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Mar. 18, 2009

Vol. 109, No. 10

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President Tilghman with Claire Max *72, left, winner of the James Madison Medal, and Rajiv Vinnakota ’93, recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Award.

Renewing Princeton ties

Top alumni, student honors presented at Alumni Day

Published in the Mar. 18, 2009, issue

Black holes that can swallow entire galaxies and urban pathologies that can, unless addressed, destroy a generation of underprivileged children formed the heart of Alumni Day talks Feb. 21. Morning lectures by Rajiv Vinnakota ’93, recipient of the Woodrow...Read more

Jacobus Fellows

Published in the Mar. 18, 2009, issue

Four graduate students received Jacobus Fellowships, which support the final year of graduate study: Daniel Bouk, history of science   Bouk is researching the role of science in building the American life-insurance industry and in influencing the...Read more

Alumni service awards

Published in the Mar. 18, 2009, issue

THE CLASS OF 1983 received the Class of 1926 Trophy for raising $8.3 million during its 25th reunion campaign, the largest amount ever raised by a Princeton class. JAMES E. CRAWFORD III ’68 of Lake Forest, Ill., received the Harold H. Helm Award for sustained...Read more

Defining the ‘black experience’

Published in the Mar. 18, 2009, issue

A Feb. 21 symposium on the African-American experience, designed to showcase Princeton to prospective minority graduate students, drew more than 100 participants and speakers including former New York City mayor David Dinkins, actress Phylicia Rashad, and BET...Read more

Glenn Close on actors and their characters

Published in the Mar. 18, 2009, issue

  Unlocking the essence of a film or stage character takes time and patience, and actors must love unconditionally the characters they play, award-winning actress Glenn Close, shown above talking with students, told a packed audience in McCosh 50 Feb. 19. “No...Read more

WPRB acquires Nassau Weekly

Published in the Mar. 18, 2009, issue

(This is a corrected version of an article published in the March 18, 2009, issue. The correction appears at the end of the story.) In a consolidation of campus voices, WPRB, Princeton’s student-run radio station, has acquired the Nassau Weekly by assuming...Read more

In the News

Published in the Mar. 18, 2009, issue

Professor emeritus Victor Brombert, right, was presented with the CHEVALIER DE LA LÉGION D’HONNEUR (Legion of Honor) medal at Maclean House Feb. 6 by Pierre Vimont, French ambassador to the United States. Brombert joined the U.S. Army after his family fled...Read more

In memoriam

Published in the Mar. 18, 2009, issue

FRANK C. SHOEMAKER, a leading particle physicist and longtime faculty member, died Feb. 11 in Hightstown, N.J. He was 86. Shoemaker arrived at Princeton in 1951 and led several major accelerator projects, including the reconstruction of the Palmer Cyclotron...Read more
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