Women's volleyball jumps into postseason

Princeton women's volleyball will face Delaware Nov. 30 in the opening round of the NCAA Championships at St. John's University in Queens, N.Y. The Tigers won all 14 of their Ivy League matches and carry a 20-match winning streak into their meeting with the 30-4 Blue Hens.
Princeton (22-3 overall) features three All-Ivy first-team players (Parker Henritze ’09, the league's player of the year; setter Bailey Robinson ’09, who led the nation in assists per game; and Lindsey Ensign ’09, the team's top blocker), as well as a veteran coach, Glenn Nelson, who recently set the Princeton record for wins in any sport.
Nelson credits his players for this season's magical run. "They have such physical talent," he told PAW contributor Josh Stephens ’97. "I've said all along, if you can jump higher and hit harder than the team you're playing against, you're probably going to win."
View the complete bracket for the 64-team NCAA Championships at ncaasports.com.

Faculty in the news

Mideast scholar and emeritus professor Bernard Lewis gave his thoughts about Israel and Palestine in advance of this week's Annapolis peace conference in The Wall Street Journal Nov. 26 (subscription required). ... In presidential politics, history professor Sean Wilentz made his case for Hillary Clinton on the Newsweek blog of Andrew Romano ’04 earlier this month. Meanwhile, colleagues James McPherson and Albert Raboteau signed on to the "historians for Obama" endorsement, released through the History News Network. ... Chris Boucek, postdoctoral research associate and lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School, spoke about his research on Saudi Arabia's program to rehabilitate freed terrorism suspects in a Nov. 22 Boston Globe story. ... In its December issue, Smithsonian Magazine profiled photographer Emmet Gowin, a professor of visual arts, and his "most enduring subject," wife Edith.

Autumn ride


Most of the leaves have fallen from the trees, but students like this one in front of Whig Hall were still riding their bikes in sweatshirts earlier this week, thanks to mild late-November weather.
Photo by Frank Wojciechowski