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Sept. 14, 2011

Vol. 112, No. 1

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“Greek life links first-year students with older students. ... Delaying rush to sophomore year will change this vehicle for mentorship and may further entangle rush and eating-club bicker.” Catherine Ettman ’13, Undergraduate ­Student Government vice president

Freshmen to be prohibited from fraternities, sororities

Published in the Sept. 14, 2011, issue

Freshmen will be banned from joining fraternities and ­sororities at Princeton starting in the fall of 2012, and upperclassmen will be prohibited from conducting any type of rush activities for freshmen. The University will maintain its policy against...Read more

$50 million for Annual Giving: Second-highest total in University history; 61.3% participation

Published in the Sept. 14, 2011, issue

All-time record for any class: Class of 1986 (25th reunion): $9,001,986 Number of donors: 36,022 (largest number ever) Participation leaders: Class of 1936: 100% from all 16 members; Class of 2010: 83.3% with gifts from 1,016 members (first class ever to...Read more

$250 million borrowing to fund building projects

Published in the Sept. 14, 2011, issue

Work is well under way on the new home for the ­neuroscience institute and the psychology department, above, located just south of Icahn Lab. ­Scheduled for completion in the spring of 2013, the building is one of several projects to be funded by $250...Read more
Drawer fronts from the card catalog will become part of an exhibit in the library lobby. The card will be recycled.

Firestone’s card catalog: Now it’s just a memory

Published in the Sept. 14, 2011, issue

Students were not the only campus fixtures to disappear during the summer months. Firestone Library’s extensive card catalog was dismantled in July as part of the library’s 10-year renovation project. By the numbers:  5,106 Number of card-catalog drawers  6...Read more

Exploring memory, art, and loss in the aftermath of Sept. 11

Published in the Sept. 14, 2011, issue

Marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11, arts and cultural organizations at the University and in the Princeton community this fall are hosting a series of exhibitions, performances, and lectures centered on the idea of memory. The series, called “Memory and...Read more

Art museum exhibition examines ‘The Life and Death of Buildings’

Published in the Sept. 14, 2011, issue

The conceptual centerpiece of the exhibition  “The Life and Death of Buildings” at the University Art Museum is a series of photographs by Danny Lyon, The Destruction of Lower Manhattan. The image at right, “View South from 100 Gold Street,” is one of them....Read more

FYI: Findings

Published in the Sept. 14, 2011, issue

Standing on the highest rung of the social ladder has its benefits, but it comes with drawbacks like increased stress — at least in the animal kingdom, according to a team of biologists led by associate research scholar Laurence Gesquiere and professor...Read more
Allison Behringer ’12, a varsity field hockey player, introduced the sport to children at an orphanage in India where she taught during her summer 2010 internship. Below, Alex Banfich ’12 with French pupils at a July 4th celebration.

For 180 students, a summer job far from home

Published in the Sept. 14, 2011, issue

A Princeton junior shadowed doctors in rural areas and tested for malaria in Ghana. A sophomore drafted a report on the challenges faced by Roma children in Italy. A senior conducted consumer interviews for a market-research group in China. These students...Read more

In brief

Published in the Sept. 14, 2011, issue

The diaries of American diplomat and historian George F. Kennan ’25 will be edited by noted University of ­Connecticut history professor Frank Costigliola, who plans to have the book completed by late 2014. Kennan, whose papers are among the most-used...Read more
A piezoelectric crystal embedded in a silicone chip is the focus of a Project X grant.

Project X: A fund for risky studies

Published in the Sept. 14, 2011, issue

Several years ago, a team led by ­Professor Peter Jaffe made a discovery in the wetlands of New Jersey: An unidentified organism was churning out nitrites, oxidizing ammonium with iron instead of oxygen. Jaffe, a professor of civil and environmental...Read more

10 professors join faculty

Published in the Sept. 14, 2011, issue

Following is a list of new senior faculty members, all with the rank of professor: Mark Aguiar, economics, from the University of Rochester; research interests include life-cycle consumption and savings, current account dynamics, sovereign debt, and the...Read more

From Princeton’s vault: When Nassau Hall burned

Published in the Sept. 14, 2011, issue

What: On a stormy March evening in 1855, a burning log fell out of a stove door in Nassau Hall, in the room of an undergraduate who had stepped away for a conference at Maclean House. Soon the whole building was enveloped, fire lighting the sky for miles...Read more
A team-building exercise for African Leadership Academy graduates at the Princeton-Blairstown Center.

Princeton ‘indaba’ supports effort to develop new African leaders

Published in the Sept. 14, 2011, issue

Nearly 200 students, alumni, donors, and trustees of a South African school converged on Princeton in August for the first African Leadership Indaba, a daylong conference designed to prepare a future generation of African leaders through networking and...Read more
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