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Nov. 13, 2013

Vol. 114, No. 4

Cover Story
Howard Gordon ’84, left, and Alex Gansa ’84 accept the Emmy for outstanding writing for a drama series for Homeland last year in Los Angeles.

Buddy Story

In this script, two college friends dream of the big time, muddle through rejection, and come away with TV’s top honor

By Mark F. Bernstein ’83

Hollywood loves a buddy story, so picture this:  Two bright college graduates set off for California in search of fame and fortune as screenwriters....

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Three 1887 friends — from left, Henry Fairfield Osborn, Francis Speir Jr., and William Berryman Scott — were among the Princetonians who participated in the 1877 College Scientific Expedition to Colorado and Wyoming (then a territory).

Tigers and Dinosaurs

In the golden age of paleontology, Princetonians joined in the ‘Bone Wars’ to build a renowned collection — even if that sometimes meant academic hanky-panky

By W. Barksdale Maynard ’88

It’s been 20 years since Jurassic Park dazzled movie audiences with its lifelike, and sometimes terrifying, portrayal of dinosaurs. The film became...

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Fresh Look at Grading

Eisgruber raises grade-deflation questions, asks faculty members to review policy

By Jennifer Altmann

Just four months into his presidency, President Eisgruber ’83 has launched a re-examination of one of his predecessor’s most controversial ...

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The early signs of asymmetry in the developing zebrafish heart can be seen as the cells on the left (marked in yellow) move differently than those on the right (marked in red).

Molecular Biology: What Does it Take to Build A Heart?

By Anna Azvolinsky *09

Asymmetry is beautiful We depict the heart as a symmetrical shape on Valentine’s Day cards, but the heart actually starts out in the developing...

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From left: James Hayes *85, Karen McGuinness *85, and Robert Yasui *87 at “Many Minds.”

Many Minds, Many Stripes

Conference for grad alumni welcomes them back as full members of Princeton fold

By Carolyn Edelstein ’10 GS

About 1,000 graduate alumni and guests returned to campus Oct. 17–19 for a singular homecoming event in their honor: Princeton’s first conference...

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