS Forensic League: Jack Fan is Congress Champion. Yousaf Khalid is Declamation Champion.
  • Shared decision making at Stuyvesant HS is newly energized through development of the School Leadership Team. It is composed of equal numbers of parents and school staff, and includes student representatives as full voting members. The first fully collaborative Comprehensive Education Plan for the school is developed.
  • The Campaign for Stuyvesant/SHS Alumni(ae) & Friends Endowment Fund incorporates in New York State, December 31, 1999. Founder & Principal-Emeritus Jinx Cozzi Perullo, Paul M. Weichsel, PhD '49, and Alexander Byron Miller '61 are the first Directors.