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June10, 2009

Vol. 109, No. 15

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Stewart Prager, foreground, and from left, Richard Hawryluk, Robert Goldston *77, and Masayuki Ono *78 stand in front of the NSTX fusion machine, which is hidden by hardware.

Firing up fusion

In a resurgence of worldwide fusion research, the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab tries to carve out a starring role

By Eric Hand ’97

The quiet room has the airless feel of a mausoleum. Hutch Neilson, the former project manager for the National Compact Stellarator Experiment at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), is standing in a cavernous, concrete-lined bunker at the...

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Rob and Kate Williams, both Class of 1989, at Steadfast Farm, home of the Vermont Yak Company. They co-own the company with two other couples.

In the Republic of Vermont

’89ers Rob and Kate Williams raise yaks, but that’s just a piece of the plan

Published in the June10, 2009, issue

If you find yourself driving on Route 100, up through the lovely, winding Mad River Valley of central Vermont, slow down just as you pass the village of Waitsfield and pay close attention to the left side of the road. You’re looking for an old white...Read more

From printed page to the silver screen

Published in the June10, 2009, issue

On June 26, the movie My Sister’s Keeper, based on the 2004 novel of the same title by Jodi Picoult ’87, is scheduled to open in theaters across the country. So PAW asks the question: What other movies have been based on books or short stories by Princeton...Read more
Appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor '76, shown as she received an honorary degree from Pace University in 2003, has been nominated to become a Supreme Court justice.

Sotomayor '76 nominated for seat on Supreme Court

Published in the May13, 2009, issue

Federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor ’76 was nominated May 26 for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, she would become the first Hispanic justice and the third woman to serve on the court. She would succeed Justice David Souter, who is...Read more
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Audio: Heavy metal from Baghdad
Emily Holland '01 helped an Iraqi heavy-metal band, Acrassicauda, settle in America. Hear the band's songs and story.
Recipes: Cooking with Yak
Try these recipes from the Vermont Yak Company, co-owned by Rob Williams ’89 and his wife, Kate ’89.
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Gregg Lange '70's Rally 'Round the Cannon
Take a stroll through campus — and the past — with the University Library's online postcard collection.
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