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Apr. 25, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 11

Campus Notebook

From Princeton’s vault

‘The thinking man’s candidate’

What: As President Obama campaigns, it’s been 60 years since another Illinois liberal with an odd-sounding name and an egghead reputation first was the Democratic nominee for president: Adlai Stevenson ’22, who faced off against Dwight Eisenhower. Relics...Read more

For a ‘playfully dark’ thesis project, a night of drama, dance, and video

The script for Jeffrey Kuperman ’12’s play “Roll!” began as a meditation on Albert Camus’ essay “The Myth of Sisyphus.” An English major, Kuperman is earning a certificate in theater. For his senior thesis he wrote and is directing the 75-minute play,...Read more
Fintan O’Toole: “I think of the theater critic as an outsider.”

Noted Irish writer helps class explore the role of a critic

In his new role as the Leonard L. Milberg ’53 Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters, drama critic Fintan O’Toole has switched from one side of the footlights to the other. O’Toole, who has reviewed theater productions for the Irish Times and the New York...Read more

In Brief

The University announced April 4 that an internal investigation had found “no clear and convincing evidence of inhumane or noncompliant behavior” in the TREATMENT OF LABORATORY ANIMALS. The inquiry was conducted by a subcommittee of the University’s...Read more
Stanley J. Seeger ’52 *56

Hellenic studies’ growth reflects a benefactor’s love for Greece

Stanley J. Seeger ’52 *56 first traveled to Greece after he received his master’s degree in fine arts. Enamored with the country, he lived there in the 1960s and became a citizen. Seeger, who died last summer, continues his connection with Greece through...Read more

USG surveys academic life, asks faculty for changes

A newly released survey a detailed picture of how Princeton students view their academic experience, with nine out of 10 voicing satisfaction with their professors.  Students spend about 14 hours in class and 26 hours on coursework outside the classroom...Read more
Alejandro Zaera-Polo

New architecture dean named; some students question choice

The University named architect and scholar Alejandro Zaera-Polo dean of the School of Architecture, effective July 1. Zaera-Polo, a visiting lecturer since 2008, succeeds Stan Allen *88, who is stepping down after 10 years as dean to return to full-time...Read more
Joe Benun ’15, center, trains with members of Team U before a half-marathon April 22 to benefit Shoe4Africa.

Students plan a month of service to inspire programs to aid others

When Noah Brown ’13 and Joe Benun ’15 came to Princeton, each brought an idea. Brown’s began in elementary school with a rejected application to his local volunteer fire department; Benun’s was born with the realization that he could train anyone with a...Read more

Olmert backs united front against Iran

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert ­discussed Iran’s nuclear development a speech March 28 to an audience that packed McCosh 50. Addressing the threat posed by Iran’s nuclear program, Olmert said “nobody can expect the state of Israel to remain...Read more

A toast to Café Vivian as the new campus pub?

A new campus pub most likely will be located at Café Vivian in the Frist Campus Center, University officials said. The University is working with the borough and the state to obtain a club liquor license for the pub, which will be governed by a board made ...Read more
Cecile Richards

Health-care rights of women defended

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards defended health-care rights for women and touted technology as the key to disseminating information in a March 28 campus talk. “In the past year, there has been an unrelenting attack on young women going to...Read more

At 7.9%, admission rate is Princeton’s lowest ever

The University offered admission to 2,095 students, or 7.9 percent of the near-record 26,664 applicants for the Class of 2016. Almost 35 percent of the admitted students applied through early action and were notified in December, while the rest learned of...Read more
Members of the Freshmen Rush Policy Implementation Committee spoke with students attending an April 2 forum. From left are Arda Bozyigit ’12, Jake Nebel ’13, Professor William A. Gleason, and Shreya Murthy ’13.

Tough penalties suggested for frosh-rush ban violators

Students who violate the ban on freshman Greek life should be suspended, according to a University committee created to recommend enforcement strategies and penalties that would promote “full compliance” with the policy. Kathleen Deignan, dean of...Read more
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