Current Issue

Oct. 22, 2008

Vol. 109, No. 3


In the News

The University received a grade of B in the latest COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY REPORT CARD, which rates the campus operations and endowment investments of 300 public and private colleges and universities with the largest endowments. Princeton received grades of A...Read more
*Figures are for 2008 graduates who had jobs at graduation and reported their salaries. Departments with fewer than three students reporting salaries are not included above.

Pay rises 8.2% for new grads

Of Princeton’s 2008 graduates, 68.5 percent plan to join the workforce, while 21.3 percent are headed to graduate or professional schools, figures comparable to those for the previous three graduating classes, according to an annual Office of Career Services...Read more

FYI – Findings

Using a variety of front-line drugs to treat malaria, rather than a single therapy or a cyclical rotation of medicines, could cut the death rate and delay the parasite’s drug resistance, according to a paper by Prince-ton researcher Maciej Boni ’99 and...Read more

Lecture Circuit

Frederick P. Hitz ’61, senior fellow at the University of Virginia’s Center for National Security Law and former CIA inspector general, urging the CIA to find new ways to gain access to intelligence sources on terrorism during a talk Sept. 25 in Robertson...Read more

University feels impact of Lehman’s fall

The Sept. 15 collapse of Lehman Brothers caused a short-term rumble in University finances as interest rates spiked on a Princeton variable-rate bond issue handled by the failed investment bank, showing one example of how the crisis on Wall Street has...Read more
Adlai Stevenson ’22: “The egghead was hard-boiled,” his son said.

Rescuing Stevenson ’22’s name from ‘loserdom’

The name of Adlai Stevenson ’22 has been bandied about during this election season, but not always in a good way. Writing in November 2007 at, David Greenberg wondered whether Barack Obama, like Stevenson, was simply “another high-toned liberal...Read more
MacArthur fellow John A. Ochsendorf *98

Graduate alumni win MacArthur ‘genius grants’

Three scholars with Princeton graduate degrees are among 25 MacArthur fellows who will receive $500,000 “genius grants” over the next five years. Two are on the M.I.T. faculty: John A. Ochsendorf *98, a structural engineer and architectural historian, and...Read more
The University received gifts from the late Jay Sherrerd ’52 and a family trust for a new engineering building, to be called Sherrerd Hall.

New ORFE building to be named for longtime trustee Sherrerd ’52

  Princeton’s newest engineering building will be named Sherrerd Hall, in honor of the late John J.F. “Jay” Sherrerd ’52, a longtime University trustee and volunteer. Donations from Sherrerd and a family trust funded the construction of the recently opened...Read more
After booing the Princeton band’s halftime show, Citadel cadets surround the band in the stands.

Band’s visit to The Citadel draws a frosty reception

Altercation, cadets’ hostile reaction to halftime show seen as evidence of ‘culture war’ between the schools

The Princeton University Band has a long-standing tradition of provocative antics, but cadets at The Citadel, where the Tigers played Sept. 20 for the first time, didn’t think the jokes were funny. Instead of laughs, the band was at the center of several...Read more
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