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Nov. 14, 2012

Vol. 113, No. 4

Cover Story
Roman Wilson ’14, shown in the fourth quarter, caught a 36-yard touchdown pass with 13 seconds left in the game to give the Tigers a 39–34 victory over Harvard.

Tigers stun Harvard with come-from-behind victory

By Kevin Whitaker ’13

During the Oct. 20 football game against Harvard, 10,823 Princeton fans learned how wide a range of emotions they could feel in a ...

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One of James Billington ’50’s duties as librarian of Congress is to safeguard national sound treasures. Standing outside his office — with its magnificent view of the Capitol — Billington breaks into song himself.

America’s soundtrack

As Librarian of Congress, James Billington ’50 safeguards treasured moments in U.S. culture

By Marc Fisher ’80

From 1912, there’s the only surviving recording of America’s biggest burlesque and vaudeville star of the 19th century, Lillian Russell. Even ...

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Fred Buechner ’47 in 1955, two years after his short story “The Tiger” was published in The New Yorker.

‘Pay attention to your life’

By Maurice Timothy Reidy ’97

‘YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE AN ORACLE, the way you ask these questions,” Fred Buechner ’47 says, with some irritation, from his patio chair on Wind Gap...

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3.1% return for endowment as its value shrinks slightly

By Zachary Goldfarb ’05

The Princeton University Investment Co. reported Oct. 19 that the endowment earned a modest 3.1 percent gain in the year ending June 30. The...

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Lloyd Shapley *53 was recognized for work he did in the 1950s and 1960s on the design of markets and matching theory.

Lloyd Shapley *53 wins Nobel Prize in economics

By Jennifer Altmann

In the fall of 1949, two young mathematicians interested in game theory lived on the same floor of the Gradu­ate College and became friendly...

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A spectacular thank-you

By Marilyn H. Marks *86, Julia Bumke ’13, Abigail Greene ’13, and Lauren Wyman ’14

After volunteers and donors worked to raise $1.88 billion during the five-year Aspire fundraising campaign, it was the University’s turn Oct. 19 to...

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Events for grad alums take shape

By W. Raymond Ollwerther ’71

Princeton has kicked off a series of focus groups in cities across the country to help plan a major conference for graduate alumni next Oct....

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