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June11, 2008

Vol. 108, No. 15

Cover Story
Farrand chose a pair of Japanese flowering cherry trees to weep over the entryway at Henry Hall. These two trees, above, planted around 2000, were chosen to look like trees selected by Farrand and shown in a photo taken in the 1920s.

Growing the campus

How Princeton preserves its "lazy beauty"

By Mark F. Bernstein ’83

Two rows of Japanese yews line the approach to the center of campus from the Dinky station. The trees were planted in the 1920s by Beatrix Jones Farrand, the great landscape architect; eight decades later, on an afternoon in early April, W. Barksdale...

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Theodore Spencer '23 in 1945

Life in the literary fast lane

Theodore Spencer '23's journals, on display at Firestone, offer vignettes of the last century's great writers

By Mark F. Bernstein '83

It may be easier to evaluate others than to look hard in the mirror, but literary critics seem able to do both. Edmund Wilson ’16, to pick the...

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Professor Nigel Smith (Photo by: Frank Wojciechowski)

A moment with...Nigel Smith

By Merrell Noden ’78

Nigel Smith came to Princeton nine years ago from Oxford University. He is now a professor of English specializing in 17th-century poetry, chairman...

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Behind a badge

My time as a police officer in Baltimore

By Peter Moskos '94

Peter Moskos ’94 is an assistant professor of law, police science, and criminal-justice administration at the City University of New York’s John Jay...

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THE WEEKLY BLOG

Olympic Hopefuls


REUNIONS 2008 -- Alex Peters '08 sets a fast pace as members of this year's graduating class join the P-rade May 31 during Princeton Reunions. The Alumni Association was expecting about 20,000 alumni, family, and friends on campus during the four-day event. Commencement for the Class of 2008 is June 3. For complete coverage of Reunions and Commencement activities, see the July 16 issue of PAW. Watch PAW Online for video clips of Reunions 2008.
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On the Campus
May relay creats competition, collegiality
Serving soldiers and their families
Lauren (Holuba) Nelson ’04 is a true hero
Princeton attorneys lend helping hand
PALS mentors minority law students through NYC-based group
Rally 'Round the Cannon
Gregg Lange ’70 celebrates a Prospect Ave. anniversary
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