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May 11, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 12

Alumni Scene
Raymond Arsenault ’69, far left, with Freedom Riders at a 50th-anniversary celebration in March.

Freedom Riders get their due

Raymond Arsenault ’69 shines spotlight on activists’ courage

Published in the May 11, 2011, issue

When Raymond Arsenault ’69 was asked in 1998 to write a book for a series on pivotal moments in U.S. history, he knew just what moment to explore: the story of the Freedom Riders, which he felt largely had been ignored by historians. The Freedom Riders...Read more
Samantha Parent Walravens ’90 edited essays by mothers about kids and careers.

Balance schmalance

Samantha Parent Walravens ’90 talks to other mothers who can’t do it all

Published in the May 11, 2011, issue

When her first child was 2 and she was pregnant with her ­second, Samantha Parent Walravens ’90 was working long hours at an Internet startup in Silicon Valley. One evening, after a two-hour commute in heavy traffic, she returned home to face her son and...Read more

Get out the orange – it’s Reunions time

Published in the May 11, 2011, issue

On Reunions weekend, May 26–29, Princeton will be draped in orange and black, but according to Shana Weber, the University’s sustainability manager, alumni should notice some interesting shades of green as well. There are stories about Princeton’s...Read more

He’s still got that swing

Some 60 years after his Princeton debut, bandleader Stan Rubin ’55 is going strong

Published in the May 11, 2011, issue

Zestfully enthusiastic and seemingly unstoppable after six decades as a successful bandleader, Stan Rubin ’55 plans to bound onto the stage once again at the Class of 1956’s 55th Reunion this month. It will mark his 57th performance, he says, at Reunions —...Read more


Published in the May 11, 2011, issue

Major league pitcher CHRIS YOUNG ’02 accomplished a rare feat in his New York Mets debut April 5: He had two hits in the same inning.   “Young became the first Mets pitcher to record two hits in an inning,” The New York Times reported, “and in his next at-bat...Read more
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Mañana Forever? Mexico and the Mexicans

By Jorge G. Castañeda ’73

(Alfred A. Knopf) The author, a former foreign minister of Mexico, looks at contradictory characteristics of Mexico and its people: For example, Mexicans traditionally avoid conflict, he writes, though the nation is plagued...

At Lake Scugog: Poems

By Troy Jollimore *99

(Princeton University Press) In this collection of 38 poems, a follow-up to his debut, Tom Thomson in Purgatory, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, Jollimore takes the reader on a journey through bowling alleys,...


By Ruth Gerson ’92

(Wrong Records) The 11 tracks on this CD feature Gerson singing a selection of traditional, country, and folk songs, half of which, she says, are murder ballads that tell stories of domestic violence. Gerson will perform a...
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