Shannon Julian ’16 and Francois Charpentier ’15, members of the Princeton BALLROOM DANCE Club, rehearse before taking part in a competition Oct. 18 in Dillon Gym. About 45 club members were among the 300 competitors.
The public-service papers of PAUL VOLCKER ’49, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, have been donated to the University and will be housed at Mudd Manuscript Library. The collection primarily documents Volcker’s time as Fed chairman; additional materials detailing his work with the World Bank, the UN, and President Barack Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board will be transferred to the library in coming months.
University Librarian KARIN TRAINER will retire at the end of the academic year. Trainer joined the library in 1996 and has overseen major changes within the library system, including a 50 percent increase in the print collections, the construction of Lewis Library, and the ongoing major renovation of Firestone Library. Princeton’s library system includes 10 buildings across campus and has more than 8 million printed volumes.
The University’s highest honor for an undergraduate alum, the Woodrow Wilson Award, will be given to Gen. MARK A. MILLEY ’80, the Army’s chief of staff, on Alumni Day Feb. 20. JAMES J. HECKMAN *71, a University of Chicago economics professor and one of three recipients of the 1980 Nobel Prize in economics, will receive the James Madison Medal, awarded to a graduate alum.
Nineteen students were diagnosed with HAND, FOOT, AND MOUTH DISEASE between the start of the fall semester and Oct. 20, a University spokesman said. The viral illness usually affects children under 5 years old and is characterized by sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet. It is spread through close contact with an infected person or contact with contaminated objects. During the 2014–15 academic year, only one case was reported.