The University has taken steps to better ventilate five dorms — Bloomberg, Henry, Blair, Edwards, and Forbes College — after detecting ELEVATED LEVELS OF RADON. All have been remediated, Princeton’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety said in a statement, and there is “no evidence of significant additional long-term health risk from short-term exposure to the elevated levels found in the dormitory phase of radon testing.” The University began air-quality testing in all undergraduate residence halls last summer after students taking a physics lab course found elevated levels at their test sites in May 2007. Radon levels will be measured in all campus administrative buildings and all University-owned housing over the next year.
President Tilghman met with government and education officials and prominent alumni during a TRIP TO ASIA March 10–16. The trip included visits to a biomedical research center in Singapore and to Fudan University in Shanghai, as well as a kickoff event for the University’s fundraising campaign, Aspire, in Hong Kong. It was Tilghman’s second trip to Asia as University president.
Kenneth Fockele ’06 and Mateusz Plucinski ’08 are among 45 U.S. winners of GATES CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIPS to pursue graduate studies at Cambridge University. Fockele, of Gainesville, Ga., majored in Germanic languages and literatures and plans to study European literature and culture at Cambridge. Plucinski, a native of Warsaw, Poland, who now lives in Glen Dale, W.Va., is majoring in operations research and financial engineering. He plans to study computational biology at Cambridge.