Current Issue

June 5, 2013

Vol. 113, No. 14

President Shirley M. Tilghman stands on newly named Tilghman Walk, which will link the Lewis Center for the Arts to science buildings housing genomics, neuroscience, and psychology.

The Tilghman years

PAW looks back at what has changed

Published in the June 5, 2013, issue

After the announcement 12 years ago that she had been named Princeton’s 19th president, Shirley Tilghman began meeting regularly with the man who still held the job. Almost daily, until Tilghman took office six weeks later, she and Harold Shapiro *64 would...Read more
Students paint during a Princeton Atelier class on public murals.

ACADEMICS: A scientist who boosted the arts

Published in the June 5, 2013, issue

As the first scientist to lead the University, President Tilghman began her term with the credentials to elevate Princeton’s profile as a research institution. But her colleagues in molecular biology, Tilghman jokes, had no illusions about having a...Read more
If there's an interest, there’s a club. Student organizations recruit new members at the Activities Fair in September.

STUDENT LIFE: The ‘fun’ quotient

Published in the June 5, 2013, issue

A few years into Shirley Tilghman’s tenure, Powell Fraser III ’06, then a junior majoring in politics, called on fellow students to rebel “against a sea of sobriety!” — or, more generally, against Nassau Hall’s “War on Fun.” There were, he wrote in a...Read more
Many alumni would get their first glimpse of the new ­neuroscience and psychology complex — the Neuroscience Institute and Peretsman-Scully Hall — at Reunions.

ARCHITECTURE: A nod to tradition, a leap to the future

Published in the June 5, 2013, issue

TILGHMAN ON ARCHITECTURE “Architecture is art in part, and we should be building with the very best architects of the day. ... In having pieces of work by Frank Gehry, Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Moneo, and Michael Hopkins — and Christian Menn, who did the...Read more
Source: Office of Communications and Office of the Dean of the Faculty

DIVERSITY: A work in progress

Published in the June 5, 2013, issue

Earlier this year, department heads from around the University gathered to watch a video of a faculty search committee discussing the merits of a job applicant. Debate became heated over a female candidate — should she be penalized for having a two-year...Read more

BUDGET AND SPENDING: After a rocky path, stability

Published in the June 5, 2013, issue

President Tilghman’s record as steward of the University’s finances is marked by a large increase in financial aid and her response to the financial crisis of 2008–09, which sent the endowment into a deep dive and required significant budget cuts. In 2001,...Read more


Published in the June 5, 2013, issue

President Tilghman’s last weeks in office have been filled with tributes. To honor a president who championed the arts, the campus community held a “Shirleypalooza” as part of a special arts weekend, April 25–28. Student dance and musical groups took the...Read more
CURRENT ISSUE: June 5, 2013
The Tilghman Years
Web Exclusives
Slide show
Scenes from Shirleypalooza
Tilghman and the arts, and a Triangle toast
Faculty tributes
Professors offer thanks to President Tilghman