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July7, 2010

Vol. 110, No. 16

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 July7, 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
 Princeton curator Michael Padgett, reported to be under investigation by Italian prosecutors, denies wrongdoing.

Art museum curator targeted by Italian prosecutors

Alumnus also reportedly named in probe of looted works of ancient art

Published in the July7, 2010, issue

NOTE: The headlines on this story have been revised from those originally appearing in the July 7, 2010, edition of PAW. Three years after the Princeton University Art Museum reached an agreement with the Italian government to return antiquities from its...Read more
Julie Dickerson ’10

The senior thesis as a work of art

Published in the July7, 2010, issue

This year, Princeton seniors earned 68 certificates from the Lewis Center for the Arts — in creative writing, dance, theater, and visual arts — and completed dozens of creative thesis projects. PAW spoke with a handful of these artistic graduates.Read more

Students line up to open their lives — on TV

Published in the July7, 2010, issue

With appearances on Wife Swap, The Amazing Race, and Beauty and the Geek, to name a few shows, Princetonians are no strangers to reality television. This time around, it’s undergraduates who are lining up for their 15 minutes of fame. More than 40 students...Read more

Alumni, parent join Board of Trustees

Published in the July7, 2010, issue

Seven alumni and one Princeton parent have joined the University’s Board of Trustees: DANIELLE ALLEN ’93 is the UPS Foundation Professor in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship in 2001,...Read more

Changes in faculty ranks

Published in the July7, 2010, issue

Two faculty members are leaving Princeton to become deans at other universities. ROBERT CALDERBANK, professor of electrical engineering, mathematics, and applied and computational mathematics, was named dean of natural sciences at Duke University as of July...Read more

Plasma plume

Published in the July7, 2010, issue

The image at left might bring to mind a Star Trek transporter, but it actually shows a Hall thruster, a plasma-based propulsion system for both near-Earth and deep-space travel. It was produced by Jerry Ross, a postdoctoral intern at the Princeton Plasma...Read more

An endowment ‘insurance policy’

Published in the July7, 2010, issue

Even with projections for a double-digit return for Princeton’s endowment in the year that has just ended, the University has taken steps to strengthen its position in case of another severe market downturn. The actions are designed to ensure that “should an...Read more
Among the 16 speakers in the “Last Lecture” series were Vanguard founder John Bogle ’51, above, on investing; former grounds manager Jim Consolloy; and English professor Jeff Nunokawa, on writing and reflecting on Facebook.

For seniors: Deep thoughts, practical advice

Published in the July7, 2010, issue

On a bright Thursday afternoon late April, members of the senior class packed into Frist 302 to hear politics professor Robert George talk about “Natural Law, God, and Human Dignity.” No exams were given, nor papers required. This was the first talk...Read more

In Brief

Published in the July7, 2010, issue

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