Princeton has announced a strategic partnership with the UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, the third such agreement designed to enhance research and teaching collaborations with other leading universities. Jeremy Adelman, director of the University’s Council for International Teaching and Research, said joint initiatives with the University of Tokyo “will span so many disciplines and interdisciplinary fields, from astrophysics to international affairs, to history and literature.” Previous partnerships were signed with the University of São Paulo in Brazil and with Humboldt University in Berlin.

Eating-club leaders said that the first year of DUAL-CLUB BICKER was a success. Four selective clubs — Tiger Inn, Cap and Gown, Cottage, and Cannon Dial Elm — participated, along with Charter, which has a weighted sign-in process. Students could rank two bicker clubs or a selective club and Charter, and join the higher-ranked club that offered admission. The Daily Princetonian reported that 91 students opted to bicker two of the clubs. Overall, 947 sophomores — up 53 from a year ago — joined one of the 11 clubs, and 264 joined sign-in clubs in the first round, according to The Prince. Tower and Ivy did not participate in multiclub bicker.

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IN MEMORIAM JOSEPH FRANK, celebrated author of a five-volume biography of Fyodor Dostoevsky and professor emeritus of comparative ­literature, died Feb. 27 in Palo Alto, Calif., of pulmonary failure. He was 94. As a literary critic in the 1950s, Frank became so fascinated with Dostoevsky’s work that he learned Russian. Between 1976 and 2002, he wrote what is widely regarded as the best biography of the author in any language. At age 90, Frank produced a one-volume synopsis of his five books titled Dostoevsky: A Writer in His Time. Frank served on the faculty from 1966 to 1985, later teaching at Stanford University.