Professor emeritus TONI MORRISON received the medal of the French Legion of Honor from French culture minister Frédéric Mitterrand Nov. 3 in Paris. Mitterrand described Morrison, a Nobel Prize-winning writer, as “the greatest American novelist of her time.” Created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, the Legion of Honor recognizes military, cultural, scientific, and social contributions to France.
The University has begun a review of its DISABILITY SERVICES, including how it responds to requests for accommodations by students with special needs. In May Princeton settled a lawsuit filed by a student with learning disabilities whose request for twice the usual time to take exams was initially denied by the University’s Office of Disability Services. The student agreed to withdraw the suit and a complaint that had been filed with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights after the University agreed to allow her double the normal time for exams.
The University said at the time that it would create a task force charged with offering “recommendations for best practices for serving students with disabilities and ensuring equal access to Princeton’s academic programs.”(Note: The following item incorporates a correction of the brief published in the Dec. 8 issue. EXCEPTIONAL PUBLISHED CATALOGS