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Mar. 23, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 9

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Reversing course, Princeton to offer early-action option

Published in the Mar. 23, 2011, issue

Princeton will return to an early-admission process next year after a four-year experiment with a single application deadline that drew ­little support from the University’s peer ­institutions. “In eliminating our early program four years ago, we hoped ...Read more
Yoseloff Hall

Butler College dorm named for Yoseloff ’96, wife

Published in the Mar. 23, 2011, issue

One of the five Butler College dorms that opened in 2009 has been named for Anthony Yoseloff ’96 and his wife, Nanar, recognizing their gifts to the Aspire campaign and to Annual Giving. Yoseloff Hall, which houses 62 students, is one of three Butler dorms...Read more
Stanley N. Katz

Katz, Oates receive humanities medal

Published in the Mar. 23, 2011, issue

Princeton professors Stanley N. Katz and Joyce Carol Oates were among 10 recipients of the 2010 National Humanities Medal, awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and presented by President Barack Obama at the White House March 2. Katz, a...Read more

Aspire scorecard: $1.39 billion raised

Published in the Mar. 23, 2011, issue

About $1.39 billion down, another $360 million to go. That’s the update from University officials on the five-year Aspire campaign, which runs through June 2012. Annual Giving chairman R. Kelly Doherty ’81 told the Alumni Day luncheon that the total to...Read more

Ford ’79 sees greener future for cars

Published in the Mar. 23, 2011, issue

After refusing federal bailout funds and weathering the recession, Ford Motor Co. is aiming for a greener, cleaner future, according to William Clay Ford Jr. ’79, the company’s executive chairman, who spoke at the Friend Center Feb. 15. Ford said that...Read more
Nicholas Katzenbach ’43

Personal tales of civil-rights battles

Published in the Mar. 23, 2011, issue

(Note: This is a corrected version of the story published in the March 23 issue of PAW.) Three alumni who played crucial roles in America’s civil-rights movement — John Doar ’44, Nicholas Katzenbach ’43, and Harrison Jay Goldin ’57 — reunited in Dodds...Read more
Jeffrey Stout *76

Grassroots democracy

Jeffrey Stout *76 critiques government, profiles community organizations that work

Published in the Mar. 23, 2011, issue

Over the past 30 years the socioeconomic gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has grown wider than ever, with a new generation of CEOs who translate astronomical paychecks into political power, according to religion professor Jeffrey...Read more
The Clock Tower, symbol of Kwansei Gakuin University.

In praise of ‘Old Kwansei’

How did ‘Old Nassau’ become a Japanese alma mater?

Published in the Mar. 23, 2011, issue

If you ever attend an official ceremony at Kwansei Gakuin University, located on the main Japanese island of Honshu about halfway between Kobe and Osaka, you may find yourself humming along when they play the school song. The tune certainly will be...Read more

From Princeton’s vault: Abe was a Tiger

Published in the Mar. 23, 2011, issue

What: After Abraham Lincoln was re-elected U.S. president, Princeton trustees awarded the former Illinois lawyer a doctor of laws degree. Lincoln’s handwritten reply to President John Maclean (Dec. 27, 1864) is a University treasure.   He expressed...Read more

FYI: Findings

Published in the Mar. 23, 2011, issue

Fonts of knowledge Changing the font of written material can influence a reader’s long-term learning, according to research by Princeton psychology professor Daniel Oppenheimer, recent graduate Connor Diemand-Yauman ’10, and a colleague from Indiana...Read more
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