Current Issue

Jan.23, 2008

Vol. 108, No. 7

Notebook

Drinking in the dorms

New guidelines spark concerns by students as Princeton seeks to combat dangerous behavior

Published in the Jan.23, 2008, issue

New University guidelines aimed at reducing heavy drinking in the dorms would increase monitoring of alcohol use, but students have protested that the changes could drive drinking further underground and change the role of...Read more

Assessing the 'Godfather of Soul'

Academics, critics explore James Brown's influence

Published in the Jan.23, 2008, issue

funk in Richardson Auditorium Nov. 29 and 30 as scholars and critics gathered for a symposium called “Ain’t That a Groove: The Genius of James Brown.” Recordings of Brown’s music were woven into and between panel discussions,...Read more

FYI Findings

Calling all cholera

Published in the Jan.23, 2008, issue

Cholera bacteria communicate to join forces and increase their ability to infect victims, according to research published in Nature by Bonnie Bassler, the Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology, and her Princeton colleagues....Read more

Princeton Prize adds new locations

Published in the Jan.23, 2008, issue

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations, which recognizes high school students for exceptional work in helping to improve race relations, has expanded to 21 locations across the country in its fifth year. The program, created by...Read more
Victoria Laws ’08, left, chairwoman of the Latino Coalition, and Chicano Caucus officers Oscar Castro ’09 and Jessica Gamboa ’10 met at Nassau Hall to discuss Latino issues with President Tighlman.

Latino students: Changes needed

Published in the Jan.23, 2008, issue

A coalition of Latino student groups, citing an environment of “isolation and distinct marginalization,” is calling for a strong University commitment to improve the academic and social experiences of Latino students, faculty, and...Read more
Sherif Girgis ’08

Rhodes, Marshall, Sachs scholars named

Published in the Jan.23, 2008, issue

Five Princeton seniors have earned scholarships to pursue graduate study in Great Britain in the coming academic year. Three — Sherif Girgis ’08, Brett Masters ’08, and Landis Stankievech ’08 — will be Rhodes Scholars, and a...Read more

What is family? Princeton views

Published in the Jan.23, 2008, issue

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Underdogs in $1 million challenge

Published in the Jan.23, 2008, issue

When Netflix, the Web-based DVD-rental company, offered $1 million to anyone who could significantly improve its predictions about how much a customer will like a movie, the contest generated buzz among computer scientists. Money...Read more
Stephen Walt, left, makes a point in Dodds Auditorium as co-author John Mearsheimer looks on during a heated discussion of the pair's controversial book on the "Israel lobby."

A heated response to authors of 'Israel lobby' book

Published in the Jan.23, 2008, issue

The authors of a controversial book on the “Israel lobby” addressed a packed Dodds Auditorium Dec. 10, bringing with them a fierce debate over scholarship and charges of anti-Semitism. In their book, The Israel Lobby and U.S....Read more

Lecture Circuit

Published in the Jan.23, 2008, issue

Atul Gawande, professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and a staff writer for The New Yorker, speaking Nov. 13 in McCosh 10 on “Mediocrity and Its Causes: A Surgeon’s Notes on Medical Performance.”Read more
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