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Oct. 5, 2011

Vol. 112, No. 2

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Adam Gussow ’79 *00, left, and his partner in music, Sterling Magee, known as Satan, perform at the Hill Country Harmonica festival in May.

Giving the devil his due

Adam Gussow ’79 *00 knows the blues

By Mark F. Bernstein ’83

On a warm evening in May, he makes his way through the green neon glow at Rooster’s Blues House in Oxford, Miss., and the crowd welcomes him like...

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Bernard Haykel works in his office in Jones Hall.

The Arab Spring, a season later

A Princeton professor has uncommon insights

Published in the Oct. 5, 2011, issue

Last December, Bernard Haykel was conducting research in India when a fruit ­vendor named Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire in a small town in Tunisia — a spontaneous response, it appeared, to degrading treatment by the police and a dearth of...Read more
President Tilghman addresses freshmen and other members of the Princeton community at a Gathering of Remembrance Sept. 11 on Cannon Green.

Sept. 11 a solemn backdrop as the Class of 2015 arrives

Published in the Oct. 5, 2011, issue

The 1,300 members of the Class of 2015 entered Princeton much like the students before them. They were welcomed by President Tilghman in the chapel and high-fived by upperclassmen and alumni as they walked through FitzRandolph Gate. They eagerly accepted ...Read more
President Barack Obama praised Professor Alan Krueger as “one of the nation’s leading economists” in nominating him to chair the Council of Economic Advisers.

Labor-expert Krueger nominated as top economic adviser to Obama

Published in the Oct. 5, 2011, issue

With 14 million Americans unemployed and his own job in jeopardy, President Barack Obama nominated a labor econo­mist to chair his Council of ­Economic Advisers and help steer the country out of its protracted slump: Princeton’s Alan Krueger. Krueger...Read more

Michelle Shearer ’95, on teaching

Published in the Oct. 5, 2011, issue

“If you were to ask me to pinpoint my most effective year of teaching, it would be a year in which my [class’s] test scores were the lowest, because I worked a different kind of magic with some students whom you would not expect to succeed as...Read more
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