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June11, 2008

Vol. 108, No. 15

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Coalition: Explore new ideas to cut high-risk drinking

Published in the June11, 2008, issue

High-risk drinking is on the rise at American colleges, and Princeton must engage students and partner with campus groups to address the problem, according to a plan released May 13 by the Alcohol Coalition Committee, a...Read more
Professor Charles Dismukes examines bacteria and algae that could produce green fuels or fuel precursors.

From green algae to green fuel

Breaking Ground: Chemistry

Published in the June11, 2008, issue

Using cleaner-burning alternative fuels like hydrogen or biofuels to replace oil and gas has become an attractive idea for curbing carbon-dioxide emissions. But to supply those alternatives, researchers have to find a way to produce...Read more

Salmonella outbreak tied to Frist eatery

Published in the June11, 2008, issue

A salmonella outbreak on campus in late April and early May most likely resulted from food contamination by a Frist Campus Center worker who was ill, a state health investigation found. University spokeswoman Cass Cliatt ’96 said...Read more

For a good cause

Published in the June11, 2008, issue

Ryan Dowd '11 flashes a big grin after taking a pie in the face April 26 to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society during Communiversity, Princeton's annual town-gown celebration, which drew an estimated 30,000 people.Read more
From left, Ali Hamoudi GS, co-directors Paul Raushenbush and Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, and Celene Lizzio ’08 at a weekly seminar of a new program on religion and diplomacy.

The nexus of faith and diplomacy

Published in the June11, 2008, issue

Celene Lizzio ’08 spent last summer in Egypt, setting up a small shop in Cairo to create “Peace-Shirts” — T-shirts that carried the message, “Islam means peace.” One of 100 student-organized Projects for Peace funded by Kathryn W....Read more

Longtime professors earn emeritus status

Published in the June11, 2008, issue

Thirteen professors with a total of 371 years of teaching at Princeton have transferred to emeritus status, including two — Robert C. Darnton and John Suppe — who retired in 2007. PETER R. GRANT, the Class of 1877 Professor of Zoology, is best...Read more

FYI—Findings

Published in the June11, 2008, issue

Bits at risk Putting a laptop computer on sleep mode does not guarantee that its data will remain secure, according to a study from Princeton’s Center for Information and Technology Policy. Researchers devised a way to sidestep...Read more
Vineet Chander

Coordinator of Hindu life is selected

Published in the June11, 2008, issue

Vineet Chander, who has served as Hindu chaplain at George Washington University and at Rutgers University, has been hired as Princeton’s first coordinator of Hindu life. Alison Boden, dean of religious life, said that Chander will begin a...Read more
Peter Silver

In the News

Published in the June11, 2008, issue

Peter Silver, an assistant professor of history, was awarded the BANCROFT PRIZE for his first book, Our Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Transformed Early America (W.W. Norton, 2007). Silver is one of three honorees this year. The Bancroft...Read more
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