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July 7, 2010

Vol. 110, No. 16

THE WEEKLY BLOG
Dean Malkiel to step down after academic year
Dean of the College Nancy Weiss Malkiel will step down from her position at the end of the 2010-11 academic year, the University announced Sept. 8. Malkiel, a historian who joined the Princeton faculty in 1969, has been a driving force in a range of initiatives at Princeton, including the four-year college system, freshman seminars, and the writing program. In recent years, she led the University's effort to curb grade inflation... READ MORE
Cover Story
Jeff Rosalsky ’85 and his daughter, Alexa.

Reunions 2010

Goin’ back: By plane, train, car, or ... kayak

By Katherine Federici Greenwood; Photographs by Beverly Schaefer and Frank Wojciechowski

If anyone wondered about the lengths to which a Princeton alum would go to attend the 25th reunion, consider Jeff Rosalsky ’85 and his 15-year-old daughter, Alexa. The two traveled 120 miles from their home in Dingmans Ferry, Pa., to Princeton — surely...

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 Standing, at center, as their degrees are awarded are, from left: Tina Zhen ’10, James Bryant ’10, Joseph Sengoba ’10, Josh Lavine ’10, David Clark ’10, and Alice Cassin ’10.

Commencement 2010

20 things we love about it

Published in the July 7, 2010, issue

THE TICKET RUSH   Requests for extra tickets are not uncommon, but this year, President Tilghman said, the ­volume seemed to spike. The reason? First lady Michelle Obama ’85 was rumored to be speaking. “I guess I need to begin by apologizing to all of those...Read more
 Class president Stewart Dill (now McBride), left, Hal Strelnick ’70, and Michael Calhoun ’70, behind, lead graduates through FitzRandolph Gate after their Commencement. Most ­seniors skipped the traditional Commence­ment gowns and wore armbands symbolizing their desire to end the Vietnam War.

The year the seniors skipped the P-rade

Forty years ago, members of the Class of 1970 had other events on their minds

Published in the July 7, 2010, issue

In that tumultuous spring four decades ago, when Princeton seniors skipped the P-rade and wore peace armbands in place of caps and gowns, when FitzRandolph Gate was thrown open and the first eight women graduated, when the cicadas whirred and Bob Dylan left...Read more
Douglas Bailey *72 and his daughter Kat ’10 march in the 2010 P-rade. A new report says that campus events held at times other than Reunions may be more appealing to graduate alumni.

Connecting with grad alumni

Report urges ‘substantial’ commitment by University

Published in the July 7, 2010, issue

The University should invest long-term in treating graduate students and alumni equitably with their undergraduate counterparts, a study group recommended in a strongly worded report issued during Reunions. “Graduate students and graduate alumni should be...Read more

From art imaging to zapping ­cancer ... The year in ideas: A to Z

Published in the July 7, 2010, issue

Finding interesting ideas at Princeton is like finding sand on a beach. And so PAW closes the 2009–10 academic year — and its publishing cycle — with a tiny ­shovelful: 26 nuggets (one for each ­letter of the alphabet) that offer a glimpse of the many faculty...Read more
Web Bonus Links
Slide show: Reunions scenes
You know you're at Reunions when ...
Slide show: Faces of Reunions 2010
Old friendships, new connections.
Video: Reunions highlights
Relive the sights and sounds of Reunions 2010.
Reunions in perspective
Charles Robbins '85 reflects on his 25th; Justin Klosek '95 tells how a 15th-reunion gig came together; Mickey Friedman k'80 offers a teen's-eye view.
Slide show: Commencement 2010
Memorable images from Princeton's 263rd Commencement Exercises.
Video: Senior Step Sing
The Class of 2010 serenades family and friends from the steps of Blair Hall.
Class Day's lighter side
Becca Foresman '10 and Zach Zimmerman '10's themes: your inner clown and Princeton's nontraditional family.
Four years, six words
Graduates capture their Princeton experience, succinctly.
Video: Science, art, and rock
Images from the annual Art of Science competition, set to music by the alumni orchestral rock band Miracles of Modern Science.
Videos: Creative theses
Some senior projects are works of art. Watch excerpts from an opera by Alexis Rodda ’10 and Max Mamon ’10, and a dance-theater-music piece by Pilar Castro Kiltz ’10.
Italian art, U.S. museums
In a Q&A, Edoardo Almagiŕ '73 tells why Italy is investigating him.
Web Exclusives
Gregg Lange's 70's Rally 'Round the Cannon
The tumultuous events of 1969-70 came to a climax at Reunions and Commencement 40 years ago.
'A genuine war hero'
The Korean War bravery of Professor Walter F. Murphy, recalled by Professor Stanley Katz after attending Murphy's July 29 burial at Arlington National Cemetery.
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