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Nov. 4, 2009

Vol. 110, No. 4

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Janet Dickerson, vice president for campus life, “leaves a lasting mark on this university,” President Tilghman said.

Transforming student life

Dickerson to retire after a decade of changes

Published in the Nov. 4, 2009, issue

Soon after Janet Dickerson arrived at Princeton in July 2000 as vice president for campus life, she heard Dean of the College Nancy Malkiel offer an observation about the University. “The metabolism at Princeton is slow,” Dickerson recalled Malkiel...Read more
Kurt Westergaard, whose cartoon sparked anti-Danish riots in 2005.

Tight security for cartoonist

Lecture marks anniversary of controversial drawing

Published in the Nov. 4, 2009, issue

Even on a campus that’s hosted more than its fair share of controversial figures, Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard’s Sept. 29 visit stood out as a sensitive undertaking. Westergaard’s drawing of the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb his turban outraged many...Read more
Eric Schmidt ’76

Schmidt fund to support big, high-risk ideas

Published in the Nov. 4, 2009, issue

Google CEO Eric Schmidt ’76 and his wife, Wendy, have donated $25 million to create an endowment to support ideas by Princeton’s faculty and research staff that could lead to technological breakthroughs.   “This fund will allow Princeton’s scientists and...Read more

Flu cases top 400; most are mild

Published in the Nov. 4, 2009, issue

Suspected cases of H1N1 flu at Princeton were relatively mild during the first month of the fall term, according to John Kolligian, the executive director of University Health Services (UHS). From Aug. 30 through Oct. 15, undergraduates, graduate students,...Read more

Message in a bottle

Published in the Nov. 4, 2009, issue

On the night before classes started, freshmen set out to find advice from alumni that was delivered in an unusual way — messages in bottles placed around campus. The idea came from the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, which wanted to connect...Read more

New twist

Published in the Nov. 4, 2009, issue

Denitrification, in which bacteria process nitrogen from seawater and return it to the atmosphere, is the dominant cause of nitrogen loss in the Arabian Sea, according to a study led by Princeton geosciences professor Bess Ward and Jeremy Rich, a former...Read more

In Brief

Published in the Nov. 4, 2009, issue

ELIOT R. KALMBACH ’09 died Sept. 22 from a fall while mountain climbing in Grand Teton National Park in Wyom­ing. He was 24. Kalmbach, a native of Downingtown, Pa., was taking two semesters off from Princeton and had intended to return in February 2010. He is...Read more
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