News and Speeches

Statement by Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott on a Graduate of Martin Van Buren High School Winning the Nobel Prize for Economics

“I want to congratulate Alvin Roth for winning the Nobel Prize and creating the algorithm on which our high school admissions process is based and which has benefited thousands of students since we first implemented it in the 2003-04 school year. This is the second time a graduate from Martin Van Buren High School has won the Nobel Prize.”