Current Issue

Apr. 25, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 11

Alumni Scene
Heart-transplant recipient Jessica Melore ’03 works for the NJSharing Network.

Promoting organ donation

Jessica Melore ’03

Published in the Apr. 25, 2012, issue

When she was 16, Jessica Melore ’03 suffered a massive heart attack. Her doctors thought she might not live through the night, and last rites were delivered. She did survive, but she needed a new heart and waited nine long months for a donation. An...Read more
Isabel Pike ’11

Starting Out: Isabel Pike ’11

Published in the Apr. 25, 2012, issue

Public-information assistant at the World Food Programme’s West Africa regional office in Dakar, Senegal, through a Princeton-in-Africa fellowship. Princeton major: anthropology. What she does: Pike and her supervisor coordinate communications efforts for...Read more
John Heminway ’66 and Katie Carpenter ’79


Published in the Apr. 25, 2012, issue

The latest project by documentary filmmakers JOHN HEMINWAY ’66 and KATIE CARPENTER ’79, right, took them to northern Kenya, where paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey and his team of fossil hunters have searched for ­fossilized bone, stone tools, and other...Read more
Laurent Dubois ’92

Reading Room: Laurent Dubois ’92

Misunderstood, Haiti deserves another look

Published in the Apr. 25, 2012, issue

How did Haiti go from being “the most profitable bit of land in the world” in the 18th century to today’s poster child for poverty and wretchedness? So asks Laurent Dubois ’92, professor of Romance studies and history at Duke University, in his account of...Read more

New Releases by Alumni

Published in the Apr. 25, 2012, issue

In The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism From Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin (Oxford University Press), COREY ROBIN ’89 traces conservatism’s intellectual lineage and argues that the right always has been grounded in a defense of power and privilege. This ...Read more
New books & media

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 38: 1 July to 12 November 1802

Published in the Apr. 25, 2012, issue

(Princeton University Press) This book contains the letters of Thomas Jefferson from July to November 1802, during his second year of the presidency. It contains correspondence dealing with Jefferson’s reaction to the declaration of war by the sultan of...Read more

Darkening Mirrors: Imperial Representation in Depression-Era African American Performance

Published in the Apr. 25, 2012, issue

(Duke University Press) This book examines African-Americans during the Great Depression. Batiste looks at how, even though they were treated as second-class citizens, they empowered themselves through artistic performance, specifically...Read more

Abyssinia’s Samuel Johnson: Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Published in the Apr. 25, 2012, issue

(Oxford University Press) This book examines the influence of Africa on the English author Samuel Johnson. Belcher examines Johnson’s various works to show this influence. She shows that many European texts are best understood as texts that...Read more

Bought and Sold: Living and Losing the Good Life in Socialist Yugoslavia

Published in the Apr. 25, 2012, issue

(Cornell University Press) Patterson explores consumerism in Yugoslavia. During the Cold War, communist Yugoslavia embraced elements of both socialism and capitalism, leading to a society that emphasized consumption. He argues that this focus...Read more

Eco-Republic: What the Ancients Can Teach Us about Ethics, Virtue, and Sustainable Living

Published in the Apr. 25, 2012, issue

(Princeton University Press) Lane uses ideas from thinkers such as Plato to describe how to obtain an ecologically sustainable society. She posits that this type of society depends on a new idea of citizenship, one where individuals have to...Read more
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