The University admitted 159 students from the waitlist and 129 planned to enroll, Dean of Admission Janet Rapelye said, as the yield of students who accepted an OFFER OF ADMISSION to the Class of 2014 dipped to 57 percent. Rapelye said the class is split evenly between men and women, following the pattern of the last two years, and that about 13 percent are legacies. Last year’s yield was 58.8 percent. Rapelye said yearly fluctuations can be expected and that this year’s figure reflects the admission of “a really powerful group of kids with extraordinary credentials and with very good options.”
Six PRINCETON GLOBAL SEMINARS, six-week summer courses taught by Princeton faculty abroad, are being offered this year: Shanghai and Xi’an, China; Ghana and London, England; Goa and Madurai, India; Seoul, South Korea; Cairo, Egypt, and Istanbul, Turkey; and Hanoi, Vietnam. The program began four years ago with 14 students attending a seminar in Hanoi; this year 89 students are participating in programs that combine language study, community service, and exploration of local history and culture.
A new electronic voting system to SELECT ALUMNI TRUSTEES led to record participation this year, according to the Alumni Council. M. Kathryn Taylor ’74, director of special projects, said about 12,400 alumni voted, up about 50 percent from recent years. Taylor said the University has e-mail addresses for about 55,000 alumni; paper ballots were sent to the remaining 22,000 alumni. Most voters cast ballots online. Use of an outside vendor to conduct the election, Election Services Corp., of Ronkonkoma, N.Y., resulted in significant cost savings, Taylor said.
IN MEMORIAM JOHN P. LEWIS, a former Woodrow Wilson School dean and a noted development economist, died May 19 in Montgomery, N.J. He was 89. Before coming to Princeton, Lewis served on President John F. Kennedy’s Council of Economic Advisers and directed the United States Agency for International Development in India during President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration. He joined the Wilson School in 1969, serving as dean from his arrival until 1974, and remained on the faculty until transferring to emeritus status in 1991.