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Feb. 8, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 7


Funny Girl

In the comedy world, where women remain outnumbered, Ellie Kemper ’02 gets the laughs

Published in the Feb. 8, 2012, issue

To hear Ellie Kemper ’02 tell it, her rise to fame and fortune began in the front hallway of her childhood home in suburban St. Louis.  When they were little girls in the late ’80s and early ’90s, she and her younger sister, Carrie, would write skits and...Read more
William L. “Red” Whittaker ’73 sits in front of the lunar lander in his lab at Carnegie Mellon University.

Fly me to the moon

Princetonians compete for a lunar landing – and the $20 million that comes along with it

Published in the Feb. 8, 2012, issue

Twenty-six teams from around the world — with Prince­tonians playing key roles on a couple of them — are chasing a $20 million grand prize put up by Google to become the first private company to land a spacecraft on the moon.  This time, there won’t be any...Read more
CURRENT ISSUE: Feb. 8, 2012
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An early clip of actress Ellie Kemper ’02
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