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Oct. 10, 2012

Vol. 113, No. 2

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President Tilghman at Reunions 2012.

Tilghman to step down as president

By Jennifer Altmann

President Tilghman will step down in June, after 12 years at Princeton’s helm.  Her decision was announced Sept. 22, a day after she informed ...

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Goodnight, iPad?

Children’s literature in a digital age

By William Gleason

In February, Professor William Gleason, now the incoming chairman of the Department of English, ­presented a lively Alumni Day talk on children’s...

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American Lucifer

Can Aaron Burr be redeemed?

By Mark F. Bernstein ’83

This a corrected version of a story from the Oct. 10, 2012, issue. The correction appears at the end of the story. Aaron Burr Jr. 1772 may have...

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The world is his classroom

By Mitchell Duneier

A few months ago, just as the Princeton campus had grown nearly silent after Commencement, 40,000 students from 113 countries arrived here via the...

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Andres Mcconnon ’05 and Aili Mcconnon ’02

Reading Room: Andres McConnon ’05 and Aili McConnon ’02

Resistance on wheels

By Van Wallach ’80

Gino Bartali’s fame rests on his 1938 and 1948 wins in the Tour de France, which covered about 3,000 miles of sometimes-mountainous roads. Born...

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Service set kith Wahy figures, ca. 755; Princeton University Art Museum; museum purchase, Fowler Mccormick, Class of 1921, Fund (Y1993-17, 18, and 19)

Art museum exhibit seeks to balance provenance, scholarship issues

By Katherine Federici Greenwood

As awareness of the murky history of art objects has grown in recent years, the museum world has struggled with whether items that lack complete...

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BREAKING GROUND: Easing the Internet’s growing pains

By Anna Azvolinsky *09

THE TECHNOLOGY Ever wish that the music you are streaming on your phone could continue seamlessly from your local coffee shop’s WiFi, to your...

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