FBI director Robert Mueller III ’66 and Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa P. Jackson *86 will receive the University’s highest ALUMNI AWARDS Feb. 25 at Alumni Day. Mueller, the Woodrow Wilson Award honoree, has been director of the FBI since 2001; his tenure, which has been marked by a shift to counterterrorism and national security, has been extended until 2013. Jackson, the James Madison medalist, is the first African-American administrator of the EPA. She has held the position since 2009.
The University reported that 3,547 students applied for EARLY ADMISSION by the Nov. 5 deadline, with decisions expected by mid-December. Princeton announced in February that after four years of a single application deadline, it would offer a nonbinding early-action program for students in the Class of 2016. Applicants were required to state that they were not submitting an early application to any other school. Those accepted will not be required to notify the University of their decision until May 1, the deadline for applicants who apply as part of the regular admission process. “The number is significantly larger than our prior early-decision pool, so, in that sense, I am pleased,” President Tilghman told The Daily Princetonian.
Former New Jersey governor JON CORZINE, who recently stepped down as the head of brokerage firm MF Global after it declared bankruptcy, will not be teaching a graduate course on New Jersey state government that had been scheduled for the spring semester. Corzine has been a visiting lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School since 2010. Last year he led a public lecture series on financial-market regulation and taught a graduate course.