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Apr. 6, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 10

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Report on campus leadership documents gender disparities

Published in the Apr. 6, 2011, issue

A yearlong study has documented that undergraduate women at Princeton are underrepresented in the most visible leadership positions and as recipients of major academic prizes — disparities that have existed for the past decade.   “By and large, women feel...Read more
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Women, men, and ­leadership: Views from ­the committee

Published in the Apr. 6, 2011, issue

NANNERL KEOHANE Visiting professor of ­public affairs; ­chairwoman of the Steering Committee on Undergraduate Women’s Leadership I want to be sure that young women who are thinking about coming to Princeton don’t see this as “Uh-oh, something’s wrong for...Read more
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Squaring off over WikiLeaks: The diplomat vs. the journalist

Published in the Apr. 6, 2011, issue

To a diplomat, the release of thousands of classified documents by WikiLeaks last year threatens national security. To a journalist, it means more open government. Those competing values were on display March 9 as Princeton professor Daniel C. Kurtzer, a ...Read more

Walking through a room by Schwitters

Published in the Apr. 6, 2011, issue

Merzbau, a room-size walk-in sculpture constructed by the German artist Kurt Schwittters in the 1920s and 30s in his family’s house in Hannover and later destroyed in a 1943 Allied bombing raid, has been re-created and is featured in an exhibition at the...Read more

Auction of former professor’s collection of art supports scholarship fund

Published in the Apr. 6, 2011, issue

Paintings, drawings, and other objects from the collection of former English professor Charles Ryskamp were sold at Sotheby’s in January, raising more than $1.6 million, primarily for undergraduate financial aid at Princeton. Ryskamp, who died in March ...Read more
A view of Danielson Lodge from Bass Lake at the Princeton-Blairstown Center.

What role for Blairstown?

Princeton examines its ties with a camp that serves urban youth 65 miles from campus

Published in the Apr. 6, 2011, issue

José Gonzales taught his students in no ordinary classroom — the children would kneel at the foot of a waterfall, attention fixed on a hemlock clinging to the cliff face. Their teacher was a masterful orator. A former fighter pilot and theater major before...Read more

FYI: Findings

Published in the Apr. 6, 2011, issue

A movable ’beest    A proposed road project in northern Tanzania could disrupt the migration of Serengeti wildebeest and cut the animal’s population by a third in the next century, according to a study by ecology and evolutionary biology professor Andrew...Read more

From Princeton’s vault: A chronographic machine

Published in the Apr. 6, 2011, issue

What: Turn the wheels of this ­curious device, and the history of the world rolls by. Invented in France in 1753, it delighted Denis Diderot, who featured it in his famous ­Encyclopédie.   The machine was the brainchild of ­physician Jacques ...Read more

In brief

Published in the Apr. 6, 2011, issue

Princeton’s second BIENNIAL POETRY ­FESTIVAL will take place April 29 and 30 in Richardson Auditorium. Among the poets featured in readings, panel discussions, and lectures are the Brazilian poet Paulo Henriques Britto, the Israeli poet Agi Mishol, and the...Read more
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