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Mar. 21, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 9

Campus Notebook
Lilia Schwarcz, a professor of anthropology at the University of São Paulo, is co-teaching a freshman seminar on the history of racism in Brazil as a Princeton Global Scholar.

Preparing for a new era of partnerships overseas

Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

Four years after issuing a blueprint for “a broad international vision” for Princeton, the University is preparing to create strategic partnerships with educational institutions in other countries. Partner institutions are likely to be selected from those...Read more

Brown chooses Paxson as next president

Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

Economist Christina Paxson, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School, will become the president of Brown University July. She succeeds Ruth Simmons, who was an administrator at Princeton for a decade. “The search committee at Brown University has made a truly...Read more

Appiah, Darnton receive top humanities award

Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah and professor emeritus Robert Darnton received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama at the White House Feb. 13. The medal, awarded to eight recipients, is the ­federal government’s highest honor for cultural...Read more

Home stretch for Aspire

Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

With four months to go before the end of the University’s Aspire fundraising campaign, campaign leaders told guests at the Alumni Day luncheon they are confident that the $1.75 billion goal will be met by June 30. Robert Murley ’72, co-chairman of the...Read more

Construction of Andlinger Center begins

Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

Excavation and utility work has begun on the site of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, at the corner of Olden Street and Prospect Avenue. This new rendering shows the proposed entrance looking east from Olden Street. From left are the...Read more
An upgrade of the Plasma Physics Lab’s National Spherical Torus Experiment would take longer under President Obama’s budget plan.

Obama budget proposal would mean big cuts for PPPL

Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

President Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2013 calls for increases to several federal agencies that provide funding to the University, but would cut the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab’s $85 million budget by 12 percent. Stewart Prager, the lab’s...Read more
Isaac Held *76


Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

Two faculty members will receive the ­FRONTIERS OF KNOWLEDGE AWARD from the Madrid-based BBVA Foundation, which recognizes research with broad impact. Geosciences professor Isaac Held *76, a research scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...Read more
Daniel Mark ’03 GS, former Yavneh president

Orthodox Jewish community marks 50th anniversary of Yavneh House

Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

When Rabbi Daniel Greer ’60 first met with the Princeton Hillel rabbi as a prospective student, he was warned that life at Princeton would not be easy. With no kosher kitchen on campus and no community of religiously observant Jews, Greer ate most of his...Read more
Moe Berg '23 in Switzerland, February 1946.

In Moe Berg’s papers, glimpses of a puzzling figure

Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

Try as one might, it is difficult to take the full measure of Moe Berg ’23 — and one suspects that is how Berg wanted it. The pieces of his life do not always seem to fit: He was a linguist who became a major-league baseball player, a nuclear spy who spent...Read more

PAW ASKS Stanley Katz

Has the trade embargo on Cuba worked?

Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

Wilson School professor Stanley Katz visits Cuba often as chairman of the Working Group on Cuba, a national group that pro­motes American-Cuban contacts in the academic and cultural sectors. He also was scheduled to lead the first Princeton Journeys alumni...Read more

From Princeton’s vault

Before Greek life, Princeton had Whig and Clio

Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

What: Between 1808 and 1833, elegant gold watch keys were given to student members of the Cliosophic Society who graduated with high honors. Whig and Clio, rival debating societies, were founded here before the American Revolution and thrived for years as...Read more
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