ELIOT R. KALMBACH ’09 died Sept. 22 from a fall while mountain climbing in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. He was 24. Kalmbach, a native of Downingtown, Pa., was taking two semesters off from Princeton and had intended to return in February 2010. He is survived by his father, John ’73; his mother, Cecilia ’74; and sisters Hilary ’04 and Whitney ’05. A campus memorial gathering was to be scheduled.
Arrests on campus for LIQUOR-LAW AND DRUG VIOLATIONS jumped from two to 25 during 2008, while the number of referrals for University disciplinary action for drug and alcohol violations increased slightly to 156, according to the University’s annual security report. Charles Davall, Public Safety deputy director, told The Daily Princetonian that the rise in liquor-law arrests was “directly attributable to increased efforts by the borough police to impact high-risk drinking.” Nonstudents accounted for most of the drug arrests, Davall said. Also reported were 18 forcible sex offenses, five aggravated assaults, 58 burglaries, three motor-vehicle thefts, and seven cases of arson — primarily involving papers or bulletin boards.
The papers of GEORGE SEGAL, a painter and sculptor associated with the Pop Art movement, have been donated to the Princeton University Library. The collection — 68 linear feet of business files, correspondence, preliminary sketches, drawing books, photographs, and other materials — sheds light on more than 60 years of his life, from his early education as an artist until his death in 2000 at age 75, said Don Skemer, curator of manuscripts in the library’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. Segal had donated to Princeton his bronze sculpture depicting the biblical Abraham posed to sacrifice his son Isaac, which is located between Firestone Library and the University Chapel. It was created in response to the shooting of anti-war demonstrators by the National Guard at Kent State University in 1970.