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Nov. 17, 2010

Vol. 111, No. 4

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A 14.7% investment return as Princo 'stays the course'

Published in the Nov. 17, 2010, issue

Princeton’s investments grew 14.7 percent in the year ending June 30, rebounding from the heavy losses suffered during the financial crisis and outpacing all but one Ivy League school. The endowment stood on June 30 at $14.4 billion, which is $1.9 billion...Read more

Wilson College turns 50

Published in the Nov. 17, 2010, issue

Wilson College, the first of Princeton’s six residential colleges, celebrates its 50th anniversary Nov. 20 with events focused on the founding of an early alternative to the eating clubs. The college has its roots in the Woodrow Wilson Lodge, ­created by...Read more

Replace the Dinky with a bus? Not so fast

Published in the Nov. 17, 2010, issue

A proposal to replace Princeton’s beloved Dinky train with a rapid-transit bus on a dedicated lane has stalled. After a three-hour meeting that resembled a pep rally more than a dry governmental hearing — with cheers, Save the Dinky buttons, and even ...Read more

Where the Class of 2010 found jobs

Published in the Nov. 17, 2010, issue

By graduation, 36.2 percent of members of Princeton’s Class of 2010 had jobs, up from 31.7 percent a year earlier, according to the annual Career Services survey of departing seniors. The top sector: Financial services, which drew 142 seniors, compared...Read more

New source for hand-held help

Published in the Nov. 17, 2010, issue

This fall, the University released iPrinceton, a free mobile app for the iPhone and iPad that is accessible on other mobile devices through the Web at mobile.princeton.edu. A BlackBerry version was expected this month. The app provides “glance-and-go...Read more

Lessons learned at Nassau Hall

In a new book, William G. Bowen *58 reflects on his years as Princeton’s president

Published in the Nov. 17, 2010, issue

In a life dedicated to higher education, William G. Bowen *58 has served in many capacities: as Princeton’s president from 1972 to 1988; a trustee at his undergraduate alma mater, Denison University; and president of the Mellon Foundation. Now 77, Bowen...Read more
 Organizers of the “Open Hearts, Open Minds” conference at an Oct. 15 press conference: from left, Frances Kissling of the University of Pennsylvania, Peter Singer of Princeton, Jennifer Miller of Bioethics International, and Charles Camosy of Fordham.

Seeking common ground

Two-day event brings civil dialogue to abortion issue

Published in the Nov. 17, 2010, issue

It was not the typical setting for an academic conference ­— the stage of McCosh 50 was set with an Oriental carpet and Egg chairs — but “Open Hearts, Open Minds” was no ordinary gathering. More than 400 people came to campus Oct. 15–16 to see if they...Read more

FYI: Findings

Published in the Nov. 17, 2010, issue

Market forces may have driven America’s foreclosure crisis, but RACIAL SEGREGATION also played a significant role, according to research by Professor Douglas Massey and Ph.D. candidate Jacob Rugh published in the October issue of American Sociological...Read more

Firestone phasing out a uniquely Princeton way to classify books

Published in the Nov. 17, 2010, issue

Three-quarters a million books in Firestone Library will be reclassified over the next 15 months as the library completes a switch to the Library Congress classification system. The switch, which is part a broader, multimillion-dollar renovation...Read more
Alan B. Krueger

In Brief

Published in the Nov. 17, 2010, issue

The Woodrow Wilson School said that it would discontinue the University Channel (UCHANNEL) website Nov. 3. The site was created in 2005 as a multi­media collection of public-affairs content and academic programming from a consortium of schools, but it...Read more

From Princeton's attic

Books Jefferson thumbed

Published in the Nov. 17, 2010, issue

What: “I cannot live without books,” Thomas Jefferson once said. In his will, he left a personal library of 931 titles to his beloved University of Virginia. But his estate was riddled with debt, and that library was ­scattered forever at forced ­auction ...Read more
Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80, right, shares a lighter moment at a meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, ­center, and other foreign-policy staff. At left is assistant secretary Richard Verma.

Slaughter ’80: Foreign-policy team had plenty of ‘repair work’ to do

Published in the Nov. 17, 2010, issue

Woodrow Wilson School Dean Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80 took a leave from Princeton in 2009 to become the State Department’s director of policy planning and provide Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with “out-of-the-box thinking” on ­foreign policy. She also...Read more
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