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Apr. 24, 2013

Vol. 113, No. 11

Tilghman's successor named
Provost Christopher Eisgruber ’83 answers a question during the University's announcement April 21 that he will succeed Shirley Tilghman, left, as president July 1. At right is Kathryn Hall '80, chairwoman of the Board of Trustees and head of the presidential-search committee.

Provost Eisgruber ’83: Q&A with the next president

Published in the Apr. 24, 2013, issue

On April 21, the University’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to select Provost Christopher Eisgruber ’83 as Princeton’s 20th president. Eisgruber sat down with PAW shortly after the announcement to discuss his new post and share some preliminary thoughts...Read more
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, right, is questioned by Provost Christopher Eisgruber '83, one of Stevens’ former law clerks, during an October 2011 conversation in Richardson Auditorium.

Christopher Eisgruber ’83 in PAW

Selected stories that include the president-elect in his role as provost

Published in the Apr. 24, 2013, issue

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Wearing noise-canceling headphones, Dan Feyer ’99 finishes his puzzle to win the national crossword competition in March.

Four down

At the American ­Crossword Puzzle ­Tournament, there is no match for Dan Feyer ’99

By Mark F. Bernstein ’83

“The nice thing about doing a crossword puzzle is, you know there’s a solution.”— Stephen Sondheim

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Science as art

A photo exhibition shows the beauty born in Princeton’s labs and field research

By Vivienne Chen ’14

PRINCETON’S ART OF SCIENCE exhibition, a showcase of 44 images representing science as an art form, will be on display at the Liberty Science...

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Slaughter ’80 to leave University; will head public-policy think tank

By Jennifer Altmann

Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80 is leaving Princeton to become ­president of the New America Foundation, nonpartisan public-policy think tank. Slaughter,...

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Jacob N. Shapiro, on the anniversary of the Iraq war

By Merrell Noden ’78

Jacob N. Shapiro, an assistant professor of politics and international affairs, co-founded Princeton’s Empirical Studies of Conflict Project. His...

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A company run by, from left, Scott Knackmuhs and Avi ’05 and Noemi ’02 Millman makes learning about a new city a fun adventure.

Touring becomes a hunt

Avi ’05 and Noemi ’02 Millman

By Mark F. Bernstein ’83

Editor’s note: PAW senior writer Mark F. Bernstein ’83 took a walking tour of New York City designed by Avi Millman ’05. What color “hair” does...

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Ashleigh Johnson ’16 relishes her role as goalie, despite the pressure.

For Johnson ’16, a record-setting start as goalie for water polo

By Stephen Wood ’15

A player in her first collegiate game can be tentative, but that certainly wasn’t the case for ­Ashleigh Johnson ’16. In her inaugural game as the...

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