Current Issue

Feb. 24, 2010

Vol. 110, No. 9


Women lag in leadership roles

Published in the Feb. 24, 2010, issue

Four decades after the arrival of coeducation at Princeton, the University is pondering an uncomfortable question: Why are so many of the “power positions” of undergraduate leadership filled by men? “Though statistics show that over half of student group...Read more

Tuition, fees to rise 3.3 percent; big jump in financial-aid budget

Published in the Feb. 24, 2010, issue

University trustees increased undergraduate tuition, room, and board by 3.3 percent for the coming academic year and boosted the financial-aid budget by 9.6 percent, up $9.9 million to $113.1 million. The changes are incorporated in Princeton’s 2010­–11...Read more

The tragedy of Haiti

Published in the Feb. 24, 2010, issue

The tragedy of Haiti was “a collision of forces ... both man-made and naturally occurring,” but Martin Luther King Jr. would have been “incredibly moved” by the response of the international community, said Brown University professor Tricia Rose, left, the...Read more
Participants in the third annual Halftime Retreat — “a midterm assessment” for sophomores.

Halftime at Princeton

During intersession, opportunities to reflect and serve

Published in the Feb. 24, 2010, issue

Not all students traveled home for intersession at the end of January: Sixteen sophomores spent time reflecting on their Princeton experience during the third annual Halftime Retreat, while about 180 students volunteered in Princeton and Trenton as part of a...Read more

In Brief

Published in the Feb. 24, 2010, issue

On Jan. 20, the University sold $250 ­MILLION in 30-year tax-exempt bonds at an interest rate of 4.03 percent. Almost half the bond issue will support the cost of the new chemistry building, which is scheduled to open by the end of 2010. Other projects to...Read more

FYI: Findings

Published in the Feb. 24, 2010, issue

Rising seas Relatively low levels of global warming could cause a dramatic rise in sea level, according to research by Princeton geoscientists and a Harvard colleague. A temperature increase of 2 degrees Celsius could yield a 20- to 30-foot rise in long-term...Read more
Professor Richard Register with an incubator, a common tool in bioengineering.

Formalizing the chemical-biological engineering link

Published in the Feb. 24, 2010, issue

On the lower level of the E-Quad’s A wing, in a recently renovated space that hosts the junior-year lab course for chemical engineering majors, department chairman Richard Register highlighted a pair of experiments that exemplify the current state of his...Read more

Salinger trove in Firestone

Published in the Feb. 24, 2010, issue

The Jan. 27 death of J.D. Salinger has focused new attention on Firestone Library’s collection of letters and short stories by the famously reclusive author. The collection includes seven short stories from the 1940s, the most well-known of which is “The...Read more

Scholar of children’s literature authors a book for youngsters

Published in the Feb. 24, 2010, issue

Authors who write for children “go back to their own childhood,” says Ulrich (Uli) Knoepflmacher *61. The children’s literature scholar and emeritus professor of English at Princeton — called a “child with white hair” by one of his students — has done just...Read more
CURRENT ISSUE: Feb. 24, 2010
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Coeducation and its lessons
Professor Jill Dolan, director of the Program of the Study of Women and Gender, reflects on 40 years of coeducation and the current status of women students and women's studies at Princeton.