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Apr.27, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 11

Alumni Scene
Milnor '51 *54


JOHN MILNOR ’51 *54 was chosen March 23 to receive the 2011 Abel Prize from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters — a $1 million award given annually for outstanding work in the field of mathematics. The former Princeton professor and current...Read more
 Edward Glaeser ’88 advocates building vertically to make city living more affordable.

Cities are good after all

Americans crave the suburbs, but Edward Glaeser ’88 praises urban life

Economist Edward Glaeser ’88 has adopted an unusual focus: the dynamics of cities. His timing is propitious, given the milestone we passed in 2008 — half the world’s population now lives in urban areas. Raised in Manhattan and today a professor of...Read more
David Nee ’98 with his parents, Amber and Owen ’65, and sister Alex ’06 at Reunions in 1998.

Helping law students through depression

A foundation honors the life of Dave Nee ’98

You were lucky if your time at Princeton overlapped with that of Dave Nee ’98. Charming, funny, brilliant — his spirit was infectious. A politics major, he was an avid Tiger basketball fan who organized away-game road trips, and he was the life of any room...Read more
New Releases
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The School of Night

By Louis Bayard ’85

(Henry Holt) This historical thriller set in present-day America and Elizabethan England focuses on the unheralded genius Thomas Harriot, a member of an obscure Elizabethan society of scholars (the School of Night). In...

Red Capitalism: The Fragile Financial Foundation of China’s Extraordinary Rise

By Carl E. Walter ’70 and Fraser J.T. Howie

(Wiley) In this analysis of China’s economy, authors trace how Chinese government reformed its financial system in 30 years since it began engaging with West. While China seems poised to continue to rise in...

Ten Thousand Joys and Ten Thousand Sorrows: A Couple’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s

By Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle w’46

(Tarcher/Penguin) The widow of Harrison “Hob” Hoblitzelle ’46, who died in 2001, details the final phase of their marriage, when he had Alzheimer’s disease. In this memoir, she describes how they coped with her husband’s...
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